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Kindness, brain research

Being nice really makes you feel good

Being good towards others is beneficial for you, says a study The ‘warm glow’ of kindness is real – even when there’s nothing in...
Lungs, respiratory disease, COPD

Common kidney disease biomarker could also be an indicator for chronic respiratory diseases

Kidney disease biomarker may also be a marker for chronic lung disease, like COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease A commonly used biomarker of kidney...
Hospital curtains, Drug-resistant bugs, MRSA

Hospital curtains may be source of dangerous drug-resistant bugs

Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous drug-resistant germs Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety,...
Congo Ebola

Ebola may spread from Congo to other countries, says WHO

The disease has already reached Uganda, a neighbouring country According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk of the deadly Ebola virus spreading from...
Vitamin B tablets

Vitamin B supplements protect kidney function in early diabetics

Vitamin B supplements may protect kidney function in children with diabetes Vitamin B supplements have a protective effect on kidney function in children and adolescents...
Pouring alcohol into a glass

Reduce alcohol availability, raise taxes, WHO tells members

World Health Organisation unveils SAFER a five pronged strategy to crack down against alcohol consumption World Health Organisation has called upon countries to strengthen restrictions...
Researchers at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Research shows why only some patients respond to cancer drugs

A potent ovarian cancer drug works in some patients, not others. Doctors can now predict who would Powerful drugs called PARP inhibitors (PARPi) are an...
duck

After chicken, bird flu virus emerges in ducks in China

Two new genetic variations of the H7N9 and H7N2 subtypes of the virus found in unvaccinated ducks After chicken, the bird flu virus has now...
human brain

New rehab method could double recovery in stroke patients

Targeted plasticity therapy doubles rate of movement recovery in stroke patients A new rehabilitation technique called targeted plasticity therapy (TPT) could double movement recovery in...
pregnant woman belly

Weight loss surgery can lead to safer deliveries in obese moms

Obese mothers can reduce chances of C-Secs and infection by undergoing weight loss surgeryObese mothers who lose weight through bariatric surgery can have safer...

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Hand hygiene initiative reduces hospital infections in Australia

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative reduced infections in 132 hospitals in the country Since its implementation in 2009, the National Australian Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI)...

Hotels, homestays can give you drug resistant bacteria to carry home

Study presented at ECCMID warns that a hotel or a private accommodation like a homestay is associated with higher risk of exposure to a...

Petting zoos harbour highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria

Petting zoos could transmit highly virulent drug-resistant bacteria to visitors, especially children New research shows that petting zoos can create a diverse reservoir of multidrug...