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Preventing infectious diseases in prisons: a public health and human rights imperative

The spread of infectious diseases is a serious problem in prison systems worldwide, with prisoners often many times more likely to be living with …

Public Health

How a map could open new doors to predicting and understanding epidemic outbreaks

Last year's Ebola outbreak in West Africa killed more than 11,000 people. The pandemic may be diminished, but public health officials think another major outbreak of infectious disease is fast-approaching, and they’re busy preparing for it.<p>Public radio station WGBH partnered with The GroundTruth …

Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

<i>By Liliana Losada Brown, PhD, Associate Director, Scientific Programs at SWHR</i><p>Did you know that more women get sick from salmonella than men [1]? Or that men are more likely to develop staph infections [2]? These are just two examples of the many infectious diseases that impact women and men …

How maths can help us fight infectious diseases

Epidemics make interesting news stories. Dramatic headlines are often accompanied by pictures of healthcare workers in full-body protective equipment …

Public Health

S. Korea dedicates $100 million to help poor countries fight infectious diseases – The Korea Times

By Kim Hyo-jin<p>President Park Geun-hye pledged Tuesday to spend $100 million over five years from 2016 to help 13 countries fight against infectious …

Infectious Diseases in Travel Medicine Infographic

Oxford Medicine Online<p><i>Oxford Medicine Online</i> is home to Oxford University Press' prestigious medical publishing, bringing together authoritative …

'Mind-Blowing' Bacteria Reveal Inner Workings of Some Infectious Diseases

Mosquitos, ticks, worms — these all are 'middle men' when it comes to disease spread. They can carry and transmit bacteria, viruses and other …

Microbiology

Seattle is hub of innovation in combating infectious diseases like Ebola

ONE year ago, the world faced the frightening prospect of a global Ebola pandemic that threatened to kill millions of people in West Africa and …

Disease

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Many doctors would work while sick with flu, fever

Nearly all doctors in a new study say they would go to work while sick with a cold, and more than a third say they would work if they had the flu.<p>The findings are based on a survey of 474 doctors at an academic hospital in California who were at various stages in their medical careers. The doctors …

Sharing germs? Twitter can predict disease outbreaks, give early warning

Monitoring the Twitter accounts of people who feel ill has been used to create an early-warning system for outbreaks of illnesses such as norovirus, the chief scientist of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.<p>Professor Guy Poppy told an audience at the Wellcome Trust on Wednesday the new …

Health Officials Warn Of 2 'Invasive' Mosquitoes That Can Transmit Infectious Diseases

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> — Public health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from two mosquitoes they have described as …

The threats humans present to wildlife through infectious diseases

The threat of diseases moving from animals to people has been the focus of many studies and is well documented in public and scientific …

Polish opposition warns refugees could spread infectious diseases

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland’s largest opposition party, tipped to win the country’s Oct. 25 election, rallied behind its leader on Thursday after he warned that refugees from the Middle East could bring diseases and parasites to Poland.<p>Poland's main opposition party Law and Justice's leader Jaroslaw …

After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.<p>A canal that serves as …

Weather

IMF Warns Underpricing Water Is Fostering Shortages

The International Monetary Fund has already declared the world isn’t paying enough to emit greenhouse gases and energy consumption. Now it is worried that water isn’t priced right either.

International Monetary Fund

What would Rousseau make of our selfish age? | Terry Eagleton

300 years after Rousseau's birth, the great Enlightenment philosopher would surely be horrified by modern Europe<p>Few thinkers have left their fingerprints on the modern age as indelibly as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the tricentenary of whose birth we celebrate on Thursday (28 June).. He was a …

11 Real-Life Phobias That Millennials Need To Fear

By Lorenzo Jensen III,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1SkiRnb<p>The millennial generation is often mocked, scorned, and belittled by the world’s …

We're Not in the Stone Age Anymore but We're Still Scared Stiff: 7 Phobias of the Modern Age

Many phobias--those irrational, excessive fears that send us into trembling pools of dread--are rooted in evolutionary history. It's no coincidence that many specific phobias fall into one of four categories: fear of blood or injury, fear of insects and animals, fear of the natural environment, and …

Stone Age

10 of the Most Common Phobias

Terrified of the creepy-crawlies? Scared of slithering serpents? Well, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychiatric Association, phobias …

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Fear Of Fear Itself: 5 New 'Phobias'

Everybody knows about triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13. Much has been written about the condition, including a thorough examination by NPR and this <i>triskaideka</i> treatise at Dictionary.com.<p>And there are other phobias you may have heard of: arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and xenophobia (fear …

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some readers, as it's difficult to focus on details while distracted by the sound of your own screaming.<p>Arachnophobia is one of the more well-known …