Indoor dust bacteria have transferrable antibiotic resistance genes: Study By IANS | Last Updated: 27th January, 2020, 15:09

Although it is rare for pathogens to live in indoor dust, they can hitchhike into homes and mingle with existing bacteria

Indoor dust bacteria have transferrable antibiotic resistance genes: Study

Calls for 'virginity repair' surgery to be banned Calls for 'virginity repair' surgery to be banned

Campaigners are urging the government to outlaw "virginity repair" surgery


Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

Our immune system is our body's natural defence against infection, but it also attacks cancerous cells


Abdominal fat may lead to multiple heart attacks

Abdominal fat may lead to multiple heart attacks

According to the researchers, waist circumference is a more important marker of recurrent events than overall obesity


Pen cap removed from lungs, 12-year-old Kolkata boy gets new life Pen cap removed from lungs, 12-year-old Kolkata boy gets new life

A 12-year-old boy got a new lease of life after doctors at the state-run hospital  removed a pen cap from his lungs


'Saving lives' with breast milk

'Saving lives' with breast milk

A few years later, when her niece is in the hospital and needed milk, she learned that donating is possible


Vaccine for coronavirus likely to be ready in 3 months Vaccine for coronavirus likely to be ready in 3 months

The researchers moved from obtaining the genomic sequence of SARS virus to a phase-one clinical trial of a DNA vaccine in 20 months and have since compressed that timeline to 3.25 months for other viral diseases


Chinese virus not yet a global health emergency: WHO Chinese virus not yet a global health emergency: WHO

"I am not declaring a public health emergency of international concern today," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters


Coronavirus: All You Need to Know Coronavirus: All You Need to Know

At least 17 people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in the Chinese city Wuhan in December


Snakes could be the original source of the new coronavirus outbreak in China

Snakes could be the original source of the coronavirus

A study of the virus's genetic sequence suggests similarities to that seen in snakes, but the origin must still be verified


WHO confirms e-cigarettes harmful to users, bystanders 'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

So-called electronic nicotine delivery systems, or ENDS, have been pushed by producers as well as some governments as a safer alternative to smoking


Israeli researchers develop method to rejuvenate kidneys Israeli researchers develop method to rejuvenate kidneys

Israeli researchers have discovered a method to rejuvenate the kidneys, which has the potential to eliminate the need for dialysis


Maternal smoking increases SIDS risk: Study

Maternal smoking increases SIDS risk: Study

SIDS is the sudden, unexplained, death of an infant under one year of age. Many studies have shown that the risk of SIDS is increased by maternal smoking during pregnancy


Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead

The U.S. and Taiwan also confirmed one case each on Tuesday


New China virus: US announces first case New China virus: US announces first case

The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, had been diagnosed in a US resident who arrived in Seattle from China

 


First-ever cadaveric kidney transplant in Bangladesh expected in ‘Mujib Borsho’ 1st-ever cadaveric kidney transplant likely in Mujib Year

Bangladesh’s first-ever cadaveric kidney transplant will be conducted during the ‘Mujib Borsho’ marking the birth centenary Father of the Nation


China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

The discovery of human-to-human transmission comes as hundreds of millions of people are criss-crossing the country in packed trains


Adulthood linked to drop in physical activity

Adulthood linked to drop in physical activity

This weight gain is related to changes in diet and physical activity behaviour across the life events of early adulthood


Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works

According to health official, it would take a few months until the first phase of the clinical trials get underway and more than a year until a vaccine might be available


Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer' Immune discovery 'may treat all cancer'

A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists


Number of New China virus cases tripled as infection spreads to Beijing New virus infection tripled in China

Experts in the UK told the BBC the number of people infected could still be far greater than official figures suggest, with estimates closer to 1,700


Early menopause increases health risks after 60: study

Early menopause increases health risks after 60: study

The data are drawn from more than 5,100 women enrolled in an Australian national health survey


Loss of Y chromosome function may cause higher cancer risk in men

Loss of Y chromosome function may cause higher cancer risk in men

These six Y-chromosome genes are involved in cell-cycle regulation, the failure of which can lead to tumour development


China coronavirus: Number of cases jumps as virus spreads to new cities China confirms 139 cases of new virus in two days

The new cases were identified in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen


China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

Of the 17 new cases in the central city of Wuhan — believed to be the epicentre of the outbreak — three are described as “severe”


New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds' New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'

Two people are known to have died from the virus, which appeared in Wuhan city in December


Girl diagnosed with Nipah virus in Khulna Girl diagnosed with Nipah virus in Khulna

The patient is identified as Rashida, 20, daughter of Md Babul Hossain of Gopalganj district. Babul says his daughter had been suffering from severe fever for the last few days


Australian scientists make breakthrough on preventing spread of dengue fever Australian scientists make breakthrough on dengue fever

The CSIRO collaborated with Omar Akbari from the University of California San Diego on the landmark breakthrough


Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk

Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk

The statement noted that hookah smoking results in inhaling significant levels of toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and particulates from tobacco that can harm blood vessels, the heart and lungs, as well as creating a dependence on nicotine


Second person dies from mystery virus in China: official

Second person dies from mystery virus in China: official

The patient in Japan, who is released from hospital, had also not visited the market


'Alarming' one in five deaths due to sepsis Be aware of "Hidden Killer" sepsis

It is caused by the immune system going into over-drive. Instead of just fighting an infection, it starts attacking other parts of the body too


Eating more vegetables will not stop prostate cancer: Study

Eating more vegetables will not stop prostate cancer: Study

These findings are supported by significant changes in the blood carotenoid levels of the patients


Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within

The discovery is something of a surprise, as an abundance of B-cells in cancer patients has sometimes been seen as a marker for poor prognosis


China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out


Loneliness as Dangerous as Smoking or Obesity, Says Study Loneliness as Dangerous as Smoking or Obesity, Says Study

Age-associated losses and inadequate social skills were considered primary risk factors for loneliness


Apollo Hospitals organized a patient forum for blood cancer survivors Apollo Hospitals organized a patient forum for blood cancer survivors

A patient forum on Blood Cancer Survivors was organized at the auditorium of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka on January 11


6,197 people affected by cold-related disease in 24 hrs 6,197 people affected by cold-related disease in 24 hrs

Various cold-related diseases have affected 6,197 people across the country in the last 24 hours


Over 95pc women don't regret having abortion: Study

Over 95pc women don't regret having abortion: Study

This is also true for those who initially struggled with their decision


Indian Govt publishes policy for treatment of rare diseases Indian Govt publishes policy for treatment of rare diseases

The policy estimates that for a child weighing 10 kg, treatment cost ranges between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 1 crore per year, and the cost rises with age


Languages affected differently by brain disease Languages affected differently by brain disease

There are differences in the way English and Italian speakers are affected by dementia-related language problems

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