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Nikhil Prasad  Feb 28, 2024  5 hours ago
Medical News: Cancer remains a global health challenge, and the effectiveness of cancer treatment varies significantly across countries. Recent research indicates that the United Kingdom (UK) lags behind its counterparts in cancer treatment, raising concerns about the quality and accessibility of care. Two recent studies published in The Lancet Oncology shed light on the disparities in cancer trea...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 26, 2024  2 days ago
Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a chronic genetic disease affecting around 3,600 Australians, poses a significant threat to the lives of those afflicted, with an average life expectancy of only 47 years. The disease is characterized by defects in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel, leading to the accumulation of mucus in the lungs, airways, and digestive system, consequen...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 26, 2024  2 days ago
Medical News: The intricate interplay of hormones within the human body often reveals surprising connections between seemingly unrelated physiological functions. One such revelation has emerged from a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-USA, shedding light on the pivotal role of glucagon in maintaining kidney health. Glucagon, primarily ...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 20, 2024  8 days ago
Medical News: In the intricate interplay between viruses and humans, the H9N2 avian influenza virus has emerged as a subtle yet potent player, capable of reshuffling genetic material with various flu strains. Recent findings have raised significant concerns about a novel human-avian reassortment H9N2 virus identified in Guangdong Province, China. Despite its traditionally low pathogenicity in both...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 19, 2024  9 days ago
Medical News: Cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium, is surging across various parts of Australia, prompting health warnings and public health measures to contain its spread. The recent spike in cases has raised concerns among health authorities, prompting a closer look at the causes, symptoms, and preventive measures against this infectious disease. Th...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 16, 2024  12 days ago
Medical News: In recent years, American scientists have sounded the alarm on the resurgence of Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68), a non-polio enterovirus causing severe respiratory and neurological diseases in children. Institutions such as the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, USA, and The Children’s Hospital Colorado, along with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, have been at t...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 12, 2024  16 days ago
Medical News: In the remote wilderness of Alaska, a recent and distressing incident has sent shockwaves through the medical community and raised concerns about the potential threat posed by a mysterious viral disease known as Alaskapox. This Medical News report aims to delve deeper into the unfolding narrative surrounding the first documented death from Alaskapox, offering a comprehensive explorat...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 10, 2024  18 days ago
Medical News: India, long recognized for its youthful population, is experiencing a seismic demographic shift. The United Nations predicts that individuals aged 60 and above will constitute 20% of the population by 2050, heralding a new era of challenges related to aging and associated health concerns. Among these challenges, dementia emerges as a critical public health issue, underscored by a gro...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 09, 2024  19 days ago
Medical News: In recent research conducted by the Center for Translational Antiviral Research at Georgia State University, a startling connection between measles, influenza, and severe lung damage has been unveiled. The study focused on ferrets, which were initially infected with a common respiratory virus such as influenza or respiratory syncytial virus. Following their recovery, these ferrets we...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 07, 2024  21 days ago
Medical News: In the wake of the recent outbreak at the General José María Córdova Military Cadet School in Bogotá, Colombia, health authorities worldwide have been placed on high alert as a possible new genotype of the H3N2 influenza virus has surfaced. This Medical News report seeks to delve deeper into the characteristics of the AH3N2 virus, its historical context, s...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 04, 2024  24 days ago
Medical News: In the ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, mRNA vaccines have played a pivotal role in curbing the spread of the virus. However, recent research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-USA has shed light on a potential complication for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study suggests that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may elevate the lev...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 04, 2024  24 days ago
Medical News: In a shocking turn of events, Karnataka, India, is grappling with a severe outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), commonly known as monkey fever. Fatal Monkey Fever Outbreak Escalating In Karnataka-India With 53 Infections and 2 Deaths So Far! The viral hemorrhagic fever, transmitted through tick bites, has raised significant health concerns, with 53 reported cases and t...
