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Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

Study Finds: H7N9 Bird Flu Transmitted between humans

July 05, AP – Since this bird flu strain was identified in February, 132 cases, including 39 deaths, have been confirmed in China, according to the study. Most patients were elderly and at high risk of complications because of their age, and many had contact with poultry, according to previous reports. Contrary to previously published […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Britain confirms new death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Britain confirms new death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

London: July 04, AP – The death brings to 43 the number of people to date who have died from the SARS-like infection, which has an extremely high mortality rate. A Qatari man has died in a British hospital from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus which has been causing increasing alarm among world […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

Revolutionary treatment begins: Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients

July 04, AP – London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported today. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stem-cell […]

July 4, 2013 | By More
Saudi Arabia confirms two new deaths from coronavirus: Human rights

Saudi Arabia confirms two new deaths from coronavirus: Human rights

July 03, AP – Riyadh: It said the latest victims were a 75-year-old man in the Eastern Region of Al Ahsaa, where an outbreak began in a health-care facility in April, and a 63-year-old woman in Riyadh, but did not say when they had died. A Saudi man and a woman have died from the […]

July 3, 2013 | By More
Drug overdoses among U.S. women rises: CDC

Drug overdoses among U.S. women rises: CDC

July 03, AP – Long thought of as primarily a male problem, drug addiction is increasingly affecting women, and the new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 42 women in the United States die each day from prescription drug overdoses. The rate of fatal overdoses of prescription painkillers and other […]

July 2, 2013 | By More
Study: Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050

Study: Anti-Smoking Policies Will Prevent 7 Million Deaths Worldwide by 2050

July 02, AP – Tobacco control measures enacted in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent about 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to the study published June 30 in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Anti-tobacco policies really do stop people from smoking and save millions of lives, a new study […]

July 1, 2013 | By More
UN revises AIDS guidelines, making easy accessible treatment for millions

UN revises AIDS guidelines, making easy accessible treatment for millions

June 30, AP – On Sunday, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that after weighing up evidence for drug efficacy, benefits for the immune system and potential side effects, it would recommend raising the CD4 – the key immune cells targeted by HIV – threshold to 500 cells per microliter (1 milligram) of blood, up […]

June 30, 2013 | By More
Women not safe from heart troubles due to lifestyle: Survey

Women not safe from heart troubles due to lifestyle: Survey

June 30, AP – A new survey shows that changing lifestyle has exposed women to the risk of cardiovascular diseases, shattering the popular belief that oestrogen hormone protects them from such ailments. The survey, ‘Visualising the Extent of Heart Disease in Indian Women’, revealed that 65 percent doctors believe that oestrogen’s deficiency due to changing […]

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Hajj in focus as coronavirus strikes hard in Saudi Arabia

Hajj in focus as coronavirus strikes hard in Saudi Arabia

June 29, AP – Geneva: Little is known about the new pathogen, beyond the fact that it can be lethal by causing respiratory problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. It can be transmitted between humans, but unlike its cousin, the Sars virus, which sparked a scare a decade ago, it does not seem very contagious. Virologists […]

June 29, 2013 | By More
New study- Well-rested teens make healthier food choices

New study- Well-rested teens make healthier food choices

June 29, AP – “Not only do sleepy teens on average eat more food that’s bad for them, they also eat less food that is good for them,” said Hale, speaking about the study results. IN A STUDY linking sleep with obesity, researchers have found that teenagers who get adequate sleep make more healthy food […]

June 28, 2013 | By More