New Report Finds Obesity Epidemic Increases, Mississippi Weighs in as Heaviest State
Experts Recommend Addressing Obesity through Health Reform, National Strategy
WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in Ameri...
New Study Says Purported Melanoma Epidemic is Vastly Overstated
British Journal of Dermatology study blames physician misdiagnosis as the likely cause of apparent uptick in melanoma cases
WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly released study in the June 2009 British Journal of Dermatology that reviews data from a 13-year period in the east...
Leading NGOs call for international action to combat epidemic of noncommunicable diseases
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19, 2009 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), International Union Against Cancer (UICC) and World Heart Federation (WHF) today issued a joint statement that calls on the international community to address urgently the epidemic
of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), ...
Swine Flu Epidemic Reported on by Doctors on SIRIUS XM's Doctor Radio Channel
24/7 health and medical channel delivers breaking news updates, features live, daily call-in shows hosted by world-class physicians from NYU Langone Medical Center
The Top Ten Swine Flu FAQs at www.sirius.com/doctorradio
NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Ra...
Less Than a Year After CDC Announced the U.S. HIV Epidemic Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought, Public's Sense of Urgency Is Down, Even Among Some Higher Risk Groups
Sense of Personal Risk Falls for Young Adults, Testing Rates Are Stagnant
Amidst Call for Stepped Up Focus on Domestic HIV/AIDS, There Is Public Support for More Spending and the Public Believes Greater Efforts on Prevention Will Make a Difference
WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewsw...
Diabetes Epidemic Now Poses Challenges for Nursing Homes
Care for aging people with the disease falls short, study finds,,,,
MONDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- More and more people with diabetes are living to older ages, thanks to medical advances. But the long-term facilities, such as nursing homes, that care for aging Americans may not be ...
Reducing epidemic proportions
Hospitals are supposed to be havens for healing, but the numbers tell a different story. Too many people are infected by illnesses they acquire after they've been admitted, and hospital-related infections continue to be the number-two killer of hospitalized Americans after heart disease.
As Diabetes Reaches Epidemic Levels in Georgia and U.S., Thousands Drawn to Diabetes University in Atlanta Nov. 8
Participants urged to sign up online at http://www.diabetesatlanta.org
ATLANTA, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Question: What disease has been
diagnosed in more than 600,000 Georgians, could be present in more than
300,000 more, and kills five people every day in Georgia? HIV, cancer,
"PEACE of Heart" Campaign Comes to Metro Washington to Help Fight Heart Disease Epidemic among Minorities : Hallmark of Campaign's Health Screening Events Is Personalized Follow-Up
The PEACE of Heart campaign today came to Washington, D.C. and Maryland, launching a third preventive health screening and educational event as part of a national initiative to fight the epidemic
of heart disease afflicting African Americans, low-income minority groups and other medically underse...
Domestic AIDS Epidemic Ignored at Republican National Convention
Advocates call on John McCain to commit to develop a National AIDS
Strategy for the U.S.
MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Sep. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
Republican National Convention concluded last night with no mention of the
domestic AIDS epidemic
in the United States and only pass...
Epidemic in Medical Technology
Type 2 Diabetes: An Epidemic Among America's Youth
HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the number of children suffering from type 2 diabetes growing at an alarming rate, physicians gathered Saturday to discuss strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease among children and adolescents at the American Association of Clinical E...
AIDS Action Council Statement on World AIDS Day 2007: Leadership Needed for a National Strategy to Stop the AIDS Epidemic
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Action Council
joins organizations and individuals across the country and around the world
in observing the 20th annual World AIDS Day, December 1, 2007. Since 1988,
World AIDS Day has provided countless opportunities to raise awareness
GAA Calls on Secretary Clinton to Speak Out Against Gender-Based Violence During Her Africa Trip
...sically or sexually abused while at school.
Violence against women and violence against children is a public health and human rights crisis of epidemic
proportions. VAW/VAC also fuels the HIV/AIDS pandemic, both by hindering prevention efforts, including access to education, and by creating barriers t...
Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease
...ced leadership, and large clinical and commercial potential," said Robert Gailus, senior advisor to Ogden CAP. "Alzheimer's disease is a major health epidemic
that places increasing strains on the world's healthcare systems as the population ages. The drug candidates being developed by Cognition have the po...
Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference
...000 leading scientists convened to report and discuss the latest advances in research on treatments, risk factors, diagnosis and causes for the health epidemic
of the 21st century -- Alzheimer's disease -- at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienn...
