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Ventilator-associated infections in hospitals preventable – study

May 24, 2017
Ventilator-associated infections in hospitals preventable – study

A recent study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality in the US has demonstrated that ventilator-associated events in hospitals can be prevented by health care providers. Going on a ventilator is often the difference between life and death for some hospital patients. In the US, around 800,000 patients [...]

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Scientists to test Zika virus against brain tumor cells

May 19, 2017
Scientists to test Zika virus against brain tumor cells

Scientists in the UK are planning to use and test Zika virus against brain cancer cells in an effort to find new ways in combatting an aggressive type of cancer. Zika causes severe disability in babies by attacking developing stem cells in the brain – but in adults, whose brains are fully formed, it often [...]

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CVDs account for one-third of deaths worldwide

May 19, 2017
CVDs account for one-third of deaths worldwide

A scientific study that examined every country over the past 25 years has found that cardiovascular diseases (CVD), like stroke and heart diseases, cause one-third of deaths globally. Countries with the greatest number of cardiovascular deaths, after accounting for population size, are found throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, South America, sub-Saharan Africa, [...]

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Way to create unlimited supply of healthy blood cells discovered

May 19, 2017
Way to create unlimited supply of healthy blood cells discovered

An innovative way to create an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from blood-forming stem cells has been discovered by researchers at New York’s Weill Cornell Medicine in the US. This breakthrough achievement marks the first time that any research group has generated such blood-forming stem cells. “This is a game-changing breakthrough that brings us [...]

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Superbug’s antibiotic resistance mechanism uncovered

May 17, 2017
Superbug’s antibiotic resistance mechanism uncovered

Scientists involved in an international study led by Australia’s Monash University have made a significant discovery that moves the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria one step forward. They have discovered the molecular mechanism that makes the deadly superbug “Golden Staph” impervious to antibiotic treatments. Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to commonly used antibiotics, making [...]

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Tai chi could help treat sleep loss in breast cancer survivors

May 15, 2017
Tai chi could help treat sleep loss in breast cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US has found tai chi, a form of slow-moving meditation, to be just as effective as talk therapy in treating sleep loss or insomnia in breast cancer survivors. For the 30% of breast cancer survivors who have insomnia, sleepless nights can lead to depression, [...]

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Improved AIDS drugs increase life expectancy of HIV patients in US, Europe

May 12, 2017
Improved AIDS drugs increase life expectancy of HIV patients in US, Europe

According to researchers, improved modern AIDS drugs – also known as antiretroviral therapy (ART) – have increased the life expectancy of young HIV-positive adults in the US and Europe by 10 years, meaning many patients can now expect to live as long as those without HIV. The scientists said the improvements in the drugs were [...]

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Groundbreaking medical scans reveal babies’ brain development

May 10, 2017
Groundbreaking medical scans reveal babies’ brain development

The first batch of groundbreaking medical scans that show the step-by-step process of human brain development in babies has been released by a team of UK scientists from the King’s College London, Imperial College London, and the University of Oxford. The data can be used by researchers all over the world to understand what healthy [...]

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Mother’s education can act as “social vaccine” against malaria in children

May 10, 2017
Mother’s education can act as “social vaccine” against malaria in children

A new study conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada and the Université Catholique du Graben in the DRC has found that a mother’s education could act as a “social vaccine” against malaria infection in children. The study tested 647 children in the DRC between [...]

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Chinese scientists use smartphone app to control, treat diabetes in mice

May 1, 2017
Chinese scientists use smartphone app to control, treat diabetes in mice

Researchers at the East China Normal University in Shanghaiused a smartphone application to remotely control the activity of living cells inside an animal, fusing biology and technology to control blood sugar levels in mice with diabetes. The Chinese researchers said their approach could pave the way for a “new era of personalized, digitalized and globalized [...]

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