• World Health Organ
  • According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases account for an estimated 3.6% of the total DALY (disability- adjusted life year) global burden of disease, and cause about 1.5 million human deaths annually. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Organization estimates that 58% of that burden, or 842,000 deaths per year, is attributable to a lack of safe drinking water supply, sanitation and hygiene (summarized as WASH). The term waterborne disease is reserved largely for infections that predominantly are transmitted through contact with or consumption of infected water. (wikipedia.org)
  • Twenty neglected tropical diseases are prioritized by the World Health Organization (WHO), though other organizations define NTDs differently. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Organization recognizes the seventeen diseases below as neglected tropical diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • genetic
  • Providing information about rare or genetic diseases. (nih.gov)
  • GARD Information Specialists can provide you with current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish. (nih.gov)
  • The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) is a program of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and is funded by two parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCATS and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). (nih.gov)
  • Autosomal dominant tubulotubulointerstitial kidney disease of unknown genetic cause is the term used to describe families with this disease in whom the cause is not known. (rarediseases.org)
  • It studies the genetic basis of environmental toxicity to develop methods for the detection, prevention and control of environmentally-related disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • UDN has made plans to add additional components, including a Model Organisms Screening Center to help the network to understand how specific genetic changes might contribute to disease by studying those changes in other organisms and a Metabolomics Core to study biological markers that may be related to disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nor should aging-associated diseases be confused with accelerated aging diseases, all of which are genetic disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coronary Heart D
  • Survivors of MI are at increased risk of recurrent infarctions and have an annual death rate of 5% - six times that in people of the same age who do not have coronary heart disease. (who.int)
  • The WHO MONICA Study, monitored trends in coronary heart disease across 38 populations in 21 countries over 10 years. (who.int)
  • bacteria
  • The following excerpts are from University of Maryland, Dept. of Veterinary Medicine press release: A UMD researcher has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that causes Lyme disease persists in the body and fights your early, innate immune responses. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Microorganisms causing diseases that characteristically are waterborne prominently include protozoa and bacteria, many of which are intestinal parasites, or invade the tissues or circulatory system through walls of the digestive tract. (wikipedia.org)
  • Africa
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of tropical infections which are especially common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. (wikipedia.org)
  • In pursuit of its mission both in Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa, IDI provides care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV) and other infectious diseases, builds capacity among healthcare workers through training and ongoing support, maintains a focus on prevention, and carries out relevant research. (wikipedia.org)
  • IDI was created in 2002 as an academic public/private partnership consisting of the Makerere University School of Medicine, the Mulago National Referral Hospital, the Ministry of Health (Uganda), and Pfizer Inc. with the Pfizer Foundation, together with a group of infectious diseases experts from Uganda and North America named the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa (AA). (wikipedia.org)
  • Genetics
  • Aging (senescence) increases vulnerability to age-associated diseases, whereas genetics determines vulnerability or resistance between species and individuals within species. (wikipedia.org)
  • childhood
  • St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. (stjude.org)
  • Malnutrition is associated with 54% of childhood deaths from diseases of poverty, and lack of skilled attendants during childbirth is primarily responsible for the high maternal and infant death rates among the poor. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aging-associated diseases do not refer to age-specific diseases, such as the childhood diseases chicken pox and measles. (wikipedia.org)
  • But some biogerontologists believe that the same underlying changes that cause graying hair also increase mortality in other organ systems and that understanding the incidence of age-associated disease will advance knowledge of the biology of senescence just as knowledge of childhood diseases advanced knowledge of human development. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • It was established in 2002 and was published by BioMed Central between 2007-2017, on behalf of the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases, of which it is the official journal. (wikipedia.org)
  • morbidity
  • To effectively decrease the morbidity and mortality of diseases, the population should get access to water from home instead from outside. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prevention
  • With regard to cerebral vascular disease, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have found that routine use of prolonged anti platelet treatment (aspirin 75 mg) is beneficial unless there is a clear contraindication for the prevention of vascular events in people with a prior (presumed ischaemic) stroke. (who.int)
  • With a focus on infectious diseases, IDI operates in five main areas: Prevention, Care and Treatment: IDI supports over 100,000 HIV+ people across Uganda in both urban and rural settings in Uganda (both directly, and in partnership with government and non-government health facilities). (wikipedia.org)
  • Lung
  • Smoking also increases your chances of developing other long-term problems such as lung disease. (nih.gov)
  • Asbestos-related diseases are disorders of the lung and pleura caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos-related diseases include non-malignant disorders such as asbestosis (pulmonary fibrosis due to asbestos), diffuse pleural thickening, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, rounded atelectasis and malignancies such as lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus asbestos-related pleural diseases can result from much lower doses than the fibrotic changes in the lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2018
  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the fourth "on-line" meeting of the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (Working Group) on May 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association (COTBDAA) presents Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 3rd Rocky Mountain Forum , on May 19, 2018 at the PACE center in Parker, Colorado this year! (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • populations
