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New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland
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New Zealand stamps out coronavirus for a second time, lifts restrictions after no new cases in Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is facing re-election next week, called the reopening a validation of the country’s “go hard, go early” response. However, experts warned that an elimination strategy may not be viable in the absence of a vaccine

Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons
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Satellite imagery shows illegal gold mining in Brazil has increased, threatens the Yanomami tribe in the heart of the Amazons

The lust for gold has attracted wildcat prospectors, who have destroyed forests, poisoned rivers and brought fatal diseases to the tribe.

Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
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Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases

The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.

International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020: Characteristics of two similar conditions
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International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day 2020: Characteristics of two similar conditions

ME/CFS and FM share the same International Awareness Day primarily because they have too much in common, and usually co-occur.

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques
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Antibiotic-resistant pathogens are infecting humans, cattle due to intensive farming techniques

Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a public health risk.

In times of coronavirus outbreak, why Steven Soderbergh's 2011 medical thriller Contagion makes for essential viewing
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In times of coronavirus outbreak, why Steven Soderbergh's 2011 medical thriller Contagion makes for essential viewing

The viewership of Contagion, a 2011 prophetic film on the outbreak of a hypothetical virus, is increasing in the current climate of coronavirus.

Climate change poses a lifelong risk to children world over alongside air pollution, extreme weather
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Climate change poses a lifelong risk to children world over alongside air pollution, extreme weather

A kid born today has an average life expectancy of 71, which brings them to see 2090, when a 4-degrees-C world is expected.

Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine
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Universal practise of immunization is one of the biggest triumphs of modern medicine

In the future, vaccines will be inhaled, there is a possibility that they will be administered topically as well.

China gives nod to Oligomannate drug to treat Alzheimer’s, world's first in 20 years
Health

China gives nod to Oligomannate drug to treat Alzheimer’s, world's first in 20 years

If you are in your 20s, the reality of Alzheimer's might feel really far away to you. Well, what if we told you that you might not have to worry about it at all? For the first time in the 20 years, a drug for Alzheimer's that claims to reverse the condition in the early stages and substantially improve cognitive function up to stage four of the disease has been approved for human use

Cats get their way: Better for cats, caretakers that they stay indoors, study finds
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Cats get their way: Better for cats, caretakers that they stay indoors, study finds

Cats transmit diseases to caretakers & while you may not mind, some are potentially lethal, study finds.

After West Nile Fever claims one life, samples of mosquitoes, dead crows sent to NIV Alappuzha to ascertain virus’ source
India

After West Nile Fever claims one life, samples of mosquitoes, dead crows sent to NIV Alappuzha to ascertain virus’ source

Samples of mosquitoes and dead crows have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha to find the source of the West Nile Virus which claimed the life of a six-year-old boy in Kerala

Indian island of North Sentinel a mystery and should be kept that way: Researchers
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Indian island of North Sentinel a mystery and should be kept that way: Researchers

Much of the tribe has been decimated in the past century due to disease, intermarriage & migration.

Six children dead, 12 sick in adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey rehab center in US; no patients to be admitted till outbreak ends
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Six children dead, 12 sick in adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey rehab center in US; no patients to be admitted till outbreak ends

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an email that it is providing technical assistance to the state. In the past 10 years, cases of severe illness and death from the type of infection found at the facility have been reported in the United States, said CDC spokeswoman Kate Fowlie in an email, though it's unclear how many deaths there have been.

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Govt's delayed response, lack of learning from previous epidemics aggravating situation
India

Zika outbreak in Rajasthan: Govt's delayed response, lack of learning from previous epidemics aggravating situation

Several city-based hospitals, and the Department of Medical, Health, and Family Welfare are on high alert as the Zika virus spreads through Rajasthan.

Language used in Facebook posts can predict diagnosis of depression: Research
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Language used in Facebook posts can predict diagnosis of depression: Research

To build the algorithm, the researchers looked back at 524,292 Facebook updates from the years.

Number of Zika cases in Rajasthan rises to 55; fogging, anti-larvae activities on to prevent spread of virus
India

Number of Zika cases in Rajasthan rises to 55; fogging, anti-larvae activities on to prevent spread of virus

More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, taking the total number of infected people to 55.

China culls over 38,000 pigs amid fears of an African swine fever outbreak
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China culls over 38,000 pigs amid fears of an African swine fever outbreak

China reported its first case of the disease in August in northeast Liaoning province.

New genes contributing to Alzheimers identified, widening scope for its treatment
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New genes contributing to Alzheimers identified, widening scope for its treatment

The genetic and environmental factors that susceptible to the development of Alzheimer's is still not well understood.

Superbugs resistant to alcohol can now skirt around sanitisers and disinfectants
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Superbugs resistant to alcohol can now skirt around sanitisers and disinfectants

Bacterial samples from 2009 were found to be more resistant to alcohol than those from before 2004

GSK to access DNA data from millions by partnering with Google-funded 23andMe
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GSK to access DNA data from millions by partnering with Google-funded 23andMe

With more than 5 million customers, 23andMe has a trove of information about the links between genes and disease.