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HIV in the countries most affected by Ebola


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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, November 6, 2014 4:03 AM

In the countries most affected by Ebola, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are an estimated 210 000 [200 000–250 000] people living with HIV and about 50 000 people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

In order to provide continuity of treatment to people on ART, community networks, supported by UNAIDS have been working with the National AIDS Councils to establish additional service delivery points. People on ART have been collecting their medicines from the offices of the National AIDS Councils and wherever possible, patients have been given supplies for longer periods than usual.

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A guide to online professionalism for medical practitioners and medic…

One of the best guides to Healthcare Social Media for Doctors: A joint initiative of the Australian Medical Association Council of Doctors-in-Training, the Ne…

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HIV in the countries most affected by Ebola


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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, November 6, 2014 4:03 AM

In the countries most affected by Ebola, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are an estimated 210 000 [200 000–250 000] people living with HIV and about 50 000 people receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART).

In order to provide continuity of treatment to people on ART, community networks, supported by UNAIDS have been working with the National AIDS Councils to establish additional service delivery points. People on ART have been collecting their medicines from the offices of the National AIDS Councils and wherever possible, patients have been given supplies for longer periods than usual.

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New Prevention Efforts Shows Promise - CapeNews.net

New Prevention Efforts Shows Promise - CapeNews.net | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Falmouth declares prevention month a success .
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Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 31, 2014 3:03 PM

Personalized genetic information to guide medical decisions is increasingly becoming available. A study was done to determine if individualized genetic and environmental risk assessment (GERA) of colorectal cancer susceptibility improves adherence to screening tests in average-risk persons.

Researchers studied 783 people aged over 50 who were found to be at risk for colorectal cancer and who had not undertaken prior screening. All the participants were told of their apparent risk for the cancer.

Two-thirds of the people in the study received comprehensive advice about colon cancer screening, a session of genetic counseling and a blood test that could tell them whether they were at average or increased risk for colon cancer. The other third received only the advice about the advantages of screening.

Over the next 6-months those people who chose to have screening tests in each of the two groups was basically the same – 33.1% and 35.7% respectively. This study example shows that giving people knowledge of the availability of personalized risk assessment testing made no difference to their decision to undertake testing.

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CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything

CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known to most Americans as the CDC, has continually explained how the Ebola virus is transmitted, and why most Americans shouldn’t be…

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Low Carb Diet and Impact on Heart Disease

Low Carb Diet and Impact on Heart Disease | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
A low-carb diet can have a positive impact on your risk for heart disease if you choose the right types of fat. The key is to choose vegetable proteins and fats rather than animal proteins and fats, research shows.

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CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything

CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known to most Americans as the CDC, has continually explained how the Ebola virus is transmitted, and why most Americans shouldn’t be…

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When are colds and the flu the most contagious? - HowStuffWorks

When are colds and the flu the most contagious? - HowStuffWorks | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Many of us understand that we're most contagious before we start feeling sick. Find out when colds and the flu are most easily spread.

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WHO Sounds The Alarm On Ebola: 'The Situation Is Deteriorating'

WHO Sounds The Alarm On Ebola: 'The Situation Is Deteriorating' | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Parts of West Africa are deteriorating rapidly, with little sign that the region is getting the outbreak under control.

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Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets |

Questions and Answers about Ebola and Pets | | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets.

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Video: Dying of Ebola at the Hospital Door

Video: Dying of Ebola at the Hospital Door | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Monrovia, the Liberian capital, is facing a widespread Ebola epidemic, and as the number of infected grows faster than hospital capacity, some patients wait outside near death.

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Prevention of Infections During Primary Immunodeficiency

Prevention of Infections During Primary Immunodeficiency | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Clinical Infectious DiseasesVolume 59, Issue 10Pp. 1462-1470
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 8, 2014 2:19 PM

Because infectious diseases are a major source of morbidity and mortality in the majority of patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), the application of a prophylactic regimen is often necessary. However, because of the variety of PIDs and pathogens involved, and because evidence is scarce, practices are heterogeneous. To homogenize practices among centers, the French National Reference Center for PIDs aimed at elaborating recommendations for anti-infectious prophylaxis for the most common PIDs. We performed a literature review of infectious complications and prophylactic regimens associated with the most frequent PIDs. Then, a working group including different specialists systematically debated about chemoprophylaxis, immunotherapy, immunization, and recommendations for patients. Grading of prophylaxis was done using strength of recommendations (decreasing from A to D) and evidence level (decreasing from I to III). These might help infectious diseases specialists in the management of PIDs and improving the outcome of patients with PIDs.

