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Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science
In adolescents, oral Truvada and vaginal ring for HIV prevention are safe, acceptable
A monthly vaginal ring and a daily oral tablet, both containing anti-HIV drugs, were safe and acceptable in studies of adolescents, investigators reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. The experimental ring is designed for HIV prevention and the oral tablet is already used for this purpose in adults. Adherence to the ring was high, while adherence to the tablet was moderate and diminished when study visits became less frequent.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Laura S. Leifman
laura.sivitz@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Trends in Parasitology
Global health lessons from Thailand's successful liver fluke elimination campaign
Outreach and education efforts can play an outsize role in disease elimination programs, researchers suggest in a review publishing July 25 in Trends in Parasitology. As a case study, they consider recent public health efforts in Thailand, using everything from village-wide presentations to children's comics, to elaborate traditional song-and-dance routines to try to stamp out infections caused by the parasitic liver fluke.

Contact: Arjuna Subramanian
press@cell.com
617-335-6270
Cell Press

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
PLOS Medicine
Despite testing program, children with HIV remain undiagnosed
A two-year clinic-based HIV testing program in Zimbabwe failed to diagnose many cases of HIV in children in the surrounding area, Dr. Victoria Simms from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues, report in PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Victoria Simms
victoria.simms@lshtm.ac.uk
PLOS

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
PLOS Medicine
Improved retention and outcomes with same-day HIV testing and treatment
Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) on the same day as HIV testing is feasible and leads to improved retention and health outcomes, according to a trial published in PLOS Medicine.

Contact: Serena Koenig
skoenig@partners.org
PLOS

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Target 'best connected neighbors' to stop spread of infection in developing countries
An innovative new study takes a network theory approach to targeted treatment in rural Africa, and finds that a simple algorithm may be more effective than current policies, as well as easier to deploy, when it comes to preventing disease spread -- by finding those with 'most connections to sick people.'

Contact: Fred Lewsey
fred.lewsey@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-5566
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Frontiers in Public Health
Study finds 90 percent of American men overfat
Researchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world's population may be overfat. Now these same researchers have focused their efforts on data from 30 of the top developed countries, with even more alarming findings that up to 90 percent of adult males and 50 percent of children may be overfat.

Contact: Melissa Cochrane
melissa.cochrane@frontiersin.org
41-787-246-393
Frontiers

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Study links sudden deaths in Bangladeshi children to chemicals sprayed on fruit trees
Excessive and improper applications of insecticides and other agriculture chemicals in local fruit orchards may have triggered an outbreak of a deadly swelling of the brain known as acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) that killed 13 children in a rural Bangladesh community in 2012, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact: Bridget DeSimone
bdesimone@burness.com
301-280-5735
Burness

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
LSTM awarded £6.4 million to strengthen capacity to control malaria and other diseases
Researchers at LSTM have been awarded £6.4 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund to strengthen the global capacity to control vector-borne diseases. Professor Hilary Ranson, Head of LSTM's Department of Vector Biology, will lead a team of experts working with leading research institutes and national disease control programs in three African countries with exceptionally high burdens of disease, to develop evidence based solutions for integrated vector control.
Global Challenges Research Fund

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
44-015-170-53135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' diets
Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves parents' diets, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
Academy of Finland, Finnish Cardiac Research Foundation, Juho Vainio Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Sigrid Juselius Foundation, Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
PLOS Computational Biology
Google searches can be used to track dengue in underdeveloped countries
An analytical tool that combines Google search data with government-provided clinical data can quickly and accurately track dengue fever in less-developed countries, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology by Shihao Yang of Harvard University and colleagues.

Contact: PLOS Computational Biology
ploscompbiol@plos.org
PLOS

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Report links USGov global health funding to thousands of US jobs, millions lives saved
President Trump's proposal to slash public investments in the fight against global threats such as malaria, Ebola and AIDS would imperil programs that generate thousands of jobs in the United States, as they deliver breakthrough innovations that are saving millions of lives around the world, according to a new report issued today from the Global Health Technologies Coalition.

Contact: Katy Lenard
klenard@burness.com
301-280-5719
Global Health Technologies Coalition

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Certification program to expand response capability for vector-borne disease outbreaks
Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of the next year, the ESA Certification Corporation will train and certify approximately 30 entomologists to participate as entomological specialists on CDC Emergency Response Teams.

