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Man narrates journey, struggles with HIV

The thought of taking HIV medication for the rest of your life is depressing. People often wish they were dead, to end the pain and frustration. Peter (not his real name) had suicidal thoughts when he was diagnosed with HIV-Aids in 2008. But every time he thought of suicide, he would think about his 19-year-old son, who at that time was only nine years old. Peter, 44, describes himself as a man who lived life to the fullest. “I would ...

Insulin relief hope for kids

(From left) Doctors TK Mukherjee, Richard Holt, Tirthankar Chaudhury, Andrew Boulton and Sandip Bhalla at the conference at the Oberoi Grand on Sunday. (Sanat Kr Sinha) Esplanade: Inhalers and pills could give children suffering from diabetes freedom from daily insulin injections, if research succeeds, doctors from British universities said at a conference in the city on Sunday. Patients can be fitted with automatic glucometers that take readings round the clock and send a message to the user’s mobile phone if ...

Showers stoke dengue fear

OPPOSITE  SPRING CLUB GOLAGHATA Pools of water, ideal for mosquitoes to breed, formed across the city after the recent spells of rain.  Pictures by Bishwarup Dutta Calcutta: Frequent spells of rain this summer has triggered the fear of an early outbreak of dengue. Every spell of rain leads to accumulation of water in small pockets, which experts warn could act as ideal breeding grounds of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the primary carrier of the dengue virus. Such mosquitoes breed in clear and ...

Rise in mozzie numbers sparks dengue worries

The number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which are responsible for dengue, has been growing, renewing concerns about the potential for a flare-up in the disease after last year saw the lowest number of cases in 16 years. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday that the National Environment Agency (NEA) detected 22 per cent more Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the first three months of this year compared with the previous three months. The NEA monitors the ...

Two New HIV Vaccines Under The Research Stage – Scientists

Bill Clinton once said, “It is no longer a question of whether we can develop an AIDS vaccine; it is simply a question of when. Moreover, it cannot come a day too soon.” This was the historical statement said by the then American President about twenty-one years ago. It was the HIV vaccine awareness day of the year 1997. Bill Clinton addressed the nation from the Morgan State University. On the same day, he set forth a national goal for ...

Collegium System Black Spot On Indian Democracy: Upendra Kushwaha

New Delhi:  Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha today said the collegium system for the selection of judges of high courts and the Supreme Court lacked transparency and was a “black spot” on Indian democracy. He called for more representation of people belonging to SC, ST, Dalit communities in the higher judiciary. According to the Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, the appointments to the higher judiciary are not done in a democratic manner. “The gates are closed for ST/ST ...

Study: No One Is Having Sex on Tinder

Study: No One Is Having Sex on Tinder  Gizmodo Tinder: Know why most of men and women use it for  TheHealthSite Did you know women use Tinder to confirm attractiveness?  India TV Full coverage

This Cannabis-Based Drug Is On the Verge of Making History

Every time we turn around, the marijuana industry seems to be making history. Earlier this year, Cronos Group became the very first over-the-counter-listed pot stock to uplist to a more reputable exchange — the Nasdaq. In January, Vermont became the ninth state to OK the use of recreational marijuana, but it did so entirely through the legislative process, becoming the very first state to do so. Next month, Canada could become the first developed country in the world to legalize adult-use ...

Presence of Nipah virus confirmed in Kerala

While the presence of Nipah virus has been confirmed in the blood and body fluid samples of two persons who died due to viral fever in the past fortnight, two more are suspected to have died in similar circumstances in Kozhikode district of Kerala. District Collector U.V. Jose told The Hindu on Sunday that the laboratory results from National Virology Institute, Pune, had confirmed that the deceased were inflicted with the virus. District Medical Officer V. Jayasree gave the names ...