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‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Vaping-linked’ lung illness reported in 100 people in US

Health officials in the US are reportedly investigating nearly 100 cases of young adults with severe respiratory problems in 14 states. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) said it is investigating a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping or dabbing — vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates. “As […]

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This Sensor Uses Sweat to Give Real-Time Health Updates

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on This Sensor Uses Sweat to Give Real-Time Health Updates

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have developed wearable skin sensors that use sweat to provide real-time updates on health problems such as dehydration or fatigue. They used the sensors to monitor the sweat rate, electrolytes and metabolites in sweat, from volunteers who were exercising and others who were experiencing chemically-induced perspiration. “The goal of […]

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New Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Trial

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on New Drug for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise in Trial

Researchers have found a new drug for treating pancreatic cancer which showed promising initial results during clinical trial testing. The trial looked at AZD1775, an inhibitor designed to block an enzyme called Wee1, which plays a role in DNA damage repair. The trial builds on almost 20 years of research focused on improving the treatment […]

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People with HIV at Increased Risk of COPD — Study

By   /  August 17, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on People with HIV at Increased Risk of COPD — Study

People living with HIV have a significantly elevated risk of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and coughs, heart disease, pregnancy mortality and sepsis, anemia and bone fractures, according to a study. For the study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, researchers combined data from 20 separate observational studies and examined 55 different illnesses. They […]

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Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle

By   /  August 9, 2019  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Brucellosis in Dairy Cattle

What is Brucellosis? Brucellosis is a chronic contagious disease of sexually matured animals, mainly of cattle which cause great economic loss What is the cause of the disease? • Brucellosis is caused by bacterial organisms which are animal specific. Which animals are susceptible to the disease? • Cattle, sheep, pig, buffalo and dog are the […]

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Quarter of Global Population at Tuberculosis Risk — Study

By   /  August 3, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Quarter of Global Population at Tuberculosis Risk — Study

A quarter of the world’s population is at high risk of developing tuberculosis, reveals a new study. The study, published in European Respiratory Journal, shows that one in four people in the world carries tuberculosis bacterium in the body. Tuberculosis, which is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, affects more than 10 million people […]

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Scientists Create New Technique to 3D Print Heart Scaffold

By   /  August 3, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Scientists Create New Technique to 3D Print Heart Scaffold

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University used soft and living materials to create a biological scaffold, making a step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart. The study published on Thursday in the journal Science reported the first-of-its-kind technique that could print tissue scaffolds out of a major structural protein in […]

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Researchers Find Way to Make Immunotherapy Work For Lymphoma

By   /  August 3, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Researchers Find Way to Make Immunotherapy Work For Lymphoma

Researchers have developed a novel way to use immunotherapy drugs against lymphoma by combining them with stem cell transplantation. The study, published in Cancer Discovery journal, found that this new process is not only effective in lymphoma treatment but also increases the success of the drugs in melanoma and lung cancer. This type of immunotherapy, […]

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Researchers Develop Tool to Help Check Chikungunya

By   /  July 27, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Researchers Develop Tool to Help Check Chikungunya

Researchers have developed a tool that attracts and captures female mosquitoes looking for a site to lay eggs, which in the future may help curb the chikungunya virus. The study, published in the journal PLOS, shows that Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap (AGP trap) successfully protected people from getting infected with the chikungunya virus in Puerto Rico. […]

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WHO Calls for Increased Global Action Against Tobacco

By   /  July 27, 2019  /  Health  /  Comments Off on WHO Calls for Increased Global Action Against Tobacco

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, but the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest tobacco report shows more could be done to help people quit the addictive substance. “Quitting tobacco is one of the best things any person can do for their own health,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in […]

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