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Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system

The global situation has escalated since then with the Zika virus now being reported from 33 countries…


Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger

How much slow-wave sleep a teenage boy gets may predict whether he is at risk for insulin resistance…


Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said…


Zika virus: 'Strongest evidence yet' of effect on babies Zika virus: 'Strongest evidence yet' of effect on babies

One of the US's most senior public health officials has revealed the "strongest evidence to…


Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle Fish, other mosquitoes now warriors in Zika battle

PLAYA SAN DIEGO: With larva-chomping fish and genetically modified insects, Latin Americans are deploying…


COPD may change brain structure COPD may change brain structure

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition impacting nearly 24 million Americans, is…


United Hospital starts 24-hr Heamodialysis facility United Hospital starts 24-hr Heamodialysis facility

Patients with kidney ailments require Heamodialysis to purify the toxic substances out of their blood.…


Lungs main target organs of MERS, says patient's autopsy Lungs main target organs of MERS, says patient's autopsy

Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) often show signs of acute kidney failure but lungs…


Nutrient deprivation may kill kidney cancer cells Nutrient deprivation may kill kidney cancer cells

Depriving cancer cells of a certain nutrient can effectively kill them, according to a new study which…


Genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration discovered Genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration discovered

When a person breaks out into hives, the annoying rash is usually blamed on skin care products, new…


8.2 million people die of caner every year 8.2 million people die of caner every year

The World Cancer Day is being observed today (Thursday) in the country as elsewhere across the globe…


Zika: WHO declares global emergency Zika: WHO declares global emergency

A disease linked to the Zika virus in Latin America poses a global public health emergency requiring…


Two vector-borne diseases that pass from mother to child Two vector-borne diseases that pass from mother to child

The US researchers have identified two life-threatening vector-borne diseases that can be passed from…


Men with autism have different brain connections Men with autism have different brain connections

London: Men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have subtle differences in a part of the brain crucial…


Size does matter when it comes to animal brains Size does matter when it comes to animal brains

A mammal's brain size predicts its problem-solving ability, says a study.   Species with large…


Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic'

US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which…


Smokers Who Quit 15 Years Ago Still At High Lung Cancer Risk Smokers Who Quit 15 Years Ago Still At High Lung Cancer Risk

New York:  People who kicked the butt as long as 15 years ago are still at high risk for lung cancer…


WHO cautions against MERS WHO cautions against MERS

The United Nations health agency cautioned South-East Asia States on Sunday to remain vigilant against…


Zika: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities Zika: Olympics plans announced by Rio authorities

The Rio de Janeiro authorities have announced plans to prevent the spread of the Zika virus during the…


Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania Zika virus travel warnings spread to Africa and Oceania

Travel warnings to pregnant women have been extended to eight more countries or territories amid concerns…


Irregular heartbeat 'riskier for women' Irregular heartbeat 'riskier for women'

Having an irregular heartbeat poses a greater health risk to women than men, a review of 30 studies,…


Baby Born in Hawaii With Zika Virus Baby Born in Hawaii With Zika Virus

A baby born in an Oahu hospital has tested positive for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.   Health…


Obesity linked with blood clots in kids, juveniles Obesity linked with blood clots in kids, juveniles

Obesity has an association with the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents,…


Kidney stones on the rise among US youth Kidney stones on the rise among US youth

Kidney stones are increasing, particularly among adolescents, females and African-Americans in US, a…


Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone Ebola virus: New case emerges in Sierra Leone

Health officials in Sierra Leone have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization…


First aid, diabetes screening available at DITF First aid, diabetes screening available at DITF

Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, is providing first aid and diabetes screening to…


Obese? Cut down on siting time to curb heart disease risk Obese? Cut down on siting time to curb heart disease risk

If you are suffering from obesity, reducing the time spent on watching televion or playing computer…


Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified Common painkiller with anti-cancer properties identified

Researchers have identified a low-cost and readily accessible painkiller that has significant anti-cancer…


Heartburn pills may raise kidney disease risk Heartburn pills may raise kidney disease risk

Popping common over-the-counter pills for controlling stomach acid, gas and heartburn daily may put…


ZEISS optics for 3 new Fellowes lenses ZEISS optics for 3 new Fellowes lenses

Fellowes, a manufacturer of mobile photography accessories, has launched three new lenses with opticals…


Increased light exposure may make kids overweight Increased light exposure may make kids overweight

Children who spend too much time on tablets, mobile phone or television are more likely to gain unhealthy…


50 percent rise in dengue deaths in Malaysia 50 percent rise in dengue deaths in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6: The Malaysian health ministry on Wednesday announced that there was more than a…


Emotions do affect brain's creative network Emotions do affect brain's creative network

Emotional expression affects the brain's creativity network, says a new brain-scanning study of…


Babies learn turn-taking much before talking Babies learn turn-taking much before talking

Taking turns to respond to each other is a key part of conversation and babies learn the technique at…


High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis High dose vitamin D could treat multiple sclerosis

Low levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of developing MS but it is…


Asthma may increase risk of painful skin rash Asthma may increase risk of painful skin rash

New York: People with asthma may be at increased risk of shingles, a common form of painful skin rash…


Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus Guinea to be declared free of Ebola virus

Guinea is to be declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO), two years after the epidemic…


Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable' Gonorrhoea 'could become untreatable'

Gonorrhoea could become an untreatable disease, England's chief medical officer has warned.  …


Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance? Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance?

 Can the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria be squarely blamed on the misuse and overuse…

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