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“Multi-drug resistant Shigella sonnei strain has emerged the predominant serotype in Kerala”

Dr Anitha Madhavan has made a retrospective analysis of the shigella serotypes, common age groups affected and its antibiotic resistance pattern in south Kerala.

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SHIGELLA SCARE IN KERALA

An outbreak of shigella infection has created panic in Kerala after an 11-year-old died in Kozhikode district. According to the authorities, six out of 56 suspected cases in the area have been confirmed as shigella infections.

N S Arun Kumar

NCDs ARE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AND DISABILITY: WHO

Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates. This is an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000. The new data cover the period from 2000 to 2019 inclusive.

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FOOD ADDITIVES TRIGGERING COELIAC?

World Health Organization allows the use of food additives to improve these properties, but recent research shows that additives that are mixed with food to make them tastier and crispier, or just to enhance their shelf-life, can take away your health.

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Indian study flags PRKAG2-linked HCM in South Asia

A first-of-its-kind clinical study from India has found the specific phenotypic expression and clinical outcome of non-sarcomeric protein—PRKAG2-linked HCM in South Asia.

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A WORLD WITHOUT AIDS: Still a Distant Dream

“Ribbons of blue, reminds me of you, ribbons of red, are the way that my heart bled..”, when Boney-M first sang these lines in 1979, there was no special meaning attached to them, other than the obvious references to true love, friendship and solidarity.

N S Arunkumar

Marinomed develops treatment for autoimmune gastritis

Marinomed Biotech AG, a Vienna-based biopharmaceutical company, is developing a treatment for autoimmune gastritis together with the Medical University of Vienna.

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