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Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:25

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

Natural killer cells can treat leukemia in kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 20:58

In a first, researchers have shown that select immune-system cells from young patients with leukemia can be multiplied in the lab - creating an army of natural killer (NK) cells that can be used to destroy cancer cells.

Cholesterol drug lowers heart attack risk in diabetic women

Cholesterol drug lowers heart attack risk in diabetic women

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 20:54

Australian researchers have found that a cholesterol-lowering drug can lower cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes.

Dissolvable `tampon` to protect against HIV

Dissolvable `tampon` to protect against HIV

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:59

Researchers have developed a dissolvable tampon-like product that can carry substantial loads of medicine and could offer fast-acting HIV protection.

India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:10

A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, travelling from Nigeria to India for cancer treatment, has died in the UAE after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, health authorities said here Sunday.

Depression common symptom in Parkinson`s patients

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 14:48

Hollywood actor Robin Williams, who hung himself at his home earlier this week, has been diagnosed with Parkinson`s disease. Now, researchers have confirmed the suspicion that depression is a very common symptom in people suffering from Parkinson`s disease.

Single enzyme triggers diabetes, says study

Single enzyme triggers diabetes, says study

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 20:45

A single enzyme promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes and diabetes, researchers have discovered. The drugs that can interfere with this enzyme can prevent or even reversing diabetes.

Severe sleep apnea contributes to poor blood pressure

Severe sleep apnea contributes to poor blood pressure

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 20:43

A new research has suggested that severe sleep apnea contributed to the risk of increased blood pressure level despite the use of medication to control it.

Liberia receives experimental Ebola drug

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 19:37

Sample doses of the experimental Ebola virus disease drug Z-MAPP have been delivered to the Liberian government, media reported Thursday.

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