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International Trachoma Initiative and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development Announce New Merger to Eliminate Blinding Trachoma and Fight Against Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) and the Task Force for Child Survival and Development announced today that they will join forces to leverage resources and scale up efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma. Trachoma, a Neglected Tropical Dise...

Consider Kids' Health on Tropical Trips

Make sure shots are up to date and avoid local dangers, expert advises THURSDAY, Dec. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Jetting off to sunnier climes this winter, kids in tow? If so, take steps to guard the little ones' health, advises an expert. "The most common infectious disease threats...

Nanobiotix and BiotechCorp Announce Initial Focus of Their Collaboration: P-O-C Diagnostics and Drug Delivery Systems for Tropical Diseases, Such as Malaria

Nanobiotix, an emerging nanomedicine company focused on cancer therapy, announced today that the Company and its partner, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn Bhd (BiotechCorp), will initially focus their collaboration on developing point-of-care (P-O-C) diagnostics and drug delivery systems f...

American Red Cross Prepares for Tropical Storm Fay in Florida

Red Cross Safe and Well Website Can Provide Peace of Mind to Loved Ones WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida residents listening to Tropical Storm Fay advisories on local and national news are also being informed of American Red Cross activities in their areas. The Red Cross is urging p...

Global Health Progress Joins WHO and DNDi to Call For Increased Commitments to Fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases

One billion people suffer from preventable, treatable diseases around the world Statement by Dr. Paul Antony, medical director Global Health Progress TOYAKO, Japan, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The worldwide pharmaceutical industry is joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and t...

National Press Club to Host 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing on Global Health and the 'Infections of Poverty' - Neglected Tropical Diseases

WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event release was issued by the National Press Club: Wednesday July 16, 2008 10 a.m. Zenger Room National Press Club Tommy Thompson Former Secretary, US Department Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson, former S...

Scientists Isolate Organism That Causes Disfiguring Tropical Disease

Aquatic niches host Buruli ulcer bacterium that plagues African populations WEDNESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- An international team of researchers has finally isolated from the environment the organism that causes devastating and disfiguring ulcers that primarily plague poorer po...

USAID Fights Neglected Tropical Diseases

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 20, 2008, President Bush challenged the world to reduce and eventually control and eliminate the burden of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a major threat to health and economic growth in the developing world. The new Presidential...

Enhanced U.S. Efforts to Fight Tropical Disease Offer Hope to Millions of Patients

Pharmaceutical Companies' Donations of Medicines Remain Key Component WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Billy Tauzin today released the following statement on President Bush's proposal to increase t...

Neglected tropical diseases burden those overseas, but travelers also at risk

Though little known to most Americans, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and other so-called neglected tropical diseases are responsible for severe health burdens, especially among the worlds poorest people. Together, it is estimated that these illnesse...

Training Medical Warriors: Tropical Medicine Specialists Who Ward Off Bioterrorist and Global Health Threats Pass the Torch to the Next Generation

One Society's Mission to Protect World Health NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1963, when Karl Johnson, M.D., chose to set up a laboratory in Bolivia for the National Institutes of Health instead of taking a job working on a vaccine for the common cold, littl...

Study finds multiple neglected tropical diseases effectively treated with drugs

The neglected tropical diseases are a group of 13 infectious diseases, including elephantiasis, hookworm, African sleeping sickness and trachoma, which affect more than 1 billion people worldwide, most of whom live in extreme poverty. In a study published in the most recent Journal of the American...

Anemia and tropical diseases; Is pharmacogenomics ready for the clinic?

In this weeks press release: Could anemia be used to assess the burden and control of neglected tropical diseases" Translating pharmacogenomics: challenges on the road to the clinic Please mention PLoS Medicine in your report and use the links below to take your readers straight to...

Northern Forests Less Effective Than Tropical Forests in Reducing Global Warming

Forests in the United States and other northern mid- and upper-latitude regions are playing a smaller role in offsetting global warming than previously thought , according to a study appearing in this week's issue of Science. The study, which sheds light on the so-called missing carbon sink,...

$68 million aid pours in from Gates Foundation to fight tropical diseases

Seattle: The initiatives to combat tropical diseases that ails many millions of people in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America//, was given a renewed thrust by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which announced four grants totaling to more than $68.2 million. This fund will assist in con...

Will The Tropical Forests Survive The Deforestation Scenario?

Tropical forests are slowly being removed from the face of the earth by the process of deforestation. This is done to satisfy the growing needs// of the human population. This has resulted in complete extinction of the forest species. Humans in rural settings contribute most to deforestation. Grow...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) experts, concerted efforts, political will and commitment is necessary for complete eradication of the five neglected tropical diseases from South East Asia in the next five-ten // years. WHO has identified five tropical diseases - leprosy, lymph...

Three Tropical Parasites Genetic Code Unravelled

Scientists have now cracked the genetic makeup three fatal diseases –sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis //and Chagas disease that are caused by Trypanosoma brucei, Leishmania major and Trypanosoma cruzi. The three diseases have mostly been to affect people in tropical countries. It is estimated that ...

Antibiotics help combat dangerous tropical disease

More than 120 million people worldwide suffer from Filarial infection and some// get grotesque condition called elephantiasis, where their legs resemble that of an Elephant. The condition is caused by a pathogen called wuchereria bancrofti, this is a threadlike worm They go and house themselves in ...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...(NYSE:OXM). Established in August 1992, with corporate headquarters in New York and Seattle, Tommy Bahama is a lifestyle company that defines elegant tropical living with men's and women's sportswear, denim, swimwear, accessories and a complete home furnishings collection. Tommy Bahama is available at the c...

LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya

... Liverpool School of tropical Medicine (LSTM) is leading a project to provide technical assistance to the Libyan government to finalise the development of a national HIV strategy a...

Resistance to Malaria Drug Reported in Cambodia

...it, according to information in a news release from The Wellcome Trust. In a new study, researchers at the Wellcome Trust-Mahidol University Oxford tropical Medicine Research Program, based in Bangkok, compared the effects of artemisinin drugs in 40 malaria patients in western Cambodia and 40 patients in n...

'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier

...registered public health nutritionist with the London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine. Nonetheless, the researchers noted, organic foods continue to ...angour, registered public health nutritionist, London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine; Connie Diekman, M.Ed, R.D., L.D., director, university nutrition,...

URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

... and tuberculosis. The Institute also aims to quickly make these tools available to the global research community for the development of vaccines for tropical diseases and other infectious diseases. De Groot has received national and international recognition for her innovative "genometovaccine" approach,...

Financial crisis increases suicides and homicides

...published in today's Lancet . Researchers at London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and Oxford University estimated that soaring stress brought on by ...ancial crisis. Professor Martin McKee at the London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine and one of the report's authors, noted that "Suicides are just the...

Diets bad for the teeth are also bad for the body

...mple sugars in the mouth. Fermentable carbohydrates are not just sweets like cookies, doughnuts, cake and candy. They also include bananas and several tropical fruits, sticky fruits like raisins and other dried fruits, and starchy foods like potatoes, refined wheat flour, yams, rice, pasta, pretzels, bread, a...

Bear Naked Introduces All Natural Granola Bars

...chewy in texture and available in three enticing flavors--Chocolaty Cherry, tropical and Fruit and Nut-- Bear Nake d (TM) 100% Pure & Na tu ra...ocolate with cherries, pecans and almonds for the perfect sweet-tooth fix. tropical features exotic fruits including mango, papaya, pineapple and coconut. Fru...

Rare sheep could be key to better diagnostic tests in developing world, says Stanford study

...aculty development. She wasted no time in learning about the animals, finding that they resist parasites, don't need to be sheared, and do well in the tropical climes prevalent in much of the developing world. But no one had tested whether their blood was equivalent to horse or sheep blood. So, calling in ...

Liverpool to strengthen health research in Africa

... Researchers at the Liverpool School of tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool will work with universities...ome country. Professor Peter Winstanley, from Liverpool's Wellcome Trust tropical Centre, said: "This initiative is built on 20 years of University and LSTM ...

UN Gathering of Global Experts to Address Current Crisis in Family Planning

...ion on funding needed for global access to family planning. WHO: John Cleland, London: Professor of Demography, London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine. Area of expertise: Family planning and population dynamics. Jalaluddin Ahmed: Associate Director of BRAC. Area of expertise: Family p...

Marathon and Partners Announce Dramatic Results of Malaria Control Project on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea

...ial Guinea, as reported in the scientific journal The American Journal of tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH). In 2003, Marathon and its business par... School of Public Health, Yale University , London School of Hygiene & tropical Medicine, Texas A&M University , and local and Spanish chapters of the...

Confectionery Industry Forecast Is Sweet: Globally Inspired Flavors, Eco-Friendly and Health Minded Trends Lead New Product Innovations

...olate begins with cocoa beans, the fruit of the cacao tree. The tree, Theobroma cacao , produces pods that hold cacao beans. These trees grow only in tropical regions around the world within a close proximity to the equator. Therefore, many exotic locales can lay claim to a connection with chocolate includin...

Smallpox -- the death of a disease

...difference the global public health community can make when it truly comes together for a common purpose. Whether one speaks of HIV/AIDS or Neglected tropical Diseases, the solution lies in allies and adversaries working as one to alleviate suffering and save lives. This is the lesson to be drawn from Dr. He...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

...ls as good pets, including cockatiels, guinea pigs, rabbits, bearded dragons, corn snakes, blue-tongued skinks, some species of tarantulas, freshwater tropical fish and some tortoises. Owning an exotic pet is different from owning pets like dogs and cats. Some exotic pets have specialized needs, such as ...

Noldus Announces The Observer XT 9.0

...es, shops, or in offices and runs on a variety of mobile devices, ranging from smart phones to rugged handhelds. Even in hostile environments, such as tropical rainforests and deserts, researchers can count on the durability of our handheld observation system. "This release makes The Observer XT even mo...

PHRs Protect Families From the Harshest Realities of Natural Disasters

...es against the high-impact storm systems that will sweep across many parts of the country. The need to prepare for the possibility of a dangerous tropical storm striking near you is essential. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season runs from J...

New accurate diagnostic test for swine H1N1 influenza using RT-PCR technology

..., Department of Pathology, Center for Biodefense & Emerging Infectious Diseases, Sealy Center for Vaccine Development and WHO Collaborating Center for tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. ...

Conflict-affected countries receive less aid dedicated to reproductive health

...nt upon aid for basic health services. In the new study, Preeti Patel of King's College London, Bayard Roberts of the London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine, and colleagues tried to address this gap in knowledge. The researchers quantified the amount of aid spent on reproductive health in low-inco...

Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

...es with other animals serving as intermediary hosts. Most of the world's population infected by Dengue (also known as "breakbone fever") is located in tropical and subtropical areas of the globe, where the weather is dominated by rainfall. This project looks at climate and vegetation variables that have an ...

Springer to publish and distribute journal for the Societe de Pathologie Exotique

...ch and English as well as meeting reports. Today, it finds itself in its 101st year of publication and is recognized for its impressive collection of tropical medicine archives. A reference for all French-speaking physicians and students, the Bulletin appears five times per year and is indexed in leading int...
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