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Tuberculosis bacteria hide in the low oxygen niches of bone marrow stem cells

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A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed light on latent tuberculosis and the bacteria's ability to hide in stem cells. Some bone marrow stem cells reside in low oxygen (hypoxia) zones. These specialized zones are secured as immune cells and toxic chemicals cannot reach this zone...
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Record 'fake drugs' haul by UK agency

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Dangerous counterfeit and unlicensed medicines worth nearly £16m have been seized in a record haul by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Lessons and Challenges for Developing and Delivering HIV Programs for Sex Workers

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Today sees the addition of an important paper to the PLOS Collection Focus on Delivery and Scale: Achieving HIV Impact with Sex Workers; published in PLOS Medicine, David Wilson of World Bank looks at lessons learnt and challenges for developing and … Continue reading » The post Lessons and C...

The dentures made from dead soldiers's teeth

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When dentures were made from dead people's teeth

Elder abuse is common around the world

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A new global review reveals that elder abuse -- which includes psychological, physical, and sexual abuse; neglect; and financial exploitation -- is common among community-dwelling older adults and is especially prevalent among minority older adults. Older adults with cognitive and physical impair...

The dialysis industry wants people to eat GMOs and glyphosate

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(NaturalNews) It's no secret that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, is at the center of heated controversy. Of course, Monsanto and its supporters maintain that the ingredient is safe, even after an arm of the World Health Organization -- the International Agency...Ads from...

Plant chromosomes get sliced and scrambled

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Plants can undergo the same extreme “chromosome shattering” seen in some human cancers and developmental syndromes, say researchers. Previously, chromosome shattering, or “chromothripsis,” had only been seen in animal cells. The process could be applied in plant breeding as a way to creat...
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How Little Red Dots Could Help Women And Babies Stay Healthy

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A nonprofit in India is using bindis to give women an extra boost of iodine — a micronutrient that's especially critical during pregnancy.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Virus evolution and human behavior shape global patterns of flu movement

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The global movement patterns of all four seasonal influenza viruses are illustrated in research published today in the journal Nature, providing a detailed account of country-to-country virus spread over the last decade and revealing unexpected differences in circulation patterns between viruses....

Sunlight exposure and latitude linked to development of dystonia symptoms

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People with a genetic predisposition to dystonia living closer to the equator (and who are thus exposed to more sunlight) are more likely to develop involuntary contraction of their eye muscles (blepharospasm) than those in their necks.

Can ancient 'sun gazing' therapy help reactivate a calcified pineal gland?

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(NaturalNews) A somewhat unusual and long-forgotten healing protocol that dates back thousands of years is making a major comeback in the modern day. Advocates say it can help dramatically improve sleep quality, boost energy levels, improve eyesight, enhance endocrine health and,...

Nepal after the recent earthquakes: reconstruction and vaccine-preventable enteric diseases

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In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes, PLOS Medicine Consulting Editor Lorenz von Seidlein visited Nepal to assess outbreak risks. Lorenz travelled with Anuj Bhattachan, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea and guidance from Deepak C. Bajracharya and Shyam Raj Upreti  … C...
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Oil Pulling: Benefits & Side Effects

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Oil pulling is the practice of swishing or holding oils from plants in the mouth for long periods of time to produce health benefits.

Widespread diabetes screening in India is predicted to be ineffective

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Large-scale screening for diabetes in India using currently available survey- and glucometer-based screening tools is unlikely to meet effectiveness criteria, according to a modeling study. The predictions of this simulation suggest that large numbers of false positive results would waste financi...
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'Healthy Brain, Happy Life' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt

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Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader
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What If Americans Ate Like South Africans And Vice Versa?

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In a two-week diet swap, they got burgers and fries. We got kale salad and corn porridge. Guess whose bowels fared better?Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Scientific approach to poverty shows promise

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Randomized, controlled trial reveals benefits of foreign aidAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

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The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.

Iconic Indian fish on the brink of extinction

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The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world's most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists. Ever since the publication of HS Thomas's A Rod in India in 1873, this giant member of the carp family has been known to anglers around the globe as 'one of the l...

Many fixed-dose drug combinations in India lack central regulatory approval

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Fixed-dose drug combinations which have not received central regulatory approval are sold in substantial numbers in India -- despite concerns over the safety and efficacy of these combinations -- according to new research.
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Global health leaders call for global biomedical R&D fund, mechanism

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World leaders should consider the establishment of a global biomedical research and development fund and a mechanism to address the dearth in innovation for today's most pressing global health challenges, according global health leaders.

