Rabies Vaccination Program Underway in Western Pennsylvania

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Aug. 19, 2011
Rabies Vaccination Program Underway in Western Pennsylvania
Harrisburg – The annual oral rabies vaccination program, which helps control the spread of rabies in wild animals, is underway in eight western Pennsylvania counties. The program covers all or parts of Allegheny, Beaver, Crawford, Erie, Greene, Lawrence, Mercer and Washington counties. “Controlling the spread of rabies in wild animals is essential to ensuring human and domestic animal health,” said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. “The oral rabies vaccination program has been the key component in preventing the westward spread of raccoon rabies. I appreciate the cooperation of residents in the affected counties in helping us to mitigate the threat of rabies.” Continue reading Rabies Vaccination Program Underway in Western Pennsylvania

Cancer detection in humans

Detection of lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers from exhaled breath using a single array of nanosensors
G Peng1,2,5, M Hakim1,5, Y Y Broza1,5, S Billan3, R Abdah-Bortnyak3, A Kuten3,4, U Tisch1,2 and H Haick1,2

Abstract
Background:

Tumour growth is accompanied by gene and/or protein changes that may lead to peroxidation of the cell membrane species and, hence, to the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In this study, we investigated the ability of a nanosensor array to discriminate between breath VOCs that characterise healthy states and the most widespread cancer states in the developed world: lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers.
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Colorectal cancer screening by canines

Colorectal cancer screening with odour material by canine scent detection
Press Release
Abstract
Objective Early detection and early treatment are of vital importance to the successful treatment of various cancers. The development of a novel screening method that is as economical and non-invasive as the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) for early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is needed. A study was undertaken using canine scent detection to determine whether odour material can become an effective tool in CRC screening. Continue reading Colorectal cancer screening by canines

Canine scent detection in the diagnosis of lung cancer

Canine scent detection in the diagnosis of lung cancer: Revisiting a puzzling phenomenon

1. R. Ehmann*§,    2. E. Boedeker#§,    3. U. Friedrich¶,    4. J. Sagert¶,    5. J. Dippon+,    6. G.Friedel#    7. T. Walles#?

1. T. Walles, Schillerhoehe Hospital, Dept of Thoracic Surgery, Solitudestrasse 18, D-70839 Gerlingen, Germany, E-mail: Thorsten.Walles@klinik-schillerhoehe.de

Abstract

Patient prognosis in lung cancer (LC) largely depends on early . . . → Read More: Canine scent detection in the diagnosis of lung cancer

Pets, Delivery mode, Race: Keys in early allergy risk

Prenatal Pet Exposure, Delivery Mode, Race Are Key Factors In Early Allergy Risk
Medical News Today 10 Aug 2011

Prenatal pet exposure, a mother’s delivery mode and race are influential factors in a child’s risk of developing allergies by age 2, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

In a study believed to be the first of its kind, . . . → Read More: Pets, Delivery mode, Race: Keys in early allergy risk

No Scientific Basis For Hypoallergenic Dogs Having Less Allergen

No Scientific Basis For Hypoallergenic Dogs Having Less Allergen
10 Jul 2011
Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs.

That’s the conclusion of a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers who sought to evaluate whether hypoallergenic dogs have a lower dog allergen in the home than other dogs. Hypoallergenic dogs are believed to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur. Continue reading No Scientific Basis For Hypoallergenic Dogs Having Less Allergen

Decrease allergy risk with Dog indoors in early life

Abstract :Conclusions and Clinical Relevance :

The first year of life is the critical period during childhood when indoor exposure to dogs or cats influences sensitization to these animals. Continue reading Decrease allergy risk with Dog indoors in early life