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Hypertension Prevalence Higher In Low-, Middle-Income Countries Than In High-Income Nations, Study Shows

Washington Post: Hypertension is now more common in poor and middle-income countries than rich ones “Middle- and lower-income countries now have a higher rate of hypertension than high-income countries. Worldwide, the prevalence of hypertension is at a record high, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. From 2000…

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Philippines Records Highest-Ever Monthly Total Of New HIV Cases, Prompting Advocates To Call For Action

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Record new HIV cases in Philippines prompt call for action “The Philippines has posted a record number of new HIV infections, prompting campaigners to call on authorities to step up efforts to battle the potentially deadly disease. A total of 841 new cases were recorded in June,…

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Organizations, Governments Learning To Harness Power Of Data To Track Disease Spread, Respond To Outbreaks

Devex: We know more about epidemics than ever before. Now what? “…As data sources have grown, so too has their potential to inform policy. Ebola provided an obvious example: If organizations and governments had known where and how quickly the disease was spreading, they could have positioned resources and communication…

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More Than 40 U.S. Military Personnel Infected With Zika

The Atlantic: Zika’s Threat to the U.S. Military “More than 40 members of the U.S. military have contracted the Zika virus this year in countries where it is present, government officials said; among them a pregnant woman, for whom Zika can be particularly dangerous. The news was first reported by…

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WHO Should Create List Of Essential Diagnostics

Forbes: Why The World Needs An Essential Diagnostics List Lee Schroeder, assistant professor at the University of Michigan; Timothy Amukele, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; and Madhukar Pai, director of the McGill Global Health Programs “…A recent NEJM article proposes a simple way to improve access…

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Honduras Reports Suspected Zika-Linked Deaths, Birth Defects; Cuba Reports 2 New Locally Acquired Cases

Agence France-Presse: Zika suspected in 6 deaths in Honduras “Six people have died and 10 babies have been born with defects in Honduras in cases feared to have been caused by Zika, the health minister said Tuesday. Tests were being carried out to confirm whether the cases were the result…

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‘Science Speaks’ Discusses AIDS 2016 Session On HIV, Related Infections Among Prisoners

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Seeds planted at 2000 conference grow infectious disease responses in prisons Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference that took place last month in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a session during which panelists shared their…

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In Unprecedented Domestic U.S. Travel Advisory, CDC Warns Pregnant Women, Those Planning Pregnancy To Avoid Miami Neighborhood After Zika Case Number Rises To 14

The Hill: CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami over Zika “Federal health authorities are warning pregnant women not to travel to the parts of Miami where mosquitoes are believed to be spreading the Zika virus…” (Ferris, 8/1). POLITICO: CDC issues Zika travel warning for Miami “…The CDC is also…

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To Reach Global AIDS Goals, Experts Encourage Improved Access To HIV Testing

Devex: Experts call for urgent HIV testing scale-up to reach global goals “As experts gathered at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, last month, there was the overwhelming consensus that a lot more work had to be done if UNAIDS’ ambitious 2020 targets were going to be met…

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Confirmed Reports Of Local Zika Transmission In Florida Prompt U.S. Senate Democrats To Call For Immediate Funding Compromise; Health Advocacy Groups Urge Action

Devex: Cecile Richards on the Zika funding blockade “Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has fought her fair share of battles to protect the health services organization’s work around the world. Now she’s fighting for the opportunity to tackle a global threat: Zika. Richards stopped by the Devex studio after meetings…

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