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Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a progressive optic neurodegenerative disease, remains a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Central to its pathogenesis is the loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), primarily induced by pathologically high intraocular pressure (IOP). A recent study covered in this Glaucoma News report, conducted at Zhejiang University in China has shed new light on the cru...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
H5N1 News: Cambodia is facing a growing public health crisis as it grapples with a sudden resurgence of H5N1 avian flu, with a second death recorded within a week, and 7 more suspected cases under investigation. This alarming development has raised concerns about the possibility of human-to-human transmission and the need for urgent measures to contain the outbreak.   A 2-year-old girl ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease, continues to afflict populations in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. With more than 120 countries grappling with the endemicity of dengue, Asia shoulders the brunt of this global burden. In recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently impacted dengue cases, causing significant surges in many countries. The resurgence of...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our world, not only in terms of public health but also in the realm of mental health. While much attention has been focused on the physical toll of the virus, a German study conducted during the second wave of the pandemic has unveiled a startling revelation: SARS-CoV-2 infections may be a trigger for the new onset of psychiatric d...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 14, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted global health and well-being, with certain populations facing an increased risk of severe illness and death when infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Among these vulnerable groups are individuals with pre-existing conditions, such as chronic lung diseases, obesity, and smokers. Recent research conducted at Northwestern University in Ch...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
BA.2.86 News: The new 2.86 variant that is antigenically different from the Omicron variant as a result of more than 30 new mutations on it, is in a state of rapid evolution despite earlier claims by some Western ‘experts’ on the X platform that is it not mutating that fast!   The B.2.86 variant initially spawned the 2.86.1 offspring. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/b...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: The loss of vision resulting from damage to the optic nerve is a major concern for individuals suffering from conditions like glaucoma, traumatic optic neuropathy, or optic neuritis. These conditions can lead to the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and other retinal neurons, ultimately causing irreversible vision impairment and blindness. Understanding the precise mechanisms t...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
Herbs and Phytochemicals: In a groundbreaking discovery, researchers from the Key Laboratory of Marine Drugs at the Ocean University of China and the Medical Research Center at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University have found that wedelolactone (WDL), a natural coumarin compound extracted from medicinal plants Eclipta Alba (False Daisy) and Wedelia Calendulacea, has the potential to inhibi...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has gripped the Indian state of West Bengal in an unprecedented manner, with a staggering increase of nearly 25,000 cases within a month. This alarming surge has sent shockwaves through the healthcare system, public health officials, and the local population.   While the capital city, Kolkata, has seen a comparatively lower number of ...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 13, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has left an indelible mark on global health. While primarily recognized for its respiratory symptoms, COVID-19 has demonstrated its ability to affect virtually all organs in the human body. Among its various manifestations, neurological symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, loss of taste and smell, brain fog, and neuropathic pain...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 12, 2023  4 months ago
H5N1 News: The resurgence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, in various turkey and chicken farms across the United States has raised concerns about its impact on the poultry industry and the potential threat to Thanksgiving meals.   The outbreaks in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Utah have put commercial poultry flocks at risk, and experts fear that...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 12, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma is a complex group of optic neuropathies that lead to irreversible vision loss and blindness, and its prevalence has been on the rise, posing a significant burden to global healthcare systems. In 2020, nearly 118 million people worldwide had glaucoma, and this number is expected to skyrocket to over 600 million by 2040! The disease is characterized by progressive retinal ga...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 12, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Health authorities in Florida are raising the alarm as the incidence of dengue fever shows a worrying upward trend in the southern part of the state. The Florida Health Department has been diligently monitoring the rise in dengue cases throughout 2023, with a significant spike observed during week 40. The disease, caused by the dengue virus and transmitted through infected mosquitoes,...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 12, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The emergence of COVID-19, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has brought forth a myriad of clinical challenges, from asymptomatic infections to life-threatening complications.   One perplexing complication associated with COVID-19 is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), sharing clinical features with the well-kno...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 11, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic, triggered by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has left an indelible mark on the world since its emergence in 2020. Over the years, extensive research has highlighted the virus's impact on various aspects of human health. Beyond the commonly recognized symptoms such as cough, fever, and respiratory issues, it has become incr...