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Common herpes virus causes signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brain cells

Common herpes virus causes signs of Alzheimer’s disease in brain cells

A study of brain cells in a dish adds to growing evidence that Alzheimer’s disease can be caused by herpes viruses, but antiviral treatment may help stop it Read More https://www.newscientist.com/article/2242749-common-herpes-virus-causes-signs-of-alzheimers-disease-in-brain-cells/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Hits: 2 Tags: Technology »

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 – 7 May 2020

Medical Product Alert N°5/2020 – 7 May 2020

Falsified and contaminated Defibrotide identified in WHO regions of Western Pacific, Europe and Eastern Mediterranean This alert relates to falsified DEFIBROTIDE 200MG VIALS OF 2.5ML (80MG/ML) CONCENTRATE FOR SOLUTION FOR INFUSION identified in Australia, Latvia and Saudi Arabia. This product is sold under the brand name Defitelio. On 13 March 2020, the WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring Syste... »

Massive proportion of world’s population are living with herpes infection

Massive proportion of world’s population are living with herpes infection

Virus causing genital herpes may put millions of people at greater risk of infection with HIV About half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes, and several billion have an oral herpes infection, new estimates show. Authored by staff at the University of Bristol, World Health Organization (WHO), and Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, and published in the Bulletin of the World ... »

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia firmly committed to eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem

Indonesia recently completed the last of its annual large-scale treatment for lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantiasis or Penyakit Kaki Gajah) in Malaka District located in its southernmost province, East Nusa Tenggara. Unprecedented progress by the National Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme has strongly placed the country on the path to achieving the elimination of lymphati... »

Maternal infections in health facilities

Maternal infections in health facilities

A clearer picture of the global impact  New research from the Global Maternal Sepsis Study (GLOSS), a major WHO/HRP initiative, shows that infection has a much larger impact on global maternal mortality and morbidity than previously thought. The results from GLOSS, published in The Lancet Global Health, are the first to provide data on frequency of maternal infections and sepsis across the pregnan... »

Tools for Maximizing Customer Relationships

Business is tough these days and the economy has caused companies of all sizes to rethink when and how to nurture their relationship with customers. While it may seem like an easy decision to cut back on investing in customer marketing, that may not be the wisest choice. As products and services continue to become commoditized, the only remaining differentiator becomes the vendor‐customer relation... »

Speed of Covid-19 deaths shock doctors and nurses

Speed of Covid-19 deaths shock doctors and nurses

NEW YORK: One medical worker called it “insane”, another said it induces paranoia – the speed with which patients are dying from the novel coronavirus is shocking even veteran doctors and nurses as they scramble to determine how to stop such sudden deterioration. Patients “look fine, feel fine, then you turn around and they’re unresponsive”, said Diana Torres, a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital... »

Medical Product Alert N°4/2020

Medical Product Alert N°4/2020

This Medical Product Alert relates to a number of confirmed falsified chloroquine products circulating in the WHO region of Africa. Please note that this Medical Product Alert n°4/2020 will be updated as new reports of falsified chloroquine are received and validated by WHO. Between 31 March and 2 April 2020, the WHO global surveillance and monitoring system on substandard and falsified (SF) medic... »

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UFC close to securing private island for fights: White

ULTIMATE Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a “private island” to stage bouts for international fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu-like virus has infected 1.27 million people globally and caused over 70,000 deaths and brought the sports world to a standstill, but the UFC plans to stick to its schedule albeit w... »