A TB vaccine for diabetics?

A study that promises safe treatment for type-1 diabetes The century-old tuberculosis vaccine called BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin) might lower blood sugar in diabetes patients several years after they get the shot, a small but path-breaking study, published in npj Vaccines , suggests. In the study, “Long-term reduction in hyperglycemia in advanced type 1 diabetes”, three patients with
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The elderly residents of Yugouliang, China’s first yoga village, are practising its localised versions As the top Chinese official in this village, Lu Wenzhen had a problem. The young people had all moved away. The elderly farmers left behind were ailing. His ageing hamlet needed money. Life. A spark. Then, two years ago, he watched
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India remains lacking in the commitmentto tackle undernourishment The UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report for 2017 has important pointers to achieve nutrition policy reform. At the global level, the five agencies that together produced the assessment found that the gains achieved on food security and better nutrition since the turn of
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Why ventilators are not always advisable for the elderly Earlier this year, an ambulance brought a man in his 80s to the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, U.S. He had metastatic lung cancer; his family had arranged for hospice care at home. But when he grew less alert and began struggling
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ICD-11 identifies health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries,
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Centre planning to expand BPO promotion scheme to 1 lakh seats, says Prasad The Centre will set up the country’s biggest data centre in Bhopal with a capacity to host five lakh virtual servers, Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. The data centre, which will take about two years to come
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How a country’s legal system may explain HIV prevalence According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, about 80% of women in the world who are infected with HIV infections are in Africa. In fact, Africa is the only geographical area where women outnumber men when it comes to being affected by HIV, a
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is in the process of finalising an Accelerated Plan for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (APELF). Lymphatic Filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne parasitic disease, has been endemic in India since antiquity. In 1955, the government launched the National Filaria Control Programme to eliminate LF. Of the 256 districts in the
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U.S. based study limited to white, postmenopausal women with breast cancer Higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer, says a study led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, U.S. The scientists pooled data from two randomised clinical trials with 3,325 combined participants and a
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Throat swabs of two suspected patients had been sent to Manipal, Pune The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test of the throat swabs of two patients in the city sent to Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR), Manipal, to ascertain if they have Nipah virus infection has been found negative, according to M. Ramakrishna Rao, Dakshina
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