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 11, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: Not only is the United Kingdom witnessing a prolonged and continuous COVID-19 surge but recently COVID-19 hospitalizations are also increasing despite claims by many of their own experts that there is no COVID-19 surge or that the current SARS-CoV-2 sub-lineages are mild! Maybe the given reason there is an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations is because the Brits love the teas spre...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 11, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral illness, has been making headlines in Caracas, Venezuela, with an alarming increase in reported cases. The latest statistics reveal a staggering 37% rise in dengue infections within just one week, prompting concerns among health authorities and the general population.   The Dengue Surge Between September 17 and 23, Caracas recorded a to...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: In an alarming discovery via meta-analysis of various published studies and case reports, it has been has discovered that SARS-CoV-2 infections can lead to brain calcifications,…. which in rare cases, develop rapidly over a short period of time but in most cases…over a long period of time after an individual has got exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus!   More em...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
Herbs And Phytochemicals: Cancer remains one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, with conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy often accompanied by undesirable side effects. In recent years, natural products have garnered attention as a promising alternative for cancer treatment due to their comparatively lower side effects.   Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill., a m...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
HCPS Sin Nombre Hantavirus: In the realm of infectious diseases, the unpredictability of nature has always kept scientists and healthcare professionals on their toes. From the bubonic plague to Spanish flu to the COVID-19 pandemic, history has shown that pathogens have the potential to reshape the course of human civilization. While COVID-19 remains a global challenge, another potential threat loo...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral disease, has been wreaking havoc in various regions of India, with a concerning surge in cases that has left authorities grappling with the challenges of prolonged recovery times and regional hotspots. As the dengue season continues to pose a significant health threat, it is imperative to explore the latest developments and concerns surrounding thi...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a group of degenerative diseases affecting the optic nerve, is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. With a prevalence of approximately 3.5% in individuals over the age of 40, glaucoma poses a significant global health challenge. Primary angle-closure glaucoma is especially prevalent among Asian populations, and its early diagnosis and treatment are essent...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 10, 2023  4 months ago
COVID-19 News: The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare systems and economies worldwide. The rapid evolution of new viral strains, exemplified by the Omicron variant, has further complicated efforts to develop effective antiviral strategies. While va...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
H5N1 News: In a tragic but alarming turn of events, Cambodia is grappling with the news of a 50-year-old man's death from H5N1 avian influenza, marking the second fatality from this virus within the country this year. The man's demise occurred in the early hours of October 8th, sending shockwaves through the region. While the victim's identity remains undisclosed, it is known that he h...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
Tuberculosis-TB News: New York City, often considered the epicenter of innovation, diversity, and opportunity, is facing an unexpected and alarming challenge in 2023. The city, which has historically been a beacon of hope for countless individuals from around the world, is now grappling with a resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) cases. The preliminary data reveals a dramatic increase, with over 500 ac...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
Herbs And Phytochemicals: Cancer, a leading cause of death worldwide, is characterized by uncontrolled cellular growth and has a multifactorial etiology involving genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors, and continues to claim towering mortality and morbidity. Contemporary anticancer therapy has proved beneficial during the early stages of cancer; however, it suffers limitations about the sid...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-9 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on global health, leaving millions of individuals with lingering symptoms even after recovery from the initial infection. Termed "long COVID" or Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), these persistent symptoms encompass a wide range of physical and neurological issues, such as fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, anxiety...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is a progressive eye disease characterized by optic nerve damage and visual field loss, often leading to irreversible blindness if left untreated. Understanding the intricate mechanisms underlying this condition is crucial for its early diagnosis and effective management. Recent research conducted by the Morsani College of Medicine at the Universit...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
