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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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Merck Ebola Vaccine Working: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. WHO said that an international vaccine-focussed organization, GAVI, provided $5 million to Merck, and the medical firm committed to ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine are available for emergency use ...

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Eurekalert Hacked, Usernames, Passwords Stolen

EurekAlert, a science press release service by the American Association for the Advancement of Science has been hacked and the usernames and passwords of several media users have been stolen. In a message on the website, AAAS director Ginger Pinholster said, “An aggressive September 9 attack on the EurekAlert! website compromised registrants’ usernames and passwords, and resulted in the premature ...

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India to Release New List Banning 300 Combination Drugs

India, which has banned only 94 drugs so far, has decided crack the whip on combination drugs of more than 300, including Phensedyl cough syrup by Abbott, according to Joint Secretary K.L. Sharma of the Union Health Ministry. The step follows review of a committee to review more than 6,000 combination drugs in the market without approval. Bangladesh has long been ...

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Walnuts, Mediterranean Diet Reduce Weight in Women, Says New Study

In a toast to Mediterranean diet, a study by researchers of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine proves that weight loss programs that provide healthy fats, such as olive oil in the Arab diet, or a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet have similar impacts on pound-shedding. To be precise, the researchers hit upon a meal plan rich in walnuts, ...

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World Mental Health Day: Deepika Padukone Leads the Way

As the world observes the Mental Health Day today, it is time to remember how mental illness affects anybody and everybody in society but overcoming it is the key to success for many celebrities. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of ...

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How to Keep Dengue Mosquitoes Away? India Under Dengue Attack

More than 30 people have lost their lives in Delhi alone due to Dengue outbreak, which is becoming a bigger threat in Bangalore now. Delhi faced its worst dengue crisis in five years, with 4,500 positive cases have already registered so far this year, and the Indian capital is paying the price for not taking proper preventive measures to stem Dengue which ...

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3-year Old Diagnosed With Type-2 Diabetes in US, Youngest Ever

In a rare case, a three-and-a-half-year-old girl has been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, making her one of the youngest people ever detected with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is linked to poor diet and obesity. It is most common among the middle-aged and elderly people, but in the last few years type 2 diabetes have taken lives of poor children. ...

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Dengue toll on the rise, city turns to home remedies

Indian capital is paying the price for not taking preventive measures to stem Dengue and now the disease is fast spreading in New Delhi and adjoining areas of Ludhina and Gurgaon are gripped by the epidemic. So far, Delhi has reported 11 deaths and two of them — seven-year-old Avinash and six-year-old Aman Sharma this week, due to lack of ...

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Dengue Drug: Tweaked Bacterial Drug Could Treat Dengue Fever, Find Australian Scientists

Australian University of Queensland researchers have discovered that mosquito-borne dengue virus has similarities to bacterial infections and have come out with a drug which is set to undergo clinical trials next year. Prof. Paul Young of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences in Queensland University said they found similarities in how the body reacted to dengue virus and bacterial ...

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Top 6 Mantras to Keep Diabetes Far Away From You

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Are you sure that your blood sugar is in control? There are about 8.1 million diabetes cases which go undiagnosed every year. Joy Bauer, a nutrition expert, has suggested to start with incorporating some of the simple lifestyle changes, like monitoring blood glucose levels, taking medication as directed by doctors, maintaining a healthy weight, aiming for at least 30 minutes ...

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Dengue Grips Delhi: Causes, Symptoms, Solutions

In the month of August alone, national capital Delhi has seen 477 cases against 11 cases in 2013 and 142 cases in 2014 bringing chill into the people. Here’s a take on Dengue’s reach and implications, if it is not too late for you. Dengue, caused by Aedes mosquito, has four types – DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4 — and ...

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Drug that Cures Diabetes Could Lower Cholesterol Levels: New Study

How would you feel if one medicine meant to cure one disease cures another as well? A new study by German and Dutch scientists has asserted that diabetic drug “Metformin” not only cures diabetes, but also reduces LDL cholesterol that is firmly believed to endorse cardiovascular diseases by triggering atherosclerosis. The study was performed by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen ...

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Over 35,000 Lives Lost to Air Pollution in the Last Decade: New Report

With the rising population, effects of modernization and globalization, people want to have the best of everything and the urge is leading to the destruction of natural resources, amounting to an enormous increase in pollution of all sorts. Of these, air pollution seems to be a major concern. The environment ministry on Thursday notified that India suffered over 35,000 mortalities ...

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Spinach Curtails Hunger in Everyone, Not Only Men: New Study

Spinach, made famous by Popeye cartooon, is not only good fro strength but also perfect for thos who want to shed extra kilos of weight. Scientists have discovered spinach as a new way to reduce hunger and elevate the sense of fullness. Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Louisiana examined and verified the impact of a novel dietary supplement based ...

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India Starting Online Registry to Combat Hepatitis Better

Taking a major step ahead to combat Hepatitis about whose subsistence nearly 75 percent individuals are unaware in India, the country’s foremost gastroenterologists have declared that an online registry will soon get underway in order to record the growing numbers of hepatitis patients, as per media reports. The registry will be a fragment of the recently created Indian National Association ...

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Insufficient mental health care reaching alarming levels, says WHO

Mental health is equally important as physical health as both are connected, imposing cascading effects on one another’s functioning. But mental health is not given enough attention, and the impact is reaching alarming leves. said a World Health Organization report. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its Mental Health Atlas 2014 yesterday revealing that almost 1 in 10 people suffer ...

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New Male Circumcision Device ‘ShangRing’ Gets WHO Approval With Eye on HIV Prevention

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a new voluntary male circumcision device called ‘SangRing’ that makes an operation redundant with minimal bleeding and disposable. ShangRing, named after its inventor Shang Jianzhong, comes with two concentric plastic rings that lock together over the foreskin and make male circumcision easier and help mostly the HIV prevention program in Africa. The program has ...

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