Beware: Tick-borne illnesses on the rise

Beware: Tick-borne illnesses on the rise

Posted: May. 29, 2018 12:01 am Now that winter has finally faded into memory, local residents are cleaning off their lawn furniture and heading outdoors, ready to enjoy the season. Unfortunately, people are not the only ones looking to make the most of the warm weather, said Marty Theys, vice president of the Tick-Borne Disease […]

The dictionary of Nipah – Hyderabad

The dictionary of Nipah – Hyderabad

Nipah A virus named after Kampung Sungai Nipah, a village in Malaysia, where it was first discovered in 1998-99. The virus, that eventually killed 105 people in Malaysia, was first suspected to be Japanese encephalitis (JE) which, like the Nipah virus, induces brain inflammation. According to a paper by Dr K B Chua, who was […]

Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

Food trends like cronuts and charcoal come and go, but one bizarre “superfood” is back, two years after it first debuted: Cockroach milk. The pesky bug is actually filled with an energy-rich milk-like substance. It’s not your typical non-dairy milk alternative like almond milk, but cockroach milk is gaining popularity once again, after coming to […]

Ebola: How ths virus sparked a global health revolution

Ebola: How ths virus sparked a global health revolution

No buzzing sales banter and gossip, no sputter of yellow and white taxis or boda boda taxi bikes. No gumbe or hip-hop music blaring from the market stalls. Just a dreadful silence. It was August 4, 2014, and the government of Sierra Leone had ordered more than 7 million citizens to shelter at home and […]

Measles case confirmed in person who passed through Dulles Airport

Measles case confirmed in person who passed through Dulles Airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a person who spent time in the Washington, D.C. area. Officials tell news outlets the person contracted measles outside the country, developed symptoms here after and is under medical care. Montgomery County health officials, the Maryland Department of Health and the Virginia Department […]

Can You Catch Up On Sleep On the Weekends?

Can You Catch Up On Sleep On the Weekends?

Sleep experts have long preached the importance of a sleep routine. Going to bed and rising at roughly the same time every day helps to regulate circadian rhythms and improve overall sleep quality and quantity. But a new study published in the Journal of Sleep Research, offers a surprising asterisk to that advice: If you […]

Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies’ lungs?

Can Vitamin C cut harm of maternal smoking on babies’ lungs?

By: IANS | New York | Published: May 23, 2018 4:08:21 pm Vitamin C may block the increased collagen deposition around the airways. (Souce: File Photo) While its best to quit smoking during pregnancy, for women who cannot, taking vitamin C supplements can reduce their babies’ risk of developing a wheeze, finds a study. Wheeze […]

Don’t Scramble Diet Over Eggs and Heart Study

Don’t Scramble Diet Over Eggs and Heart Study

May 22, 2018 — Could an egg a day keep heart disease away, despite warnings in the past that the cholesterol was bad for your heart? Chinese researchers suggest it might, after their study following more than 400,000 adults for about 9 years found an egg a day lowered the chance of heart disease […]

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