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52 people dead, over 48,000 affected by dengue in Sri Lanka

Fifty-two people have died and over 48,000 affected by the dengue virus in Sri Lanka, so far this year, the government information department said in a report Monday.   Quoting the Epidemiology Unit, the report said that the highest number of dengue cases had been reported from the capital Colombo District with over 9,500 cases.  The second worst affected district ...

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More than 3,000 patients possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis

Saddle Brook, Dec 25 : The New Jersey Department of Health says more than 3,000 patients at a surgery center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Officials say patients who had procedures done at the HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January 2018 and Sept. 7, 2018 may have been exposed. Surgery center administrator ...

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Exposure to cannabis may alter genetic profile of sperms

Exposure to cannabis can alter the genetic profile of sperms in men, and possibly affect the children too, a recent study suggests.   As legal access to marijuana continues to expand across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), in teens, adults and pregnant women.  Experiments in rats and a study with 24 ...

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Pregnant women at higher risk of flu complications

Mothers-to-be, take note! According to a study, pregnant women are at greater risk of complications from flu. The findings, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, also stated that even extremely obese people are at high risk of the complications. The guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) recommend using newer and highly accurate molecular tests that ...

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Global diets lacking vitamins, minerals: Australian scientists

Diets all over the world are lacking vitamins and minerals essential for healthy growth, Australia’s peak scientific body found.   An analysis of global diets, released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) on Monday, revealed that the worldwide intake of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin E and folate is likely to remain inadequate through to 2050.  In poorer ...

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30 mln premature, sick newborns globally every year: study

Nearly 30 million babies are born prematurely or become sick every year and of those 2.5 million die, mostly from preventable causes, a global coalition of concerned organizations said in a new report on Thursday.   It finds that among the newborn babies most at risk of death and disability are those with complications from being premature, brain injury during ...

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Pregnant? Here’s another reason why you must eat healthy to stay fit

While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a higher risk of premature ovarian failure. Natural menopause is a milestone of ovarian aging that results in the end of ...

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Drinking orange juice reduces dementia risk by almost 50 percent: study

Drinking a glass of orange juice daily could significantly reduce one’s risk of getting dementia, a new study suggested.   The study, published in the journal Neurology, tracked nearly 28,000 U.S. men over their consumption of fruit and vegetables from 1986 to 2002 and subjective cognitive function for nearly three decades. The mean age of men when data were first ...

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Genetic switch may lead to HIV cure, says study

A genetic switch that causes HIV hidden inside the cells to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body, a study has found.   Cells harbouring latent HIV are “invisible” to the natural defences of the immune system, said researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US.  During infection, the DNA of ...

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Chinese scientists aim for world’s most detailed 3D map of human brain

Why do some brains discover the laws of universe, while others create soul-stirring music or paintings? How is memory and consciousness generated?   We can observe billions of stars and detect ripples in space, but we still barely understand our brains, which can fathom the universe.  Their sophisticated structure and the number of neurons are only estimates.   Now Chinese ...

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