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Common chemicals may reduce vitamin D levels

Exposure to certain common chemicals called endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in several consumer products, including plastic bottles, may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, says a study.

Urinary infection may cause falls in older people

Not just a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, even bloodstream, respiratory and urinary infections can cause falls, especially in older people, says a study.

Now, use your lungs and eyes to 'drink' booze!

 A new walk-in chamber in the UK lets people breathe in a cloud of alcoholic mist, absorbing booze into their bloodstream via lungs and eyes.

Daily bathing cuts bloodstream infections in children

Daily bathing of paediatric patients with disposable clothes containing two percent chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) reduces bloodstream infections by 59 percent, a study shows.

Pregnant women expecting sons likelier to develop diabetes

Women who are expecting male babies are likelier to develop gestational diabetes than women who expecting girls, finds new study.

HIV spreads like internet malware

 Researchers have created a new model for HIV progression which shows that the virus spreads in a similar way to some computer worms and predicts that early treatment is key to warding off AIDS.

HIV not as infectious soon after transmission as thought

 People who have just contracted HIV may not be as highly infectious during this early stage as previously thought, according to a new study.

Newborns` genetic `tweet` can spot bacterial infections

In a first, researchers have detected and decoded a signal generated from a newborn`s DNA that can tell doctors about presence of bacterial infection in the bloodstream.

Soon, mini robots that will act like doctors inside our body

Scientists are developing tiny robots that could swim in your bloodstream and help you heal.

New method for early detection of tumours

Beating cancer is all about early detection and new method holds the promise to catch the disease early.

Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacteria and venomous snakes

A "nanosponge" invented by engineers at the University of California, San Diego can safely remove a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

`Injecting oxygen into blood could help keep people alive`

Scientists claim to have found a new way of injecting oxygen into the blood to keep patients alive even when they can`t breathe during complex operations.

Genes that help regulate sex hormones in bloodstream identified

Researchers have identified genetic markers that influence a protein involved in regulating estrogen and testosterone levels in the bloodstream.

Drug-secreting blood vessels to combat anaemia!

Researchers have created blood vessels from genetically engineered cells that could secrete drug on demand directly into the bloodstream to combat anaemia.

`Jailbreak` bacteria can cause heart disease

Researchers have found that plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream.

`Jailbreak` bacteria can cause heart disease

Researchers have found that plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream.