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Diagnosing and Treating Infectious Diseases with Nuclear Techniques

Every year, 13 million people die from infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS around the world. The overwhelming majority of these deaths occur in developing countries and early detection is key to mitigate the spread of infection and the outbreak of epidemics. During an event held on the margins of the 62nd IAEA General Conference today, experts reviewed ...

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New test kit enables quick, accurate, inexpensive screening of diseases

Credit: National University of Singapore Test results are denoted by a colour change and could be further analysed by a smartphone app, making it attractive as a point-of-care diagnostic device A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called ...

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Floodwater dangers include infection, diseases

With the city of Corpus Christi and surrounding areas hit hard last week with heavy rain, health officials are warning about an increased risk of illnesses and hazards that can be caused by the rising floodwaters. Just walking through flood waters can expose you to all sorts of infection and diseases. Floodwater is more than simple rain. It’s often contaminated ...

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Hurricane Florence could leave deadly diseases, illnesses in its wake: A look at what to watch for

5 common diseases and illnesses after major hurricanes After major hurricanes like Florence begin to dwindle in strength and power, their effects can still spread potentially life-threatening conditions and diseases. Here are five of the most common illnesses after hurricanes. Although Florence has decreased from a powerful hurricane to a tropical depression, its effects could still spread potentially life-threatening diseases ...

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