Over 17 patients kept quarantine at the Ebola medical centre in Liberia fled over the weekend after the centre was attacked by looters from Monrovia's West Point who supposedly stole blood-stained sheets and mattresses and some medical equipment, as informed by a senior police official. Authorities in Liberia are still in search for all of those patients who ran away as they could spread the …
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Ebola fear in Nigeria spreads to primary and secondary schools across the country. The government has further extended the holiday for schools across the country until further notice. This decision was taken as a part of the measures taken to prevent Ebola spread among students, MENA news agency reported citing Nigeria News Day online reported Monday. However, no notification about when further …
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Superman VS Batman actor Ben Affleck became the latest celebrity to have a bucket of ice-cold water poured over his head as he accepted Tyler Perry’s challenge. His wife Jennifer Garner did the honours and after completing the challenge he nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Damon, and his wife Jennifer Garner who poured the water over his head. He said on camera: ‘Tyler …
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The union health ministry on Monday denied reports that a Nigerian national admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in New Delhi has tested positive for the dreaded Ebola disease. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the hospitalised Nigerian did not have Ebola. Denying the reports, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, 'Our vigilant officials did indeed send a person to RML Hospital. His …
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Some cancer cells transform themselves from "economy model to a fast sports car" and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study. Using a microengineered device that mimics the tissue surrounding a tumour, researchers were able to image cancer cells that had undergone epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). The EMT is a …
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Antiperspirants can alter your armpit bacteria and actually make you smell worse, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Ghent in Belgium asked eight test subjects to stop using deodorant or antiperspirant for a month.  Another subject who did not regularly use either was asked to use deodorant for a month. The timeframe was selected because it takes around 28 days for a new …
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At least 20 people were injured, including one seriously, while forming human pyramids during the 'Dahi Handi' celebrations here today, officials said. Some of the injured were admitted to Sion and KEM hospitals. 'Twelve people were brought here who got injured due to a fall while playing 'Dahi Handi'. We have admitted them and kept them under evaluation,' KEM hospital's Dean Dr Shubhangi Parkar …
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Chronic pain or pain that one suffers from for a long time is definitely quite bothersome. Often the only choice a person has are NSAIDS (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs) and over-the-counter drugs that help ease the pain. Unfortunately, more often than not, these medications have severe side effects. Apart from leading to ulcers in the stomach, these drugs can also cause liver failure, …
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has developed a life threatening heart defect and a chronic lung condition during his years confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in southwest London, according to a report. 43-year-old Assange is unable to get hospital treatment because he fears he will be arrested by police if he leaves the embassy, The Telegraph reported, citing his supporters. Assange, whose …
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Men frequently fall asleep after having sex especially during the night. The reasons may be familiar to most of us - physical exhaustion during sex. However, experts say that the pleasure feeling throughout the sexual act stimulates the release of a set of hormones in men, which also have a predominant role in getting a good night’s sleep. Here are some chemicals and hormones which are …
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Controlling sugar levels and maintaining them in the desirable range is an intricate task that all diabetics have to accomplish. However, controlling diabetes can be really easy if you take care of these five simple things. Eat smart: Diet is the most important aspect of a diabetic’s life. Ultimately, it’s your diet that will determine your sugar levels. According to Dr Pradeep Gadge, …
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Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurological disorder after dementia. It is characterised by the loss of dopamine-producing neurons, along with an abnormal accumulation of a protein (synuclein) in the brain. The exact causes for this disease have not been identified yet, but researchers have found certain risk factors that may appear to be associated with the development of …
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A new study of stem cells has revealed how a genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression affects connections among neurons in the developing brain. According to the study led by Guo-li Ming and Hongjun Song of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, using stem cells generated from people with and without mental illness to observe the effects of a …
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A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body. The study showed that a protein called MCL-1 was vital for survival of natural killer cells. Dr. Nick Huntington said that they discovered that MCL-1 was absolutely essential for keeping natural killer cells alive and without natural killer cells, …
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