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Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Infectious Disease, antibiotic resisistance, sentinel surveillance

On the Watch for Antibiotic-Resistant Mycoplasma Pneumoniae

UAB will lead a infectious disease sentinel surveillance network, funded by the CDC, for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections at eight medical centers across the United States.

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Malaria, Early Warning, mosquito-borne disease, mosquito-borne diseases, earth and planetary sciences, Environmental Science, NASA, Satellite Data

Scientists Use Satellites, Population Data to Build Malaria Early Warning System

Scientists are working to predict malaria outbreaks months in advance, giving public health officials a chance to protect people from a disease that poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands a year.

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flu, Influenza, Epidemiology, Public Health, Infectious Disease

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Candida auris, Hospitals, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Rutgers Investigates Deadly Emerging Fungal Infection

The difficult-to-identify, multidrug-resistant fungus is reported primarily in hospital patients in New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area

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Mutant Gene Fueling Cancer, Nerves Driving Prostate Cancer, African American Breast Cancer Patients, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Teens and Sleep, High Blood Pressure in Kids, Breastfeeding Dificulties, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Cardiac Stem Cell, MRSA, Antibiotic Resistance, Staph Bacteria, Cedars-Sinai App, Tetralogy of Fallot , congenital heart , noninvasive eye scans, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Disease

Cedars-Sinai Tip Sheet for Oct. 20107

October Tips Include: A noninvasive eye scan for detecting Alzheimer’s disease; a first-of-its-kind heart device for babies born with a congenital heart defect; research that could lead to a vaccine for antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” and heart research suggesting that stem cells from young hearts could rejuvenate older ones. To pursue any of these story ideas, please contact the contact listed for each.

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Salmonella, Salmonella disease, salmonella poisoning

Cause and Effect of Salmonella

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Vaccine, Pneumonia, pneumococcal disease, Meningitis, Sepsis, Africa, Bacteria, Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Prevnar, Immunization, Pneumovax 23, Superbug, Antimicrobial, Antiviral

The End of Pneumonia? New Vaccine Offers Hope.

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A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that’s responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That’s up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the “most comprehensive” coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease.

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HCV, Opiod, Opioid Epidemic, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis C Virus

Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes

Research presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse significantly lowered their non‐prescribed opioid use after testing positive for hepatitis C virus.







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