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  • Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore - Firstpost

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    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    FirstpostTenth patient tests positive for swine flu in IndoreFirstpostIndore: With a 40-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district has gone up to 10, a health official said today. The woman, a resident of Ramkrishna Bagh colony, was admitted to a and more »
  • Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

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    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • Building a better mouse to study Ebola

    L.A. Times - Science
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Scientists wearing anti-pathogen "spacesuits" and working in a government biocontainment laboratory have shown that genetically diverse strains of mice can accurately model the devastating health effects of the Ebola virus, according to new research.
  • Ebola virus disease – Mali

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    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    On 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by Mali's Ministry of Health of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is the first EVD case in Mali. The case is a 2-year-old female who developed symptoms, presumably on 19 October 2014, while in Beuila, Guinea and then travelled across by road to Mali. On 20 October 2014, the patient was admitted to a healthcare facility in Kayes, Mali. On 21 October 2014, she was referred to the Fousseyni Daou Hospital in Kayes. On 22 October 2014, samples for EVD were taken and analysed at the Center for TB and AIDS Research in…
  • Can we predict the future of medicine?

    CNN.com - Health
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, you can get a glimpse of the most promising and upcoming medical innovations of 2015, via the Cleveland Clinic.
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  • Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore - Firstpost

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:59 am
    FirstpostTenth patient tests positive for swine flu in IndoreFirstpostIndore: With a 40-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district has gone up to 10, a health official said today. The woman, a resident of Ramkrishna Bagh colony, was admitted to a and more »
  • Woman dies of swine flu, first case of the year - Times of India

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Woman dies of swine flu, first case of the yearTimes of IndiaBHOPAL: Battling with dengue, Bhopal reported its first swine flu death this year on Tuesday. A woman admitted to a private hospital died and her samples tested positive for H1N1 at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) laboratory in Jabalpur.
  • Alert in Madhya Pradesh after first swine flu death in Bhopal - Hindustan Times

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Alert in Madhya Pradesh after first swine flu death in BhopalHindustan TimesThe Madhya Pradesh health department has sounded alert after one swine flu death was reported in the state capital during the past 24 hours, senior health officials said here on Wednesday. Indore has already reported four swine flu deaths so far this and more »
  • Jaslok death: Swine flu or bacterial? - Daily News & Analysis

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Daily News & AnalysisJaslok death: Swine flu or bacterial?Daily News & AnalysisMystery shrouds the death of a 70-year-old Nanded resident after he died in Jaslok hospital on Sunday. The deceased was admitted in the isolation ward on October 1 after he was diagonised with H1N1 (swine flu). The deceased (name withheld) was said to ...
  • Twenty people hospitalized for flu in Wisconsin, 1st H3N2v 'swine flu' case ... - Outbreak News Today

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Outbreak News TodayTwenty people hospitalized for flu in Wisconsin, 1st H3N2v 'swine flu' case Outbreak News TodayIn addition, Wisconsin reported the country's first influenza A (H3N2) variant (H3N2v) virus in a person who reported close contact with swine in the week prior to illness onset. The 2014-2015 influenza season began on September 28, 2014. H3N2v is a ...and more »
 
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  • Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.

    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live

    Alison Bruzek
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.» E-Mail This
  • 1 Dead After Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

    Geoff Brumfiel
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.» E-Mail This
  • Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community

    Scott Neuman
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.» E-Mail This
  • Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Ebola virus disease – Mali

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    On 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by Mali's Ministry of Health of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). This is the first EVD case in Mali. The case is a 2-year-old female who developed symptoms, presumably on 19 October 2014, while in Beuila, Guinea and then travelled across by road to Mali. On 20 October 2014, the patient was admitted to a healthcare facility in Kayes, Mali. On 21 October 2014, she was referred to the Fousseyni Daou Hospital in Kayes. On 22 October 2014, samples for EVD were taken and analysed at the Center for TB and AIDS Research in…
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Qatar

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    On 12 and 23 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point of Qatar of 2 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). These are the first cases reported to WHO by Qatar in 2014. A 71-year-old male from Doha, Qatar developed symptoms on 1 October while traveling with three family members by car from Qatar to the Al-Hasa Region of Saudi Arabia. On 7 October, as his symptoms worsened, the case visited a private health facility in Al-Hasa, whereupon he was transferred to the Hamad General Hospital in Doha. On 11 October, laboratory tests conducted on the…
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    On 19 October 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 1 death. WHO continues to closely monitor the H7N9 situation and conduct risk assessment. So far, the overall risk associated with the H7N9 virus has not changed.
  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Turkey

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    On 17 October 2014, WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO) was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for Turkey of a laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On 11 October 2014, the patient died. This is the first MERS-CoV case in Turkey. The case is a 42-year-old male, Turkish citizen known to be working in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). On 25 September 2014, the patient developed symptoms in Jeddah. Initially, he sought medical care in KSA; however, on 6 October 2014, as symptoms worsened, he travelled with a direct…
  • Chikungunya – France

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    On 21 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of 4 cases of chikungunya locally-acquired infection in Montpellier, France. The cases were confirmed by tests conducted by the French National Reference Laboratory for arboviruses on 20 October 2014. This is the first time that locally-acquired transmission of chikungunya has been detected in France since 2010. The 4 cases of chikungunya infection occurred within the same family, with symptoms onset between 20 September and 12 October. The cases live in Montpellier in the vicinity of a chikungunya case imported…
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  • Can we predict the future of medicine?

