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Wild polio and vaccine derived polio in Nigeria

By |October 6th, 2016|

Wild polio virus (WPV1) outbreak
After more than two years without the detection of wild polio in Nigeria, the Government reported three laboratory confirmed wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) cases with onset between July and August 2016.
All three cases were detected from Borno State, in children between 2 and 5 years of age. Two of them […]

Rift Valley fever in Niger

By |September 29th, 2016|

On 30 August 2016, WHO received reports about unexplained deaths among humans, along with death and abortion in livestock in the North Western parts of Niger, and the areas bordering Mali.
From 2 August to 22 September 2016, 64 human cases including 23 deaths have been reported in Tchintabaraden health district in Tahoua region. The area […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia

By |September 21st, 2016|

Between 23 August and 11 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported five (5) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
Details of the cases
A 55-year-old, national, male, living in Arar city, Northern Border region. He developed symptoms on 3 September and was admitted to hospital on 8 September. The patient, […]

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Austria

By |September 20th, 2016|

On 8 September 2016 the National IHR Focal Point for Austria notified WHO of a laboratory confirmed case of Middle-East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. This is the second case of MERS-CoV in Austria. (The first MERS-CoV case in Austria was notified on 30 September 2014).
Details of the case reported are as follows
The patient is […]

New Software Prevent Medical Errors Using DNA

By |June 5th, 2015|

Discover the Software that Uses Your DNA To Prevent Medical Errors
Syapse is trying to figure out if you’ll react badly to a drug — before you take it.
When Hollis Klendenberg checked into Sanford Health with chest pains, just a couple years after a stent procedure on his heart, his physician began composing another electronic prescription […]

Enhanced recovery program for patients undergoing colorectal operations speeds patients' recovery

By |May 8th, 2015|

Patients undergoing colorectal operations who participated in an enhanced recovery program left the hospital sooner and had significantly lower hospital costs than patients who had the traditional approach to their care, according to a new study, which also found further postoperative improvements after adding an infection prevention protocol. The study is published online as an […]

Regular bedtime routine associated with better sleep outcomes in young children

By |May 7th, 2015|

A multinational study suggests that having a regular bedtime routine is associated with better sleep in young children up to 6 years of age, and the positive impact on sleep increases with the consistency of the nightly routine.
Participants included 10,085 mothers from 14 countries reported that less than 50 percent of their infants, toddlers and […]

Medical News Today: New smartphone microscope able to detect blood parasites quickly

By |May 7th, 2015|

Researchers have developed a new smartphone microscope capable of detecting and quantifying infection by parasitic worms using video and a single drop of blood. The team hopes that this new technology could make a difference in the battle against neglected tropical diseases.The new smartphone-powered device could provide diagnoses that were previously only obtainable in laboratories.
Results […]

Memorial Sloan Kettering introduces innovative and personalized online platform

By |May 7th, 2015|

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) introduced a new, consumer-friendly web presence for (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and (Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), featuring an innovative platform and on-demand navigation for patients, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals, and graduate students, among other core audiences.
Memorial […]

Certain metabolites in the blood could predict clinical outcome in children undergoing heart surgery

By |May 6th, 2015|

The study, published today in the journal Critical Care Medicine and carried out at Royal Brompton Hospital, followed children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease, and found that by analysing metabolites in the blood — molecules created as a result of metabolism — it was possible to predict a child's clinical outcome.
Congenital heart disease is […]