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The weed that causes cancer may well kill it

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 13:16

Tobacco has been associated with and much maligned for causing cancers. Researchers have now found that the tobacco plant`s defence mechanism could well work in humans to destroy invading cancer cells.

Circumcision benefits far outweigh its risks

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 10:53

In a new study, researchers have shown that the benefits of infant male circumcision exceed the risks by over 100 to 1.

Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 14:23

The health of the human vagina depends on a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship with "good" bacteria that live on its surface feeding on products produced by vaginal skin cells.

New breakthrough could help thwart recurrent urinary tract infections

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 13:42

Researchers have shown that when chitosan - used in agriculture as a seed treatment and biopesticide - is given in conjunction with antibiotics, it assists the bladder in ridding itself of "reservoir" populations of bacteria that live in its deeper layers and potentially cause recurrent infections.

75% seasonal, pandemic flu sufferers have no symptoms

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:20

Researchers have said that around 1 in 5 of the population were infected in both recent outbreaks of seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, but just 23 per cent of these infections caused symptoms.

New approach to tackle multiple infections

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 17:13

Imagine going to the doctor with an infection and being sent home with a course of drugs. Unknown to your doctor, you might actually have more than one infection.

Soon, more efficient vaccines for meningitis and pneumonia

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:04

Researchers have discovered the presence of a novel subtype of innate lymphoid cells in human spleen essential for the production of antibodies.

Simple tips to prevent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:49

A urinary tract infection (UTI) can be defined as an infection involving the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. While not all urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be prevented, experts suggest one can still reduce the risk by taking certain steps and precautions.

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