Is Obesity an Oral Bacterial Disease?
... world-wide explosion of overweight people has been called an epidemic. The inflammatory nature of obesity is widely recognized. Could it really be an epidemic
involving an infectious agent? In this climate of concern over the increasing prevalence of overweight conditions in our society, investigators have f...
Lilly Announces Positive Phase II Data on Investigational Medicine for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
...se-dependent insulin secretion from the pancreas.
Diabetes: A Global epidemic
Researchers say new diabetes treatments are needed because the disease is growing globally at epidemic
proportions. Currently, about 24 million Americans have diabetes(1), with ...
Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data
... BOSTON, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid all the speculation over what course the Swine Flu epidemic
will take, Boston-based biotech firm Replikins Ltd. ( www.replikins.com ) last week analyzed the most recent peptide genomic sequence data available...
Results From Phase 3 EQUATE Trial of VIVUS' Qnexa Highlighted at European Congress on Obesity
... group. All results were evaluated using ITT-LOCF, the method of analysis required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Obesity has reached epidemic
proportions, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide and contributing to increased prevalence of life-threatening illnesses such as hypertens...
Obesity Associated With Higher Risk for Urinary Tract Infections
...the odds of being diagnosed with a UTI increased as well. This association was strongest for morbidly obese patients.
"The effect of the obesity epidemic
in the United States transcends any one medical specialty or condition," said Anthony Y. Smith, MD, an AUA spokesman. "Patients with elevated body mas...
Epidemic in Medical Definition
...) and the syndromes occurring after a closed brain traumatism or contussion (postcommotional syndromes); he discovered the " Carrillo's disease " or epidemic
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Epidemic in Medical Dictionary
In epidemiology, an epidemic
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Epidemic in Biological News
Exposure to insecticide may play role in obesity epidemic among some women
EAST LANSING, Mich. Prenatal exposure to an insecticide commonly used up until the 1970s may play a role in the obesity epidemic
in women, according to a new study involving several Michigan State University researchers.
More than 250 mothers who live along and eat fish from Lake Michigan were...
Global warming linked to European viral epidemic
of the viral disease nephropathia epidemica (NE) has been linked to increases in the vole population caused by hotter summers, milder winters and increased seedcrop production by broadleaf trees. Research published in BioMed Central's open access International Journal of Health Geogra...
Physical activity may not be key to obesity epidemic
MAYWOOD, Ill. -- A recent international study fails to support the common belief that the number of calories burned in physical activity is a key factor in rising rates of obesity.
Researchers from Loyola University Health System and other centers compared African American women in metropolitan...
15-state Southern obesity summit to focus on deadly epidemic
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. With Thanksgiving and end-of-the-year holidays coming soon, many Americans will eat, drink and get heavier. It is a challenging season for those working to control and reverse our nation's obesity epidemic.
Luckily this is an opportune time to remind everyone of the problem an...
Sudden Oak Death pathogen is evolving, says new study that reconstructs the epidemic
Berkeley - The pathogen responsible for Sudden Oak Death first got its grip in California's forests outside a nursery in Santa Cruz and at Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County before spreading out to eventually kill millions of oaks and tanoaks along the Pacific Coast, according to a new study led by res...
Lethal needle blight epidemic may be related to climate change
Increased summer precipitation apparently helping to spread spores of pathogen
Biologists studying a lethal blight of lodgepole pines in northwestern British Columbia present strong evidence in the September issue of BioScience that climate change is to blame for the outbreak. The blight, caused...
Sleeping Sickness Epidemic Spreading in Uganda
A drug first used to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in people taking certain types of painkillers offers an alternative to surgery after miscarriage, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health and other...
Understanding biases in epidemic models important when making public health predictions
Mathematical models have become invaluable decision-making tools for public health officials. As demonstrated during the United Kingdom's foot-and-mouth epidemic
of 2001, models can be useful in two ways: they can reveal the underlying characteristics of an infection and they can allow the comparis...
121 breeding tigers estimated to be found in Nepal
...y low, with a recent government census suggesting there may be as few as 1,300 tigers left in India, the species' stronghold. And tigers are facing an epidemic
of poaching and habitat loss across their range.
The main reason for the decline of tiger populations has been attributed to poaching and illegal t...
Knee injuries may start with strain on the brain, not the muscles
...aper, McLean's group again tested the single leg landings of 13 men and 13 women after working the legs to fatigue. While both men and women suffer an epidemic
of ACL injuries, women are two to eight times likelier to tear this ligament than men while playing the same sport. However, the study showed that men...
