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  • India ranks low on breastfeeding practices

    August 3, 2017 8:40 AM 19

    India is among the world's five largest emerging economies where investment in breastfeeding is significantly low resulting in an annual economic loss of $14 billion because of child deaths and cognitive losses caused from poor breastfeeding practices, according to a report. In India, less than 50% of children are breastfed within an hour of birth, whereas

  • 26th Nursing & Healthcare Conference

    August 3, 2017 8:33 AM 11

    26th Nursing & Healthcare Conference is a unique forum to bring together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of nursing and healthcare, public health professionals, nurse educators, researchers, nurse managers, physicians, paediatricians and healthcare professionals, provides the ideal environment to disseminate and gain current knowledge

  • Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

    August 2, 2017 5:06 PM 9

    PARIS: Scientists in the United States have repaired a disease-causing mutation in the DNA of early-stage human embryos, they said Wednesday (Aug 2), taking a step closer to engineering babies free of inherited disorders. The team's successful use of the CRISPR "gene editing" tool in viable embryos was hailed as a technical feat by outside experts, who called

  • NZ Govt confirms second farm contaminated with disease

    July 31, 2017 1:30 AM 11

    Reuters out with a headline that a second farm has been confirmed with mycoplasma bovis. However, the NZ govt is satisfied containment steps are enough to contain spread of disease. Mycoplasma bovis is an extremely small cell-wall deficient bacterium in the genus Mycoplasma. It causes mastitis, arthritis and pneumonia in and is implicated in the pathogenesis

  • Judge orders Charlie Gard to be moved to hospice

    July 27, 2017 9:00 PM 12

    Baby's parents get a few hours to say goodbye before he is taken off ventilation LONDON • Charlie Gard will spend his final hours in a hospice before a ventilator that keeps him alive is turned off, a judge ruled yesterday, after a harrowing legal battle that prompted a debate over who has the authority to decide the fate of a sick child. Charlie's distraught

  • Could a green sponge hold cancer-fighting secrets?

    July 27, 2017 9:04 AM 10

    WASHINGTON: A small green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday (Jul 26). Pancreatic cancer, with particularly aggressive tumors, is notoriously difficult to treat. "One would never have imagined looking at this sponge that it could be miraculous

  • South Korea to downgrades bird flu alert from highest level

    July 27, 2017 3:40 AM 12

    SEOUL: South Korea will on Friday downgrade its bird flu alert by one notch from the highest level, the government said. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs on Thursday said in a statement that the risk from highly pathogenic bird flu had dropped, with no new cases reported since June 19. South Korea, Asia's fourth-largest economy, was hit hard by the deadly

  • Blood pressure reading could be inaccurate if GP used THIS technique

    July 26, 2017 1:34 PM 31

    HIGH blood pressure - or hypertension - affects one in four people in the UK, but people with the condition could be missing out on life-saving treatment. One of the most common ways of measuring blood pressure is with a cuff - strapping a cuff over the arm to cut off the blood supply - then reading blood pressure once it is relaxed. A misdiagnosis of high blood

  • Charlie Gard's parents spending 'last precious moments' with terminally ill boy

    July 25, 2017 5:17 AM 9

    He added: "Our son is an absolute warrior and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. "His body, heart and soul may soon be gone but his spirit will live on for eternity and he will make a different to people's lives for years to come." The youngster was born a healthy baby but doctors discovered he had a rare inherited disease

  • Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    July 24, 2017 8:16 AM 12

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging