Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Will Receive Pitt’s Dickson Prize at Science 2014—Sustain It!

PITTSBURGH – A scientist who has explored how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the gastrointestinal tract and their genes influence human physiology, metabolism and nutritional status will receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2014 Dickson Prize in Medicine....
Posted On 18 Jul 2014

UPMC Presbyterian Receives Highest National Honor for Organ Donor Enrollment Efforts

PITTSBURGH – UPMC Presbyterian was recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for reaching the gold level of achievement, the highest possible, for conducting activities that promoted enrollment in state organ donor registries. The hospital’s efforts...
Posted On 17 Jul 2014

UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of ‘Best Hospitals’ for 15th Time

UPMC Ranks No. 1 in Pennsylvania, No. 1 in Pittsburgh for Clinical Excellence PITTSBURGH – UPMC has once again received national recognition for its clinical expertise, earning 12th position on the annual U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s “Best Hospitals.” UPMC...
Posted On 16 Jul 2014

Fighting Ebola "by the grace of God"in Liberia

<img src="http://www.irinnews.org/images/ (IRIN) – Panicked and shocked Liberian health workers who have seen their colleagues die of Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in West Africa since January, are abandoning their work stations, hoping to resume only...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014
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Gaza running out of medical supplies; Israeli bombing continues

Gaza City (IRIN) – As Israel continues to bomb hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip, hospitals are facing a shortage of medical supplies. Pre-existing shortages are being exacerbated by heightened need and by the border policies of the Egyptian government, which continues...
Posted On 14 Jul 2014
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Girl, 9, dies from brain-eating amoeba infection in Kansas

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Spring Hill, KS, United States (4E) – A 9-year-old girl from Kansas has died from brain-eating amoeba making her the second fatal victim of the rare infection in the state since 2011. Hally Nicole Yust died...
Posted On 13 Jul 2014
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St. Joseph Institute for Addiction Names New Clinical Supervisor

STATE COLLEGE – St. Joseph Institute announces the appointment of Heather Dick as clinical supervisor. In this position, Dick will work with Jenny Sheetz, the Institute’s founder, to implement the clinical program for addiction treatment that is gaining national...
Posted On 13 Jul 2014

Control Strategy for Dengue, Malaria Increases Risk of West Nile Virus

UNIVERSITY PARK — Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and more likely to transmit the virus to humans, according to a team of researchers. “Previous research has shown that Wolbachia — a genus...
Posted On 13 Jul 2014

Letrozole May Help Women with PCOS Become Pregnant

HERSHEY -The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. PCOS affects 5 to 10 percent of...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014

Pennsylvania Releases Guidelines for Physicians on Use of Prescription Opioids

HARRISBURG – On behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, yesterday released statewide guidelines to address the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic...
Posted On 11 Jul 2014