Here's how Zika virus strips immune cells of their identity

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 11 : A recent study has noted that Zika virus infects the very cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection.
Macrophages are immune cells that are supposed to protect the body from infection by viruses and bacteria. Yet Zika virus preferentially infects these…

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There is need to talk about sexuality after stroke: Study

Washington DC, [USA] Sep 10 : A recent study has found that stroke survivors struggle to openly discuss sexuality, while health professionals rarely address the topic during rehabilitation.
According to the research, Stroke survivors and their partners are not adequately supported to deal with changes to their relationships, self-identity, gender…

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WHO's South-East Asian members to intensify efforts to control dengue

New Delhi  Sep 9 (ANI): Countries in WHO (World Health Organisation) South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue, a disease which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and large-scale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.

“We need to…

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New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack?

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 8: Researchers are developing a new blood test which could screen if a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack.
The Baker Institute’s head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that…

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Strengthen emergency medical teams for better response to disasters: WHO

New Delhi [India], Sep 7: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called upon countries in its South-East Asia Region to strengthen emergency medical teams, to be better prepared to respond to public health emergencies.
“Strengthening national and regional-level emergency medical teams is a high-impact investment in…

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