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NIH Researchers Identify Cause and New Treatment for Common Recurrent Fever in Children by Medline Plus Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 4:09pm A preliminary study conducted by a team at the National Institutes of Health has identified a promising new treatment in children for the most common periodic fever disease in children. The syndrome is called periodic fever associated with aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical ... Read on »
FDA Clears First Test to Diagnose Q Fever in Military Personnel Serving Overseas by Medline Plus Posted Sun 22 May 2011 5:33pm FDA clears first test to diagnose Q fever in military personnel serving overseas The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the first nucleic acid amplification test to diagnose the early stages of Q fever infections in military personnel serving overseas. The Chemical Biological Medical System Joint Project Managem ... Read on »
Scarlet Fever On the Increase by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Feb 2009 5:31pm Public health specialists have today asked the medical community to be on the lookout for a re-occurring bout of Scarlet fever - a disease responsible for thousands of deaths in the 19th century. In 2008, England and Wales recorded as many as 3,000 incidents of the disease - the largest amount in ten years. The Health Protection Agency ar ... Read on »
Travel Health Advisory for Dengue Fever by ViaMedica Posted Mon 21 Dec 2009 12:00am Travel Health Notice Outbreaks caused by four types of the dengue fever virus have increased in the past 25 years. About 40% of the world's population live in areas where there is a risk of dengue fever. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that travellers protect themselves from mosquito bites when travelling to areas whe ... Read on »
Global Chikungunya Fever Activity by ViaMedica Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 12:00am Travel Health Notice The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that travellers protect themselves from mosquito bites if going to regions where there is a risk of chikungunya . There has been an increase of chikungunya activity in recent years. Since a re-emergence of the disease in 2004, millions of cases have occurred in cou ... Read on »
FDA Permits Marketing of First Test to Help Diagnose Dengue Fever by Medline Plus Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 8:26pm FDA permits marketing of first test to help diagnose dengue fever The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first test to help diagnose people with signs and symptoms of dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever, a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics. The dengue viru ... Read on »
BEEN WAITING FOR SPRING? by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Mar 2011 12:00am Helpful Buckeye suspects that all of us have been waiting for Spring...for one reason or another...except for those of you who love to snow ski.  Well, the first day of Spring was this past Monday and we got 6" of snow on our roof and flower pots here in Flagstaff!  Fortunately, the roads and ground had warmed enough that the accumulation ... Read on »
Yellow Fever in Brazil - Travel Health Notice by ViaMedica Posted Mon 08 Mar 2010 12:00am Outbreak Notice Yellow Fever in Brazil This information is current as of today, March 08, 2010 at 14:58 EST Updated: March 02, 2010 Current Situation Yellow fever cases have occurred throughout southern Brazil, mainly in the states of Rio Grande do Sul and São Paolo. Yellow fever occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America ... Read on »
1st U.S. Test to Diagnose Dengue Fever Approved by HealthFinder Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 1:00pm healthnewslink Illness more common in Latin America, Caribbean and Asia MONDAY, April 11 (HealthDay Ne ... Read on »
Reducing Fever in Children: Safe Use of Acetaminophen by FDA Posted Wed 20 Jul 2011 5:20pm To find out if an over-the-counter medicine contains acetaminophen, look for “acetaminophen” on the Drug Facts label under the section called “Active Ingredient.” Get hi-res version of this photo on Flickr . ... Read on »