Deaths from Chagas disease under-reported
3 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily
Chagas disease, affecting millions of people in Central and South America, is classified as one of the 17 most important neglected diseases by the World Health Organization. Now, researchers have found that even the non-symptomatic stage of Chagas infection, which can last for many years, more than doubles a person's risk of death. The new study also concludes that deaths from Chagas have likely been under-reported in the past.
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This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It's Getting Ugly
3 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post
There is less than a week to go in the race to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. And given the WHO's recent mis-steps, especially with regard to Ebola, this is a crucial election. Unfortunately, the race just got terribly nasty with its own “dirty tricks.”
The race has boiled down to a contest between Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia and Dr. David Nabarro of Britain.
Tedros, as he is universally known, is the former minister of health and foreign minister of Ethiopia. Under his leadership, Ethiopia trained and deployed approximately 40,000 community...
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Zika virus suppresses a pregnant woman's immune system
University of Southern California researchers found that the Zika virus works by suppressing a pregnant woman's immune system, enabling the virus to spread and harm an unborn baby.
Chemicals from gut bacteria improve health in old age
A molecule made by gut bacteria makes older animals more mobile, stronger and - in some cases - more fertile, researchers have found. They think it could do the same for humans.
Former ITV producer reveals shocking effect of nut allergy
A former online producer for This Morning, Amy-May Shead, 29, was on holiday with her friends in 2014 when just one bite of her food in a restaurant caused an anaphylactic reaction
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Excitatory synapses release neurotransmitters that excite neurons and synaptic inhibitors release neurotransmitters to inhibit nerve cell excitability synapse.
Liquorice pills can interfere with other medication
Liquorice pills are said to reduce hot flushes by 80% and reduce bone thinning. But a new Illinois study found they can interfere with the way the liver processes other drugs...
New Terahertz Imaging Approach can be Useful for Detecting Early-Stage Skin...
Skin cancer can already be detected using terahertz light, but because of the low resolution, the cancer can only be seen after it has grown quite large.
Smart Label Could Detect Food and Cosmetic Spoilage, Contamination
A low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor incorporated into smart labels helps to detect food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination with easy-to-read results.
The Rock Shares His Gym Playlist So We Can All Workout Like Him
Rodale Inc. Ok, so maybe not exactly like him You probably can't lift like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at the gym, but now at least you can listen to the music that gets him in...