Nikhil Prasad  Feb 03, 2024  25 days ago
Medical News: As the world navigates the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of Japanese scientists from the prestigious RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Kobe and Kyoto University have sounded an urgent alarm. Their groundbreaking research, conducted using a sophisticated three-dimensional cardiac model, has unearthed disturbing evidence pointing towards an imminent...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 30, 2024  29 days ago
Medical News: Initially reported in late December, the incidence of red eyes or viral conjunctivitis in Tanzania has now grown into a worrisome outbreak with over 4,792 treated cases in just Dar es Salaam alone in the last two weeks and many thousands more that have yet to come forward for treatment. Exponential Outbreak Of Viral Conjunctivitis Aka ‘Red Eyes’ In Tanzania  ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 29, 2024  30 days ago
Medical News: Atrial fibrillation (AF) stands as a prevalent heart arrhythmia with significant implications for global health. Recent findings from various academic institutions, including the University of Liverpool (UK), Technical University of Denmark, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital (UK), and Aalborg University (Denmark), shed light on a potential c...
James Rosh  Jan 28, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: While I am no fan of Pakistan and Pakistanis after getting scammed by numerous Pakistani IT 'specialists' found on Fiverr, I am concerned when hear that children are involved.   Numerous media In Pakistan and even in India are reporting that thousands of children in Punjab province in Pakistan and even in its main city in Punjab i.e. Lahore are being stricken by a myster...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 26, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In the realm of virology, the discovery of hidden viral proteins within the genomes of single-stranded RNA (+ssRNA) viruses has opened a new dimension, challenging long-standing beliefs about the coding capacity of certain viral intermediates. The implications of this revelation extend to viruses affecting both animals and plants, including the notorious SARS-CoV-2 responsible for th...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 22, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In a shocking development, a team of scientists from Brown University has uncovered alarming mutations in malaria parasites (Plasmodium falciparum) in Ethiopia that pose a significant challenge to existing diagnostic methods and treatment regimens. The discovery of strains resistant to both antimalarial drugs and traditional diagnostic tests could jeopardize ongoing efforts to eradic...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 22, 2024  1 month ago
The United Kingdom, like many nations, is grappling with the profound and lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The toll on human life has been staggering, with a recent analysis revealing that excess deaths since the onset of the pandemic on March 27, 2020, have reached a concerning 171,376. Excess Mortality Continues To Remain High In United Kingdom  Beyond the immediate threat ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 21, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In a shocking turn of events, Indonesia, declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) a decade ago, is now facing a resurgence of the debilitating disease. The outbreak, centered in the East Java province, has prompted an urgent response from health authorities and experts. Infectious diseases specialist Professor Robert Booy warns that the situation is more alarming th...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 20, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News:  In an era marked by unprecedented technological advancements and industrial growth, the pervasive presence of synthetic chemicals has become an integral part of our daily lives. Unfortunately, a significant downside to this progress is the potential health hazards associated with exposure to various chemical compounds. A study conducted by the Silent Spring Institute in Massach...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 19, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In the perpetual pursuit of effective treatments for sepsis, a recent breakthrough study conducted at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, USA, has revealed promising results in the use of Methoxy-Mycolic Acid (M-MA), a derivative of Mycobacterium Bovis Bacillus Calmette - Guérin (BCG). The research, which focuses on addressing monocyte exhaustion, a significant factor in sepsis-relat...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 18, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: The landscape of medical research is continually evolving, and recent breakthroughs have illuminated a previously unseen connection between RNA interference and Alzheimer's disease. This revelation is poised to redefine our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's, which afflicted an estimated 6.7 million individuals in the U.S. in 2023. This Medi...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 18, 2024  1 month ago
Research News: In a significant move to safeguard its national security interests and shield advanced technologies, Canada has recently announced stringent measures to ban research collaborations with scientists affiliated with universities primarily based in China, along with a handful from Iran and Russia. The decision, announced on Tuesday, marks a pivotal moment as Canada takes proactive steps...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 18, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In a recent revelation, Singaporean doctors have sounded an alarm about the unforeseen consequences of acute COVID-19 infections on prostate cancer patients. A doctor form the Department of Neurology at the Singapore General Hospital highlights a critical learning point for clinicians, indicating that the SARS-CoV-2 virus can induce elevated Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels, ev...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 16, 2024  1 month ago
