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Heavy exercise does not suppress immune system 21.4.2018 General News
Researchers have debunked a nearly four-decade old myth that strenuous exercise suppresses the immune system.A study, conducted by the Department for Health at the University of Bath, reinterprets scientific findings from the last few decades and emphasises that exercise - instead of dampening immunity - may instead be beneficial for immune health.In a detailed analysis of research articles that have been published since the 1980s, this new review of the literature has reinterpreted findings, based on fundamental principles of immunology and exercise physiology, to clarify misconceptions and misinterpretations that have formed over the years.In their study, the authors explain that, for competitors taking part in endurance sports, exercise causes immune cells to change in two ways. Initially, during exercise, the number of some immune cells in the bloodstream can increase dramatically by up to 10 times, especially 'natural killer cells' which deal with infections.After exercise, some .
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How India's urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The growing attention paid to epidemiology of viruses can be clearly seen as a direct result of urban transition taking place in India over the last 30 years
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Coconut Oil: 8 Ways To Use The Superfood To Boost Your Health 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Coconut oil find a number of uses in healthy cooking and beauty regimes. Here are a few ways to use coconut oil to boost your health and beauty.
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Sex assault allegations against UNAIDS executive progresses to full-bl... 19.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Sex assault allegations against UNAIDS executive progresses to full-bl...
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Crisis sparked by sex abuse grips UNAIDS chief 19.4.2018 General News
It started with sexual assault allegations against a male UNAIDS executive and a heavily-criticised internal investigation that exonerated the accused. Now the crisis involving accusations against former deputy executive director Luiz Loures has spread, raising pressure on the overall head of the organisation. Michel Sidibe, a Malian national who took charge of UNAIDS in 2009, is under fire from current and former colleagues as well as civil society groups, who have raised questions about his leadership. He faces allegations of sheltering powerful men accused of wrongdoing, including Loures, whom two women have publicly accused of sexual assault. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world's largest HIV/AIDS organisation, has called for Sidibe's resignation and said that without substantive reform, UNAIDS should be disbanded. "He sits on his throne in Geneva... and is not accountable to anyone," AHF president Michael Weinstein told AFP. "He wants everything to be adulation." ...
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Over half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide: Lancet 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
More than half a trillion dollars have been spent on HIV/AIDS worldwide between 2000 and 2015, a comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease by the Lancet has revealed.
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How HIV evades our immune system decoded 18.4.2018 General News
Scientists have just discovered how the HIV virus evades the immune system, paving the way for new therapies to treat the infection that affects over 40 million people worldwide. The research shows that HIV targets and disables a pathway involving a number of biological molecules that are key in blocking viral activity and clearing infection. HIV remains a major global health problem, with over 40 million people infected worldwide. While people living with HIV have been treated with anti-retroviral therapy for over 30 years, this favoured therapeutic option merely prevents the progression of the disease to AIDS - it does not cure patients of HIV. During any viral infection our immune system produces a powerful molecule Interferon, which 'interferes' with the infection and the replication of viruses. Interferon activates an assembly line of molecules in our cells - via a signalling pathway - which causes the body to make antivirals that help to clear the infection. However, when ...
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Music: A perfect tranquiliser! 17.4.2018 General News
Turns out, music aids not just mental health, but physical health as well.According to a study conducted by Fundaçao De Amparo À Pesquisa Do Estado De Sao Paulo, the music intensifies the effects of anti-hypertensive medication.The research showed anti-hypertensive drugs improving heart rate more in patients with high blood pressure who listen to music after taking medication than those who don't indulge."We observed that music improved heart rate and enhanced the effect of anti-hypertensives for about an hour after they were administered," said Vitor Engracia Valenti, a coordinator of the study.A few years ago, the researchers at UNESP Marília began studying the effects of music on the heart in conditions of stress. One of their findings was that classical music tends to lower heart rate."We've observed classical music activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing sympathetic activity," said the principal investigator.The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems ..
