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Tag: Disease

Coronavirus
Coronavirus Test Report Possible In 15 Minutes

A new test kit to detect coronavirus, that takes just 15 minutes, has been developed at Tianjin University of China. It will help save time in screening out potential patients. According to Global Times, Tianjin University developed the kit in collaboration with Beijing Biotech company. The kit is undergoing clinical trials and will be sent […]

Dengue
Dengue cases rise in Sundergarh & Gajapati districts of Odisha

Sundergarh: Despite Odisha government’s claim of taking adequate measures to keep dengue in check, the disease continues to spread its tentacles across several parts of the State. As many as 18 people have been tested positive for dengue in Sundergarh and Gajapati districts. Out of the 16 persons whose blood samples were collected in Sundergarh, […]

diarrhoea
Post Fani, Diarrhoea scare haunts Puri residents

Puri: It seems there is no end to the problems of residents living in and around Puri after cyclone Fani made its landfall in the coastal district on May 3. Many local residents of Brahmagiri, Krushnaprasad, Chandanpur and Satyabadi areas of the district are reeling under diarrhoea outbreak after the extremely severe cyclone. The affected […]

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Over 500 including children test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Islamabad: A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday. “In Ratodero village, 15,200 people have been screened so far, out of […]

HIV
A pill which may help curb 2.7 lakh HIV cases in India

New Delhi: Paired with a biannual testing programme, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection has the potential to improve average per-person survival by nearly one year and block more than 270,000 HIV transmissions in India over a period of 15 years, says a study. The once-a-day pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), can reduce […]

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Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medicines

Vienna: Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug’s effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of cancer, according to […]

Zika Virus
1billion people could be exposed to dengue, Zika by 2080

New York: Global warming could expose as many as a billion people to mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and Zika by 2080, says a new study that examined temperature changes on a monthly basis worldwide. The study found that with the rise in temperature, dengue is expected to have a year-round transmission in the tropics and […]

Skin cancer
Infertility in women linked to higher cancer risk

New York: Infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer in women of childbearing age, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The findings, published in the journal Human Reproduction, showed that infertile women had an overall 18 per cent higher risk of developing cancer compared to women who were not infertile. However, the […]

Diabetes
Diabetes could lead to infertility, warn experts

New Delhi: Diabetes, commonly described as a “lifestyle disease”, can contribute to infertility in both women and men, warn health experts. “Diabetes can cause infertility in both men and women. Both sexes are at equal risk of infertility,” S.K. Wangnoo, endocrinologist at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, told IANS. Infertility affects up to 15 per cent of […]

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Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

New York: Poor sleep among older adults has been associated with Alzheimer’s, suggesting that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health, finds a new study. Studying mice and people, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s protein, tau. And, in […]

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B-group vitamins beneficial for psychotic patients, says study

Sydney: Intake of B-group vitamin supplements may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis — a precursor to developing schizophrenia, finds a study. The findings showed that patients with psychosis who took vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid (vitamin B9) for over 12 weeks saw improvement in their […]

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Exercise can help breast cancer survivors, says study

London: Survivors of early-stage breast cancer who exercise and eat a healthy diet are more likely to lose weight and experience higher rates of disease-free survival, a new study suggests. The research is based on an examination of a lifestyle intervention that included exercise, diet, and at least one other component such as counselling, stress […]

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Chemists develop 'transforming nanoparticle' that can help fight cancer

Moscow: Russian chemists have developed a unique “transforming nanoparticle” that can help fight cancer and other diseases. Professor Ekaterina Skorb and her team from ITMO University in St. Petersburg created hollow nanoparticles with a covering of polymer filaments and granules of titanium oxide and silver, the Sputnik reported on Friday. When illuminated with an infrared […]

Human-brain
Possible cause for Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury identified

New York: Researchers have identified a new mechanism that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, hoping that the discovery may lead to effective treatment. According to researchers from Rutgers University, the causes of Alzheimer’s is unknown. But a popular theory suggests a protein known as amyloid-beta slowly builds up a plaque in […]

Death
Couple commits suicide in Jajpur

Jajpur: A married couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming posion following the death of their 8-year-old son. The deceased have been identified as Pravat Jena and Pravati Jena of Udrang village under Binjharpur block of Jajpur. Both the wife and husband were immediately shifted to Jajpur District Medical Headquarters in a critical condition. However, both […]

Alzheimers
2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's

New York: Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study. The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression. It was seen […]

Dengue
Dengue patient dies in Odisha; death toll rises to 4

Cuttack: A dengue patient undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack died today taking the toll in dengue-related deaths to four in Odisha.  The deceased has been identified as Rabindra Nayak, an under-trial prisoner in connection with a murder case in Rayagada district. “He was admitted to the Rayagada district headquarters hospital […]

Rotavirus vaccine launched in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The Rotavirus vaccine that prevents diarrhoea in infants and children was launched in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday by state Women, Child and Family Welfare Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi. She told the media that the state government was “positive that the Rotavirus vaccine will play a monumental role in bringing down the infant mortality rate”. […]

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Dengue scare grips village in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: After Kalahandi, the dengue scare has now gripped locals of Kanaguli village under Ersama block of Jagatsinghpur where more than 40 residents have been diagnosed with the disease. The patients have been admitted to hospitals in Paradip and Cuttack after their blood samples confirmed presence of dengue virus. Although at least four to five […]

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Sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's disease risk: Study

London: Regular intake of benzodiazepines, widely used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may be associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has warned. Even though the increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease was small in this study, the threshold for prescribing benzodiazepines and related drugs should be high enough due to their several […]

O1
Man ostracised over leprosy stigma in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: At a time when the government has rolled out free medication and assistance for leprosy affected persons and has targets to eradicate the disease in a few years time, the lack of awareness on the disease has forced a man to live a life of complete loneliness. Sahdev Sethi of Ramachandrapur village under Mahakalpada […]

New method developed for diagnosing coronary heart disease

Beijing: Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with conventional methods. Developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the new technology is called Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system and has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration, Xinhua news agency […]

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Greece observes World Cancer Day

Athens: Greece has observed World Cancer Day with a series of events aimed to raise awareness and help in the prevention of the disease and support of patients. The motto of the day, observed on Saturday, was: “We change to live” was projected onto the Greek Parliament building which was lit up, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

New vaccine can put an end to pneumonia: Study

New York: A new study suggests that through an experimental vaccine which targets the cause or bacteria responsible for pneumonia has the ability to reduce the number of fatalities caused due to the disease. The vaccine provoked an immune response to 72 forms of Streptococcus pneumonia in laboratory tests on animals, according to the study […]

More trees can reduce diarrhoeal disease in rural kids

New York: When it comes to sanitation, trees may not be more important than toilets, but a study of 300,000 children in 35 nations has found that increasing tree cover in watersheds can reduce the burden of diarrhoeal disease, which has many causes, including waterborne pathogens. Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death […]

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Cardiovascular disease sees three-fold rise: Survey

New Delhi: There has been a three-fold rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Delhiites over the last three years, a survey said here on Wednesday. It added that the risk of heart attack and stroke is increased if the person is suffering from diabetes and obesity. About 40 per cent of men and 38 per […]

Programming cells like computers to fight disease

London: A new technique can help programme cells like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions, suggests new research. A common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly by humans, plants and animals — can be genetically engineered to allow scientists to programme the actions of a cell, said the […]

Make a splash this summer - with some precautions

New Delhi: In this scorching summer, a cool splash in a nearby swimming pool is what adults and kids are rushing for. But shared by many people at a time, swimming pools can be fraught with infections and diseases. Doctors caution against common swimming pool infections that are rampant during this time of the year. […]

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