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TB coupled with AIDS soars in Africa

...erature, and moderate to severe cough. The disease spreads through air as droplets when a person coughs or sneezes and the sputum carries the bacteria, which spread the disease. Nearly 2 billion people are currently infected with the TB germ and this figure is one-third the world population!!!!! Africa is ...

Sequencing of the Plague

...Asia, Africa and the Americas. But it occasionally spreads to humans, with fatal effect.It does so by infecti...ry to swallow - along with the bacteria. So plague spreads among rodents, often causing only mild disease.// If the infected flea bites a human, however, up t...

AIDS toll set to exceed Black Death

...s caused by a bacterium carried by rats. Infection spreads through rat flea bites. "Despite the impressive advances in medicine since then, HIV/AIDS is likely to surpass the Black Death as the worst pandemic ever. If we don't improve access to treatment in the next 10-15 years we could have as many as 65 m...

Importance of Fatty food In Hypercholestrolemia

...al of cereal with low-fat milk, bread with low-fat spreads and fruits (totalling six fat grams). Nestel relied on ultrasound imaging to track the arteries. While the blood vessels were unaffected by the low-fat meal, arteries in people who ate the high fat meal stiffened within three to six hours, losing 20...

Functional foods reduce cholesterol

...ic. Although they say the phytosterol-supplemented spreads on the market are good for cholesterol, they can a...ss fat and is more nutritious than the phytosterol spreads presently procurable....

Flesh-eating virus

...nts developing toxic shock syndrome as the disease spreads to the underlying tissues. If caught early, it can be treated with antibiotics, but more serious surgery can involve the removal of skin and even limbs to halt the spread of the bacteria....

Severe Acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

...rican businessman in Hanoi. The disease apparently spreads due to international travel. Scientist are still looking t the cause and treatment for the disease. At present Hongkong seems to be the most affected area in the world. In Hongkong 425 people have been infected and 11 have died. There a small panic s...

Virus Helps Remove Brain Cancer

...c" adenovirus therapy in which a therapeutic virus spreads throughout a tumor, infecting and killing cancer cells. Delta-24-RGD is designed in such a way that it can replicate only in cancer// cells leaving behind healthy tissue. It kills the host cancer cells for reproducing itself. It moves on to contamina...

Drug might prevent Prostate Cancer Spread

...prevent bone loss. Estimates show prostate cancer spreads to the bone in about 85 percent of men. The researchers recruited 311 men who were being given hormone therapy for bone metastases. The patients who received oral sodium clodronate had a 21-percent reduction in risk of bone metastases and a 20-percen...

WHO Issues Caution Against Bird Flu Epidemic

...nly called bird flu. Although the //disease mainly spreads from birds to other animal species, even to humans, WHO is skeptical that the strain of virus that causes bird flu may soon mutate itself to a form that may spread the disease human to human, and cause an influenza outbreak that human immunity will b...

Case for dietary pattern and pancreatic cancer

...starts in the pancreas is pancreatic cancer and it spreads through the lymphatic system of the body. Till date only certain factors like smoking etc had been known to increase the risk of the pancreatic cancer. The new study had tried to establish dietary preferences that may cause higher risk for pancreatic...

Hand sanitizers may reduce respiratory and gastrointestinal infections at home

Respiratory illness often spreads from one family member to another. A new study has shown in homes were the use// of alcohol based hand sanitizers are used more, the chances of spreading of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases from one family member to another is restricted. T...

Antibiotics not to reduce rate of cardiac diseases

... people with coronary heart disease. This bacteria spreads through air and causes pneumonia. On finding them in the affected arteries, one of the practices has been taking weekly course of antibiotics to prevent a heart attack. The participants of the study were people with a confirmed history of coronary ...

Promising cure for West Nile Virus

West Nile virus that spreads through mosquito bites, among other things, did not had a proper cure till date.// In the recent issue of Nature Medicine scientists have shown a successful treatment on mice suffering from West Nile virus. The researchers have developed an antibody...

New clues about immune system from leprosy microbes

...ly when they are unable to control the bug that it spreads to cause maximum infection. The researchers had isolated immune cells in the blood from healthy people and exposed them to a component of mycobacteria. The immune cells, also known as monocytes, have immediately divided into two distinct forms, as a...

New protein found that could slow pancreatic cancer

...ncourage the rapid growth of TGF-?ò molecules that spreads the growing cancer. Researchers are hopeful of finding a procedure that will affect the ability of the Smad7 protein from affecting the retinoblastoma proteins. The new research also sets the pathway for developing drugs that will target on increasi...

Influenza Avian Flu strain has become more contagious and dangerous.

...multiplies in the ducks without infecting them but spreads and infects other birds and humans. The duck Waterfowl is a natural host for H5N1 influenza virus, these ducks are acting as reservoir for the virus without infecting them, and this new evolving strain has killed a large number of birds. Since 2002, ...

Metabolism cycle of Kala-Azar parasite revealed

... the drugs we use kill our cells too. The parasite spreads by sand flies; the leishmania parasite infects certain white blood cells known as macrophages. “Our discovery not only offers hope for leishmaniasis,” says Prof. McConville. “It may help us to develop drugs for many other microbial pathogens which u...

‘No Epidemic Risk in Mumbai’ Assures Health Ministe

...r. One of the dangers is of Leptospirosis and this spreads through the urine of rats. Mr.Ramdos ruled out any dangers of this disease. Further information about Water Borne Disease from medindia Drinking of water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms, causes wa...

Fight oral cancer with gene therapy mouthwash

... lifetime causing cells to grow rampantly and this spreads throughout the body. Smokers and heavy drinkers frequently develop white or reddish patches in the mouth, which are in most cases premalignant lesions leading on to oral cancer later in life. If untreated this condition can cause fatal complic...

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