U.S. Court rules controversial stem cell research as legal.
U.S. Court ruled that cigarette companies do not need to show graphic warning images.
The Food and Drug Administration U.S. (FDA) Department of Health is enforcing stricter inspection of food imported from Japan since March 14 last year in response to the radiation leak incident at Fukushima nuclear power plant.
UK government will spend £2m to tackle cholera epidemic in Sierra Leone.
Nigeria receives U.S. $225million from Global Fund to prevent and treat malaria.
Bill Gates has launched a search of a new toilet suited for developing countries- to avoid deaths and diseases due to poor living conditions.
Vietnam puts locally-made medical waste incinerator into operation. It has a capacity of 30-50 kilos of medical waste per hour.
Planned Parenthood launches new initiative in U.S. to fight breast cancer. It will use $3 million donations for its breast health initiative- screenings and education.
Researchers at National Institutes of Health have identified rare immune disease in Asian people like HIV. This disease has been named as adult-onset immunodeficiency syndrome.
Scientists have created a drug using eggs of a pig parasite to treat chronic debilitating conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.
Researchers from the Stanford University have collaborated to synthesize and study grid-like array of short pieces of a disease-associated protein on silicon chips to identify patients with a particularly severe form of autoimmune disease lupus.
According to a study blood type of a person can determine his/ chances of getting a disease.
Scientists say that the children born to older men are at a greater risk of genetic disorders.
According to a study thiabendazole a common antifungal drug decreases tumor growth and also a potential medicine in cancer therapy.
In a new study scientists said that a three year old can easily find whether you are whining or upset.
In a recent research scientists did some laboratory tests which showed that within five hours of application of extracts from a plant known as virgin’s mantle (medicinal tea) growth of cancer cells was arrested and they died within 24 hours.
According to some scientists chemicals in lipsticks, toothpastes and face washes might cause heart and muscle problems.
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania are using nanofibers to develop biomaterials.
Scientists have learned to harness power from bacteria eating virus.
According to a research aging heart cells can be rejuvenated by modified stem cell therapy.
According to a team of Israeli scientists smoking can prevent progress of degenerative disease (- Parkinson’s).
A national study done in Australia is attempting new ways for the treatment of melanoma. It will map all common gene mutations.
Researchers in Melbourne find key to rare diseases which cause birth defects like DiGeorge syndrome.
According to the scientists ovarian cancer patients should improve their lifestyle to improve their survival rates and quality of life.
Researchers have found that stones in gall bladder in teens are due their overweight problem.
In a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), the villagers of Amazon have antibodies to rabies which suggests that disease may not be 100% fatal.
Diseases & Disasters:
Cholera epidemic spreads through coastal slums of West Africa. Contagious disease has killed hundreds of people.
Refinery explosion in Venezuela on Saturday killed 24 people and injured many.
Tropical Storm Isaac hits Haiti, killing 3 people. South Florida on alert.
Ebola outbreak in Congo related to contact with infected individuals and consumption of bushmeat.
The House Committee on Appropriations released a draft of the FY 2013 Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and related Agencies appropriations bill. It provides the funding levels for global health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the John E. Fogarty International Center.
Heads of State endorse the establishment of the African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF).
AIDS research road map issued by the international AIDS specialists- hope of eventual AIDS cure revived. The priorities of new cure research strategy will be- determine why HIV hibernates and persists, why people are naturally resistant, develop strategies to make them more naturally resistant etc.
African women to gain access to innovative contraception. The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the US Agency for International Development, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer and PATH (the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) partnership plans to produce 12 million doses of contraceptive between 2013 and 2016.
iAFya mobile health application launched in East Africa. This personal health service on phone answers everyday health questions- from basic information to professional health advice.
UCB launches Neupro(R) in the U.S. to treat Parkinson’s disease and Restless Legs syndrome.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Onyx blood cancer drug Kyprolis (Carfilzomib).
National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study suggests that egg therapy helps children to overcome their allergies.
The researchers at Stanford University and at the Howard Hudges Medical Institute have worked on getting genome maps from 91 sperms and were able to create a personal map of the DNA within the sperm. They were also able to capture an image of the new mutations that formed within each sperm cell as the DNA changed to create more genetic diversity.
Scientists have discovered a link between cancerous cervical cells and those in the esophagus. They also found out that these cancerous cells are the remnants of a process known as embryogenesis, which failed to disappear and get replace by the adult cells.
Tool created by the researchers help to track real time changes in the brain of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease, depression and Tourette.
The researchers at the California Institute of Technology have revealed that certain changes in the over reactive immune system of mice could cause behaviors similar to those found in autism. This study has helped to find a link between irregularities in the immune system and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Researchers turn skin cells to brain cells. They have generated the type of human neuron which is specifically damaged by the Parkinson’s disease (PD) and used various drugs to stop the damage.
Scientists have designed a pen like tool to more effectively stop seizures.
The researchers at the University of Dundee have showed through their study that a cheap gout drug- allopurinol- is helpful to treat heart pain.
A new study shows that the vitamin C may lower gout risk in men. It showed that consuming at least 1500 milligrams per day of this vitamin reduces the odds of gout by 46 percent.
The researchers in the Milk Quality Improvement Program at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have identified the predominant spore-forming bacteria in milk and their unique enzyme activity, the knowledge of which can be used to protect the quality and shelf life of dairy products.
Scientists grow sweat glands from newly identified stem cells. They devised a strategy to purify and molecularly characterize the different kinds of stem cell populations that make up the complex sweat duct and gland in skin.
A team of researchers have demonstrated the role of Lactobacillus reuteri as a beneficial probiotic organism which produces an antimicrobial substance known as reuterin, which may protect intestinal epithelial cells from infection by the foodborne bacterial pathogen Salmonella.
Scientist develop a new line of approach for combination therapy against melanoma. It involves combating the interaction between the protein MDM4 and the tumor suppressor p53.
A research shows that Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) testing in HIV positive women may help reduce frequent cervical cancer screening.
A study says that bacteria outbreak (which can cause gastroenteritis) in Northern Europe is due to ocean warming.
Discovery of anti-inflammatory effects of abscisic acid in the lungs could prove crucial to healing influenza.
Latest studies have revealed that patients with spinal cord injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may benefit from cell transplantation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fatal car crash risk highest among young drivers. Its July issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly report found that about 22 percent of the motor vehicle deaths among the U.S. residents with young people ages 15 to 24.
A study shows that women with high stress jobs may be more likely to have a heart attack.
Diseases and Disasters:
Heavy rains kill about 37 people in Beijing (China).
U.S. whooping cough outbreak could be worst in half century.
The doctors say that the survivors of movie massacre likely to develop depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
China has launched US $125 billion program of health-care reform to ensure universal health coverage. Majority of funding will go to public health and primary health care. Low income people will be subsidized to enroll in social health insurance programs (Source: http://www.verticalnews.com/articles/6704766.html ).