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The United States Awaits The Arrival of Home-Grown Zika Virus Disease

The United States Awaits The Arrival of Home-Grown Zika Virus Disease The Ebola outbreak in West Africa sensitized societies in Western Europe, the United States and elsewhere in the world to the potential threats that epidemic-prone diseases pose in this era of globalization. Fortunately, the appropriate authorities adhered to appropriate scientific and public health principles and were largely able to limit the spread of Ebola to the West African region. It was also clear that the West African Ebola outbreak Read More...

Sky News

Attention: Health Correspondent: news@sky.com Dear Sir, On 23 May I saw on Sky News your coverage of the health row on the nation’s diet. An article on this very same subject appeared in our Diabetes Book which was published 2 years ago. The chapter was written by a Professor T. Noakes, University of Cape Town, South Africa urging people to eat more fat and protein, but avoiding carbohydrates, particularly sugar as found in sweets etc. Please feel at liberty to log into Read More...

Frequent Questions

One of the most important and frequent questions that patients ask of healthcare practitioners concern vaccines and vaccination. Unlike medicines, vaccines are administered to all individuals, healthy or not – usually infants and children. Health practitioners therefore need to be empowered with a basic knowledge of this crucially important branch of preventive medicine. How do vaccines induce protection against infectious agents and how long does this immunity last? How safe are vaccines in healthy and immuno-suppressed individuals? What are live and Read More...

Global Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease – A new factor to be considered

Global Eradication of Guinea Worm Disease – A new factor to be considered Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) is one of the so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases which have been identified as a candidate for global eradication even though there is no curative treatment for the disease. It is caused by a nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis, following ingestion of water containing water fleas (Cyclops species) that have ingested the larvae of the worm. In humans the larvae move from the intestine into body Read More...

April Mailer

Diabetes is one of the major health problems in the world today. According to the WHO, there are over 400 million people with diabetes worldwide at present and 90% of these have type II diabetes which is directly related to obesity. Annually 1.5 million people die directly from diabetes, which occurs in both developed and developing countries. Even children are now getting type II diabetes. For up to date information on this disease, click here to get your copy today of Diabetes update Read More...