Tag Archives: Infections

Turmeric can help treat oral cancers quelling HPV in mouth

Advocated in ancient Hindu civilization as Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric was known to have boosting powers of immunity earlier, depending upon the digestible form and absorption levels. The familiar yellow spice common in Indian cooking, is now found to helpful in treating oral cancers caused by a virus, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher. One of the herb’s key ...

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Study Finds Potential Approach to Treat Virus Causing Respiratory Illness

A new research found that a class of compounds could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory and neurological infections. As per the study, Enterovirus D68 is also occasionally associated with infections characterised by symptoms including muscle weakness and paralysis. The researchers have used a technique called X-ray crystallography to learn ...

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Hug Therapy: Why ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ was Right ?

When Sanjay Dutt in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ vouches for hugging and healing the stressed without love from society, it was a big hit and not soon, scientists have come out with an explanation that more frequent hugs protect stressed people from getting sick. A reserch team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) found that greater social support and more frequent hugs helped ...

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Malaria Parasite’s Drug Resistance Decoded, Reveals Study

A recent study has revealed that malaria parasites slow down their own growth to develop resistance against powerful anti-malarial drugs. According to an international team of researchers from 11 countries, knowing how the malaria parasites develop drug resistance will help healthcare workers treat malaria patients in a better manner. “To find out exactly what the parasite cell is doing to ...

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UNICEF: 1.1 Million HIV Infections in Children Prevented Between 2005-2013

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that an estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UNICEF on Friday, new HIV infections among children have declined by about 40 percent between 2009 and 2013, ...

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