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  • Tuberculosis becomes deadliest infectious diseases worldwide after COVID in 2021 March 27, 2023
    Tuberculosis was recorded as the world's deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19 in 2021, as 1.6 million people died due to the illness, according to the World Health Organization. Tuberculosis is an airborne contagious infection that can affect all tissues and organs such as lungs, bones, eyes and skin. Although it is possible to treat it […]
  • What makes blood stem cells transform? Regulation of RNA splicing may be an answer March 27, 2023
    Researchers have determined a novel mechanism linking the metabolism of ribonucleic acids, RNA, to the development of leukemia in myelodysplastic syndrome patients, MDS. They explain what makes hematopoietic stem cells acquire malignant traits in cancer.
  • German man cured of HIV with stem cells March 27, 2023
    In Germany, a now-53-year-old man who was diagnosed with HIV learned he was virus-free receiving HIV-resistant stem cells through a bone marrow transplant that was intended to treat leukemia. The patient was diagnosed to be HIV-1 clade B positive in January 2008 and presented with a CD4+ T cell count of 964 cells per μl […]
  • All types of hormonal birth control may increase breast cancer risk, study finds March 27, 2023
    Between 2017 and 2019, around 65% of womenTrusted Source aged 15- 49 used some sort of contraception, and 14% of them used the pill. Contraceptive pills come in two forms: the progestin-only pill and the combined pill containing both progestin and estrogen-based ingredients. Progestin, or progestogen, is a synthetic version of progesterone, a naturally occurring […]
  • Cyclone Freddy deepens infectious disease risk in Africa March 27, 2023
    A tropical cyclone that hit southern Africa twice and destroyed health facilities and homes has left the subcontinent at risk of a surge in cholera, malaria and other infectious diseases. "With a double landfall in less than a month, the impact of Cyclone Freddy is immense and deep-felt," Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization's regional […]