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Laboratory studies have confirmed that anthrax one person – the Ministry of Health of Armenia

Laboratory studies have confirmed that anthrax one person – the Ministry of Health of Armenia

17:18 | 22/10/2012 YEREVAN, October 22 – News-Armenia. Laboratory studies have confirmed the presence of anthrax in one of the hospitalized in Armenia with symptoms of the disease, according to the website of the Ministry of Health. Ministry of Health has recently received information from Vardenis region Gegharkunik region in the north-east of the country that the suspected anthrax was hospitalized 21 people. Later agency reported one suspect case in Yerevan. “Upon receipt of the...

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Excess weight is the mother makes the child autism, scientists warn

Excess weight is the mother makes the child autism, scientists warn

Development problems in children, including autism, may be due to the presence of maternal obesity, disturbances in metabolism and diabetes. Corresponding risk increases by more than 1.5 times, RIA "Novosti" with reference to the research floors Krakowiak University of California. According to statistics, more than one third of the residents of the States of childbearing age are overweight, and 10% of the time during pregnancy develop diabetes. As stated Krakowiak, all this is...

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A new vaccine against tuberculosis promises actually protect against infection

A new vaccine against tuberculosis promises actually protect against infection

Injections with modified bacteria, relatives of those that cause tuberculosis, are able to protect against the lung disease, U.S. experts found, reports BBC. Experiments with mice have shown that the injection can completely kill the TB bacteria. The currently existing vaccine against tuberculosis is not has high efficiency (it ranges from 0% to 80%). Meanwhile, TB – one of the most common causes of death, according to the statistics, driven by WHO. It kills 1.7 million people every...

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Measles epidemic sweeping across Canada, warn epidemiologists

Measles epidemic sweeping across Canada, warn epidemiologists

Canadian authorities have warned citizens who intend to go on holiday in Europe, in France, in relation to the unfolding of a measles epidemic. Experts advise all travelers to pre-vaccination, writes The Gazette, because the French have at least 5,000 people became ill and six died, starting in January. Also known that the disease has had time to spread, and in the very Canada, where in Quebec fell victim to infection 254 people. Epidemiologists fear the worsening of the situation, as...

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HIV Study called medical breakthrough in 2011

HIV Study called medical breakthrough in 2011

Authoritative journal Science recognized international clinical trial HPTN 052, on the prevention of HIV, the main achievement in science in 2011, reports Xinhua. During the test, the scientists found that if HIV-infected people start taking antiretroviral drugs when their immune system is still in relatively good condition, they are 96% less likely to transmit the infection to your partner. Hence, antiretroviral drugs not only treat HIV, but also prevent transmission of the virus. These...

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Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes, the study

Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes, the study

Amid widespread trend introduction of bans on smoking hookah is growing in popularity. This fact extremely concerned American doctors Baptist Medical Center Wake Forest, said AMI-TASS. According to them, many young people think hookah is safe, unlike cigarettes, smoking hookah indulging in companies. Doctors assessed how common hookah smoking among students of the eight U.S. colleges. It was found that over 40% of the students have ever tried smoking a hookah, and 46.6% had ever smoked...

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Because of a rare disease any food inflicts great suffering Ella Campbell

Because of a rare disease any food inflicts great suffering Ella Campbell

Five-year Ella Campbell of Aylesbury suffers from a rare and incurable disease, which leads to the fact that the child experiences pain when eating, writes The Daily Mail. The thing eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease. Because of him any food triggers pain and causes nausea. A long time, doctors could not determine the reason for such a violent reaction, while the hospital staff at Great Ormond Street are not diagnosed with "eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease." Now the girl...

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WHO is afraid of diabetes, hypertension and "financial strike"

WHO is afraid of diabetes, hypertension and "financial strike"

General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan says: cutting funds and activation of chronic non-communicable diseases – that "two of the danger zone", threatening the development of global health, reports Xinhua. As for non-communicable diseases, including heart Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, they are, according to Chen, an unprecedented long hampered progress of the world health. Plus, according to WHO statistics, obesity rates have nearly doubled in the...

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Adopted the vaccination program – a waste of money, says study

Adopted the vaccination program – a waste of money, says study

Against some pathogens pointless to vaccinate because they are constantly changing form, tell scientists in the face of Dr. Rory Bowden from Oxford University. He and his colleagues made sure that the bacteria respond to pneumococcal vaccination in the states in 2000, reports BBC. Known that vaccines train the immune system so that it is responsive to infection. For example, the vaccine against tetanus triggers the production of antibodies that act on a dangerous toxin. According to...

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Work on a vaccine against Ebola virus suspended

Work on a vaccine against Ebola virus suspended

Two companies, which are now also facing prototype vaccine, reported that funding for their work by the Ministry of Defense in recent weeks, suspended, reports Russian service of BBC. Ebola virus is the causative agent of one of the most dangerous infectious diseases – haemorrhagic Ebola. It causes severe bleeding, which leads to death within two weeks. Outbreak of the disease in Uganda earlier this summer, claimed the lives of 16 people. The mortality rate of cases with Ebola reaches...

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