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December 22, 2014

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2:09 AM | Public Health in the News – December 21, 2014
Global If you’ve taken a public health class, you’ve probably heard the story of John Snow, who determined that a cholera outbreak was linked to water from the nearby Broad Street Pump. Science blog The Mermaid’s Tale explores this story … Continue reading →

December 14, 2014

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2:00 PM | A Synopsis of an Unusual Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar, 2011
Plague appears in Madagascar every year, but it can still come as a surprise. It did in the January of 2011 when it appeared in an area of northern Madagascar that had never had an outbreak before. Not only was it a new area, but all of the cases were pneumonic. Not one case of … Continue reading A Synopsis of an Unusual Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar, 2011 →
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10:16 AM | Lesson in epidemiology (not): Wisconsin farmer says raw milk may not have made Durand football team ill
Now that the Reed ranch has been named and shamed as the source of the raw milk linked to at least 38 illnesses of Campylobacter jejuni related to players and staff of the Durand High School football team, the owner … Continue reading →

December 13, 2014

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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3:56 AM | Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers
In the days shortly after giving birth, most mothers experience a period of increased calmness and decreased stress responses, but around 20% of mothers experience anxiety. Some women may become depressed, and around one in a thousand can develop psychosis. The latest evidence indicates that these distressing responses to motherhood are still poorly understood, but […] The post Animal Research Sheds Light on Harmful Mood Disorders in New Mothers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Perani, C. & Slattery, D. (2014). Using animal models to study post-partum psychiatric disorders, British Journal of Pharmacology, 171 (20) 4539-4555. DOI: 10.1111/bph.12640

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December 11, 2014

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3:31 PM | Severe Flu Season in the US: Too early to call for antivirals?
The CDC came out with a press release last week which expressed the fear that the US was destined to face a severe season of influenza in the upcoming few months. It is still early on in the influenza season and the disease activity is low in the US at this point of time, but…

December 08, 2014

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6:48 PM | Seven Things to Know about the Global Spread of Asbestos
Asbestos. It isn’t just a word that sends a chill to homeowners renovating old buildings; it’s a naturally occurring mineral in widespread commercial and industrial use that still poses a public health hazard today. It’s still a big industry with big implications. Here’s a look at seven major things to know about asbestos, based on … Continue reading →

December 07, 2014

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4:58 PM | Trichinella Outbreak in Belgium: How Infections Cross International Borders
Pork, infected with larvae of Trichinella, imported from Spain, has led to an outbreak of Trichinellosis in parts of Belgium. Though the outbreak focus has been identified and preventative measures adopted, this goes to show we have very poor control over how infections spread.
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4:08 PM | Novel Psittacine Adenovirus Responsible for Potentiating Zoonotic Psittacosis Outbreak: Emerging Co-Infections
A novel adenovirus potentiates the species jump of Chlamydophila psittaci from birds to man, causing atypical pneumonia (psittacosis). Viruses, in addition to jumping the species barrier themselves, now are helping other bacteria to do the same: is this the beginning of the age of microbes?

December 05, 2014

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9:08 PM | CDC: Big Whooping Cough Outbreaks Could Become 'The New Normal'
This year, California weathered its biggest pertussis – aka "whooping cough" – epidemic in seventy years (for a whopping dose of perspective, see the graph up top). A new report from the CDC says the outbreak could be a sign of things to come.Read more...

December 04, 2014

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5:10 PM | Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea in Hawaii: An Epidemiological Puzzle
The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) first struck the US coasts in April 2013, leaving public health and veterinary doctors puzzled because they could not figure out how it arrived across the ocean despite stringent measures on animal import. This virus has now made its way across to Oahu, the most populous island of Hawaii. The…

December 02, 2014

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7:20 PM | HIV May Be Evolving Into A Less Deadly and Less Virulent Form
It's possible that HIV's ability to cause AIDS is slowing. A new paper from Oxford University suggests the disease is becoming less deadly and less infectious over time as it adapts to our immune system and therapies. Read more...