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The Future of Cancer Diagnosis

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The company insists the technology – which is undergoing clinical tests in hospitals at the moment - could be ready within five years

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Graham Player Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:30 AM

A technology that can detect multiple of cancers with a standard blood test that can be used in a GP's surgery – or even someone's home – has been developed by a startup company, Miroculus.

It works by detecting microRNAs - a type of molecule which can be used to identify illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and even Alzheimer's - from a blood sample using technology and biochemistry usually reserved for high-tech laboratories.

The company says the technology – which is undergoing clinical tests in hospitals at the moment - could be ready within five years.

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Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol

Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Psyllium husk can dramatically reduce bad cholesterol.

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Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents

Bullying Prevention: 5 Tips for Teachers, Principals, and Parents | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Blogger Anne O'Brien shares five valuable bully prevention tips for teachers, parents, and principals.

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16 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol for Better Heart Health

16 Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol for Better Heart Health | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
It’s a great idea to lower your cholesterol naturally, and if you make the proper adjustments to your diet and lifestyle you may not need to go on prescription medication to get the job done.

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CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything

CDC Is Constantly Repeating Ebola Facts Because People Will Believe Anything | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, better known to most Americans as the CDC, has continually explained how the Ebola virus is transmitted, and why most Americans shouldn’t be…

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Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’, John Kerry warns the world

Ebola ‘could be scourge like HIV’, John  Kerry warns the world | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
Ebola: world warned that virus ‘could be scourge like HIV’

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WHO faulted for Ebola response failures

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Internal report says World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.


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Brian Altonen's curator insight, October 18, 2014 7:28 AM
Even though aljazeera can seem one-sided, it is absolutely correct about the problems with misguided leaders. There is a pattern that government continuously displays, be it at the U.S. National level with events like Katrina, the global level with events like Ebola, or the international level with the inability of agencies to have any impact on the potential migration of Ebola into the U.S.
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Handwashing one important tool in the Ebola fight – UNICEF

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Handwashing one important tool in the Ebola fight

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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, October 15, 2014 10:00 AM

UNICEF has been leading in raising awareness about Ebola in the affected countries, working to counter misconceptions about the disease that put even more people at risk. UNICEF has also distributed protective supplies such as gowns, gloves, and bleach – as well as 1.5 million bars of soap in Sierra Leone alone, and millions more in Liberia and Guinea.

 

Apart from Ebola, figures released recently by UNICEF and the World Health Organization say in 2013 more than 340,000 children under five – almost 1,000 a day – died from diarrhoeal diseases due to a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene. As the Ebola response takes its toll on the health services in the affected countries, the practice of handwashing is even more important in warding off these common diseases.

Jade Nicole Burman's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:32 PM

UNICEF doing good on the world again! I think it's fantastic their raising awareness. Not only are they raising awareness, but donating things like soap and gowns and other essentials needed to deal with such an outbreak. UNICEF is such a great organization and every member of it has such big hearts. They're always up to date with who needs them and they always respond!

shelbylaneMD's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:55 AM

Wash your hands.   (water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

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Unstoppable: is Ebola mutating with unknown consequences before our eyes? - Trunews:

Unstoppable: is Ebola mutating with unknown consequences before our eyes? - Trunews: | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama says the Ebola virus, currently attacking western Africa, could mutate – making it even more dangerous. The virus has already changed its genome, with unknown consequences. Every virus mutates to adapt to its surroundings. Ebola is no exception. When President Barack Obama announced the deployment of US forces to West Africa …

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Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola

Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
When Liberian development consultant Patrick Sawyer collapsed in the arrivals hall of Lagos airport with the symptoms of Ebola in July, the initial reaction, both inside and outside Nigeria, was close to panic. The fear was that Nigeria’s rickety,

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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, October 15, 2014 5:14 AM

The psychology of patients is key. In Nigeria, according to World Health Organisation officials, those victims who believed that only medicine from the west could save them, mostly died. Those who lived, would not have done so without simple H2O combined with the rehydration solution. All of them decided to survive. Because they wanted to survive they forced themselves to take more oral rehydration solution.

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Ebola by the numbers: The size, spread and cost of an outbreak

Ebola by the numbers: The size, spread and cost of an outbreak | DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION | Scoop.it
As the virus continues to rampage in West Africa, Nature’s graphic offers a guide to the figures that matter.

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