Researchers examine the dangers bubbling up from hookah steam stones

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An analysis of simulated smoking sessions turns up toxic, cancer-causing elements in what's often considered a safer and trendy smoking alternative. The analysis found that out of the different smoking scenarios involving the steam stones, there were statistically significant and similar amounts ...

Pricey new hepatitis C and cancer drugs make Essential Medicines List

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An expert committee for the World Health Organization updates influential guide

New index reveals unexpected leaders in water, sanitation progress

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A new index shows which countries are leaders in improving access to water and sanitation for their citizens. Sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, South Africa, and Ethiopia are also among the top performers world-wide in spite of modest resources.

Liberia's Ebola Nightmare Is Over

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The campaign to eliminate the Ebola virus marked a significant milestone on Saturday, as the World Health Organization declared that Liberia was free of the disease. The announcement came 42 days after the safe burial of the last confirmed Liberian victim of the Ebola, a period equal to twice the...

Scientists find hyped new recreational drug 'Flakka' is as addictive as bath salts

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found using animal models that the new recreational drug alpha-PVP ("flakka") seems equivalently potent as a stimulant, and therefore as addictive, as its chemical cousin MDPV ("bath salts").
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CRISPR genome editing tools are transforming research in medicine, nutrition, and agriculture

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Researchers have customized and refined a technique derived from the immune system of bacteria to develop the CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering system, which enables targeted modifications to the genes of virtually any organism. The discovery and development of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, its wide range...

Bill Gates' Quest to Determine Why Children Are Dying

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When it comes to child deaths, the world has made great strides in the past 25 years. "In 1990, one in ten children in the world died before age 5," Bill and Melinda Gates write on their blog. But thanks to things like vaccines and better nutrition, "today, it's one in 20." The death rate for ch...
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Children sleep better when they have a nightly bedtime routine

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Having a regular bedtime routine is associated with better sleep in young children up to six years of age, and the positive impact on sleep increases with the consistency of the nightly routine, a multinational study suggests.

Forests could be the trump card in efforts to end global hunger

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About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world's forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests and forestry are essential to achieve food security as the limit...

Cholera vaccine stocks could save millions of refugees in Nepal

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Cholera now menaces earthquake-stricken Nepal – but for the first time ever, Nepal wants to use a global vaccine stockpile to help keep it at bay

What happens at a slapping workshop?

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The BBC takes a look at the controversial methods touted by Xiao Hongchi, founder of the slapping and stretching "self-healing" method known as paida lajin.

Drug-resistant intestinal superbug imported to America from other countries

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(NaturalNews) A new drug-resistant "superbug" is circulating the country, and health officials say it was brought in from overseas. The Associated Press says Shigella has already triggered more than 200 illnesses since last May, and experts worry that the bacteria might be here to...

In A Poor Indian State, She Got First-Rate Care After Her Miscarriage

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The release of a new report on the world's mothers is a reminder of the gap between rich and poor — in the developing world and in American cities as well.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Human clinical trials begin for deadly hendra virus therapy

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The world’s first human clinical trials for a treatment against Hendra virus, a rare but deadly viral disease, have just begun in Australia, using a human monoclonal antibody.

Mystery of India’s rapid move toward Eurasia 80 million years ago explained

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In the history of continental drift, India has been a mysterious record-holder. More than 140 million years ago, India was part of an immense supercontinent called Gondwana, which covered much of the Southern Hemisphere. Around 120 million years ago, what is now India broke off and started slowly...

Global decline of large herbivores may lead to an 'empty landscape'

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The decline of the world's large herbivores, especially in Africa and parts of Asia, is raising the specter of an 'empty landscape' in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Many populations of animals such as rhinoceroses, zebras, camels, elephants and tapirs are diminishing or threa...

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth?

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The theory that an asteroid impact killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago is well accepted, but one puzzle is why another global catastrophe -- the huge, million-year eruption of the Deccan Traps flood basalts in India -- occurred at the same time. Geologists now argue this is not a coinci...

Cancer Death Rate Declines Worldwide

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The rate of deaths from cancer appears to be on the decline worldwide, a new study suggests.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Genetically modified crops to fight spina bifida

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Genetically modified crops are usually designed to have herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for specific nutrients. Research suggests that the bio-fortification of rice with a gene to produce mor...

Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated'

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A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend in Europe is upwards, and that population aging, although inevitable, is likely to be 'manageable'....