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Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

The Internet-based findings on exposure patterns are in good agreement with those derived from traditional epidemiological surveillance data, which can be available after considerable delays. 

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

 New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

This new technique can detect human eye diseases early

This new technique can detect human eye diseases early

With the coming of new technology, a software analysis can now highlight the subtle differences between a diseased and healthy retina.

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

They also realised that to boost information and technology in health services in order to promote cost-effective treatment.

Meningitis: What are the symptoms, causes of it? Who is at risk? Prevention tips

Meningitis: What are the symptoms, causes of it? Who is at risk? Prevention tips

The most common causes of meningitis are viral and bacterial infections. 

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

According to the researchers, the tool can be used by reference laboratories to assist epidemiological surveillance by detecting pathogens with the potential to cause epidemics in humans.

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year: Report

Teenagers drink a bathtub of sugary drinks a year: Report

British teenagers consume sugary drinks equivalent of nearly a bathtub on average in a year, Cancer Research UK reported.

Fatty food may elevate mental problems in kids

Fatty food may elevate mental problems in kids

Love to binge on fatty foods such as oily samosas and cheese-laden pizzas? Beware, as a new study warns that such children may be at risk of developing cognitive and psychiatric problems such as schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease in their adulthood.

Uncertainty in top level may elevate risk of chronic diseases

According to the study, the findings apply to those uncertain at the top of the social hierarchy as also to those uncertain of their status in lower ranking, though the latter may have opportunities for upward mobility and this may be associated with better health. 

Probiotics could aid recovery from spinal cord injury

The researchers found that spinal cord injury significantly altered the gut microbiome of mice, inducing the migration of gut bacteria into other tissues of the body and the activation of proinflammatory immune cells associated with the gut.

Amylase-trypsin inhibitors: Wheat protein can worsen chronic health conditions!

The amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) protein can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, asthma, lupus and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as inflammatory bowel disease.

Vitamin treatment unlocks door to stem cell therapies

Ordinary adult cells, such as those in the skin or blood, could be artificially coerced in a culture dish to resemble embryos only a few days old, said study co-author Tim Hore of the University of Otago.

Zika virus likely to spread across Asia: WHO

Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.

'Dengue, chikungunya need close attention in India'

Though India was not at risk of an Ebola outbreak, there have been many such outbreaks in the past, including bird flu and swine flu, Piot, co-discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), said during his lecture at the Indian Institute of Public Health-Hyderabad (IIPH-H) in Hyderabad on Sunday night.

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Unique characteristics of autism genes may help early diagnosis

Researchers have discovered in a new study the unique characteristics of genes associated with autism that may help them distinguish from genes of other diseases, as well as help in early diagnosis.

Mother’s milk may protect newborn from diseases, much like vaccines: Study

Mother's milk is packed with nutrients and antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

Emmerdale's Leah Bracknell has terminal lung cancer – What to expect in final stages of the disease!

Leah, who played Zoe Tate in the Yorkshire Dales ITV series for 16 years from 1989 to 2005, and her partner Jez Hughes are raising money to send her for treatment in Germany.

Chronic diseases: Over 20% of Indians suffer from cancer, diabetes, heart and respiratory illnesses

As per the World Health Organisation, non-communicable diseases or chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart ailments, respiratory diseases and diabetes, kill 38 million people globally every year.