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Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
Environmental Health Perspectives
Prenatal exposure to pesticide DDT linked to adult high blood pressure
Infant girls exposed to high levels of the pesticide DDT while still inside the womb are three times more likely to develop hypertension when they become adults, according to a new study led by the University of California, Davis.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michele La Merrill
mlamerrill@ucdavis.edu
347-791-1053
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
PLOS Medicine
Implementing e-health in Malawi
In this week's PLOS Medicine, Miguel SanJoaquin from the University of Malawi College of Medicine and colleagues describe their experience of implementing an electronic patient record system in a large referral hospital in southern Malawi.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

Public Release: 12-Mar-2013
PLOS Medicine
Preventing HIV infection with anti-HIV drugs in people at risk is cost-effective
An HIV prevention strategy in which people at risk of becoming exposed to HIV take antiretroviral drugs to reduce their chance of becoming infected (often referred to as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP), may be a cost-effective method of preventing HIV in some settings, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

Public Release: 11-Mar-2013
Epilepsy & Behavior
Peer support shows promise in epilepsy fight
Peer support groups show promise for combating the debilitating stigma that surrounds epilepsy in much of the developing world, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University medical student.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Andy McGlashen
andy.mcglashen@cabs.msu.edu
517-355-5158
Michigan State University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
Journal of Theoretical Biology
Net advantage
Malaria, the leading cause of death among children in Africa, could be eliminated if three-fourths of the population used insecticide-treated bed nets, according to a new study from the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Contact: Catherine Crawley
ccrawley@nimbios.org
865-974-9350
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
Pediatrics
Study: Computerized reminders significantly improve HIV care in resource-limited setting
A large randomized controlled study led by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers is among the first to rigorously demonstrate that health information technology can improve compliance with patient care guidelines by clinicians in resource-limited countries.
Abbott Fund, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2013
American Academy of Microbiology releases resistance report
What do cancer cells, weeds, and pathogens have in common? They all evolve resistance to the treatments that are supposed to eliminate them. However, researchers developing the next generation of antibiotics, herbicides, and anti-cancer therapeutics rarely come together to explore the common evolutionary principles at work across their different biological systems.

Contact: Garth Hogan
ghogan@asmusa.org
202-942-9389
American Society for Microbiology

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
5th Regional Pneumococcal Symposium
New study suggests potential shift in burden of pneumococcal disease
New studies revealed today by Latin-American researchers and global health leaders suggest that the highest burden of deadly pneumococcal disease in Latin America may be shifting to adults as countries successfully immunize more infants with new vaccines. The experts called for increased disease monitoring and more surveillance to understand the full extent of pneumococcal disease in the Americas, including its economic impact, and to devise effective strategies to prevent it.
Sabin Vaccine Institute

Contact: Johanna Harvey
johanna.harvey@sabin.org
202-621-1691
Sabin Vaccine Institute

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
PLOS Medicine
Sharing HIV research findings with participants
Is it feasible to share research findings with HIV-infected participants enrolled in observational research in rural sub-Saharan African? Anna Baylor and colleagues orally disseminated their findings to 477 research participants during a meeting modelled on a traditional wedding event.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

Public Release: 5-Mar-2013
PLOS Medicine
Resistance to first line anti-malarial drugs is increasing on the Thai-Myanmar border
Early diagnosis and treatment with antimalarial drugs (ACTs -- artemisinin based combination treatments) has been linked to a reduction in malaria in the migrant population living on the Thai-Myanmar border, despite evidence of increasing resistance to ACTs in this location, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai
syousufzai@plos.org
415-568-3164
PLOS

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
PLOS ONE
Vitamin deficiency screening needed for refugees
New research from the University of Adelaide has discovered a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among refugees, prompting calls for refugees to be routinely screened for the problem soon after they arrive.

Contact: Dr. Jill Benson
jill.benson@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-136-277
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
Study of tenofovir vaginal gel shows daily dosing ineffective due to lack of adherence
Researchers with the Microbicide Trials Network today announced results of the Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic study at the Conference for Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, Georgia.

Contact: Annette Larkin
alarkin@conrad.org
703-772-6427
CONRAD

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
Annals of Internal Medicine
Studies advance knowledge of HIV impact on hepatitis C infection and genes that may thwart HCV
Infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins have found that among people infected with the hepatitis C virus, co-infection with HIV, speeds damage and scarring of liver tissue by almost a decade.

Contact: David March
dmarch1@jhmi.edu
410-955-1534
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
Sanford-Burnham and 60° Pharmaceuticals to pursue promising target for the treatment of dengue fever
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and 60° Pharmaceuticals have entered into a partnership to test furin, a human proteinase, as a drug target for the treatment of dengue fever, one of the most common infectious diseases in the tropics and subtropics.

Contact: Deborah Robison
drobison@sanfordburnham.org
407-745-2073
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Public Release: 4-Mar-2013
Lancet
New data show countries around the world grappling with changing health challenges
Alzheimer's disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the US. HIV/AIDS and alcohol are severely eroding the health of Russians. Violence is claiming the lives of young men in large swaths of Latin America. Despite health gains in sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases still cause hundreds of thousands of child deaths. These findings will be announced on March 5 at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, by IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray and Bill Gates.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Rhonda Stewart
stewartr@uw.edu
206-861-6684
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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