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500th Pakistani to get liver transplant in India returns home

Two-year-old Nalain Aziz, who became the 500th Pakistani to receive a liver transplant in India, crossed the Wagah Border and returned to his hometown Lahore on Thursday. Aziz was diagnosed with a rare ailment – biliary atresia – where the liver and intestine lose connection. Babies with this condition develop progressive jaundice and need to…
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Dora Akunyili arrives for medical treatment in India, thanks Nigerians for prayer

Former Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili has commenced continuation of her treatment in India. A statement on Wednesday night by her Media Adviser, Mr. Isaac Umunna, said the former National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) boss is to be treated of an undisclosed ailment. The statement read further…
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Eight Nigerian Children with Heart Disease undergo open heart surgery in India

Eight children from Nigeria suffering from congenital heart  disease were operated successfully through open heart surgery in India by peadiatric cardiac specialists at Innova Hospitals at Hyderabad in India, in early December 2012. Team Innova comprising of Dr. K. S. Murthy, Prof. I. M. Rao, Dr. K. V. Ramana, Dr. Gnanasekhar, Dr. Rama Krishna, Dr. Pankaj…
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Cancer cell has potential on-off switch

Epigenetics is the phenomena in which genetically identical cells succeed in expressing their genes differently and it result in different physical traits. At present, it is believed that cancer develops from environmental and genetic changes to cancer progenitor cells. These changes occur due to mutations, exposure to toxic substances or hormonal imbalances. "If we believe…
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Sugar is the culprit behind heart diseases

Researchers have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain. Research Fellow with Otago's Department of Human Nutrition Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Professor Jim Mann and colleagues have conducted a review and meta-analysis of all international studies…
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Garlic can fight hardiest bacterial strains

A chemical compound in the humble garlic can neutralise resistant bacteria by paralysing their communication system, scientists say. Bacteria are developing resistance at an alarming pace, and aggressive multi-resistant infections constitute an increasing health problem all over the world, researchers said. Tim Holm Jakobsen, from University of Copenhagen, said that ajoene - the substance present…
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Scientists Identify the Switch that Says It’s Time to Sleep

The switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep has been identified by researchers at Oxford University’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in a study in fruit flies. The switch works by regulating the activity of a handful of sleep-promoting neurons in the brain. The neurons fire when we’re tired and need…
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