Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes Thursday, April 21st, 2016

WASHINGTON, (AP): Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward US approval. These transplants are..

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President stresses research on Ayurveda Monday, April 11th, 2016

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari said that studies and research on Ayurveda medical system could help promote and expand it at the international level. Inaugurating the second summit of the health and population scientists organised here today on the occasion of silver jubilee of the Nepal..

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Nepal launches pathology test for Zika virus Sunday, March 20th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal has started lab test for Zika virus which has taken an epidemic turn in South America. The disease that is caused by the day-time active Aedes mosquitoes has largely affected the South American countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) provided 'polymerase chain reaction..

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Quitting smoking abruptly has best long-term results Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

(REUTERS): People who quit smoking all at once are more likely to be successful than those who cut down on cigarettes gradually, according to a new study. “For many people, the obvious way to quit smoking is to cut down gradually until they stop,” said lead author Nicola Lindson-Hawley, a..

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Zika infection may cause stillbirth, loss of brain tissue: report Friday, February 26th, 2016

CHICAGO, (REUTERS): A case study of a stillborn baby whose Brazilian mother was infected with Zika raises suspicions that the virus may be capable of doing more damage to fetal tissue than previously thought, researchers said on Thursday. The study showed the baby’s brain was absent, a condition..

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Research on link between Zika and birth defects expected by May Saturday, February 20th, 2016

BRASILIA/GENEVA, (REUTERS): Two US-Brazilian studies will have initial results by May on whether the Zika virus spreading through the Americas is causing birth defects and other neurological disorders, a senior US public health official said on Friday. The studies seek to confirm that the..

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FDA recommends ban on blood collections from Zika-affected areas Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The US Food and Drug Administration recommended on Tuesday that blood should no longer be collected from regions where the Zika virus is circulating, and that blood needed for transfusions be obtained from areas of the country without active transmission. The agency said..

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Two die, 18 fallen ill due to diarrhea Monday, February 15th, 2016

DAILEKH: Two children died and sixteen others have been taken ill due to diarrhea in the district. The deceased are Anjal BK, the seven-months old grandchild of Nain Tiruwa of Tolijasisi-8 and Krishna BK, eight-month-old grandchild of Mandire Tiruwa of the same place. They died while undergoing..

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Zika virus may hide in organs protected from the immune system Saturday, February 13th, 2016

CHICAGO, (REUTERS): The Zika virus may be particularly adept at entrenching itself in parts of the body that are shielded from the immune system, making it harder to fight off and possibly lengthening the timeframe in which it can be transmitted, top US experts said on Friday. Researchers reported..

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Supa Net distributed in Banke Friday, February 12th, 2016

NEPALGUNJ: The locals of 15 different VDCs in Banke district that are at high risk of malaria disease have been given ‘Supa Net’ from the Nepal Red Cross Society, Banke chapter. Some 60,000 nets are distributed to all families in Laxmanpur, Katkuyiya, Kalaphanta, Narainapur, Gangapur,..

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IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears Thursday, February 11th, 2016

LONDON, (AP): Seeking to calm fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director tells The Associated Press that “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Richard Budgett says..

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Zika found in saliva,urine in Brazil; US offers sex advice Sunday, February 7th, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, (REUTERS): Authorities in Brazil said on Friday Zika has been detected in patients’ saliva and urine, adding to the concern over the spread of the virus, while US officials offered new guidance on sex for people returning from Zika-hit regions. Zika, linked to thousands of birth..

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Brazil finds Zika in saliva, urine; expert warns against kissing Saturday, February 6th, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, (REUTERS): Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin. The..

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Zika has been sexually transmitted in Texas, CDC confirms Thursday, February 4th, 2016

By Sandee LaMotte, (CNN): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday updated its Zika virus guidance for pregnant women, advising them to protect themselves if their male sexual partner has traveled to or lives in an area where Zika virus is circulating. "Until we know more, if..

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Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

(REUTERS): The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa and Asia, with the world’s highest birth rates, the World Health Organization warned as it launched a global response unit against the new emergency. The WHO on Monday declared an international..

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