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India Has 2.1 million HIV Patients, One-third Unaware of it!


The number of HIV positive patients in India has crossed 2 million but nearly one-third of them are unaware of the fact that they possess the condition, said the Union Health Ministry. Union health ministry’s additional secretary, Health cum Director General NACO (National Aids Control Organisation) Navreet Singh Kang said the focus should be on identifying and diagnosing those who ...

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Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Study Finds Trigger Spreading Tumour, Halting it Stems Growth

Once breast cancer is diagnosed, it is a painful rush from pillar to the post for patients and relatives. The Edinburgh University scientists have succeeded in finding a revolutionary approach to stem the growth of the tumour by targeting the disease’s trigger itself. In their lab experiments, researchers have found that blocking the signals in mice with breast cancer can ...

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Scientists Find Breakthrough in Sepsis Diagnosis

US researchers from California’s Standford University have identified a set of 11 genes that could help faster diagnosis of patients with sepsis. Sepsis, a whole-body inflammation syndrome affects when the immune system over-reacts to the presence of infectious pathogens and it is a leading cause of hospital deaths in the US, accounting for 750,000 deaths in the US each year. ...

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Carry this pocket-sized ultrasound device for accurate diagnosis

Scientists have developed a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) that can help reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The device is helpful in testing biliary-duct dilation, gallstones, ascites, splenomegaly, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, urinary retention, urinary stones, abdominal mass and aortic aneurysm. PUDs offer a comparable performance to standard ultrasonography, however the accuracy of ...

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How tongue test can reveal 14 distinct diseases at a glance?

Researchers have revealed that by studying the tongue’s texture and condition, about 14 conditions related to diseases within the body can be diagnosed, bringing the diagnosis of diseases much cheaper and reachable to even rural areas in the country. The new “tongue test system” has been developed by Karthik Ramamurthy and his colleagues at the Department of Information Technology, Rajalakshmi ...

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Friends Find People with Social Anxiety Disorder Not That Bad

People with social anxiety disorder may find it difficult to make new friends, but the relationship that they have with their friends is not as terrible as they imagine, says a new study. People with social anxiety disorder often overestimate how bad their relationships are with friends, the findings showed. "People with social anxiety disorder report that their friendships are ...

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