A large study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women. The study, appearing in the American Journal of Epidemiology, says addressing social isolation holds promise if studies show interventions are effective, as they could be relatively simple and could influence other risk factors, as social isolation is also associated with hypertension, inflammation, physical inactivity, smoking, and other health risks.
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A United Nations initiative backed by global experts has set its sights on an ambitious programme to bring an end to the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The 90-90-90 strategy aims to do this by reaching three targets: 90% of all people with HIV must know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV must receive antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of people receiving antiretroviral therapy must be virally suppressed.
How do you prepare for a crisis? When does the general public have to be notified of a risk? And how should authorities deal with scientific uncertainty? These questions are being discussed by food safety experts from Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo from 22- 26 October 2018 at the practice workshop "Dealing with foodborne disease outbreaks".
North Carolina has reported its first death from Hepatitis A, a virus-borne infection that can be prevented by vaccination. The death, which occurred in October, is part of a multistate outbreak of the potentially fatal disease, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said.
Influenza is not the only infectious disease with a season. Analyzing published data, Micaela E. Martinez, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public, created an “epidemic calendar” she said shows the seasonality of 69 infectious diseases, including Ebola, gonorrhea and Zika.
The latest global estimates for the state of the world's health from the Global Burden of Disease study highlight that global progress in health is not inevitable.
According to a large population study from the United Kingdom, women who smoke or those who have high blood pressure or diabetes are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men with the same risks. The study results were published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal.
The cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) – a polio-like debilitating illness affecting children is still on the rise announced by the health officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
More than 2 million Americans have hepatitis C—and the opioid epidemic is a major contributor to the problem, according to a new government study. The new findings were published online in the journal Hepatology.
A man hospitalized for dehydration a few months ago at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center started suffering from severe fever, and doctors were not sure why. The patient was homeless, to clue to doctors that he might have typhus. Every year people contract flea-borne typhus in Southern California, mostly in Los Angeles County. Doctors did a blood test. "We felt it, and it and behold-typhus," County-USC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brad Spellberg said.
Flu season is upon us, but when exactly it will hit your urban jungle may depends largely on the size of the city, according to a new study published this month in the journal Science .
On 26 September, the United Nations announced a plan to raise $ 13 billion annually for the fight against tuberculosis by 2030. With 10 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths in 2017, it is the most common infectious disease in the world, ahead of HIV . In over 450,000 new cases of antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis that likely appeared, only 25% were detected.
A study by an international research team co-directed by Philip Supply, a CNRS researcher at the Center for Infection and Immunity of Lille (CNRS / Inserm / Institut Pasteur de Lille / Université de Lille), has underlined this serious problem of under-detection, in South Africa in particular.