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Ebola virus: 7 tips to prevent it

Ebola virus: 7 tips to prevent it

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 18:48

The rare but deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, it sure is a matter of grave concern. The list of affected countries is currently limited to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria but it can soon break out in other countries too. World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease like the current one in western Africa.

Insulin may treat acute pancreatitis

Insulin may treat acute pancreatitis

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 19:56

Insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment, says a study.

Autistic kids have `too` many synapses in brain

Autistic kids have `too` many synapses in brain

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:50

A new study has revealed that autistic children and adolescents have extra synapses in the brain.

Juvenile diabetes: Can it be prevented?

Juvenile diabetes: Can it be prevented?

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00

According to a study conducted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), there are about a million children with Type I diabetes in India.

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

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

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.

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