Indian, East African Experts to Synergize Efforts on HIV Vaccine Research

Despite substantial progress in reducing new incidence of HIV, it remains one of the most challenging viral diseases worldwide, and for India, the country still houses the third highest number of people of people living with the disease at 2.1 million. To reach zero HIV burden in the country it is critical to fill gaps in the knowledge of how humans can defeat this virus, as well reenergize and revolutionize research efforts through relevant partnerships to understand ...
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UK Hospital’s Accident, Emergency Wing Closed Over Two Suspected MERS Cases

After investigating two cases of suspected Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a British hospital's accident and emergency wing was shut down. Both patients at the Manchester Royal Infirmary in northern England have been isolated for treatment, the local public health trust said in a statement. "Manchester Royal Infirmary accident and emergency department will be closed until further notice while further investigations take place," it said. The ...
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St. John’s Wort Could Lead to Similar Side Effects as That of Antidepressants

St. John's wort is a herb. Its flowers and leaves are used to make medicine. St. John's wort is effective for mild to moderate depression and conditions that sometimes go along with depression such as anxiety, tiredness, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. However, a new study by researchers at University of Adelaide has revealed that it St. John's Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together. ...
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Alarm Sounded Over Myanmar’s Betel Habit, Helping It Kick the Habit Will Not be Easy

Betel-chewing is a deeply-rooted cultural practice throughout south and southeast Asia. 'Kun ja' is an enormously popular stimulant chewed throughout Myanmar. These small parcels of tobacco, areca nuts, slaked lime and optional spices, wrapped in the vivid green leaves of the betel plant comes with a long list of serious health downsides including addiction, deeply stained gums and a high risk of oral cancer. Kun ja patrons suggest that it increases alertness, boosts energy ...
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A Good Night’s Sleep is Important to Sharpen Your Memory and Recall Facts

Adding to the benefits of a good nights' sleep, a research team has revealed that we are more likely to recall facts after a good night's sleep which we could not remember while still awake. Researchers from University of Exeter in Britain and the Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language in Spain suggested that sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten it also makes them easier to access. The findings supports the notion that, while asleep, we actively ...
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Many New Mothers Do Not Get Their Physician’s Advice on Infant Care

Health care practitioner groups have issued recommendations and guidelines on several aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization and pacifier use. However, many new mothers do not receive this advice from physicians, revealed a new study. First author Staci R. Eisenberg, a paediatrician at Boston Medical Center, said, "As a physician, these findings made me stop and really think about how we communicate important information to ...
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Impotent Men May Face Twice the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Compared to Others

Medical researchers have claimed that men who experience erectile dysfunction might face twice the risk of Type 2 Diabetes compared to men without such sexual incapability. Dr. Sean Skeldon of University of Toronto said that this effect was more significant among middle-aged men between 40 to 59 years old. He said that the probability of having undiagnosed diabetes increased from one in 50 in men without erectile dysfunction, to one in 10 in men with erectile dysfunction, ...
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Worms Sent To Space Station to Help Understand The System Of Muscle Loss in Humans

In an experiment aimed at increasing our understanding of what makes the body build and lose muscle, University of Exeter researchers are set to send thousands of microscopic worms on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). "As the world's space agencies plan longer, more ambitious missions, this poses a major challenge. Astronauts lose as much as 40 percent of muscle mass after 180 days onboard the ISS," said Timothy Etheridge from University of Exeter ...
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‘Diabetic’ Father Joe Jackson Hospitalized With Stroke And With No Vision

Joe Jackson, father of the Jackson family of entertainers, has reportedly been hospitalized after he suffered a stroke that left him at the very least temporarily blind. The family members of the 86-year-old talent manager was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo after reportedly waking up on weekend feeling dizzy, with no vision. Joe, who has diabetes, was in the city for his 87th birthday party that was being thrown for him. According ...
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