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what exactly is the nipah virus and what does it do when it enters the human body

What exactly is the Nipah virus and what does it do when it enters the human body?

The Nipah virus causes fever and upper respiratory distress in humans that quickly escalates to encephalitis or inflammation in the brain. In a few cases, infected people have also shown symptoms of myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart.........

nipah virus claims one more life in kerala death toll rises to 12

Nipah virus claims one more life in Kerala, death toll rises to 12

Fourth member of a family succumbs to Nipah virus infection........

10 deaths in kerala due to nipah virus symptoms

10 deaths in Kerala due to Nipah virus symptoms

The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday. Nipah virus which has a high fatality rate and spreads mainly through bats, pigs and other animals. Its symptoms include fever, vomiting, headache and respiratory problems. ........

natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health

Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health

Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of a bruise, it may provide cardiovascular benefits, according to a large-scale epidemiology study. Higher levels of bilirubin meant a lower risk of heart attack, heart failure or stroke.........

altered body odour can indicate malaria says study

Altered body odour can indicate Malaria, says study

The researchers wanted to see if they could identify changes in human odours associated with malaria infection that might be useful for diagnosing infected individuals. They were particularly interested in identifying those who were infected but had no symptoms. Malaria infection does not create new volatile chemicals in the body but alters the amounts up or down of volatile chemicals that are already present in the odours of healthy people.........

for the first time in india aiims doctors replace hip joint using 3d printed implant

For the first time in India, AIIMS doctors replace hip joint using 3D printed implant

Doctors at AIIMS-Delhi have successfully performed a hip joint replacement surgery using a 3D printed medical implant. “It was a complicated surgery because his pelvic bone was badly damaged,” said Dr Rajesh Malhotra, professor and head of the orthopaedic department, adding, “This is the first time anyone in India has used this technology to create a near-perfect implant for a patient.”........

taurine deficiency could make men infertile says study

Taurine deficiency could make men infertile, says study

According to a new study, men who have a taurine deficiency are more likely to become infertile, people with anxiety, gout, obesity or kidney failure are known to have lower levels. Vegans and vegetarians are scientifically understood to be at a higher risk of taurine deficiency because meat is a key source.........

dengue hot spots provide map to chikungunya and zika outbreaks

Dengue 'hot spots' provide map to chikungunya and Zika outbreaks

Identifying dengue fever "hot spots" can provide a predictive map for outbreaks of chikungunya and Zika—two other viral diseases that, along with dengue, are spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. More than one-third of the world's population lives in areas at high risk for infection with the dengue virus, a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.........

discovery of how hiv hedges its bets opens the door to new therapies

Discovery of how HIV hedges its bets opens the door to new therapies

HIV benefits from maintaining both an active state and a dormant, or latent, state. The active state allows the virus to spread and infect more cells, whereas virus in the latent state can survive in hiding for long periods of time. While the active virus can be killed by antiviral drugs, latent virus lies in wait and can rapidly reactivate when drugs are stopped. Because the latent virus cannot be treated by current therapies, it represents the main obstacle to curing HIV.........

how to prevent melanoma in men

How to prevent melanoma in Men

Men who take aspirin daily may have double the risk of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, according to a study. Published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the study found that women, however, were not at an increased risk of melanoma due to aspirin use.........

study links breast cancer to the body s internal clock

Study links breast cancer to the body's internal clock

The findings, published in the scientific journal Development, add to a growing list that ties disruptions to our circadian rhythm—that is, the "central clock" mechanism in our brains—to a higher risk of cancer progression, obesity, some neuromuscular diseases, and other impairments, including jetlag. Circadian rhythm is controlled by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the brain's anterior hypothalamus. In addition to coordinating our sleep patterns, the SCN coordinates the other peripheral clocks in our........

ebola outbreak declared 17 hemorrhagic fever deaths reported in republic of congo

Ebola outbreak declared: 17 hemorrhagic fever deaths reported in Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared an Ebola outbreak for the first time this year. Over the last five weeks, there have been 21 reported cases, 17 of these people have already died. The deaths are suspected to be caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever– an umbrella term used to describe any illness that causes high fevers followed by severe bleeding, this is caused by various viral infections, one of which is Ebola.........

discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets for vaccine

Discovery of malaria parasite survival genes offers new targets for vaccine

Scientists have identified the core genes that are essential for the deadliest malaria parasite to survive, revealing new targets for drugs or vaccines to fight the potentially deadly disease they cause in people. One type of the malaria parasite, known as Plasmodium falciparum, or P. Falciparum, causes half of all malaria cases and around 90 percent of the deaths.........

insight into potential new strategy to target skin diseases like psorias

Insight into potential new strategy to target skin diseases like psorias

Research has shown that targeting metabolism in growing cells holds promise for the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis that are characterized by skin overgrowth resulting from excess cell division, known as hyperproliferation. Recent studies have shown that people with psoriasis are at an increased risk for other inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease/hypertension, diabetes, Crohn........

scientists find fear courage switches in brain

Scientists find fear, courage switches in brain

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified two adjacent clusters of nerve cells in the brains of mice whose activation levels upon sighting a visual threat spell the difference between a timid response and a bold or even fierce one.........

gilead s three drug hiv regimen wins european panel approval

Gilead's three-drug HIV regimen wins European panel approval

Gilead Sciences Inc said on Friday its three-drug regimen to treat HIV infection was recommended for approval by a panel of the European Medicines Agency, paving the way for the biotech company to capture more sales in the multibillion-dollar market. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) backed the treatment, Biktarvy, a once-daily tablet that combines two previously approved drugs - emtricitabine, tenofovir alafenamide........