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Mistakes With Ebola Must be a Lesson: WHO

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The chief of World Health Organization admitted on Sunday that the UN agency had been handling Ebola issue carelessly, saying it should serve as a lesson to avoid similar mistakes in future. Despite turning the corner in the fight against Ebola, there was no room for complacency, WHO head Margaret Chan told a rare emergency session of the agency. Chan acknowledged blistering criticism that WHO's response to the epidemic had been slow and shoddy and ...

Importance of Expanding Clean Energy Research Emphasized by India and U.S

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed upon the critical importance of expanding clean energy research, development, manufacturing and deployment. This will help increase energy access and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The leaders announced actions to advance India's transition to low carbon economy. India intends to increase the share of use of renewable in electricity generation consistent with its intended goal to increase ...

Providing Clean and Green Earth to Future Generations is Every Nation's Duty: Narendra Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is not under any pressure due to an agreement between the United States and China on climate change. He also added that it is the duty of every country to provide a clean and green earth to the future generations. "The agreement that has been concluded between the U.S. and the China does not impose any pressure on us. India is an independent country and there is no pressure on us from any country or any person. ...

Novel Target Identified for Epilepsy Treatment

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A new study has identified a novel target to treat epilepsy. According to the research a single gene that coordinates a network of about 400 genes involved in epilepsy could be a target for new treatments. Identifying how these genes are co-ordinated in the brain was important in the search for new anti-epilepsy medications. This requires approaches that can analyze how multiple genes work in concert to cause disease. Instead of studying ...

Beetroot Juice Before Exercise can Boost Heart Function in COPD Patients: Study

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Recently a new study has revealed that beetroot juice before exercise can boost heart function in COPD patients. A Wake Forest University study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients showed some promise, but a larger clinical trial would be needed to verify results. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, makes it difficult for patients to breathe and worsens over time. Patients ...

New Miracle Jab is Better Than 'Dieting or Exercising'

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A new injection called Liraglutide has been developed that has helped people shed an average 19lbs a year, so it has been considered better than dieting or exercising. Doctors have claimed that the miracle drug for slimmers after studies revealed people lost almost a stone more than they would by simply counting calories and upping their exercise regime, the Daily Star reported. The jab has been approved by health watchdogs and could be available on ...

Rob Lowe Roped in to Play Devil's Advocate in Sky Network's End-Of-World Drama

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Rob Lowe has been roped in to play Devil's advocate in Sky Network's end-of-world drama Apocalypse Slough. The 50-year-old actor will play the role of Father Jude, who holds the position of Devil's Advocate in the Vatican and he is a charismatic, irreverent, rebellious but also deeply moral man who is passionate about his faith but doesn't feel the need to constantly prove it, Deadline.com reported. The project, described as an adrenaline-fueled witty ...

UK Nurse Makes Full Recovery from Ebola

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A nurse from UK Pauline Cafferkey, has been discharged from hospital following complete recovery from Ebola and said that she is "very happy to be alive". She was diagnosed with Ebola in Glasgow after volunteering with Save the Children at a treatment centre in Sierra Leone. According to BBC, Cafferkey was diagnosed with Ebola on December 29 after returning to Glasgow via London. She said in an interview that she even felt like "giving up" as her condition ...

BPA Exposure Worse for Females as Compared to Males

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Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure may put females at greater risk of damage from stress as compared to males, reveals a new study. The study from a University of Cincinnati (UC) found that heart function and blood pressure in mice exposed to BPA from birth though young adulthood are affected differently in males and females. Researchers found that in young BPA exposed female mice, the heart is more sensitive to stress-induced ischemic damage in a way not observed ...