Holy Cow Helping the Fight Against HIV
Jul29

Holy Cow Helping the Fight Against HIV

Currently there is no vaccine for HIV as the deadly virus mutates very easily. Scientists around the world have been working to develop a HIV Vaccine that can not only produce a strong immune system response in the effected human body, but also cause the immune system to make what are called “broadly neutralizing antibodies” (bNAbs) that are able to protect against many different strains of the virus. It is because...

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Rare Strep Infection Leads to Amputation of Hands and Feet of a Michigan Father
Apr15

Rare Strep Infection Leads to Amputation of Hands and Feet of a Michigan Father

Kevin Breen, 44-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan resident landed in emergency suffering with unbearable stomach pain. Initial tests for Strep Throat (Streptococcal pharyngitis) and Flu at the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids came back negative. CT scan however revealed that Kevin’s stomach was filled with infected pus. His stomach was growing and hardening, and then his organs began shutting down. Dr....

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Litchi Fruit Behind Hundreds of Mysterious Deaths of Children in India
Mar13

Litchi Fruit Behind Hundreds of Mysterious Deaths of Children in India

Since 1995 a mysterious Brain illness has been seen in hundreds of children in Muzaffarpur city of Bihar State, India. Every year during the months of May-June, children used to fall sick suddenly, some of whom would slip into a coma, and about 40 percent of them even died – often within hours. Similar outbreaks were reported in few other Litchi growing regions in India like Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and West Bengal’s...

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Nutella Maker Fights Back on Palm Oil After Study Claiming Cancer Risk
Jan27

Nutella Maker Fights Back on Palm Oil After Study Claiming Cancer Risk

Nutella, the sweet and delicious hazelnut cocoa spread manufactured by Italian confectionery firm Ferrero is one of the best-known food brands and a popular breakfast treat for children. Nutella uses Palm Oil in its manufacturing process and has come up with a public defence of its use that some other food companies in Italy have been boycotting after a European study raised Cancer risks. The European Study and Cancer Risks A study...

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Beware: Your ATM Machine Might Dispense Bacteria
Nov21

Beware: Your ATM Machine Might Dispense Bacteria

In India, after the Ban of Rs500 and Rs1000 currency notes, the Government has implemented many temporary rules and restrictions for depositing, exchanging and withdrawing money. Because of the sudden changes, most of the time Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are completely queued up with lot of people wanting to withdraw money. This raised concerns about possible and potential health concerns over repeated use of ATM machines, i.e....

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Sugar Industry Shifted Focus to Fat as Cause for Coronary Heart Disease
Oct06

Sugar Industry Shifted Focus to Fat as Cause for Coronary Heart Disease

A group of researchers from San Francisco (California) examined some internal documents of Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), historical reports, and statements related to early debates about the Dietary Causes of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The historical analysis published online in JAMA Internal Medicine journal on 12 September 2016 explains how the Sugar Industry shifted the blame and focus to Fat as a cause for Coronary Heart...

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