Today is World Rabies Day: "Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate"
(WHO) World Rabies Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. 28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.... read more
Latin America and the Caribbean on the cusp of eliminating rabies deaths
Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean are closer than ever to achieving the elimination of human deaths by rabies. Over the last 12 months, just five cases were reported in the Region, announced the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on the eve of World Rabies Day – 28 September.... read more
Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally 'on the retreat' but risk of international spread 'still high'
The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is "on the retreat" said the UN's health agency chief on Wednesday, warning; however, that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
"It's not over, until it's over” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaking to reporters at UN... read more
Asthma and Anxiety a Dangerous Mix in Kids
Children and adolescents with anxiety and depression have higher rates of asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.
Researchers analyzed data from 65,342 pediatric patients with asthma who were included in the Massachusetts All-Payer Claims Database... read more
Mohs Tied to Better Overall Survival in Early Invasive Melanoma
Mohs micrographic surgery was associated with improved survival compared with traditional excision in early invasive melanoma, a retrospective study suggested.
Among more than 70,000 stage I patients in a national database, univariable analysis showed no overall survival (OS) difference between the two techniques,... read more