Category: Emerging

Potential Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Feb; 21(2): 359–361. doi: 10.3201/eid2102.141363 PMCID: PMC4313657 Potential Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus Didier Musso,corresponding author Claudine Roche, Emilie Robin, Tuxuan Nhan, Anita Teissier, and Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been corrected. See Emerg Infect Dis. […]

JAMA Viewpoint: Emerging Zika pandemic requires more WHO action now

“the emergence of a possible link to Guillain-Barré syndrome and neurologic birth defects (microcephaly), “ Public Release: 27-Jan-2016 O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Credit: Georgetown University WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization’s Director-General should convene “urgently” a meeting of International Health Regulations’ Emergency Committee to […]

Virus in cattle linked to human breast cancer

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015 University of California – Berkeley BERKELEY — A new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers establishes for the first time a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. In the study, published this month in the journal PLOS ONE […]

Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015 Antibiotic effectiveness imperiled as use in livestock expected to increase Princeton University Caption Princeton University-led research found that antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger the effectiveness of antimicrobials in humans. Pigs outpace chickens and […]

Swine flu in India has mutated

Public Release: 11-Mar-2015 Swine flu outbreak in India raises concern Massachusetts Institute of Technology CAMBRIDGE, MA — Since December, an outbreak of swine flu in India has killed more than 1,200 people, and a new MIT study suggests that the strain has acquired mutations that make it more […]

Wider use of statins ‘disturbing’

Wider use of statins will have minimal benefit and could needlessly expose   thousands to severe side effects, doctors warn following change in US   prescription guidelines New US guidelines on statins, issued on Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, recommend that doctors should […]

‘We’ve reached the end of antibiotics’: Top CDC expert declares that ‘miracle drugs’ that have saved millions are no match against ‘superbugs’ because people have overmedicated themselves

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 00:30 EST, 26  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 01:17 EST, 26 October 2013     Health crisis: Dr Arjun Srinivasan, the associate  director of the CDC, told PBS’ Frontline that misuse and overuse of antibiotics  over the years have rendered them powerless to fight infections […]

Dad’s obesity could be inherited by multiple generations

Contact: Dr. Tod Fullston 61-883-138-188 University of Adelaide The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from  University of Adelaide. In laboratory studies, researchers from the University’s Robinson Institute have found that molecular […]

Children with milk allergy may be ‘allergic to school’ : Chalk dust can contain milk protein

Contact: Christine Westendorf 847-427-1200 American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Chalk dust can contain milk protein, triggering respiratory symptoms ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (May 2, 2013) – Many of today’s school teachers opt for dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But according to a study […]

The adult generations of today are less healthy than their counterparts of previous generations

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu 33-492-947-756 European Society of Cardiology Results from a large cohort study suggest that exposure to metabolic risks of cardiovascular disease is increasing Sophia Antipolis, 10 April 2013. Despite their greater life expectancy, the adults of today are less “metabolically” healthy than their counterparts of […]

Almost third of US West Coast newborns hit with thyroid problems after Fukushima nuclear disaster

 Published time: April 03, 2013 19:56                                                                              A boy receives a radiation scan at a screening center in Koriyama in Fukushima prefecture (AFP Photo / Go Takayama) Researchers have discovered that the Fukushima nuclear disaster has had far-reaching health effects more drastic than previously thought: young children born on […]