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CNN: “A shooting at Oikos University in east Oakland, California, resulted in multiple fatalities, an Oakland police spokeswoman says. A suspect was taken into custody after the shooting at the religious school, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson says.”
Rise in Nonhereditary Angioedema Tied to ACE Inhibitors
March 19, 2012 (Orlando, Florida) — “Hospitalization rates for nonhereditary angioedema have risen significantly over the past decade, particularly in blacks, largely because of adverse reactions to antihypertensive and other cardiovascular drugs, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 2012 Annual Meeting….”
Potential synergy between advanced primary stroke centers and level I or II
trauma centers in the United States
Published online: 19 March 2012
Asif A. Khan, Saqib A. Chaudhry, Ameer E. Hassan, Gustavo J. Rodriguez, M.
Fareed K. Suri, Kamakshi Lakshminarayan, Adnan I. Qureshi
American Journal of Emergency Medicine, The, http://www.ajemjournal.com/article/S0735-6757%2811%2900588-2/abstract
Despite evidence of higher capability among institutions with coexisting PSC-trauma centers, two thirds of PSCs are in hospitals without advanced trauma systems. These findings have implications for establishing stroke systems in the United States.
“Taking aspirin every day may significantly reduce the risk of many cancers and prevent tumors from spreading, according to two new studies published on Tuesday.
The findings add to a body of evidence suggesting that cheap and widely available aspirin may be a powerful if overlooked weapon in the battle against cancer. But the research also poses difficult questions for doctors and public health officials, as regular doses of aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding and other side effects. Past studies have suggested that the drawbacks of daily use may outweigh the benefits, particularly in healthy patients.
One of the new studies examined patient data from dozens of large, long-term randomized controlled trials involving tens of thousands of men and women. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that after three years of daily aspirin use, the risk of developing cancer was reduced by almost 25 percent when compared with a control group not taking aspirin. After five years, the risk of dying of cancer was reduced by 37 percent among those taking aspirin.
A second paper that analyzed five large randomized controlled studies in Britain found that over six and a half years on average, daily aspirin use reduced the risk of metastatic cancer by 36 percent and the risk of adenocarcinomas — common solid cancers including colon, lung and prostate cancer — by 46 percent……”
MOSCOW — “At least 31 people died in a plane crash in Siberia early on Monday……the latest in a string of deadly crashes that eroded confidence in Russia’s commitment to air safety.
The plane, a French-built ATR-72 with 43 people on board, was scheduled to fly to the Siberian oil town of Surgut, but crashed shortly after takeoff from Tyumen, a regional hub about 1,000 miles from Moscow. At least 12 people survived the impact which split the plane into three pieces. All are in critical condition, officials said.
There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash……”
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the U.S. From 1992-2009, the number of reported cases in the U.S. tripled. Understanding the epidemiology and clinical features of Lyme disease is valuable for clinicians in emerging areas, clinicians in endemic regions who need a refresher course, and for health care providers in non-endemic regions who see travel-related cases.
MIREBALAIS, Haiti — ”…..[C]holera has killed more than 7,050 Haitians and sickened more than 531,000, or 5 percent of the population. Lightning fast and virulent, it spread from here through every Haitian state, erupting into the world’s largest cholera epidemic despite a huge international mobilization still dealing with the effects of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.
The world rallied to confront cholera, too, but the mission was muddled by the United Nations’ apparent role in igniting the epidemic and its unwillingness to acknowledge it. Epidemiologic and microbiologic evidence strongly suggests that United Nations peacekeeping troops from Nepal imported cholera to Haiti, contaminated the river tributary next to their base through a faulty sanitation system and caused a second disaster……”