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  • Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

    May 12, 2017 1:35 PM 6

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country's north-east, the WHO says. The Congolese health ministry had notified the WHO of a "lab-confirmed case" of Ebola, it added on Twitter. More than 11,000 people died in the Ebola

  • Your sense of smell is more powerful than you think

    May 11, 2017 6:03 PM 8

    Humans have a centuries-old reputation as poor smellers. Though we can see more colors than the average mammal, our noses are simply no match for the questing snouts of rabbits and hounds. Sure, the aromas of coffee and pie are great. But intelligent humans outgrew the need to sniff our way through life. Or so the thinking went. In a review published

  • Life expectancy for people with HIV now 'near normal'

    May 11, 2017 3:51 PM 6

    "Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments," BBC News reports. The report says advances in antiretroviral drug treatments reduce the risks of serious complications. Researchers used data from 88,504 people with HIV from Europe and North America to track improvements in survival since

  • Younger people with HIV can live as long as those without it

    May 11, 2017 9:03 AM 3

    But life expectancy for sufferers across general population still lower than nonsufferers Life expectancy for young people with HIV in the western world is now similar to that of the general population, according to new research. Recent advances in treatment mean that the life expectancy of a 20-year-old who contracts the virus and receives treatment

  • HIV patients aged 20 diagnosed today will live into their mid-70s: Study highlights progress made in treatment over the past 30 years

    May 11, 2017 12:52 AM 2

    Patients diagnosed with HIV today can expect to live well into their mid-70s, a landmark report reveals today. The study, published in the Lancet medical journal, highlights the progress made in treatment of the virus in the last three decades. In the 1980s, an HIV diagnosis was considered a death sentence because the virus invariably triggered the disease

  • HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

    May 10, 2017 11:16 PM 3

    Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve

  • Warangal Collector donates blood on Thalassemia Day

    May 8, 2017 7:40 PM 2

    2,847 patients had undergone treatment at Hanamkonda District Collector K. Amrapali donated blood on the occasion of Thalassemia Day at the Red Cross building in Hanamkonda on Monday. The Red Cross Society has been treating patients with Thalassemia -A blood disorder which results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anaemia - at the blood

  • Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $110m to woman who used talc products

    May 5, 2017 9:52 AM 4

    JOHNSON & Johnson have been ordered by a Missouri jury to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene. The verdict in state court in St Louis was the largest so far to arise out of about 2,400 lawsuits accusing J&J of not adequately warning

  • World's heaviest woman expected to arrive in UAE soon

    May 4, 2017 4:10 PM 14

    'Eman is very happy and relieved and looking forward to her stay in Abu Dhabi' Dubai: Eman Abdul Atti, widely believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, left Mumbai in an Egypt air cargo aircraft and is likely to reach Abu Dhabi by 9pm today, said a top official from Burjeel Hospital. The flight finally took off from Terminal 2, Gate No 5 of Chatrapati

  • Government should prioritize child health – Specialist

    May 3, 2017 2:52 PM 2

    Kumasi, May 03, GNA – Dr. John Adabie Appiah, Critical Care Specialist at the Pediatric Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility, has called for the government to prioritize child health. He said it needed to put more resources into that to substantially bring down child deaths from preventable