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Blindness caused by Diabetes Reversible with Common Drug: Study

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A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision defects can also reverse vision loss caused by diabetes, says a study led by an Indian-origin physician. The drug, Ranibizumab is sold by US-based Genentech under the trade name, Lucentis, to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that causes loss of the ability to see straight ahead and may make it more ...

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AIDS Vaccine Found? Drug eCD4-lg Proves Successful in Monkeys

Scientists have successfully conducted trials on monkeys a drug that can block AIDS virus strain Hiv1 and HIV2. The promising results obtained by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, Harvard Medical School and about dozen more institutes, shows that the new drug candidate tested on rhesus macaques, or monkeys which can carry simian HIV virus that is similar ...

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More sex by partners is good for offsprings to live disease-free life: Study

New research shows that the more we have sex, the better it is for offsprings as they could inherit the genes and avoid bad genetic mutations leading to less chances of developing diseases in offspring over time. Canadian researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre have revealed how humans pass on genetic material to ...

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Clinical Calculators Over-rate Heart Attack Risk: Study

Most “risk calculators” ususally taken up to screen a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack actually overestimate the likelihood of it, warn a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University citing American Heart Association system too. Four out of five widely used clinical calculators over-estimate risk, including the most recent one unveiled in 2013 by the American Heart Association ...

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Your Toddler Still Taking Nap? It’s Bad, Says New Study

Unlike the popular belief in letting toddlers sleep for longer hours during the day time, a new research by Australian researches shows that an afternoon nap may actually affect your toddler’s overall sleep quality. Children who have daytime naps after reaching 2 years or more will turn out to be poorer sleepers at night, said Prof. Karen Thorpe from Queensland ...

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Cilia Therapy? Stem cell tweak can tackle obesity

Slight regulation in the length of primary cilia — small hair-like projections found on most cells — can prevent the production of fat cells from human stem cells taken from an adult bone marrow, reveals new research. The finding is path breaking as it may be used in future to treat a growing range of conditions including obesity, cancer, inflammation ...

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Workplace Bullying; Unreported but turns victims suicidal, warn study

Bullying at work deteriorates mental health of victims so much that they become anxious, leaving them less able to stand up for themselves and more vulnerable to further harassment, warns a study. The research suggests that as workplace bullying is a vicious cycle, employers should not only crack down on workplace bullies, but also help victims gain the skills to ...

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Selena Gomez poses topless, Why?

Singer-actress Selena Gomez has posed topless for the cover page of a magazine and the eaction of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber is still unknown. The 22-year-old took her clothes off to strike a number of raunchy poses for the spring 2015 issue of V Magazine, reports aceshowbiz.com. In one photograph, Gomez is seen posing with curly hair, wearing only short ...

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Save Rural Children from Wrong treatments, Suggests UK Study

Revealing for the first time that a large number of children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural India due to wrong treatments provided by medical practitioners, a study has suggested better healthcare to save these kids. Rural India faces acute shortage of qualified doctors and quacks prevail all over these villages providing incorrect treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia ...

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Himachal Pradesh Reports First Swine Flu Death

Himachal Pradesh has reported its first swine flu death with six more cases to have been detected so far as a patient, Amit Kumar, belonged to Solan town died on Sunday and his blood sample tested positive a day after his death. The death of the 37-year old man due to swine flu was reported late Monday at the Indira ...

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Teens getting increasingly sleep deprived: Study

In a worrying trend, teenagers in the US are increasingly getting less number of sleeping hours than they ideally should, finds a new study. The study by researchers at Columbia found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities and students of lower socio-economic status are particularly affected. “Declines in self-reported adolescent sleep across the last 20 years are concerning and suggest that ...

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Swine Flu Scare Shuts Down Aligarh Muslim university

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Monday suspended classes till Feb 25, following the death of a girl student recently and seven suspected cases of swine flu coming to light. The university’s affiliated institutions will also remain closed, an official said. To prevent spread of the viral disease, all events like seminars, workshops, meetings of executive council, the AMU Court and ...

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Healthy Ageing ? Will it Ever Come True Globally?

Healthy ageing is fast gaining currency but scientists the world over suggest that the concept of successful ageing should be abandoned, pointing to social inequalities and the problems associated with labeling a person an “unsuccessful ager”. A major new Series on health and ageing, published in “The Lancet”, warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems ...

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New polio synthetic vaccine on anvil

Scientists from Britain and the US are working on a synthetic vaccine that is currently being engineered at the University of Leeds without the viral genome but instead mimics the structure of the live virus. Such a vaccine would be quicker, easier and safer to produce, said Dave Stuart, professor of structural biology at Oxford University, who is the lead ...

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Italian cemetery behind cholera evolution?

An ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the evolution of deadly bacterium that causes cholera, researchers believe. The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of Italy. The site contains victims of the cholera epidemic that swept the world in the 1850s. “We have a thousand-year window into the health ...

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An aggressive form of HIV found in Cuba

Engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners increases the risk of contracting multiple strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Once inside a host, these strains can recombine into a new variant of the virus. One such recombinant variant observed in patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive than other known forms of HIV. Patients progress to ...

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Yes, Diabetes damages your brain, say Canadian researchers

Type 2 diabetes reduces quality of life and researchers have now found that it may also decrease certain cognitive abilities, known as executive functions. Type 2 diabetes is associated with bad performance on cognitive tests, measuring abilities involved in the control of emotions, behaviour and thought, the findings showed. “This facet of brain function is particularly important because we rely ...

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Relief to Women, Birth Control Pill for Men on Anvil

A birth control pill for men who resent wearing condoms has been on demand for many years and now a new non-intrusive solution has been put in the pipeline with two two projects kicked off to choke male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole ...

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Go Veg to Beat Swine Flu: Experts Advise

One tip to avoid swine flu is to avoid meat, especially pork and also avoid buying meat from the shop which combines all meat products, including eggs, suggest experts. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has pointed out that pork and poultry, improperly handled with a knife that would have come in contact with swine flu virus and ...

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