Middle East Healthcare News

Disfigured Wounded US Soldiers To Get New Skin, Ears And Fingers

November 19, 2017

The US Department of Defense has announced the launch of a five year collaborative program to make use of cutting edge medical technology to treat service members who are badly disfigured from injuries received while serving in wars. Giving an example of the type of innovative treatment the new initiative would be developing, Lt Gen Eric Schoomaker, who is Surgeon General of the US Army told a press conference held at the Pentagon yesterday, Thursday 17th April, about one case of a badly burn...

Amphetamine, Cocaine Use Increase Risk Of Stroke In Young Adults

November 18, 2017

Increasing rates of amphetamine and cocaine use by young adults significantly boost their risk of stroke, with amphetamine abuse associated with the greatest risk, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report. In the study, available online in the Archives of General Psychiatry, UT Southwestern physicians examined more than 8,300 stroke patients ranging in age from 18 to 44 at over 400 Texas hospitals in the years 2000 through 2003. An analysis of risk factors and trends among stroke vi...

What Is Cholera? What Causes Cholera?

November 17, 2017

Worldwide, cholera affects 3-5 million people and causes 100,000-130,000 deaths a year as of 2010. Due to severe dehydration, fatality rates are high when untreated, especially among children and infants. Death can occur in otherwise healthy adults within hours. Those who recover usually have long-term immunity against re-infection. The cholera epidemic in parts of Africa has been ongoing for more than 30 years, due to inadequate sanitation and water treatment systems. Cholera was one of the ...

Biology - Male Harassment Drives Females To Alter Habitat Use And Leads To Segregation Of The Sexes

November 16, 2017

Across the animal kingdom males harass females for mating opportunities. This harassment is costly for females, in some cases reducing reproductive success and increasing mortality. We report an extreme strategy for avoiding sexual harassment used by a species of small fresh water fish, the Trinidadian guppy Poecilia reticulata. Females actively select areas of high predation risk, but low male presence, thus risking their lives to avoid sexual harassment and driving sexual segregation in the...

Joanna Kubler-Kielb Honoured By The American Society For Microbiology

November 15, 2017

One of the 2007 American Society for Microbiology (ASM) ICAAC Young Investigator Awards sponsored by Merck and Company, Inc., U.S. Human Health, will be presented to Joanna Kubler-Kielb, Ph.D., Research Fellow, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Kubler-Kielb is being honored for her research excellence in microbiology and infectious disease. Dr. Kubler-Kielb's research on infectious diseases is very wide-ranging and includes anthrax, malari...