Contact: Joe Rominiecki
jrominiecki@entsoc.org
301-731-4535 x3009
Entomological Society of America

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Journal of Immunological Methods
Saliva as good as blood for diagnosing hepatitis E, study suggests
A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.
Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins Water Institute

Contact: Barbara Benham
bbenham1@jhu.edu
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Science
New animal models for hepatitis C could pave the way for a vaccine
In the rats that roam New York City's streets and tunnels, scientists have found a virus that resembles hepatitis C. They have used it to create the first animal model of the human disease, a breakthrough that potentially could yield a much-needed vaccine.
National Institutes of Health, Starr Foundation, Greenberg Medical Research Institute, Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute, Danish Council for Independent Research, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Lundbeck Foundation

Contact: Katherine Fenz
kfenz@rockefeller.edu
212-327-7913
Rockefeller University

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New test distinguishes Zika from similar viral infections
A new test is the best-to-date in differentiating Zika virus infections from infections caused by similar viruses. The assay is currently in the licensing process and researchers hope it will be available to the medical community soon.

Contact: Eva Harris
eharris@berkeley.edu
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 18-Jul-2017
UN-backed initiative greatly improves the health of women, children, adolescents
Globally, the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents are improving faster than at any point in history, even in the poorest nations. The transformation is due in great measure to the interventions promoted by one of the most successful global multi-stakeholder partnerships in history, Every Woman Every Child.

Contact: Nils Hoffman
nils@hoffmanpr.com
703-967-1490
Hoffman & Hoffman Worldwide

Public Release: 17-Jul-2017
Nature Microbiology
Ebola virus can persist in monkeys that survived disease, even after symptoms disappear
Ebola virus infection can be detected in rhesus monkeys that survive the disease and no longer show symptoms, according to research published by Army scientists in today's online edition of the journal Nature Microbiology. The study sheds light on how the virus persists in certain areas of the body, and holds promise for the development of medical products to counter the disease in humans.
Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Medical Countermeasure Systems of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense

Contact: Crystal Maynard
crystal.h.maynard2.ctr@mail.mil
301-619-6997
US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 17-Jul-2017
JAMA Pediatrics
Which infants exposed to Zika virus infection in pregnancy should have eyes examined?
Eye abnormalities in infants from Brazil born to mothers with confirmed Zika virus infection in pregnancy are described in an article published by JAMA Pediatrics.

Contact: Andrea A. Zin, M.D., Ph.D.
andreazin@iff.fiocruz.br
The JAMA Network Journals

Public Release: 16-Jul-2017
BMJ Open
A prescription of activities shown to improve health and well-being
Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs and volunteering have all been shown to work in improving the health and well-being reported by a group of people with long-term conditions. Key to the success was a 'Link Worker' who helped participants select their activity and supported them throughout the program.
Cabinet Office of the UK Government

Contact: Karen Bidewell
karen.bidewell@ncl.ac.uk
01-912-086-972
Newcastle University

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Malaria Journal
Decline in financing could undermine malaria efforts
Global malaria elimination funding is declining at a time when it remains crucial to eliminating the disease worldwide, according to a study published in the open access Malaria Journal.

Contact: Anne Korn
anne.korn@biomedcentral.com
44-020-319-22744
BioMed Central

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Prior dengue infection does not increase Zika disease severity
A study involving 65 people who live in and around São José do Rio Preto (São Paulo State, Brazil), where dengue is endemic and there was a particularly rapid outbreak of Zika during the 2016 epidemic, show that prior dengue infection in human beings infected by Zika does not necessarily lead to a worse illness.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
£8.6 million awarded for global health research
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totaling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Joel Winston
j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
44-207-882-7943
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
£1.5 million grant awarded to tackle psychosis in India
University of Warwick researchers are to improve the lives of India's millions of psychosis sufferers. The National Institute of Health Research's (NIHR) Global Health Research Unit has awarded the University's Warwick Medical School £1.5 million (almost USD 2 million) to work with this highly vulnerable and disadvantaged group.
The National Institute of Health Research's Global Health Research Unit

Contact: Nicola Jones
N.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk
07-920-531-221
University of Warwick

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Multi-million pound grant awarded to improve world slum healthcare
The University of Warwick is to receive more than £5 million to find better ways of delivering health care to some of the world's poorest people.
National Institute of Health Research

Contact: Nicola Jones
N.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk
07-920-531-221
University of Warwick

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
LSTM awarded £11 million by National Institute for Health Research
LSTM has been awarded £11 million by the National Institute for Health Research as part of their latest UK-wide call for funding into Global Health Research Units.
National Institute for Health Research

Contact: Clare Bebb
clare.bebb@lstmed.ac.uk
01-517-053-135
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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