Author Archives: Pat Dulnier

UNAIDS to create international scientific consultation panel on HIV

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TweetThe Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS is establishing an international scientific expert panel on HIV to ensure the best evidence is used to battle the deadly disease, the agency announced on Monday. Michel Sidib√©, the executive director of UNAIDS, … Read More »

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MEDICC publishes issue on Cuban healthcare

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TweetMedical Education Cooperation with Cuba published a MEDICC Review journal issue on Thursday based on matters related to Cuban primary healthcare. The issue, entitled “Learning from Cuban Primary Health Care,” includes feature articles, original research and commentary from Cuban health … Read More »

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Study finds no link between vaccines, autism

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Tweet A new study found that at least 10 percent of parents of young children choose to skip or delay routine vaccinations out of a fear that kids are getting too many shots at too young of an age. The … Read More »

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Breakthrough foot-and-mouth vaccine announced

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TweetBritish scientists announced a breakthrough vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease this week that is both safer and easier to manufacture. The new vaccine, the scientists say, could greatly increase production capacity while reducing costs,¬†Reuters reports. A live virus is not required … Read More »

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Gates continues efforts to eradicate polio

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Tweet Bill Gates recently called for a concerted effort by the world to wipe out any remaining polio cases and eradicate the disease, which has squeezed aid budgets and seen vaccination efforts plagued by violence. Worldwide polio infections fell from … Read More »

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WHO issues warning over SARS-like virus

Tweet The World Health Organization recently urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal coronavirus after the confirmation of a new case in Britain with connections to the Middle East. The novel coronavirus, which is related … Read More »

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Flu outbreak prompts changes to Communion in Boston

Tweet The rapid spread of a flu outbreak in the U.S. led to an announcement last week by the Archdiocese of Boston to suspend the distribution of wine during Communion from a common chalice. Auxiliary Bishop Robert P. Deeley also … Read More »

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H5N1 bird flu kills child in Indonesia

Tweet Indonesia’s health ministry announced on Tuesday that a four-year-old boy died from the bird flu earlier in December, increasing the death toll from the deadly virus to 160. The boy died on December 6 in Tangerang city after developing … Read More »

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Novel coronavirus can infect cells from range of animals

N.H. hepatitis outbreak causes concern in other states

Draft House bill to flat fund NIH at $30.6 billion

MRSA infections decline in military personnel

Global Fund will cut more than 100 jobs

Wash. state declares whooping cough epidemic

Pfizer demonstrates safety of Prevnar 13 for older children

Whooping cough vaccine to become mandatory for Illinois students

Jaramillo outlines Global Fund overhaul

Immune system’s overreactions can exacerbate influenza

California records first flu death of the season

Pfizer, GSK to discount pneumonia vaccines by more than 50 percent

South Korea sends anti-malaria supplies to North Korea

Measles epidemic claims 1,145 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Health workers rush to stymie Haitian cholera

Number of measles cases in Minnesota outbreak rises

New influenza vaccine shows multiple protections

New class of drugs to treat hepatitis B, tuberculosis discovered

Dominican Republic reports cholera death

Speedier new method of vaccine development created

Nurses feel prepared for potential flu epidemic

Expert blames current U.K. flu outbreak on lack of awareness

Study shows advantage of adjuvanted split-virus H1N1 vaccine

South Dakota lead the nation in flu shots in 2009