Dengue News: In a surprising turn of events, the Ministry of Health and Wellness in Barbados has officially declared a dengue fever outbreak within the country, sending alarm bells ringing throughout the Caribbean and beyond. The Chief Medical Officer, Dr Kenneth George, revealed that the ominous threshold was crossed at the end of September, with a staggering 518 cases reported. This statistic re...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 09, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: Emerging reports show that COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising in various parts across Canada including Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia. British Columbia has however emerged as the province that is worse hit with its healthcare infrastructure under stress due to rising COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions.   COVID-19 Hospitalizations Soar by 58...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Herbs And Phytochemicals: Acute lung injury (ALI) and its severe form, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), are critical clinical conditions linked to various underlying causes, including bacterial and viral infections (including COVID-19), as well as sepsis. These conditions not only lead to systemic inflammation but also result in damage to multiple vital organs, with the lungs being a pr...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Herbs And Phytochemicals: Traditional medicine systems such as Ayurvedic, Siddha, and Unani have documented the use of orchids for their medicinal properties, as far back as Charaka, Sushruta, and Vagbhata. Among the various orchid species, those belonging to the Dendrobium genus have a rich history of therapeutic use. In fact, Dendrobium species have been mentioned in the ancient Chinese pharmaco...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Cancer News: Colorectal cancer, one of the most prevalent and deadly forms of cancer in Australia, poses a significant threat to public health. With over 15,500 new cases diagnosed annually, it stands as the country's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Alarmingly, the incidence of colorectal cancer among young Australians under 50 has been on the rise, with over 1,700 cases reporte...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have been diligently studying the various manifestations of the virus. While respiratory symptoms have dominated the headlines, the impact of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, on the gastrointestinal system has been increasingly recognized as covered in various studies and COVID-19 News reports.   Howe...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: In the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Italy has witnessed a concerning uptick in cases and deaths in the past week. According to the latest report, there were 44,139 new confirmed cases and 137 fatalities in the week spanning from September 28th to October 4th. This marks a 13.8% increase in new cases compared to the previous week when 38,775 infections were reported....
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Dengue News: As the calendar turns to October 2023, Oman is grappling with a concerning surge in dengue fever cases, with over 2240 reported cases thus far. This marks a distressing increase from the 1,989 cases reported just a few weeks ago on September 18th, painting a worrisome picture of the dengue outbreak in the country.   The Ministry of Health (MoH) has issued a report highlight...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Measles News: The war-torn nation of Yemen has been grappling with a severe measles outbreak, further exacerbating the dire humanitarian situation in the country. As of October 1st, it was reported that there were over 41,000 suspected cases of measles and approximately 457 deaths due to measles in Yemen, (Note that these are approximate figures, actual figures could be far much higher!) making it...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Glaucoma News: Glaucoma, a group of optic neuropathies characterized by the progressive degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Despite its significant impact on vision, the exact pathogenesis of glaucoma remains a subject of ongoing research. The absence of early diagnostic markers and targeted therapeutic approaches further compounds...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
Long COVID News: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect millions of lives worldwide, a growing concern has emerged in the form of Long COVID, scientifically referred to as Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC). Stanford University, Emory University School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland, University of Michigan, and Rollins School o...
Nikhil Prasad   Oct 08, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, has not only affected the respiratory system but has also revealed a significant impact on the neurological health of individuals. While the primary focus has been on acute respiratory symptoms, emerging evidence suggests a link between SARS-CoV-2 infection and various neurological complications. One intriguing aspec...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 07, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global health crisis of unparalleled proportions, leading to immense mortality and morbidity. Initially, the pandemic brought with it a case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.3%. However, as of 2023, this rate has decreased substantially to a range of 0.05%–0.5%, owing to various factors such as vaccination efforts and increased understanding of the dis...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 07, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: Authorities in France are trying their best to conceal the current impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the country not only to foreigners but also to their own local citizens. The media in cahoots with local authorities are only reporting on trivial issues like about the bed bug issue in France when COVID-19 infections are going up and so are COVID-19 hospitalizations.  Credi...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 07, 2023  5 months ago
Cancer News: Cancer is a complex and devastating disease that has puzzled scientists for decades. Traditionally, it has been viewed primarily as a disorder of uncontrolled cell proliferation. However, recent research has unveiled a deeper understanding of cancer as a metabolic disease. In other words, cancer occurs when cells undergo metabolic rewiring to fuel their uncontrolled growth. This metab...
Jonathan Reid  Oct 07, 2023  5 months ago
COVID-19 News: Singapore, a shining example of effective COVID-19 management, is currently grappling with a resurgence of the virus. Despite being one of the most highly vaccinated nations globally, Singapore has experienced a surge in daily infections, averaging around 2,000 cases. The catalysts behind this resurgence are two variants - EG.5 and HK.3 - both descendants of the XBB Omicron variant....