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Beware of pharmaceutical companies bearing cheap drugs

Pharmaceutical companies are for-profit enterprises that make their money by selling medicinal drugs. This might seem stupefyingly obvious, but it can get (briefly) obscured when these companies distribute shiny pamphlets suggesting that the promotion of human well-being is their ultimate mission or when they act in seemingly philanthropic ways. Scratch the surface, or just wait until the smoke clears, and the profit motive comes back into view. This is partly why bioethics workers find pharmaceutical companies fascinating and appalling: sometimes they offer a glimpse of what it would be like if powerful multinationals really threw their weight behind public health goals, but only a glimpse, because they inevitably veer off to make money and please their stockholders, sometimes in ways at odds with the ethics of research and health care. They are a kind of ethical rogue element.

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Ethical challenges for international collaborative research partnerships in the context of the…

The establishment of international collaborative research partnerships in times of infectious disease outbreaks of international importance has been considered an ethical imperative.

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After the floods: Diarrheal disease threats lurk behind natural disasters

After the floods: Diarrheal disease threats lurk behind natural disasters hrandall Fri, 09/22/2017 – 13:49 Sep 22, 2017 defeatDD Hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean. Floods in South Asia and Yemen. Mudslides in Sierra Leone. The natural disasters of the past month have held many captive: literal captives of flooded houses, cars, roads, and airports. Others have been simply captivated by news of the devastation

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A scoring model for predicting prognosis of patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia…

by Bei Jia, Xiaomin Yan, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Yong Liu, Biyun Xu, Peixin Song, Yang Li, Yali Xiong, Weihua Wu, Yingying Hao, Juan Xia, Zhaoping Zhang, Rui Huang, Chao Wu Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging epidemic infectious disease caused by the SFTS bunyavirus (SFTSV) with an estimated high case-fatality rate of 12.7% to 32.6%. Currently, the disease has been reported in mainland China, Japan, Korea, and the United States.

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Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success

Nutrition and WASH: a recipe for success hrandall Wed, 08/30/2017 – 13:53 Aug 30, 2017 Mwandwe Chileshe Global Program Associate at 1,000 Days and a Global Health Corps fellow Originally posted on the 1000 Days website.   In the leadup to World Water Week, WaterAid, SHARE (Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity) and Action Against Hunger launched a new report, “The recipe for success,” in which they discuss  a key ingredient for fighting global malnutrition – WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). The report highlights that 50% of undernutrition in children under five is associated with repeated diarrhea and infections resulting from poor WASH conditions. Additionally, poor sanitation is listed as the second leading cause of stunting worldwide.

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An econometric method for estimating population parameters from non-random samples: An…

Abstract The problem of sample selection complicates the process of drawing inference about populations.

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One year after recovery, Ebola survivors likelier than peers to suffer disabilities

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingProblems that included compromised vision, mobility, memory and concentration, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue dogged Ebola survivors a year after their illnesses at rates significantly higher than among people close to them who had not been sick, a study reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found. The study examined rates of disabling challenges […](Read more…)

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"We are survivors and not a virus:" Content analysis of media reporting on Ebola…

by Elisabeth Anne-Sophie Mayrhuber, Thomas Niederkrotenthaler, Ruth Kutalek Background The Ebola virus disease epidemic between 2013 and 2016 in West Africa was unprecedented. It resulted in approximately 28.000 cases and 10.000 Ebola survivors.

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Caprine brucellosis: A historically neglected disease with significant impact on public health

by Carlos A. Rossetti, Angela M.

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The Use of Xenosurveillance to Detect Human Bacteria, Parasites, and Viruses in Mosquito…

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IAS 2017: Expanded treatment guidelines expand access to many without harms to those already in…

Categories: IAS 2017PARIS – Expanding treatment eligibility under new treatment guidelines in Zambia led to increases in initiation, retention and the percentage of people in care without negative effects on those already in care, a presenter from CIDRZ, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, said today. Aaloke Mody was presenting the findings from a study […](Read more…)

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Participation of women and children in hunting activities in Sierra Leone and implications for…

by Jesse Bonwitt, Martin Kandeh, Michael Dawson, Rashid Ansumana, Foday Sahr, Ann H. Kelly, Hannah Brown The emergence of infectious diseases of zoonotic origin highlights the need to understand social practices at the animal-human interface. This study provides a qualitative account of interactions between humans and wild animals in predominantly Mende villages of southern Sierra Leone.

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Contemporary status of insecticide resistance in the major <i>Aedes</i> vectors of…

by Catherine L. Moyes, John Vontas, Ademir J.

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Dengue prediction by the web: Tweets are a useful tool for estimating and forecasting Dengue at…

by Cecilia de Almeida Marques-Toledo, Carolin Marlen Degener, Livia Vinhal, Giovanini Coelho, Wagner Meira, Claudia Torres Codeço, Mauro Martins Teixeira Background Infectious diseases are a leading threat to public health. Accurate and timely monitoring of disease risk and progress can reduce their impact. Mentioning a disease in social networks is correlated with physician visits by patients, and can be used to estimate disease activity

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