Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 163 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-June-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-June-2003
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CDC: Basic information about monkeypox
Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that is found mostly in the rainforest countries of central and west Africa. The disease is called "monkeypox" because it was discovered in laboratory monkeys in 1958.  more

Information for patients: Questions and answers about monkeypox
In humans, monkeypox is similar to smallpox, except that enlargement of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) is associated with monkeypox. About 12 days after exposure, the illness begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, a general feeling of discomfort, and exhaustion.  more


CDC: Interim case definition for human case of monkeypox
Physicians seeing suspected cases of monkeypox, who might need assistance with diagnosis, can use this case definition, which appears today in Vidyya as a courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  more

FTC charges marketers of Coral Calcium Supreme Dietary Supplement and a pain-relief product with making false and unsubstantiated claims
The Federal Trade Commission has charged the marketers of a dietary supplement called Coral Calcium Supreme with making false and unsubstantiated claims about the product's health benefits. This action is part of a series of initiatives the FTC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are taking against the purveyors of products with unsubstantiated health and medical claims. more

Cornell-Harvard group develops optical biopsies using noninvasive biomedical imaging technique
A new imaging technique that could lead to optical biopsies without removal of tissue is being reported by biophysical scientists at Cornell and Harvard universities. more

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