Epidemic in Biological Technology
Roche Announces Long-Term Commitment to Tackle Growing Epidemic of Diabetes
Roche announces wide array of ACCU-CHEK programs centered around Behavior Change through Patient Engagement (SM), including tools for better self-care.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK blood glucose monitoring systems and insulin pumps, announced today its lo...
Heart Disease: An Epidemic For Firefighters
Landmark FEMA Study Results Released
ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- H. Robert Superko, MD, principal investigator in the landmark FEMA-sponsored study of firefighters aged 40 and over conducted at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, released preliminary findings in the world's first study ...
Sanofi Pasteur Mounts Emergency Response to Yellow Fever Epidemic in Latin America
Six Million Doses of Stamaril(TM) Vaccine Shipped in Record Time to Brazil and Paraguay
LYON, France, February 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the
vaccines division of the Sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that six
million doses of Stamaril(TM)(1) y...
International Diabetes Experts Call for Stepped-Up Action and Shared Responsibility to Curb Rising Global Diabetes Epidemic and Impact
To Mark First-Ever United Nations World Diabetes Day, Experts Publish
Practical Guidance to Help Achieve Mission of UN Resolution on Diabetes
NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Partnership for Effective
Diabetes Management today called for an overhaul in the world's attitude
World Hepatitis Alliance Calls on Governments to Take Urgent Action to Tackle Chronic Viral Hepatitis B & C Epidemic
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 19 /PRNewswire/ --
- Shocking Lack of Global Statistics Prompts Creation of First Global
Resource on Hepatitis: The Hepatitis Atlas
The World Hepatitis Alliance, a newly formed Non-Governmental
Organisation, today called on governments around the world to do more t...
Wisconsin software companies aid epidemic detection
Milwaukee's municipal government uses an emergency room management application that includes a Web-based syndromic surveillance system for spotting potential epidemics, said Dr. Seth Foldy, the city's health commissioner.
The emergency room application was developed by the Frontlines of Medici...
American Mothers Seriously Concerned About Childhood Allergies, Siemens Survey Reveals
...ccuracy was their top concern. The survey of over 1,000 U.S. mothers is part of a Siemens health initiative to raise awareness about this growing epidemic
in America .
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO )
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of Ameri...
MacroGenics Announces the Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Monoclonal Antibody MGAWN1 in Subjects with Suspected Central Nervous System Infection Due to West Nile Virus
...d to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the year with 44 of these cases resulting in death. WNV is now the most common cause of epidemic
viral encephalitis in the U.S., and it will likely remain an important cause of neurological disease for the foreseeable future. Since 2002, more tha...
Sinovac Receives China's First Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine Order
...he efficient production of the H1N1 vaccine. We are
working closely with authorities in order to contribute to the prevention and
control of the H1N1 epidemic
Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that
focuses on the research, development, ma...
Novo Nordisk Convenes Policy and Clinical Experts at Diabetes Media Summit
...r-funded, but also dramatically under-communicated at a time when the message needs to come through loud and clear that we are in the midst of a major epidemic
that is impacting the long-term state of our nation's health, both human and financial."
About the Diabetes Media Summit
The Diabetes Media S...
Epidemic in Biological Definition
...d States alone. The Centers for Disease Control has termed the change an epidemic
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in recent years has led to increased incidence of type 2 diabetes in child...
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...mic (regular cases often occurring in a region), epidemic
(an unusually high number of cases in a region), or pandemic (a global epidemic).
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viruses include influenza , Human Immunodeficianc...bella . Smallpox has been eradicated as a major epidemic
virus, however emerging viruses and engineered vir...
...h Century an army of 40,000 sent by First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte of France to Haiti to suppress the Haitian Revolution was wiped out by an epidemic
of Yellow Fever (including the expedition's commander and Bonaparte's brother-in-law, Charles Leclerc ). Some historians believe Haiti was to be a st...
Epidemic in Biological Dictionary
...rticle for kids. ... Kids>Staying Healthy>Fabulous Food>Learning About Carbohydrates ... Even though they've been blamed for the obesity epidemic
in America, carbohydrates are a necessary part of a healthy diet for both kids and adults. Arteriosclerosis, Artificial Sweeteners, Asian America...
...S . Summer Break 2008 ... Arboviruses are vector specific and will replicate in the tick or mosquito ... Thus arbovirus infections tend to be epidemic
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