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Forget Mosquitos Developing Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Nets Still Effective: Study

Despite resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes to insecticides, researchers say insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria. These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of ...

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Water Ultimate Source of 10 Million Good Bacteria Per Glass, Reveals Study (Video)

In another breakthrough study, Swedish researchers have come out with a new study that throws light on an unbelievable 10 million good bacteria found in a glass of filtered water. No wonder, healthcare specialists insist on drinking more than 3 litres of water daily, which means 120 million bacteria intake amounting to maximum resistance generation in the body making it ...

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Sanofi’s Injectible Polio Vaccine (IPV) Launched in Hyderabad

Sanofi Pasteur has launched ShanIPV, an injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), to be delivered through UNICEF in India. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao launched the vaccine on Friday in Hyderabad. To be manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur’s affiliate Shantha Biotechnics in Hyderabad, ShanIPV is a trivalent inactivated, injectable polio vaccine. The new IPV will be given at the age of ...

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Canada Doctors Break Brain-Blood Barrier to Treat Tumour with Huge Potential Ahead

It is now common knowledge that brain has no blood stream and no sensors of pain, making it easy to open-brain surgeries but at the same time the blood-brain barrier (BBB) prevents delivery of crucial therapies to treat brain tumours. However, in a first of its kind, Sunnybrook scientists made history when they used ultrasound to non-invasively breach the blood-brain ...

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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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Coffee or Tea? Coffee too is Good for Your Heart!

A new study has found that there is no relation between drinking coffee and an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Medicine. The research includes a meta-analysis of four other studies, making it the largest study its kind, involving nearly 250,000 individuals over the course of 12 years to investigate a ...

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Night Blindness Found in Dogs Too

Night blindness found humans is not confined to them alone but also dogs too can get affected with a form of night blindness, said researchers, which included an Indian-origin scientist. Known as Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (CSNB), those who have normal vision during the daytime can’t find objects in the night and it varies from person to person depending on ...

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Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus Opens NH Hospital for Poor, Calls for 3 Zeroes

Nobel laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, who was in Mysuru (Mysore) to open a 200-bed multi-specialty hospital for the working class, has stressed the need for social entepreneurship, which is his new call. Achieving three zeroes — zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emission — will eliminate major distress on the world economy, said Dr Muhammad Yunus, ...

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Palakkad in Kerala Becomes First HIV/AIDS Literate District

Kerala’s Palakkad district will become the first total HIV/AIDS literate district in the country due mainly to joint initiatives of civic authorities and KESS-HAPPI, a voluntary organisation which helped win the status. Just as Kottayam became India’s first city to achieve 100 percent literacy in 1989, so is Palakkad is all set to be honoured with the status of being the first ...

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Half of Smokers Live with COPD Not Knowing About it: Study

More than half of the long-time smokers and former smokers who could pass the lung function test easily with breathing out forcibly may be suffering from COPD that was not detectable easily or in its early stages, warn researchers. The early stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis cannot be detected with mere symptoms ...

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International Yoga Day: Run up Begins in Delhi, Health Awareness Heightens

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to government officials to practice Yoga ahaead of the Sunday International Yoga Day, June 21, several central government officials are making a beeline to yoga calsses in the morning in Delhi. Elsewhere, in Haryana and BJP-ruled states too, the yoga fever is gripping the officials, especially those in their 50s finding it difficult and ...

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Creative, Genius People Slip Into Mental Illness Easily

There is a genetic link between creativity and madness or mental illness and those who are creative are prone to develop schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, said a new study reiterating one of the old beliefs in the world that geniuses have a streak of mental tweak in brain. From the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to Van Gogh, several creative people ...

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Raman Spectroscopy Helps Disgnose Kidney Disease Replacing Biopsies

Using Raman Spectroscopy, US-based scientists have developed a new less-invasive disgnostic tool to identify kidney diseases and assess its severity level. Otherwise, Raman spectroscopy was also being used in exploring Mars surface by geologists. Professor Chandra Mohan of the University of Houston and his colleague Wei-Chuan Shih have found that there is a difference in signals obtained from a healthy ...

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Carry this pocket-sized ultrasound device for accurate diagnosis

Scientists have developed a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) that can help reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The device is helpful in testing biliary-duct dilation, gallstones, ascites, splenomegaly, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, urinary retention, urinary stones, abdominal mass and aortic aneurysm. PUDs offer a comparable performance to standard ultrasonography, however the accuracy of ...

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Dogs Sniff Out to Diagnose Prostate Cancer with 98% Accuracy

When trained properly, the German shepherd dogs can sniff out the chemicals linked to prostate cancer from urine samples with 98 percent accuracy, said new research. The findings of the study, carried out by a team from Italy’s Humanitas Clinical and Research Centre in Milan and other institutes, were published in the Journal of Urology. The team used two female ...

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Why diesel vehicles are more harmful than petrol vehicles?

Researchers have found new evidence to show how exhaust from diesel engines affects nerves within our lungs and cause pulmonary problems. “Our results indicate that our reliance on fossil fuels, and particularly diesel, could have a detrimental effect on our health, supporting the idea that we should be looking towards alternative fuel sources,” said Ryan Robinson, one of the researchers, ...

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Less Sleep Increases Blood Pressure in Night: Study

Those who suffer from sleep deprivation continuously may encounter increased night time blood pressure, facing heart attacks during the nights, says new research. “For the first time, we demonstrated that insufficient sleep causes increases in night time blood pressure and dampens nocturnal blood pressure dipping,” said lead author Naima Covassin from Mayo Clinic in the US. The study was based ...

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Brain Sends Signals to Body to Burn ‘Bad’ Fat: study

Excess fat in body is also a result of brain not acting on time to instruct the body to burn the bad fat through the action of two naturally occurring hormones along with brain signals, found a study by Australian researchers. The team from Monash University discovered a molecular mechanism that depends on the combined action of two hormones – leptin, an ...

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