Health

Gujarat launches magazine on hemophilia to spread awareness

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:16

Gandhinagar, April 18 (IANS) On the occasion of World Haemophilia Day, Gujarat assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi launched 'Haemophilia Jagruti, a magazine to spread awareness about haemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder, an official said on Wednesday.

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Decoded: How HIV evades immune system

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:10

London, April 18 (IANS) Scientists have discovered how HIV virus avoids elimination from the immune system, a finding which could pave the way for the cure for over 40 million people infected worldwide.

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Identify TB Champions to raise awareness: Nadda

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 20:38

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Tuesday said 'TB Champions' who survived tuberculosis should be identified to raise awareness about the curable disease for a TB free India by 2025.

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Hyderabad Airport cargo gets WHO-GSDP certification

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:22

Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) on Tuesday announced that its cargo terminal has been certified with the World Health Organisation's Good Storage and Distribution Practices (WHO-GSDP), awarded by SGS India, a leader in certifications in pharmaceutical sector.

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Identity of genes determining hair colour may boost cancer research

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:58

London, April 17 (IANS) An international team of scientists have identified 124 genes that play a major role in determining human hair colour variation, a finding that may pave way for better understanding of conditions linked to pigmentation like vitiligo and skin cancer.

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Ketamine can cut depression, suicidality rapidly: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 17:32

New York, April 16 (IANS) Recreational drug Ketamine is likely to have fast-acting benefits in treating symptoms of depression as well as reducing suicidal thoughts, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin.

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Graphene can kill bacteria on surgical implants: Study

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:34

London, April 16 (IANS) A tiny layer of graphene flake can act as a deadly weapon in the fight against bacterial infection, particularly during implant surgery, according to researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

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Novel tool may combat HIV transmission in women

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 13:20

Toronto, April 16 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new tool that can potentially help protect women from being infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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Pentagon to track soldiers' smartphones to spot their health

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:12

New York, April 16 (IANS) The Pentagon is working on an app that will keep track of US soldiers' health and deliver cost-saving treatment by monitoring the data accumulated on their smartphones, the media reported.

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Flesh eating ulcers on rise in Australia

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:00

Canberra, April 16 (IANS) Australian health authorities on Monday issued a warning over the rise of flesh-eating ulcers in the country, calling for an "urgent scientific response".

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