  • Posing a real and increasing threat to health and prosperity, these diseases affect all populations, in particular, the world's poorest and most marginalised . (theconversation.com)
  • In addition, a vaccine against a given disease may not be recommended for general use in a given country, or may be recommended only to certain populations, such as young children or older adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vaccination
  • Every country makes its own vaccination recommendations, based on the diseases that are common in its area and its healthcare priorities. (wikipedia.org)
  • mankind
  • The book develops the hypothesis that many of the most common diseases which afflict mankind, such as influenza, the common cold and whooping cough, have their origins in extraterrestrial sources. (wikipedia.org)
  • risk
  • Your risk is also higher if a family member has had the disease. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Besides walking in the woods, working & playing in your yard may be a risk factor for acquiring Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • Kreiss K, Mroz MM, Newman LS, Martyny J, Zhen B. Machining risk of beryllium disease and sensitization with median exposures below 2 µg/m3. (nationaljewish.org)
  • Septoria nodorum Sharp eyespot Rhizoctonia cerealis Spot blotch Biplolaris sorokiana Take-all Gaeumannomyces graminis Tan spot Pyrenophora tritici-repentis Yellow rust Puccinia striiformis Cereals are at risk from numerous diseases due to the level of intensification necessary for profitable production since the 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • People who worked in jobs with high asbestos dust exposure are at the highest risk of developing asbestos-related disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pleural plaques are evidence of past asbestos exposure and indicate an increased risk for the future development of other asbestos-related diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many cases poverty is considered the leading risk factor or determinant for such diseases, and in some cases the diseases themselves are identified as barriers to economic development that would end poverty. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) is a research study that is funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund. (wikipedia.org)
  • These diseases are common in 149 countries, affecting more than 1.4 billion people (including more than 500 million children) and costing developing economies billions of dollars every year. (wikipedia.org)
  • This led them to conclude that diseases such as influenza and the common cold are incident from space and fall upon the Earth in what they term "pathogenic patches. (wikipedia.org)
  • deaths
  • The Immunization Surveillance, Assessment and Monitoring program of the WHO monitors and assesses the safety and effectiveness of programs and vaccines at reducing illness and deaths from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. (wikipedia.org)
  • bacterium
  • Although the media commonly calls it a "flesh-eating infection," more than one type of bacterium can cause this rare disease. (cdc.gov)
  • mutations
  • Mitochondrial diseases are the result of either inherited or spontaneous mutations in mtDNA or nDNA which lead to altered functions of the proteins or RNA molecules that normally reside in mitochondria. (umdf.org)
  • Because of the complex interplay between the hundreds of genes and cells that must cooperate to keep our metabolic machinery running smoothly, it is a hallmark of mitochondrial diseases that identical mtDNA mutations may not produce identical diseases. (umdf.org)
  • sanitation
  • For many environmental and social reasons, including crowded living and working conditions, inadequate sanitation, and disproportionate occupation as sex workers, the poor are more likely to be exposed to infectious diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. (nih.gov)
  • Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. has been Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases since August 1995. (nih.gov)
  • The first National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council meeting of the year gives the Institute an opportunity to share progress with members about the activities of the NIAMS Intramural Research Program (IRP). (nih.gov)
  • Cancer
  • The incidence of all of these diseases increases rapidly with aging (increases exponentially with age, in the case of cancer). (wikipedia.org)
  • infections
  • The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, or FoodNet, has been tracking trends for infections transmitted commonly through food since 1996. (cdc.gov)
  • Health
  • Also in this issue, Sabine Middendorp and colleagues review how microvillus inclusion disease serves as a useful model to improve our understanding of intestinal trafficking and polarity in health and disease. (biologists.org)
  • The following excerpts are from New York State Senator James Seward's Press Release: ALBANY, 03/29/18 - State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) joined this week with his senate colleagues to call on the state to investigate the impact Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) may have on mental health. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • The bill is the first step in a process that could lead to a better understanding of the incredible impact these diseases can have on the overall health of New Yorkers. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • An acknowledged driver of chronic disease, urbanisation and urban living must become a stage for good health rather than its opposite. (theconversation.com)
  • Tobacco Induced Diseases, also known as TID, is a peer-reviewed open access medical journal covering all aspects of the adverse health effects of tobacco use. (wikipedia.org)
  • In countries such as these, the burdens of neglected tropical diseases are often overshadowed by other public health issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases of poverty is a term sometimes used to collectively describe diseases, disabilities, and health conditions that are more prevalent among the poor than among wealthier people. (wikipedia.org)
  • affect
  • Various forms of waterborne diarrheal disease are the most prominent examples, and affect children in developing countries most dramatically. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • People who are infected by a waterborne disease are usually confronted with related costs and not seldom with a huge financial burden. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are approximately 15 million people infected with Chagas disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with the so-called segmental progerias are vulnerable to different sets of diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) refers to a group of at least 10 inherited diseases that are already present at birth. (stjude.org)
  • Research
  • You can find out how to help our efforts to enable legislation which promotes scientific research to study Lyme disease and to find a cure, and see what grants we have awarded to researchers to move the field forward. (lymediseaseassociation.org)
  • and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. (nih.gov)
  • Avian Diseases is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research on diseases of birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Accelerated aging disease Alliance for Aging Research Gerontology Senescence Aubrey D.N.J, de Grey (2007). (wikipedia.org)