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Depression decreases medication adherence maintenance of COPD

Jun 24, 2016 | | Say something

Depression decreases medication adherence maintenance of COPD ; The COPD medication adherence in older adults with depression decreases. Credit: ATS A recent study in Annals of the American Thoracic Society found that in a nationally representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries who were newly diagnosed with COPD, adherence to maintenance medications decreased with new episodes of […more]

Diabetes and kidney disease may increase cardiovascular risks associated with African American

Jun 23, 2016 | | Say something

Diabetes and kidney disease may increase cardiovascular risks associated with African American ; New research indicates that diabetes and kidney disease may increase African-Americans the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease and the risk of death from cardiovascular causes. The results, published in the next edition of Clinical Journal of the American Society of […more]

drug-resistant malaria strain listed in Asia: scientists

Jun 23, 2016 | | Say something

drug-resistant malaria strain listed in Asia: scientists ; A drug-resistant malaria parasite above is limited to Southeast Asia and not yet has spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, researchers said on Wednesday. Scientists confirmed the contention by performing the first global study that assigns resistance “artemisinin”, currently the main drug against malaria. An international consortium […more]

More than 1,000 swine flu deaths so far this year: Brazil

Jun 22, 2016 | | Say something

More than 1,000 swine flu deaths so far this year: Brazil ; Amid economic problems, political crisis and Zika outbreak, Health Minister Brazil announced Wednesday a new concern: a resurgence of swine flu that has killed more than 1,000 people since the beginning of the year. With the Rio Olympics just two months away, health […more]

650 Seattle hospital warns of possible exposure to hepatitis B

Jun 17, 2016 | | Say something

650 Seattle hospital warns of possible exposure to hepatitis B ; A Seattle hospital says about 650 patients on dialysis since 2011 may have been exposed hepatitis B due to a lapse in the selection procedures. But the Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center and King County Public health officials said Friday the risk of […more]

Panama Health Minister resigns amid deadly outbreak of swine flu

Jun 15, 2016 | | Say something

Panama Health Minister resigns amid deadly outbreak of swine flu ; Panama’s health minister resigned on Wednesday said the government, means of a swine flu outbreak that has claimed 22 lives and caused a wave of panic by vaccines. Francisco Javier Terrientes “presented today his resignation for professional reasons,” the government said in a statement. […more]

Olympics: WHO says Zika low risk of spread

Jun 14, 2016 | | Say something

Olympics: WHO says Zika low risk of spread ; There is a “very low risk” of Zika virus is further spread internationally as a result of Olympic Games in Brazil, the emergency committee of the World Health Organization about the disease, said on Tuesday. The statement was made by the concern that rides the mosquito-borne […more]

Genome sequencing helps determine end of outbreak of tuberculosis

Jun 14, 2016 | | Say something

Genome sequencing helps determine end of outbreak of tuberculosis ; this photomicrograph reveals Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria using acid-fast Ziehl-Neelsen; X. magnified 1,000 spots acid-fast depend on the ability of mycobacteria to retain dye when treated with mineral acid or an acid-alcohol solution as the Ziehl-Neelsen stain, or the Kinyoun carbolfuchsin stains specific methods for M. […more]

miniature scaffolds could support the fight against superbugs

Jun 13, 2016 | | Say something

miniature scaffolds could support the fight against superbugs ; tiny molecular scaffold that binds to molecules together could be the key to our battle against antibiotic resistance . Research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters shows that the nanodot carbon scaffold mounted with small molecules called polyamines can kill some bacteria resistant to dangerous […more]