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UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

Photo: In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. London, Aug 23 : The World Health Organization says it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other ...

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Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ordering urgent action to ensure that children and young people in Britain are protected against measles. The disease can be stopped through two doses of the MMR vaccine, but immunisation rates have been falling for a number of reasons. And the UK has lost its measles-free status, three years after the virus was eliminated in ...

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Eating excessive gluten till age of 5 linked to celiac disease risk

If you are a pasta or bread lover, then it might be a bad news as a new study has found that consuming heavy amounts of gluten from an early age could lead to gluten intolerance and children might develop celiac disease. The findings of this study were published in the journal JAMA which suggest that eating higher-than-normal levels of ...

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Know the uses, types and common side effects of antibiotics

Medicinal drugs which minimise and stop the development of bacteria are known as antibiotics or antibacterial medicinal drugs. They are usually thought of as treating infections caused by a virus, but they do not administer infections like cold, cough or flu. In a normal body condition, white blood cells (WBC) are used to treat bacterial infections by killing the bacteria ...

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Local fruits can fight heart disease & cancer

You don’t have to spend a near fortune to buy superfoods like quinoa, chia seeds, olive oil, and dark chocolate. The highly-touted health benefits of these global superfoods can be accrued from foods found in the kitchens of every Indian home. Foods with high amounts of flavonoids—anti-inflammatory compounds found in plant-based foods blueberries, kale and apples, protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly in ...

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UEL Professor refutes latest figures showing increase in Lyme disease in UK

    University of East London (UEL) Professor Sally Cutler has refuted new figures just published in BMJ Open, which show an increase in Lyme disease in the UK as “likely to be an overestimation.” Sally Cutler, who is Professor of Medical Microbiology at (UEL) said that the study, which says that the disease is more common in the UK ...

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Hepatitis C drugs can reduce liver cancer related deaths

A new study has put forth that antiviral drugs used to treat hepatitis C are beneficial in reducing liver-related deaths by nearly 50% in patients who had a history of liver cancer. Findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Gastroenterology’. Many doctors previously believed that hepatitis C, for all its harmfulness, activates the immune system when it infects the liver, and ...

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Depression leads to substance use during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy, highlighting the need for greater support for pregnant mothers. It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers have analysed health and geographical data gathered through Lawson Health ...

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Researchers identify gene linked to tooth healing

Researchers have identified the gene called Dlk1 that enhances stem cell activation and tissue regeneration to help in tooth healing. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found a mechanism that could offer a potential novel solution for tooth repairing. Stem cells hold the key to wound healing as they develop into specialized cell types throughout the body – including ...

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Plant-based diet can reduce risk of heart disease

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan for healthy heart health. Eating mostly plant–based foods and very little meats and dairy lowers your chances of dying from a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. People who ate the most plant–based foods had a 16% lower risk of having ...

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