Monday 22 December, 2014

H5N8 bird flu strain reported in Italy

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Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy, media reported Wednesday. The outbreak was “ascertained” by local health authorities at the farm, which is located near the city of Rovigo, in Veneto region, Xinhua reported citing ANSA news agency. The virus was reported to present strong similarities More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Black tea shields from alcohol-induced tummy ulcers

Black tea, known for its immunity boosting potential, can also help prevent and mitigate the effects of stomach ulcers Continue reading “Black tea shields from alcohol-induced tummy ulcers” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Slim chance of Ebola virus passing through organ donation

The risk of the Ebola virus passing from organ donor to recipient is extremely small, experts suggest. Continue reading “Slim chance of Ebola virus passing through organ donation” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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Thai village votes out 48 HIV patients

A village in Thailand has voted to kick out a charity that was housing 48 HIV-positive patients Continue reading “Thai village votes out 48 HIV patients” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Kids must undergo vision health screening regularly

All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months Continue reading “Kids must undergo vision health screening regularly” »  More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk

People who have attained a high level of education and also complain about memory lapses face a higher risk of a stroke Continue reading “Memory lapses put highly educated at greater stroke risk” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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Workers sacrificing sleep for long hours: Study

A study has suggested that people are exchanging paid work with their sleeping time and a chronic sleep loss can be prevented Continue reading “Workers sacrificing sleep for long hours: Study” »  More...

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By BioNews On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Poor semen quality linked to hypertension, other health problems, study finds

A study of more than 9,000 men with fertility problems has revealed a correlation between the number of different defects in Continue reading “Poor semen quality linked to hypertension, other health problems, More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, December 6th, 2014
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Digital analysis of tongue to help diagnose illnesses

Indian researchers have developed a new diagnostic system that can identify illnesses from digitised image of the patient’s Continue reading “Digital analysis of tongue to help diagnose illnesses” More...

This image shows the countries at risk of Ebola transmission from animal host species to the human population. The scale reflects the relative probability that transmission of Ebola from a host animal to a human could occur. Areas in red are those where transmission is most likely, whereas those areas shown in blue represent the least likely. Image Credit: Pigott et al.
By BioNews On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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African Union to launch SMS resource mobilisation campaign against Ebola

The African Union (AU) will be launching the “Africa Against Ebola” SMS resource mobilisation campaign to raise funds for the fight against Ebola. Continue reading “African Union to launch SMS More...