India contributed a total of $500,000 in financial assistance to augment the World Health Organization (WHO) efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola virus. 'India contributes $500,000 financial assistance to augment WHO efforts to prevent spread of Ebola virus disease,' Syed Akbaruddin, ministry of external affairs spokesperson, said in a tweet. This is the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola …
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The first British person to contract Ebola in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected in order to help others fight the disease. William Pooley was treated in a special isolation unit at London's Royal Free Hospital, where he was given the experimental drug ZMapp, BBC reported Friday. Pooley was flown back to Britain Aug 24. He has made a full recovery and, having been …
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According to a report published in the journal Scientific American Medicine, deficiency of a single vitamin B1 (or thiamine) can lead to a potentially fatal brain disorder called Wernicke encephalopathy. The disorder typically occurs in people who have disorders such as alcoholism and anorexia that lead to malnourishment. 'Wernicke encephalopathy is an example of the wide range of brain diseases …
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India is the diabetes capital of the world and doctor's blame our increasingly sedentary lifestyle, bad food habits and lifestyle choices like smoking and drinking for the progression of this dreaded disease. But did you know that India also has a method to treat this condition, sans all the ill effects of allopathic drugs? Yes, you can control diabetes with Naturopathy, here's everything you …
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Spinach (palak) is regarded as one of the best home remedy as it acts as a very effective aid to treat and prevent constipation. It is due to the presence of powerful antioxidants and high fibre that makes spinach an excellent natural remedy to relieve constipation. How spinach helps to treat constipation Spinach is known to be very good for the digestive system and also plays a key role in …
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A new study carried out by researchers from American Heart Association suggested that high blood pressure may result due to small weight gains around the abdominal region in healthy adults. Researchers found that those who put on weight in small amounts inside their abdomen had increased blood pressure. They suggested that a five to 11 pound weight gain didn't affect cholesterol levels or blood …
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A study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology revealed that stem cell treatment for treating type 1 diabetes could soon become a reality.  Researchers of the study found out a faster method to convert stem cells into cells producing insulin. The new method can convert the cells in six weeks, compared to four months taken by earlier methods. This method takes a step closer to have an …
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Rapper Kanye West who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, was rushed to hospital hours before he was due to regale a live audience at his concert in Melbourne. He bounced back to stage in no time. He was taken to a hospital in Richmond and was given an emergency MRI. The doctors and nurses were asked to clear the waiting room for privacy for the hip-hop star, a patient at the hospital …
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If you are a smoker and love to eat a high-salt diet, you may be at a greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), researchers say. 'Our findings suggest that more than half (54 percent) of the increased risk from smoking in the development of rheumatoid arthritis is due to interaction with sodium intake,' said Bjorn Sundstrom from department of public health and clinical medicine at …
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A new study has revealed that positive outlook and social support can help diabetic patients to deal with emotional, psychological and social difficulties of the disease, which could ultimately improve their health outcomes. The Second Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs (DAWN2) study would be the largest analysis yet undertaken of personal accounts of people living with diabetes. The original …
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A man who sparked an Ebola scare in Australia has tested negative for the deadly disease, health officials said Friday. The 25-year-old man had recently arrived back in Australia from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and Thursday started complaining of Ebola-like symptoms, Xinhua reported. The officials said it was highly unlikely that the Ebola virus disease would make it to …
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Facebook has apologised to a father after rejecting his advertisement on the social networking site asking people to donate money for his two-month-old son's heart transplant. Hudson Bond has been diagnosed with the heart disease called cardiomyopathy (pertainng to abnormal heart muscle). Bond's parents sought Facebook's help to raise $75,000 needed for the surgery by posting the baby's photo in …
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Each day of hospitalisation increases the likelihood of the individual acquiring a multidrug-resistant infection, says an alarming study. 'Our findings emphasise one of the risks of being in the hospital is acquiring a multidrug-resistant infection,' said co-author John Bosso from the Medical University of South Carolina in the US. For the study, the researchers gathered and analysed historical …
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A new study appearing in the American Journal of Hypertension suggesta that those who eat diet high protein are less likely to suffer from high blood pressure (HBP). The study was carried out by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). They assessed protein intake in healthy participants from the Framingham Offspring Study. The participants were followed up for development …
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