South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus By AP | Last Updated: 11th August, 2020, 17:36

Desperate for the lifesaving medication, the single mother of four called a friend 

South Africa’s poor scramble for anti-HIV drugs amid virus

Medicine being sold at drugstores without prescription Drugstores sale Medicines without prescription

Health professionals say people may face more hazardous condition after taking medicine as per the advice of the salesmen of drug outlets


Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children: Study

For the research, the study assessed the stress levels of women recruited to the Southampton Women’s Survey before they were pregnant


4 cloud-based medical apps launched 4 cloud-based medical apps launched

The inauguration of four cloud-based BDEMR (Bangladesh Electronic Medical Record) apps on Wednesday…


Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failure Lack of exercise linked to hard-to-treat heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to meet the demands of the body


New drug combination may combat hearing loss New drug combination may combat hearing loss

Each human being is born with about 15,000 hair cells per ear and once damaged, these cells cannot regrow — one of the leading causes of hearing loss


‘Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes’ ‘Weight loss drug may cut 80% risk of diabetes’

Injecting a particular weight loss drug in combination with diet and exercise may reduce risk of diabetes by 80 per cent


'Over 20 million suffer from kidney ailments' 'Over 20 million suffer from kidney ailments'

Professor Samad says three-fourths of kidney patients could not understand their ailment at the very outset of their exposure


Back pain ups risk of early death by 13 per cent Back pain ups risk of early death by 13 per cent

An individual’s lifetime prevalence of back pain is nearly 84 percent and more in older populations


Fasting diet may regenerating pancreas, promote new insulin Fasting diet may regenerating pancreas, promote new insulin

The genes normally active in the developing pancreas of embryonic/foetal mice are reactivated in diabetic adult mice when cycling FMD with normal diet


Human brain makes fructose, scientists discover Human brain makes fructose, scientists discover

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity


Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk Eating fruits and vegetables reduces lung disease risk

Consuming five or more daily servings of diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables may significantly lower risk of developing chronic lung disease


Eat more fruit and vegetables to reduce heart attack Eat more fruit and vegetables to reduce heart attack

The research found that apples and pears and vegetables such as lettuce, broccoli and cabbage are effective in preventing strokes, heart disease


Oversleeping could be an early symptom of Alzheimer's Oversleeping could be an early symptom of Alzheimer's

Scientists find those who struggle to resist the lure of a lie-in or typically rest for more than nine hours more likely to develop brain disease


Yo-yo dieting might actually be good for people, expert says Yo-yo dieting might actually be good for people, expert says

The much-maligned diets are like going to the dentist, according to a scientist who has studied them extensively


Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children Antibiotics, not surgery, could treat appendicitis in children

Appendicitis is a serious medical condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed and causes severe pain


Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders Green tea may help fight bone marrow disorders

The green tea compound transform light chain amyloid, preventing the misshapen form from replicating and accumulating dangerously


Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Chronic exposure to a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread can decrease the ability of small intestine cells


Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment Antibiotics may replace surgery to treat appendicitis

Appendicitis is currently treated through an operation to remove the appendix, known as an appendicectomy


Just 30 minutes of walking can benefit cancer patients Just 30 minutes of walking can benefit cancer patients

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer


Cold caps help breast cancer patients avoid trauma of hair loss Cold caps help breast cancer patients avoid trauma of hair loss

‘Rapid Breast MRI’ method may potentially save thousands of women from cancer


Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Consumption of dietary fat has been previously associated with cardiovascular disease


Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: Study Eating meat, chicken may double risk of diabetes: Study

The findings showes who consumed higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and animal fat had a two fold higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes


Vitamin D pills not just for strong bones, but to also fight cold, flu Vitamin D pills not just for strong bones, but to also fight cold, flu

The team analysed nearly 11,000 participants in 25 clinical trials conducted in 14 countries


Excess weight during early 20 years triples risk of stomach cancer Excess weight during early 20s triples risk of stomach cancer

Obesity is the root cause of most of the diseases due to its adverse effects on our respiratory system, metabolism, circulatory system, etc


 Vitamin D pills may help fight flu, colds: study Vitamin D pills may help fight flu, colds: study

The study led by Queen Mary University of London provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and muscle health


Combination of drugs may help kill brain cancer: study Combination of drugs may help kill brain cancer: study

A team of US researchers finds that a combination of drugs may help in killing of brain cancer tumour cells with high cure rates in mice


Lose belly fat now, apple-shaped bodies more prone to diabetes Lose belly fat now, apple-shaped bodies more prone to diabetes

To investigate further, researchers examined six studies conducted from 2007 to 2015


'Bed business' at public hospitals 'Bed business' at public hospitals

A section of employees is involved in providing beds to patients at different public hospitals in exchange for money


Sleep-deprived brain can’t form memories Sleep-deprived brain can’t form memories

More specifically, experiments in animals have shown that the synapses on the receiving neuron can be toggled by adding or removing receptor proteins


Exercise, proper diet may reduce effects of malaria Exercise, proper diet may reduce effects of malaria

Apart from exercise, eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and fiber as well as high protein diet can help combat infection


Your handbag is damaging your health Your handbag is damaging your health

Too much weight on your shoulders can also cause your back to spasm and curvature of the spine or hunchback can occur in women with weaker bones


New miracle pill can cure high blood pressure New miracle pill can cure high blood pressure

Researchers in the UK find that combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments


Fake medicines sold at city outskirts' pharmacies Counterfeit drugs sold at city outskirts' pharmacies

Sale of such drugs continues as there has been little control over the medicine market from production to marketing levels across the country


Cardiac disorders increase in winter Cardiac disorders increase in winter

The dip in the temperature restricts the arteries, which in turn leads to decreasing blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart


Why migraines are more common among women Why migraines are more common among women

Mast cells are an important category of immune cells because they play a key role in stress-related health issues that are more common in women


SAARC vacant seats in medical colleges will be filled up by other countries SAARC vacant seats in medical colleges will be filled up by other countries

The minister urges the private medical college authorities to comply with the code of conduct in running operations of colleges


Play your part and help defeat dementia (Video) Play your part and help defeat dementia (Video)

Christopher Eccleston wants you to share a new thought-provoking video from Alzheimer’s Research UK which confronts misunderstanding around dementia


Severely obese people more likely to die at home Severely obese people more likely to die at home

People who are carrying more body weight at the end of life may look slightly healthier and doctors may be less likely to recognise that they’re dying


Edible oil being reused at Restaurants What we are eating!

Health experts say food items cooked with stale oil can cause serious diseases like kidney, liver complications, acidity, heart diseases and cancer

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