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Health officials draw up plan of action to keep Ebola at bay

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:30

A meeting of senior officers of the Health Department was held here to formulate a plan of action for prevention and treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Sikkim.

Four suspected Ebola patients in Kenya test negative

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 18:13

The Kenyan government Monday dismissed fears of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in the country, saying that four patients admitted to hospital with Ebola-like symptoms have tested negative.

New tool to detect gene mutations

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:42

Researchers have devised a way to analyse genome sequences in what could help physicians map the risk of various afflictions, including cancer and autism.

How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:27

Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.

Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:10

Water-borne disease or water-related diseases are any illness caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms.

New drug restores hair growth in human trials

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 12:29

Researchers from the Columbia University have restored hair in patients suffering from alopecia areata - a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

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.

Parkinson`s disease leads to depression

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:47

A new study has suggested that depression is a common indication of Parkinson`s disease but it remains untreated for many patients.

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