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Diana Nyad, 61, hopes to become first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without aid of shark cage. Diana Nyad announced Sunday morning 7_August 2011, at a Havana news conference, that she planned to enter the water…

One recombinant variant observed in patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive than other known forms of HIV. Patients progress to AIDS within three years of infection – so rapidly that they may not even realise they…


Ebola epidemic is declining in the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia, says WHO. WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward told a news conference the number of burials and new admissions had fallen and there was a plateau…


Researchers have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumors in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases-including those that are resistant to common treatments. “This vaccine elicits a very strong immune…


Using advanced DNA analysis and extensive field work, an international research team has confirmed the link between leprosy infection in Americans and direct contact with armadillos. In a joint collaboration between the Global Health Institute at EPFL in…


The sharp turns, ups and downs, and high speeds of today’s roller coasters bring a lot of thrills, but if you’re not careful, the ride could also cause damage to your ears, say physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in…


Researchers have developed a new way of using stem cells to provide better and rapid healing for patients suffering from complicated bone fractures. A novel technology is developed by Dr. Zulma Gazit, Dr. Gadi Pelled, Prof. Dan Gazit…


Natural compound, Oleocanthal, in extra virgin olive oil targets toxic beta amyloid proteins in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, revealed by US researchers. Extra virgin olive oil contains the highest amount of polyphenol antioxidants also. Oleocanthal, a naturally occurring…


The emergence of new forms of tuberculosis could swell the proportion of drug-resistant cases globally, a new study has found. The finding raises concern that although TB incidence is falling in many regions, the emergence of antibiotic resistance could…


Different Hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and worse cancer outcomes if they live in the United States, than they do if they live in their homelands, revealed by researchers. “Hispanics are not all…

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