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ICMR for conducting studies with the Zika vaccine developed by Indika

The Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) will soon be conducting trials of the domestic Zika virus vaccine, which has reported cases in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The ICMR will conduct the Phase II study A vaccine designed to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the vaccine along with its side effects, said a senior official. Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat …

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Novel insoles can help treat diabetic ulcers – The New Indian Express

To PTI WASHINGTON: Scientists have developed a shoe insert that can help cure diabetic ulcers – a condition in which patients often lose toes, feet or legs. Diabetes can lead to ulcers Patients feel or notice it only at the sight of blood. These ulcers can not heal on their own. Purdue University researchers in the US have made the …

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Trials for Zika virus vaccine to start soon

In India, the first outbreak of Zika was reported in January 2017 in Ahmedabad. New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will soon be conducting trials of the domestic vaccine against the Zika virus, reported cases in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. The ICMR will conduct a Phase II study of the vaccine to determine the efficacy and …

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Our Home – Sweet potatoes are not just for Thanksgiving bonding

Thanksgiving is coming – the turkey and all the ingredients, yum. And one of these ingredients are traditionally sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are one of the oldest vegetables of humanity, domesticated more than 5,000 years ago in Central America. Columbus and his crew were the first Europeans who tasted sweet potatoes. They liked her and brought her back to Europe. …

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Read this if you suffer from diabetic foot ulcers

Researchers have developed a shoe sole that can make the healing process more bearable for people who suffer from ulcers as a result of diabetes. Diabetic ulcers are often caused by a high blood sugar harmful nerve, which takes the feel of the toes or feet. "One of the ways to heal these wounds is to give them oxygen," said …

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Ebola Outbreak: In Congo health care, the spread of viruses is violent

Conflicts between militant groups and government forces have made it difficult for health workers to gain access to some of the worst affected regions. On Friday evening, an armed group attempted to attack UN peacekeepers in the city of Beni in northern Kivu province – the epicenter of the outbreak. The attack took place near the emergency center for Ebola …

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These jobs have the highest suicide rates in the country, CDC says

Jobs may be more stressful than others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >> On AJC.com: CDC: Suicide rate up 16 percent in Georgia The agency recently conducted a study on occupational groups with the highest suicide rates. To do so, they are included in the National Violent Death Reporting System. Overall, the researchers analyzed the suicidal …

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Slow reading speed in dry eyes: study

By: IANS | New York | Published: November 18, 2018 11:27:29 According to a recent study, people suffering from a chronic dry condition Eyes suffer, probably have a slow reading speed. (Source: Pixabay) People who suffer from chronic dry eye disease are likely to have a slow reading rate, researchers say. The chronic dry eye is a common condition where …

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FDA warns against honey pacifiers after 4 infant botulism cases in Texas

Honey is a potential source of Clostridium botulisum spores and has been used in earlier cases of botulism in infants. The spores can multiply rapidly in the immature digestive system of infants. (19459014) Steve Buissinne Pixabay ) The Texas authorities and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remind parents not to feed honey to their children after four cases …

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