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1 in 7 children of Zika-infected mums have problems

One out of every seven babies born to US mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, according to the first long-term look at those children.   Tuesday’s study focused on the children of ...

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Highly lethal viruses can hijack cellular defences against cancer: Study

A lethal virus has been discovered, which has the capability of hijacking cellular defence against cancer.   The recently-discovered Henipaviruses, considered to be highly lethal, can hijack cellular defences against cancer. They are among the deadliest viruses known to man ...

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New Ebola outbreak in DRC

The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put its neighboring countries on alert with the World Health Organization (WHO) saying tackling the epidemic would be “complex.”   On July 24, WHO had declared an ...

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Imbalance in pH levels may cause Alzheimer’s disease: Study

Imbalance in pH value may be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found.   A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists have found new evidence in lab-grown mouse brain cells, called astrocytes, that one root of Alzheimer’s ...

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Alcohol increase death risk in young TB patients

Increased consumption of alcohol in people with tuberculosis (TB) may accelerate their risk of death, scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have found.   Chronic alcohol consumption modulates a host of immune defense mechanisms and increases susceptibility to infections with ...

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Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say. A study of 4,000 people in the UK found those who lived by ...

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Laparoscopic kidney transplantation successfully held at Dhaka CMH

Successful kidney transplantations of two patients in laparoscopic method held at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital for the first time.   India’s Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) Kidney Transplant Surgeon Dr. Pranjal Rohon Lal Modi ...

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Being inactive could lead to type 2 diabetes

Inactivity for two straight weeks among older overweight people increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.   Not only did an abrupt, brief period of inactivity hasten the onset of the disease and elevate blood sugar levels among pre-diabetic patients, ...

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Hair loss gene could improve cancer immunotherapy: Study

Harnessing the gene behind hair loss could help improve cancer immunotherapy.   A study by Columbia University Irving Medical Center researchers confirmed the possibility. “While immunotherapies have shown great promise in cancer, most patients do not benefit from these treatments ...

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Japan human trial tests iPS cell treatment for Parkinson’s

Japanese researchers on Monday announced the first human trial using a kind of stem cell to treat Parkinson’s disease, building on earlier animal trials.   The research team at Kyoto University plans to inject five million induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) ...

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