Treating hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally, could be a lot cheaper and much safer as researchers have developed a way to use plant cells to treat it. 'This is a major step forward,' said study co-author Roland Herzog, College of Medicine, from the University of Florida in the US. Patients with hemophilia bleed for a longer time than others after an …
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 Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot Friday commended India for the 'dramatic' increase in life expectancy, and pledged AUS$20 million to facilitate the partnership between the countries in the health sector. 'The partnership between the two countries would be extended to many areas like developing a potential vaccine for malaria, trauma care and the war against poverty,' Abbot said during a …
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With funds from the World Bank, Unicef has facilitated the delivery of medicines and other supplies worth over $825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone. A chartered UN cargo aircraft landed at the Lungi International Airport Friday with the drugs and medical supplies, Xinhua reported. The supplies include latex gloves, intravenous fluids, assorted …
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Police gave an all-clear signal in Munich Friday afternoon after a suspected Ebola case alert at the central railway station proved to be a false alarm. A train carrying a group of refugees arrived at 9 am at Munich central railway station, according to a police spokesman. 'Two Somalis have become conspicuous. One of them has thrown up for many times,' Xinhua quoted the spokesman as saying and …
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that the world organisation is going to establish an Ebola crisis centre to stop the spread of the virus in six-nine months. Ban made the announcement after a meeting on the Ebola epidemic with senior leaders and experts from across the UN system, including World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan, and Senior UN System …
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If you think that herbals and dietary supplements are better than conventional medications for your health, think again. A new study shows that liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements increased from seven percent to 20 percent in the US over a 10-year period. Liver injury due to non-bodybuilding supplements is most severe, more frequently resulting in death or the need for …
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Mouth ulcers, also known as canker sores or aphthous ulcers, are one of the most common oral problems. Whatever may be the factors responsible for it, mouth sores are quite painful and also cause discomfort while eating. Adjusting your diet like avoiding spicy and sour foods in addition to taking medicines (topical creams or pills) is normally recommended, there are effective natural ways to …
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Triphala or triphala churna is made of equal quantities of three fruits - amla, baheda and harad. This brown coloured powder has been extensively used in Ayurveda as a panacea for various health complications. Known as a powerhouse of a wide range of nutrients, triphla works wonders as an effective treatment and preventive aid for various clinical conditions. Here are the top seven amazing heath …
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 A new research shows that proper sleep of 7 to 8 hours per night reduces risk of absence from work due to falling ill. The study, which was part of the Sleep Well, Be Well campaign launched earlier in 2014 to increase awareness of the importance of sleep in healthy lifestyle, involved a nationally representative survey of 3,760 men and women in Finland who had been working at any time in the …
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A US doctor infected with the Ebola virus is being flown a Nebraska hospital for treatment. The doctor got the virus in Liberia. Dr Rick Sacra is expected to arrive at the hospital today and his treatment will begin in the hospital’s 10-bed special isolation unit. It’s still unclear how Sacra got infected with the virus that’s killed 1,900 people as he wasn’t actually involved in the …
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If your job leads to spending most of the time outdoors, do not forget to wear sunglasses as it can save you from developing a common eye disease. According to a study, residential geography, time spent in the sun and whether or not sunglasses are worn may help explain why some people develop exfoliation syndrome (XFS), an eye condition that is a leading cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and …
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Are you fashion-savvy who loves to sport high heels, handbags, or accessories on a regular basis? You may be ruining your health with the use of these items. Following fashion trends blindly can take a toll on your health. These health risks are both short-term as well as long-term and can vary from a minor pain to chronic conditions.  Orthopedic Surgeon, Simon Moyes sheds light on the possible …
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Indian mothers and step-mothers are those mostly likely to subject their daughters to 'physical violence,' according to a Unicef report that raises the issues of corporal punishment and discipline. Among Indian girls 15 to 19 years of age, 41 percent experienced physical violence at the hands of their mothers or step-mothers, while only 18 percent from their fathers or step-fathers, said the …
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There are several surgical techniques for cataract removal. The operating surgeon is the best person to decide which technique is likely to yield the best result. Intracapsular cataract surgery: The entire cataract is removed from the lens of the eye.  This technique is now redundant and obsolete. Extracapsular cataract surgery: The posterior capsule of the lens is not removed and is left …
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