Medical News: In a monumental stride toward understanding the intricate dynamics of global health, researchers have unveiled a startling revelation: 1 in 12 individuals worldwide will grapple with gastrointestinal cancers during their lifetime, and a disconcerting 1 in 16 will succumb to these insidious diseases. This revelation, stemming from recent data compiled by the 2020 Global Cancer Observa...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 12, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In a momentous stride towards reproductive equality, YourChoice Therapeutics, Inc. has embarked on a groundbreaking journey with the initiation of the first-in-human trial for YCT-529, a revolutionary hormone-free male birth control pill. The commencement of the phase one clinical study stands as a beacon of hope, promising a safer, effective, and reversible contraceptive option for ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 12, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In the world of infectious diseases, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has long been known for its ability to cause respiratory distress, especially in children and the elderly. However, a groundbreaking study conducted by researchers at the Tulane University; New Orleans, Louisiana-USA has uncovered a startling revelation: RSV can directly invade neurons, leading to excessive inflam...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 10, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In an unprecedented turn of events, the scientific community is abuzz with the revelation that the Zika virus, infamous for its association with birth defects, may hold the key to a groundbreaking therapy for neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. Pioneering research led by researchers from Nemours Children's Health, Florida-USA, has illuminated the potential of ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 07, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In the intricate web of health data, a recent report by Carlos Alegria from Phinance Technologies sheds light on concerning trends in death and disability rates related to malignant neoplasms among individuals aged 15 to 44 in the United Kingdom. The study, covering data from 2010 to 2022, reveals a sudden and significant surge in morbidity and mortality starting in 2021, with 2022 m...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 03, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In a groundbreaking development, medical researchers in China have uncovered a new viral threat originating from sand flies. The National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention-Beijing, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Yangzhou University and various regional disease control centers, have identified two newly discovered Bunyaviruses - Hedi vir...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 02, 2024  2 months ago
Medical News: In a shocking turn of events, the United Kingdom is currently grappling with a significant surge in scabies cases, a highly contagious skin condition caused by parasitic mites. This outbreak is exacerbated by a severe shortage of scabies treatments, including permethrin and malathion, two main options available in the UK. The scarcity of these treatments, coupled with potential drug ...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 01, 2024  2 months ago
Healthcare News: The healthcare landscape in England is confronting an unprecedented confluence of challenges, as the National Health Service (NHS) contends with a surge in COVID-19, influenza, and norovirus cases during the winter season. This complex scenario is placing immense strain on healthcare resources, affecting patient care, and highlighting systemic issues within the NHS.   In th...
Nikhil Prasad  Dec 30, 2023  2 months ago
Medical News: In a deeply disconcerting revelation, recent medical reports have brought to light a distressing surge in heart attack deaths among individuals under the age of 30 in India, particularly concentrated in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala. The statistics, meticulously analyzed from official sources, reveal a staggering 40% increase in heart attack fatalities in this age group of 18 ...
Nikhil Prasad  Dec 23, 2023  2 months ago
Medical News: As Canada grapples with the relentless surge of COVID-19, a concerning public health development has emerged in British Columbia (B.C.). The province is witnessing an alarming increase in invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) infections, particularly among children. This unforeseen spike has raised significant concerns among health authorities, necessitating heightened awareness and ...
Nikhil Prasad  Dec 22, 2023  2 months ago
Medical News: In a staggering turn of events, Argentina finds itself grappling with a public health crisis as the nation reports the first human case of Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE) in more than two decades. This shocking revelation comes amidst a nationwide outbreak that has already claimed hundreds of equine lives, prompting health authorities to declare a state of emergency.   T...
Nikhil Prasad  Dec 22, 2023  2 months ago
Medical News: The ongoing global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the multifaceted impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the human body. Apart from the acute respiratory distress that is characteristic of the virus, there is emerging evidence of widespread complications affecting various organs, with a particular focus on the endothe...