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Although designer babies and a disease-free world may or may not come to pass, you can get a glimpse of the most promising and upcoming medical innovations of 2015, via the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    A Maine judge on Friday ruled in favor of a nurse who defied a quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities, saying local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola quarantine.
  • Game company to help 'Operation' creator with operation costs

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    John Spinello created the game of "Operation" nearly 50 years ago. Since then, millions have attempted to remove small plastic body parts from Cavity Sam without lighting up his red nose and hearing that sweat-inducing BUZZ.
  • A welcome -- or not -- for health workers from Africa's Ebola zone

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Maine's plan to impose a mandatory quarantine on nurse Kaci Hickox highlights an individual liberty versus public safety controversy about health workers returning from Africa's Ebola zone.
  • Scientists link 60 genes to autism risk

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:56 am
    Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in autism, according to two studies published in the journal Nature.
 
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  • These studies show that airport Ebola screenings are largely ineffective

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Twilette Miller, a nurse arriving from Dayton, Ohio, wears a precautionary surgical mask at Dulles International Airport on Oct. 16 because of concerns about Ebola. The debate over whether the Obama administration should ban flights from Ebola-stricken nations has been raging for weeks, fueled by fears of an outbreak in the United States and a lot of election-inspired finger pointing.
  • Spooky Politicians That Go Bump in the Night

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    As predictably as falling leaves and longer nights, the end of October brings children disguised as pretend ghosts and goblins, and politicians whipping up fears of supposedly real ones. Democrats air spooky commercials alleging a war on women, on the poor, on teachers, on unions.
  • Wild Hog Management Workshop Scheduled for Dec. 11 in Ridgeland

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    To combat the scourge of highly destructive feral pigs , the S.C. Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with several partners is sponsoring a Wild Hog Management Workshop on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Heron Nature Center in Ridgeland. n Extension Service Natural Resources Agents to learn about the biology, laws/regulations, and management options for feral hogs.
  • U.S. pig and sow skin market access restored to China

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association has confirmed that U.S. pig and sow skin products may once again be exported directly to China. These products, along with a number of other U.S. pork products, were restricted from import in China in 2009 due to concerns related to H1-N1 "swine flu" occurrences.
  • From the Archive #6: Swine Flu Cartoon

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    Back in April 2009, Gordon Brown was the UK Prime Minister and we were in the middle of a swine flu pandemic . It all seems so long ago .
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  • Week’s Top Stories: October 25 — 31, 2014

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    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman Publish Annual Insurance Risk Benchmarks Research: Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, both wholly owned subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies, released the 2014 Insurance Risk Benchmarks Research: Annual Statistical Review, the first in a two-part series detailing research executed in collaboration with Columbia University. This, the fourth annual report, provides [...]
  • Affordable Care Act: Health Insurers Addressing the Need to Develop New Strategies

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    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Phillip Barker, Senior Vice President Contact It has been a little over four years since the enactment and subsequent implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more widely known as the ACA. The impact on the insurance industry as a whole has been tremendous, but it has not been shared equally among the industry subsectors. [...]
  • Cyber Insurance Coverage: Limits

    GC Editor
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Average limits purchased by companies with revenues exceeding USD1 billion rose 10 percent in 2013 to USD28.2 million from USD25.7 million in 2012. For companies of this size, financial institutions purchased the highest average limits at USD53.2 million, which represented a 9 percent increase from 2012. These average limits do not reflect the limits purchased [...]
  • Guy Carpenter Publishes Flood Risks in Asia — A Detailed Study

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    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Guy Carpenter today released a new report titled Flood Risk in Asia - A Detailed Study. The report provides an in-depth study of the flood potential in Asia along with the prevention and protection systems in place. The 2011 Thailand floods, which lasted several months, severely damaged and disrupted manufacturing operations across the region. Such a [...]
  • Managing Reserve Risk

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    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Michelle Harnick, Managing Director Contact Given that the leading cause of financial impairment of insurance companies is inadequate reserves and our view that a reserve “cycle” not only exists but may soon enter a period of adverse development, Guy Carpenter has spent considerable resources researching and building models to better understand and manage reserve risk. The Under-Reserving Problem Under [...]
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