microbiology

By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 22nd, 2011
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MURRIETA, California, December 22, 2011/PRNewswire via African Press Organization (APO)/ — The US Patent Office has awarded COPAN the much awaited patent for its flocked swabs invention for collection and transfer of biological samples. This grant, deriving from a very thorough and careful exam...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Jan 12th, 2011
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Chicago – A leading medical group says there’s some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. But the group says the science isn’t yet strong enough to advocate infant formulas containing probiotics. And probiotics sho...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 28th, 2010
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airo, Egypt- Since October 8, the H1N1 swine flu virus killed at least 56 people and 1,172 infected in Egypt, the top source reports. Since it was first reported there in June 2009, there are some 16,373 have been infected with 281 deaths in the country. The Ministry of Health officials last year cul...
By benim
In Children & Youth
Dec 20th, 2010
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This was revealed by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in a written response to a parliamentary question on Friday. “At least 4366 children under the age of a year died at national level. When the newborns are added, a total 8001 deaths were recorded. “Among the major causes of death are p...
By benim
In Health
Dec 14th, 2010
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On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure. Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the “Berlin Patient,” received the transplant in 2007 as part of a l...
By benim
In Analysis
Dec 1st, 2010
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Both HIV prevalence rates and the numbers of people dying from AIDS vary greatly between African countries. In Somalia and Senegal the HIV prevalence is under 1% of the adult population, whereas in Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe around 10-15% of adults are infected with HIV. Southern Africa is the wors...
By benim
In Health
Nov 21st, 2010
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MANILA, Philippines — Some church members in Southeast Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation praised Pope Benedict XVI for saying condom use might be justified in some cases, though Filipino bishops stressed Sunday the church leader still opposes contraceptives. Speaking to a German journalist w...
By benim
In Health
Nov 17th, 2010
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Neighbouring Dominican Republic confirms first case of cholera Naked and destitute, she lies curled on one side, arms pulled protectively to her chest. But despite appearing the manifestation of human misery, no-one stops to even give her a second glance on the devastated streets of the Haitian capit...
By benim
In Uncategorized
Nov 15th, 2010
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Protesters in Haiti who blamed United Nations peacekeepers for the epidemic of cholera there rioted in two cities on Monday, hurling rocks and setting fire to a police station, police and eyewitnesses said. In the country’s second city of Cap-Haitien on the north coast, the demonstrators torche...
By benim
In Health
Nov 15th, 2010
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The death toll from Haiti’s cholera outbreak has soared to 917 as officials struggle to contain the growing epidemic threatening the quake-ravaged country. As concerns rise over massive health challenges in the aftermath of the country’s cataclysmic earthquake almost a year ago, Haiti con...