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  • Climate Change Causing more Infectious Diseases to Emerge

    The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, scientists say. Humans can expect more such illnesses to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts habitats and brings wildlife, crops, livestock, and humans into contact with pathogens to which they are susceptible but to which they have never been exposed before, researchers said.

  • New Armband Sounds Fever Alarm

    Researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm if you are running a high body temperature. The device developed at the University of Tokyo combines a flexible amorphous silicon solar panel, piezoelectric speaker, temperature sensor, and power supply circuit create with organic components in a flexible, wearable package.

  • Drug may treat hormone resistant Breast Cancer

    An experimental drug may help treat patients with hormone-resistant breast cancer, scientists say. Palbociclib, an investigational oral medication that works by blocking molecules responsible for cancer cell growth, is well tolerated and extends progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed, advanced breast cancer patients, including those whose disease has stopped responding to traditional endocrine treatments, researchers said.

  • Stem Cell Therapy cures patient with long-term Parkinsonism

    In a remarkable medical feat, neurologist Dr. Naeem Sadiq has successfully treated a patient suffering from Parkinson's disease (PD) for the last 12 years by using stem cell therapy. 59 years old Ashok Kumar, who couldn't talk, walk, sit or eat due to the tremors and rigidity is now doing all these activities without any support, much to the astonishment of his family. Just two doses of stem cell transplant in a span of four months helped Kumar to recover.

  • Higher levels of vitamin D may be associated with increasing mortality rates

    Vitamin D is amongst very important component for human growth. And changes in blood level of vitamin D should not be good for health. Researchers from University of Copenhagen are the first in the world to show that there is a connection between high levels of vitamin D and cardiovascular deaths.

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