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300 million hepatitis B sufferers but only one in 20 treated: study

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Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported Tuesday.

Eradicating poverty would dramatically reduce TB cases, study finds

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Preventative measures, like poverty reduction, could be just as effective in tacklin...

Measles outbreak among amish highlights need for vaccinations

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(HealthDay)—The measles outbreak that struck an Amish community in 2014 illustrates the ongoing threat the infection presents—and the importance of routine vaccination, U.S. government researchers say.
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MERS In South Korea Is Bad News But It's Not Yet Time To Panic

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Fears that Middle East respiratory syndrome could sweep through the region seem to be overblown. But researchers say there's still a lot they don't know about the potentially fatal virus.
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Amazing Animal Surgeries

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Dissecting the ocean's unseen waves to learn where the heat, energy and nutrients go

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The first 'cradle-to-grave' model of internal waves, which are subsurface ocean displacements recognized as essential to the distribution of nutrients and heat, has been published by scientists. The researchers modeled the internal waves that move through the Luzon Strait between southern Taiwan ...

New index reveals unexpected leaders in water, sanitation progress

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A new index shows which countries are leaders in improving access to water and sanitation for their citizens. Sub-Saharan Africa countries including Mali, South Africa, and Ethiopia are also among the top performers world-wide in spite of modest resources.

World’s best compete with memory ‘palaces’

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As some of the world’s best memory champs compete this weekend in the Extreme Memory Tournament (XMT) in San Diego, researchers will be observing from the audience. Competitors will compete in head-to-head memory showdowns, including feats like recalling the precise order for long lists of ran...

Three tons of thyroid glands and a girl named Margaret Tracy: The odd origins of medications / Rosin Cerate, Rosin Cerate - - Reading time < 1 mins - Share :
Drug discovery is a weird beast. These days, it's all about rational design, which means establishing a useful target in the body (e.g. an enzyme that does something that you'd like to stop or at least slow down) and then screening a truckload of chemicals for the best fit. A more traditional app...

Brown Rice: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

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Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain. It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Breastfeeding women and sex: Higher sex drive or relationship management?

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New mothers in the Philippines spend more time in the bedroom with their partner in the first few weeks after giving birth than they did before they became pregnant. This might be a type of survival strategy to keep the relationships with the fathers of their new babies alive and well, to ensure ...

Phase 2b trial results of novel TB regimen show potential to shorten treatment

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A new tuberculosis (TB) drug regimen designed to improve options for TB therapy eliminated more bacteria from sputum than standard therapy and did so at a faster rate, according to data from a phase 2b clinical trial. These results are published just as the global phase 3 clinical trial, designed...

Reflecting on the Maternal Health Collections

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In celebration of the MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health collaboration we take a look back through the collections and highlight some of the most influential and interesting articles included in the collections. In November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and … Continue reading »The post Re...

Experts warn of stem cell underuse as transplants reach one million worldwide

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Findings of a new reveal striking variations between countries and regions in the use of this lifesaving stem cell transplantation, and high unmet need due to a chronic shortage of resources and donors that is putting lives at risk, experts report.

Agricultural insecticides pose a global risk to surface water bodies

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Streams within approx. 40% of the global land surface are at risk from the application of insecticides. These were the results from the first global map to be modeled on insecticide runoff to surface waters. Streams, especially those in the Mediterranean, the USA, Central America and Southeast As...

Pixar and Google Employees Are Vaccinating Their Kids, Say Pixar and Google

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Last week we published an investigation into the vaccination rates at day care facilities associated with Bay Area technology companies. Of 12 facilities associated with Silicon Valley firms, six—including those for Pixar and Google—had subpar vaccination rates. Our report drew on official nu...

Tropical fire ants traveled the world on 16th century ships

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Thanks to a bit of genetic sleuthing, researchers now know the invasion history of the tropical fire ant (Solenopsis geminata), the first ant species known to travel the globe by sea.

Tracking the Measles Outbreak

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Genetic tests have not revealed the source of the viral outbreak that started in California’s Disney theme parks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

16 African Countries Have 'Overtaken The U.S.' In Measles Vaccination Rate

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Editor's note: This is an essay by Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It has been edited only for house style and published in its…

CDC, WHO, and Merck documents prove the VACCINATED are spreading measles / By Natural News Editors - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
(NaturalNews) In early 2015, Big Pharma has declared war on vaccine dissent. In case you haven't noticed over the last two weeks, US media outlets are running a highly coordinated and sensationalized propaganda campaign to hype-up a "national measles outbreak", while demonizing any...

Tracking parasites with satellites

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Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids. read more