December 01, 2014

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2:00 PM | Maintaining health literacy through being web-savvy and culturally engaged
Note: The research discussed on the blog today is work from my PhD dissertation, which was published last week and covered by several media outlets online. It was originally blogged about on the Health Behaviour Research Centre ‘Health Chatter’ blog. … Continue reading »The post Maintaining health literacy through being web-savvy and culturally engaged appeared first on Public Health.
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2:00 PM | Maintaining health literacy through being web-savvy and culturally engaged
Note: The research discussed on the blog today is work from my PhD dissertation, which was published last week and covered by several media outlets online. It was originally blogged about on the Health Behaviour Research Centre ‘Health Chatter’ blog. … Continue reading »The post Maintaining health literacy through being web-savvy and culturally engaged appeared first on Public Health.
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1:00 PM | Expanding the Historical Plague Paradigm
When the first complete genomic sequence of Yersinia pestis was published on October 4, 2001 the world was naturally focused elsewhere, on anthrax bioterrorism — the Amerithrax incident was then in its second week– and the September 11 attacks were just over three weeks old. As the world redeveloped bioterrorism assessments and plans, plague was … Continue reading Expanding the Historical Plague Paradigm →

November 29, 2014

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7:45 AM | This Month in Blastocystis Research (NOV 2014): Blasting Blastocystis Edition
The 'This Month' post is triggered by a paper emerging in the journal Gut Pathogens describing a clinical pilot study on the efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive IBS patients. The article is free for download here. The triple therapy consisted of fourteen days of diloxanide furoate 500 mg thrice daily, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole) 160/80 mg twice daily, and secnidazole 400 mg thrice daily. Six of ten patients achieved eradication. […]

Nagel R, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H & Traub R (2014). Clinical pilot study: efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive irritable bowel syndrome patients., Gut pathogens, 6 34. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25349629

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7:45 AM | This Month in Blastocystis Research (NOV 2014): Blasting Blastocystis Edition
The 'This Month' post is triggered by a paper emerging in the journal Gut Pathogens describing a clinical pilot study on the efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive IBS patients. The article is free for download here. The triple therapy consisted of fourteen days of diloxanide furoate 500 mg thrice daily, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (cotrimoxazole) 160/80 mg twice daily, and secnidazole 400 mg thrice daily. Six of ten patients achieved eradication. […]

Nagel R, Bielefeldt-Ohmann H & Traub R (2014). Clinical pilot study: efficacy of triple antibiotic therapy in Blastocystis positive irritable bowel syndrome patients., Gut pathogens, 6 34. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25349629

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November 24, 2014

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10:15 AM | Helicobacter pylori and stem cells in the gastric crypt
Last Friday, the 4th Integrated Mathematical Oncology Workshop finished here at Moffitt. The event drew a variety of internal and external participants — you can see a blurry photo of many of them above — and was structured as a competition between four teams specializing in four different domains: Microbiome, Hepatitis C, Human papillomavirus, and […]

Houghton, J., Stoicov, C., Nomura, S., Rogers, A.B., Carlson, J., Li, H., Cai, X., Fox, J.G., Goldenring, J.R. & Wang, T.C. & (2004). Gastric cancer originating from bone marrow-derived cells., Science, 306 (5701) 1568-71. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15567866

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10:15 AM | Helicobacter pylori and stem cells in the gastric crypt
Last Friday, the 4th Integrated Mathematical Oncology Workshop finished here at Moffitt. The event drew a variety of internal and external participants — you can see a blurry photo of many of them above — and was structured as a competition between four teams specializing in four different domains: Microbiome, Hepatitis C, Human papillomavirus, and […]

Houghton, J., Stoicov, C., Nomura, S., Rogers, A.B., Carlson, J., Li, H., Cai, X., Fox, J.G., Goldenring, J.R. & Wang, T.C. & (2004). Gastric cancer originating from bone marrow-derived cells., Science, 306 (5701) 1568-71. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15567866

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10:15 AM | Helicobacter pylori and stem cells in the gastric crypt
Last Friday, the 4th Integrated Mathematical Oncology Workshop finished here at Moffitt. The event drew a variety of internal and external participants — you can see a blurry photo of many of them above — and was structured as a competition between four teams specializing in four different domains: Microbiome, Hepatitis C, Human papillomavirus, and […]

Houghton, J., Stoicov, C., Nomura, S., Rogers, A.B., Carlson, J., Li, H., Cai, X., Fox, J.G., Goldenring, J.R. & Wang, T.C. & (2004). Gastric cancer originating from bone marrow-derived cells., Science, 306 (5701) 1568-71. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15567866

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November 23, 2014

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10:02 PM | Autumn Reading
So much for my plan to do monthly reading updates. I think quarterly might be more feasible. It seems like the fall has flown by and was not as productive as I would have liked. Isn’t that always the way? So I’m currently working my way through Cameron’s Anglo-Saxon Medicine and then next up will … Continue reading Autumn Reading →
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