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Weight Loss In Summers: Summer Foods and Workouts To Shed Quick Pounds 17.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
For those looking for weight loss, summers may prove to be the best season. Here are some foods and workouts that may help you shed quick kilos
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City’s top ailments: diabetes, hypertension 17.4.2018 Hindu: Home
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'Novel implant to protect women from HIV infection' 16.4.2018 General News
Scientists have developed a vaginal implant that can protect women from HIV infection by decreasing the number of cells that the virus can target in their genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people's natural immunity to the virus, according to researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada. The implant, described in the Journal of Controlled Release, is composed of a hollow tube and two pliable arms to hold it in place. It contains hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) which is disseminated slowly through the porous material of the tube and absorbed by the walls of the vaginal tract. "We know that some drugs taken orally never make it to the vaginal tract, so this implant could provide a more reliable way to encourage T cells not to respond to infection and therefore more reliably and cheaply prevent transmission," said Emmanuel Ho, a professor at the University of Waterloo. "What we do not know ..
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On board the Lifeline Express, world's first hospital train 16.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
On July 16, 1991, the world's first hospital on a train chugged out of Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on its maiden journey.Twenty-six years later, the Lifeline Express (also called Jeevan Rekha Express) continues to take a multitude of medical services, from major surgeries to dedicated cancer treatment, to the people of India.
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TB treatment may leave some patients contagious: study 14.4.2018 Hindu: Internet
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Strides Shasun arm gets USFDA nod for allergy relief drug 12.4.2018 General News
Strides Shasun today said its wholly-owned subsidiary has received approval from the US health regulator for Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride tablets, used to relieve allergy symptoms. In a BSE filing, it said Strides Pharma Global Pte. has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride tablets USP, 4mg. The approved product is a generic version of Periactin tablets of Merck & Co. Inc. Strides said the product will be manufactured at its oral dosage facility at Bengaluru and will be marketed by Strides Pharma Inc in the US. Citing IQVIA data, the company said the US market for Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride tablets USP, 4 mg is approximately USD 20 million. Cyproheptadine Hydrochloride tablets is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. The company's stock was trading 0.58 per cent higher at Rs 645.60 per scrip on the BSE.
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Severe menopausal symptoms may spike risk of heart disease 11.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Menopause, associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), a study says.
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Weight Loss: Can Bananas Help You Lose Weight? 10.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Losing weight is not an easy task and requires lot of efforts; both in terms of diet control and exercise.
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What ails India's battle against TB: Patients not completing treatment 10.4.2018 Latest News
While the number of TB cases fell from 2015 to 2016, the number of MDR TB cases increased by 13 per cent
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Mission TB-free world 10.4.2018 DNA: Opinion
A few years back it was believed that Tuberculosis (TB) has been brought under control. But now, because of multiple reasons such as drug resistance and HIV, the disease has again raised its tentacles and is posing a big threat to the world. As per the reports, things are severe in India. Considering the threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a campaign to eradicate TB from India by 2025, five years ahead of a globally-set deadline. Joining hands to accomplish the mission, Rajasthan too has come forward to embrace TB-free India Campaign under the National Strategic Plan for TB Elimination. In Rajasthan, the mortality rate for TB is around 22%. As per medical and health department data, Rajasthan has 1,06,947 TB patients of which 84,537 TB patients were notified from government hospitals and 22, 410 from private hospitals during the period of January 1 to December 31 , 2017. There were around 25,000 patients of Multiple Drug Resistant (MDR) TB and more than 12 cases of extensively drug ...
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Work out plan to improve medical facilities in Tihar: HC to govt 9.4.2018 General News
Noting that the inmates lodged in Tihar Jail here are being referred to outside hospitals for even basic treatments, the Delhi High Court has directed the chief secretary of the city government to convene a meeting to work out a plan for improving facilities at the central jail. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the hospital at the Central Jail was working as a referral centre due to lack of facilities and since 12,000 prisoners were lodged there, "it is absolutely imperative that due medical attention is paid to them". The court directed the chief secretary of Delhi government to hold a meeting with the principal secretary of home deparment, principal secretary of Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Director General of Prisons at the earliest. The bench said that subsequent to the meeting, an affidavit shall be filed by the chief secretary indicating the time line within which action shall be taken for ensuring improvement of
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Prostitution Whatsapped; Study finds apps and smartphones useful in soliciting customers 9.4.2018 Sify Finance
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