- SRI LANKA - 2014 Plan to eliminate malaria -

- NORWAY - Autism Spectrum Disorders Identification in Children -

- EUROPE - Overweight children could become new norm in Europe -

- USA Menus assessing state prescription drug overdose laws -

- SOUDI ARABIA - Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels -

- WORLD - The Diabetes - Gum Disease Connection / Podcast -

- GUATEMALA - CANADA - Food Security and Malnutrition -

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- SRI LANKA - 2014 Plan to eliminate malaria -

- Malaria is one of the most important tropical diseases that has caused devastation throughout the history of mankind. Malaria eradication programmes in the past have had many positive effects but failed to wipe out malaria from most tropical countries, including Sri Lanka. Encouraged by the impressive levels of reduction in malaria case numbers during the past decade, Sri Lanka has launched a programme to eliminate malaria by year 2014. This article reviews the historical milestones associated with the malaria eradication programme that failed subsequently and the events that led to the launch of the ongoing malaria elimination plans at national level and its strategies that are operational across the entire country.

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Tips From Former Smokers - Jamason: “Please Don't Smoke Near Me”. Exposure to secondhand smoke triggered a serious asthma attack for Jamason when he was 16. He spent 4 days in the hospital, gasping for breath. In this video from CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign, he talks about asking his friends not to smoke near him. Some are surprised that their smoke can seriously hurt a person with asthma. As for friends who still light up near Jamason, he says, "...we can't be friends anymore...."

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- NORWAY - Autism Spectrum Disorders Identification in Children -

Previous research on clinical and high-risk samples suggests that signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be detected between 1 and 2 years of age. Authors have investigated signs of ASD at 18 months in a population-based sample and the association with later ASD diagnosis. Even though one-third of the children who later received an ASD diagnosis were identified through M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) items, the majority scored below cut-off on the screening criteria at 18 months. The results imply that it might not be possible to detect all children with ASD at this age.

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The MSc Epidemiology is organized within the Graduate School of Life Sciences, and is part of Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht.

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- EUROPE - Overweight children could become new norm in Europe -

According to the EU figures, Greece has the highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds (33%), followed by Portugal (32%), Ireland and Spain (both 30%). While the UK's figures are not directly comparable, data from the childhood measurement programme in 2011/12 suggests England has as serious a problem as any country, with 35.4% of 10- to 11-year-old boys and 32.4% of girls overweight. Among those, 20.7% of boys and 17.7% of girls were obese. The school-based measurements also show that 23.5% of four- to five-year-old boys and 21.6% of girls are overweight. The WHO said the figures for children were alarming.

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Affiliated to TropMedEurop - representing the leading houses in tropical medicine in Europe - TropNet was founded under the name TropNetEurop in 1999 to create a "European Network on Imported Infectious Disease Surveillance". Growing over the years TropNetEurop has been renamed to TropNet in 2010 in the course of structural reforms and is currently the largest European Tropical and Travel Medicine Network, representing 68 specialised centres spread throughout Europe.

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- Mutations in the T (brachyury) gene cause a novel syndrome consisting of sacral agenesis, abnormal ossification of the vertebral bodies and a persistent notochordal canal

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Expanding the phenotype of IQSEC2 mutations: truncating mutations in severe intellectual disability

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- USA Menus assessing state prescription drug overdose laws -

The  CDC Public Health Law Program is pleased to release several menus assessing state prescription drug overdose laws: Menu of State Prescription Drug Identification LawsMenu of Pain Management Clinic Regulation ; and Menu of State Laws Related to Prescription Drug Overdose Emergencies . These resources are designed to provide a picture of some of the legal and regulatory strategies states have used to address prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose. These menus were created through a partnership between CDC's Public Health Law Program and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. ›››› Read

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- SOUDI ARABIA - Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels -

Scientists have gotten close to pinning down the origin of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a dangerous respiratory disease that emerged in Saudi Arabia 17 months ago. It turns out the MERS virus has been circulating in Arabian camels for more than two decades, scientists report in a study published Tuesday. So far MERS has sickened more than 180 people, killing at least 77 of them — an alarming 43 percent. But scientists haven't been sure where the virus came from or how people catch it. A report in the journal mBIO suggests the virus is ubiquitous among Saudi Arabian camels, the one-humped variety. The animals get the virus when they're young, and it often doesn't make them sick.

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- WORLD - The Diabetes - Gum Disease Connection / Podcast -

Good oral hygiene helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but the health of your mouth may have a big impact on the rest of your body too—especially if you have diabetes. Ira Lamster of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, George W. Taylor of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and endocrinologist Pamela Allweiss of the Centers for Disease Control discuss why diabetes increases the risk for gum disease and how gum disease makes it difficult to control diabetes in this special edition podcast, presented by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Scientists with the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) have identified a new coronavirus in pigs on four Ohio farms that recently had outbreaks of diarrheal disease, the ODA announced yesterday. The virus has been named swine deltacoronavirus (SDCV). Clinical signs in the swine outbreaks were similar to those of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus and transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) viruses, both of which are coronaviruses, the agency said. But at one of the farms, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for currently circulating PED and TGE viruses were negative, and all the samples tested positive for a new virus. Both PED virus and the new virus were subsequently found in fecal samples from the other three farms, the agency said.

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Dates: April 2-5, 2014.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa.

Topics: major infectious causes of death in Africa and elsewhere, which include AIDS, malaria, TB, pneumonia and enteric infections including typhoid fever and diarrhea.

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Uganda decentralized Veterinarian Service in 1997. Services passed under the control of Local Governments. This decentralization has been affecting the quality of the veterinary service. To improve the quality of veterinarian assistance, veterinarians are asking to recentralize delivery of veterinary.

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- GUATEMALA - CANADA - Food Security and Malnutrition -

The Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, Stuart Savage, and the Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP), Mario Touchette, joined government officials of Guatemala, to officially launch the programme “Guatemalan Maize Against Hunger”, which aims to support Guatemala’s efforts to increase agricultural productivity and reduce malnutrition. "Canada supports the work of Guatemala in its movement to improve child nutrition. It also seeks to support small-scale agriculture, by increasing profitability and accessibility to markets that sell high quality maize and beans.

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Date: August 18-19th, 2014.

Venue: Beijing, China. 

Topics: “Research and Development in Global Health Care” with special focus on healthcare in China, entire Asia, Africa and all around the world.

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New Zealand government has defined potential emerging threats to New Zealand’s people. Its policies define economical, environmental, human health, social and cultural values that are protect from risk. In that analysis Maori cultural aspects are included. Risk organisms are defined. The 4Rs approaches will be adopted to emergency responses.

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