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Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports

Dec 26, 2014

Blood from Ebola survivors may treat the deadly virus: Reports

While there are no drugs available to treat Ebola, the new approach involves transfusing patients with blood plasma donated by survivors, which contains antibodies against the virus. #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Health #Africa #Liberia #epidemic #US President #blood #Sierra Leone #Virus #Ebola #Disease #Outbreak #Guinea #Blood Plasma #Anti-bodies
New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

Dec 26, 2014

New research shows how lung cancer can be stopped from spreading

Lung cancer cells first chop of the protein ties that bind them to other cells, new research shows, adding that targeting this flaw could help stop lung cancer from spreading. #Health #Cancer #HealthBuzz #Lung cancer #lungs #Disease #Lung cancer cells
Scientists in UK create artificial egg and sperm using stem cells

Dec 26, 2014

Scientists in UK create artificial egg and sperm using stem cells

Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists for the first time have created primordial germ cells, which go on to become egg and sperm, in the lab. #Technology #science #Egg #HealthBuzz #sperm #stem cells #ScienceBuzz #Primordial germ cells
US: George Bush senior hospitalised after experiencing shortness of breath

Dec 24, 2014

US: George Bush senior hospitalised after experiencing shortness of breath

Bush's latest health scare came two years after he was struck by illness during the 2012 holiday season and ended up spending seven weeks in a Houston hospital. #US #George W. Bush #NewsTracker #US Presidents #Republican #Hospitalised #George HW Bush #Health Scare #bronchitis #Bush senior #Shortness of Breath
Antibodies of Llamas can counteract HIV, could be key to future vaccine: experts

Dec 24, 2014

Antibodies of Llamas can counteract HIV, could be key to future vaccine: experts

British scientists found that the antibodies of llamas can be effective in neutralising a series of viruses, including HIV. #science #Health #HIV #AIDS #HealthBuzz #HIV vaccine #ScienceBuzz #Llama
Unkind cut: Govt forgets election promise, slashes healthcare spend 20% on funds strain

Dec 24, 2014

Unkind cut: Govt forgets election promise, slashes healthcare spend 20% on funds strain

The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world. #India #Modi government #fiscal #Diseases #Health Budget
India slashes health budget: Already one of the world's lowest

Dec 23, 2014

India slashes health budget: Already one of the world's lowest

The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains. #Economy #Health #Government #Healthcare #healthcare budget #fiscal strains
Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial

Dec 23, 2014

Two vaccines to prevent Ebola safe, confirms trial

Each volunteer was randomly assigned to receive an intramuscular injection of either the Ebola vaccine, Marburg vaccine, both vaccines or placebo. #World #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Health #WHO #Africa #Liberia #epidemic #US President #Sierra Leone #Virus #Vaccination #Ebola #Clinical trials #Disease #Outbreak #Guinea
More than 7,500 have died from Ebola, says WHO

Dec 23, 2014

More than 7,500 have died from Ebola, says WHO

The death toll in other countries remained the same: six in Mali, one in the United States and eight in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free in October. #West Africa #World Health Organisation #Sierra Leone #Ebola #UN health agency
Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns

Dec 22, 2014

Amartya Sen now sees PM Modi in new light, despite secular concerns

Amartya Sen, one of Modi's biggest critics before the Lok Sabha election, is now reassessing him on many aspects except his secular credentials - where Sen remains a critic #Narendra Modi #Amartya Sen #Health #NREGA #Education #Food security #Secularism #Diesel Subsidy