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Origin of HIV Traced to Congo back from the 1920s

HIV, wrecking societies worldwide, is but a reflection of the modern lifestyle people have adhered to, though the question as to where does it originate from exactly has been tricky to answer. A new study has brought forth results suggesting that it was spread from Kinshasa, the city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Obesity Fight: Consuming Apples Really Keep The Doctor Away

Apples might be holding the secret to dealing with obesity. A study showed that the apple variety Granny Smith contains certain compounds that affect the gut microflora that in turn has effects on weight maintenance: apples could be the answer to obesity in this regard. The expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”

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Confirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Is Making You Fat and Causing Diabetes

Artificial sweeteners, previously thought to be effective for weight loss programs, might be contributing to the incidence of diseases like obesity and diabetes. They do so by interaction with the bacteria found in the gut which help in digestion of food. A new study has denounced artificial sweeteners as being potentially bad for health. While

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Use of Ebola Survivors’ Blood To Cure Infected Patients

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of blood serums obtained from the survivors of Ebola to cure those people who are infected. This method has been used in the past to cure patients of other infectious diseases. However, some researchers are sceptical of its use for Ebola patients. WHO endorsed blood transfusion as a

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Wearing Bras Does Not Cause Breast Cancer, New Study Says

Rumour has it that bras cause an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Fact or myth? No evidence has so far supported the rumour. A new study has attempted to shed light on whether bra-wearing has any relation to breast cancer. The results showed that the risk of developing breast cancer is similar for the

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Ebola Virus – Possibility of Sexual Transmission Exists

Theoretically speaking, since the Ebola virus can be transmitted through body fluids including semen, the possibility that sexual intercourse might be accounting for the infections is not ruled out completely. However unlikely it might be, the Centers For Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is frightening the people to make use of condoms. What has been

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WHO Report Restricting Use of E-Cigarettes Fuels Debates Among Experts

The WHO released a much-awaited report on the use of e-cigarettes. It includes a number of restrictions which have displeased many, including experts who support the use of e-cigarettes. Banning the indoor use of e-cigarettes The World Health Organisation have formulated recommendations for the use of e-cigarettes in a recent report. The latter dealt with regulatory measures like

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Burning Wood To Cook Food Causes Cardiovascular Diseases in Women

While the debate as to which is the weaker sex will most probably go on till the end of time, a new study has provided results suggesting that, irrespective of the innate differences, females might be more prone to suffering from the effects of air pollution because of conventional cooking habits. The scientific paper, authored

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Developed By Americans

An experimental vaccine for the infectious disease chikungunya has been developed by American scientists. It has generated promising results during clinical trials: most of the 25 volunteers who were administrated with the vaccine have shown immunity against the virus. It is being hailed as the new hope for countries plagued by the disease, like African countries. However, the

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Sodium Overcomsumption: 1.65 Million Global Deaths Yearly

A study that has evaluated a massive amount of data from 187 countries has shown that high sodium intake indirectly leads to a great number of deaths yearly all across the globe. Overconsumption of sodium ultimately leads to cardiovascular diseases which eventually cause death. We are in the age of high mortality rates to which

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