Posts Tagged ‘Infectious diseases’

Iconic marine mammals are “swimming in sick seas” of terrestrial pathogens: UBC researchers

Feb. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbour seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the U.S. and Canada, and better surveillance is required to monitor public health implications, according to a panel of scientific experts from Canada and the United States.

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Text messaging improves health of Kenyans with HIV: UBC researcher

Nov. 9, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A simple “how are you” delivered weekly through cell phone text messaging (SMS) increases the likelihood that Kenyans with HIV will stay healthy and follow their medication regimen, while reducing the spread of the disease, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.

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