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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: Beyond condoms, India must protect generic drug industry

Updated : Dec 01, 2016

By : Hassan M Kamal

Category : Life

World AIDS Day: Beyond condoms, India must protect generic drug industry

India's war against HIV/AIDS shouldn't be limited to just awareness, but also with big pharma companies trying to overtake its generic drug industry, which is the only source of inexpensive medicine against the dreaded virus and diseases caused by it #Medicine #HIV/AIDS #HIV #Patent #WTO #World Aids Day #hepatitis C #TB #Sovaldi #Loon Gangte #DNP+ #Gilead #BodyAndSoul #Male condoms #ITPC #HIV amendment bill 2016
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
Babies exposed to Zika developed microcephaly after birth - study | Reuters

Updated : Nov 22, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Babies exposed to Zika developed microcephaly after birth - study | Reuters

By Julie Steenhuysen | CHICAGO CHICAGO Thirteen babies in Brazil born with normal head circumference have been diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome, with brain scans showing extensive malformations, inflammation and reduced brain volume, researchers reported on Tuesday.Of the 13 infants, 11 gradually developed the birth defect microcephaly, or abnormally small head size, in the months following birth.The findings raise new concerns about the hidden effects of pre-natal exposure to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been shown to cause birth defects when women become infected during pregnancy. On Friday, the World Health Organization declared the global Zika emergency over because the link between Zika and microcephaly has been confirmed. WHO intends to continue studying Zika as a serious infectious disease that will require years of research. #India #Medicine #Middle East #Health #Europe #Argentina #United Kingdom
Why some women can't conceive? Researchers find new reasons

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

Why some women can't conceive? Researchers find new reasons

Researchers have found that endometriosis — a chronic condition affecting around 10 per cent of women — may be the reason behind their difficulty in getting pregnant #Medicine #Health #pregnancy #Fertility #DNA #Infertility #BodyAndSoul #chronic diseases
New superparamagnetic crystals to manage future drug delivery inside human body

Updated : Nov 16, 2016

By : IANS

Category : Life

New superparamagnetic crystals to manage future drug delivery inside human body

Researchers have developed new superparamagnetic crystals that could zip down drugs around your body, revolutionising drug delivery to tumours and other sites in the body that need to be targeted precisely #Medicine #research #BodyAndSoul #drug delivery #superparamagnetic
Brazil not expecting another big wave of Zika with onset of summer | Reuters

Updated : Oct 29, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Brazil not expecting another big wave of Zika with onset of summer | Reuters

By Paulo Prada | RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian health officials say they do not expect a second wave of widespread Zika infections similar to that of a year ago, despite warming temperatures causing a rebound in reproduction of the mosquito responsible for transmitting the virus.Zika, which has spread to almost 60 countries around the world, continues to infect people across Brazil, where more than 200,000 diagnoses have been reported since the beginning of the year.But prior infection – starting as early as 2015, before local physicians had recognised Zika's arrival in Latin America – may now have led to a greater degree of immunity in areas like Brazil's northeast, where the outbreak was first detected and is believed to have been most severe.Coupled with sustained efforts to combat spikes in the mosquito population, authorities say that greater immunity should prevent another intense epidemic of the sort that rattled Brazil from late 2015, particularly after Zika was linked to a surge in birth defects and other neurological complications."We are expecting a decrease," said Eduardo Hage, the director of epidemiology for Brazil's health ministry, in a telephone interview on Thursday.Still, Hage warned that the virus is so little understood and difficult to track in epidemiological terms that a full comparison with last year, let alone a definitive prediction for the months ahead, is impossible. For one, Brazil does not know exactly how many people may have contracted Zika, a virus that does not even cause symptoms in a majority of those who get it, or where.Government researchers guess that as many as 1.5 million may have been infected before authorities even began counting diagnoses.Rio de Janeiro, where a dense urban population and a blistering summer create conditions favourable to the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is believed by some researchers to have had a big outbreak, possibly before the northeast, but doctors at the time were not yet tracking Zika. And now, with summer approaching in populous southern states, doctors and public health officials admit they could face more of a challenge than expected if weather gets excessively hot or humid, making it harder to fight the mosquitoes, which also carry viruses that cause dengue and other tropical illnesses."It's likely that we'll see less infection but there are too many variables to know for sure," says Pedro Vasconcelos, director of the Evandro Chagas Institute, a research facility for tropical diseases in the northern city of Belem.He and other scientists say that despite greater immunity in parts of the country, people could remain susceptible in areas like São Paulo, Brazil's biggest city, that are not believed to have been exposed as much as Rio and the northeast. #Sports #Medicine #Brazil #Middle East #Health #Argentina #Entertainment
Nobel Prize announced for Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan in the field of medicine

Updated : Oct 03, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

Nobel Prize announced for Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan in the field of medicine

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries related to the degrading and recycling of cellular components. #Medicine #NewsTracker #Nobel Prize #Parkinson #Yoshinori Ohsumi #Karolinska Institute #Autophagy
Slice Of Life: Taxidermy and the lesser-known art of bringing back the dead

Updated : Sep 27, 2016

By : Siddharth Aalambayan

Category : Life

Slice Of Life: Taxidermy and the lesser-known art of bringing back the dead

A lot of people get their pets converted into long-lasting taxidermy sculptures. Firstpost's An After Life is the latest from the Slice Of Life Web Series #India #Medicine #Pets #Animals #dogs #documentary #non fiction #web series #Slice Of Life #Taxidermy
Delhi: Woman suffering from chikungunya dies, death toll rises to 14

Updated : Sep 15, 2016

By : IANS

Category : India

Delhi: Woman suffering from chikungunya dies, death toll rises to 14

A 60-year-old woman with a cardiac problem died in a hospital in New Delhi after contacting chikungunya, taking the death toll from mosquito-borne disease to 14, officials said on Thursday. #India #Medicine #Delhi #NewsTracker #Health #Disease #Mosquito-borne diseases #Chikungunya