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Tracing smallpox: Virus found in child mummy could rewrite the disease's history

Updated : Dec 09, 2016

By : AFP

Category : Life

Tracing smallpox: Virus found in child mummy could rewrite the disease's history

The discovery of smallpox DNA in a 17th century child mummy may shorten the timeline of the deadly infectious disease's history, according to a study published Thursday #Health #Canada #DNA #Virus #Diseases #Current Biology #Lithuania #mummy #Smallpox #Edward Jenner #BodyAndSoul #17th century #variola virus #disease history #smallpox vaccine
Elderly care: Measuring brain activity may help predict risk of falls

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

Elderly care: Measuring brain activity may help predict risk of falls

Measuring the level of brain activity in healthy older adults while they are walking can predict their risk of falling, suggests a study led by an Indian-origin scientist #Health #Dementia #Disability #care #elderly #Brain #walking #BodyAndSoul #brain activity
Repealing Obamacare to be first on Senate agenda in 2017 | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Repealing Obamacare to be first on Senate agenda in 2017 | Reuters

WASHINGTON Repealing Obamacare will be the first order of business in the U.S. Senate in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on Tuesday.Republicans will replace President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program that provides coverage to millions of Americans "step by step," said Senator John Thune, another member of the Republican leadership.McConnell did not say when the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as it is officially known, would go into effect #Sports #India #science #Health #markets #Entertainment
Scientists develop heart patch that can heal scars caused by heart attacks without stitches

Updated : Dec 04, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

Scientists develop heart patch that can heal scars caused by heart attacks without stitches

Researchers have developed a new polymer patch that can be stuck onto the heart without the need for stitches to improve the conduction of electrical impulses across heart tissue damaged during a heart attack. #Health #heart attack #Heart #BodyAndSoul #heart patch
Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

Updated : Dec 03, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Americas' top rights commission urges Argentina to free activist | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES The Inter-American Commision on Human Rights on Friday called on Argentina to release social activist Milagro Sala, who has been jailed since the beginning of the year in the northwestern province of Jujuy. The commission, part of the Organization of American States (OAS), said Argentina should "give prompt attention" to recommendations from a U.N. body in October that called Sala's pre-trial detention "unwarranted and arbitrary."Sala, the leader of the Tupac Amaru social movement, was detained in January and accused of instigating criminal acts after leading a protest in front of provincial government buildings. #India #Business #Middle East #Health #markets #Crime #Foreign policy
World AIDS Day: Surprise monkey study could lead to 'functional' cure for HIV

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : Life

World AIDS Day: Surprise monkey study could lead to 'functional' cure for HIV

A surprising monkey study may have a possible functional cure for HIV that works without ART #Medicine #Health #HIV/AIDS #art #World Aids Day #Treatment #Gilead #BodyAndSoul #AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition #Berlin patient
World AIDS Day: Social stigma causing depression in HIV patients

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

World AIDS Day: Social stigma causing depression in HIV patients

Social stigma, fear of isolation attached to HIV infection is driving patients towards depression and suicide #Health #HIV/AIDS #art #suicide #World Aids Day #depression #Social Stigma #BodyAndSoul
World AIDS Day: Over 14 million HIV positive people unaware of infection; WHO recommends self-testing

Updated : Nov 30, 2016

By : PTI

Category : Life

World AIDS Day: Over 14 million HIV positive people unaware of infection; WHO recommends self-testing

HIV self-testing means people can use oral fluid or blood-finger-pricks to discover their status in a private and convenient setting, the WHO release said. #India #NewsTracker #Health #HIV #WHO #Africa #AIDS #art #World Health Organisation #HIV positive #antiretroviral therapy #Worlld AIDS Day #HIV sel-testing kits #antiretroviral therapy (ART
Demonetisation decision could worsen the country's public health crisis

Updated : Nov 28, 2016

By : IndiaSpend

Category : India

Demonetisation decision could worsen the country's public health crisis

A spate of deaths due to hospitals refusing to accept invalid currency notes has come to attention after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement invalidating 86% of India’s currency on November 8, 2016. #India #Medicine #NewsTracker #Health #Cash crunch #Demonetisation #hospital #PM Narendra Modi #currency ban
Russia reported two outbreaks of severe H5 bird flu virus - OIE | Reuters

Updated : Nov 23, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Russia reported two outbreaks of severe H5 bird flu virus - OIE | Reuters

PARIS Russia reported two outbreaks of highly contagious bird flu virus among backyard birds in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday, citing a report from the Russian farm ministry.The H5 avian influenza virus was detected in domestic birds including geese, hens, guinea fowls in the Republic of Kalmykia, near the Caspian Sea, the ministry said in the report posted on the OIE website. #Business #France #Russia #science #Health #United Kingdom