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Wiping out T-Cells’ Memory Key to Treat Asthma, Allergies: Study

University of Queensland Associate Professor Ray Steptoe (Univ of Queensland Photo)

Researchers form the University pf Queensland, Australia have found the T-Cells which are prime reason behind developing asthma or food allergies can be turned off in a single treatment providing life-long protection. The immune response in the body causes allergic reaction such as asthma or lethal food allergies and the root cause of it was in T-Cells which have been ...

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Alcohol Wards Off Early Death in Alzheimer’s Patients, Say Puzzled Danish Researchers

In a strange result from a study, consumption of alcohol was found to have warded off an early death in some patients of Alzheimer’s disease, making experts speculate on possible reason behind it. The finding was that moderate drinking was linked to a lower risk of dying from heartattack or stroke, while past research has thrown sufficient light on possible ...

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Researchers Isolate Immune Gene That Can Cure Parkinson’s, Dementia

A research team at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has discovered that non-inheritable Parkinson’s disease may be caused by functional changes in the immune regulating gene Interferon-beta (IFNβ) and targeted treatment with IFNβ-gene therapy can successfully prevent its neuronal death and the disease effects. The results, published in the journal Cell, show that the immune gene IFNβ plays a vital role ...

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More Indian kids falling prey to eye cancer: AIIMS doctors

A rare eye cancer called ‘Retinoblastoma’ is afflicting children more than ever worrying the doctors and parents alike, according to eye specialists from the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Revealing the incidence of the new disease, Bhavana Chawla, Associate Professor of RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at AIIMS, said the disease is rising at an alarming rate ...

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Epilepsy drug may protect vision in multiple sclerosis patients: Study

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may also protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an auto-immune disease in which the body seemingly attacks itself, says a new study by an Indian-origin doctor. The epilepsy drug phenytoin can help prevent nerve damage and blindness in MS, the findings showed. “About half of people with MS ...

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AIIMS Successfully Conducts Laser Surgery to Cure Epilepsy Patients

Three patients, including a four-year-old, suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy successfully underwent an advanced minimally invasive technique using laser at the AIIMS, doctors said here on Tuesday. The patients aged 4, 23 and 24 were admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on April 7 and underwent the surgery between April 9-10. The treatment was also part of technology ...

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Single-Dose Highly Promising Malaria Drug Discovered by AstraZenica Bangalore

Bangalore-based AstraZeneca in association with global pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, Columbia University and Harvard Medical School has come out with a malaria drug triaminopyrimidine (TAP) to kill malaria-causing parasite ‘plasmodium falciparum‘ quickly and also answers drug-resistent types. AstraZeneca India has carried out the research with funding from Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), a non-profit Swiss foundation and the new drug TAP ...

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‘Vitamin A’ Highly Effective in Saving Kids from Malaria: study

Vitamin A, known for its properties to fight off infection, is highly effective in  protecting children against the mosquito-borne malaria parasite, a study said. Children under the age of 5 in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, the study showed. “Our research found that ...

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Existing drug found effective to treat cerebral malaria: study

Rapamycin, a drug recently approved for treating neurological diseases, was found to be effective in treating even cerebral malaria, research has found. In another interesting twist, the researchers discovered that stopping food or reducing food intake during the first two days of infection could protect against the disease. In animal model, treating mice with the drug rapamycin protected them against ...

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One cup of blueberries daily will reduce Blood Pressure: Study

For those with hypertnsion or high blood pressure (BP), eating just a cup of blueberries every day could help reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness, both of which are associated with heart disease. “Our findings suggest that regular consumption of blueberries could potentially delay the progression of prehypertension to hypertension, therefore reducing cardiovascular disease risk,” said Sarah Johnson from Florida ...

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Yoga helps as therapy to cure BP, heart diseases: Study

A new study of andomised controlled trials has concluded that the popular mind-body practice of yoga can be a potential therapy for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Out of 1,404 records, 37 randomised controlled trials were included in the systematic review and 32 in the meta-analysis. Compared to non-exercise participants, yoga showed significant improvement for body mass index, systolic blood ...

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Modi’s proposal of Yoga Day on June 21 adopted at UN, backed by 175 countries

For the first time in UN history, an endorsement for yoga Day, received unprecedented support from 175 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science’s “holistic approach to health ...

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