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‘Paper Machine’ to Replace Traditional Diagnostics Under Controlled Temperatures: study

A new portable “paper machine” can detect cancer and infectious diseases besides identifying some gnetics disorders and it costs just $2 or Rs.120, thanks to George Whitesides from Harvard University and his colleagues who invented it. The paper machine integrates paper microfluidices in a multi-layer structure to give diagnostic results at a highly reduced cost, virtually eliminating the need for ...

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Mouth bacteria can tell the status of liver disease

Analysing the ratio of good-bad bacteria in saliva, not just in the gut as earlier thought, could help doctors predict which liver cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalisation, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. “It has been believed that most of the pathogenesis of cirrhosis starts in the gut, which is what makes this discovery so fascinating,” said ...

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Ebola Could End By June in Liberia, Predicts Study

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely to be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalisation and vigilance can be maintained, a new study predicted. The new model, developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Pennsylvania State University, includes factors such as the location of infection and treatment, the development of hospital capacity and ...

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Daily avocado cuts heart disease risk, says study

Adding an avocado to your daily diet helps lower bad cholesterol and eventually reduce the risk of heart disease, says a new study. “Including one avocado each day as part of a moderate-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet provides additional LDL (bad cholesterol) lowering affects which benefit CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, professor at Pennsylvania State University. Known to have originated ...

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Beer-digesting bacteria may help fight auto-immune disease: Study

Bacteria that helps us digest, develop prebiotic medicines and the yeast that gives beer and bread their bubbles could also help in fighting off yeast infections and autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease, say researchers. The findings could accelerate the development of prebiotic medicines to help people suffering from bowel problems and autoimmune diseases, new findings said. For over 7,000 ...

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Ayurveda Remedy in New Turmeric pills to boost immunity, combat diseases

Advocated in ancient Hindu medicine Ayurveda, a compound found in turmeric may soon be available in the form of daily pills to boost the immunity among people and help them combat inflammation in the body. A modified formulation of curcumin, a naturally occurring compound found in turmeric, releases its anti-inflammatory goodness throughout the body, the findings showed. It also lowers inflammation, ...

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Wikipedia can Predict Outbreak, Spread of Disease

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests. Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US examined 14 infectious disease outbreaks and used Wikipedia traffic data to compare if they could predict upsurges of diseases. The team was able to forecast all the outbreaks up to 28 days ...

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Adult Vaccination: Preventive Health Care Lacks in India

To reduce the threat of common diseases, only about 10 per cent of adults in the country are opting for vaccines, said experts on Monday. According to health experts, though people has become more health conscious, only a minuscule population is opting for vaccines to prevent illnesses like flu and meningitis. Some of the vaccines available for adults are against ...

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Modi says ‘India Lagging in Medical Research’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and more work should be done in this area, in New Delhi on Monday. Modi said, “India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done… We should focus on research, particularly on case history. This can be ...

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