Cholera kills scores in DR Congo, Niger

A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 127 people since February, while a further 22 have died in Niger, officials said on Wednesday. “A total of 2,100 patients are currently being treated and since February we have registered 125 deaths,” said Hippolyte Mutombo Mbwebwe, health minister in the eastern Kasai region. Ten more cases, including two […]

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Rate of pediatric emergencies in ambulatory practices identified

(HealthDay)—The rate of pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports from ambulatory practices is 42 per 100,000 children per year, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Matthew L. Yuknis, M.D., from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues examined pediatric EMS runs originating from ambulatory practices in the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area from Jan. 1, 2012, through […]

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Most postmenopausal bleeding not associated with cancer

(HealthDay)—Most women with postmenopausal bleeding (PMB) will not be diagnosed with endometrial cancer, according to a review published online Aug. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Megan A. Clarke, Ph.D., from the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Md., and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to provide a reference of the prevalence of PMB in endometrial cancers and the […]

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Research shows it’s possible to reverse damage caused by aging cells

What’s the secret to aging well? University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have answered it- on a cellular level. Aging starts in our cells, and those aging cells can hasten cellular senescence, leading to tissue dysfunction and related health impacts. New research involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer, recently published in Nature […]

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Intervention cuts risk for HIV in young transgender women

(HealthDay)—A culturally specific, empowerment-based, and group-delivered behavioral prevention intervention can reduce sexual risk for HIV acquisition and transmission in sexually active young transgender women (YTW), according to a study published online Aug. 13 in JAMA Pediatrics. Robert Garofalo, M.D., M.P.H., from the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and colleagues conducted a randomized efficacy trial of a […]

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Ethiopian 7-year trial finds that childhood eye infection increases after antibiotic program ends

Continuous mass distribution of azithromycin in northern Ethiopia, where the childhood eye infection trachoma is a major cause of blindness, is effective in preventing recurrence of trachoma but does not eliminate the infection entirely, according to a new study in PLOS Medicine by Jeremy Keenan and colleagues from the University of California in San Francisco, USA and the Carter Center […]

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Artificial placenta created in the laboratory

In order to better understand important biological membranes, it is necessary to explore new methods. Researchers at Vienna University of Technology (Vienna) have succeeded in creating an artificial placental barrier on a chip, using a high-resolution 3-D printing process. The placenta has an essential and highly complex task: it must ensure the exchange of important substances between the mother and […]

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