Effective interventions may prevent disease transmission in changing climate

Aedes aegypti are the primary vector for mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, however the effects of climate change-related weather anomalies on mosquito populations is not well understood. A study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases by Cameron Nosrat at Stanford University, United States and colleagues suggests that early interventions may prevent disease transmission even […]

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Study finds inflammatory mechanism responsible for bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis

In a study aimed at investigating the mechanism responsible for exacerbating rheumatoid arthritis in smokers, researchers at the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), linked to the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil, discovered a novel path in the inflammatory process associated with the bone damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The discovery opens […]

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Study reveals significant concerns over growing scale of sex-selective abortions in Nepal

Detailed new analysis published this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open highlights significant concerns about a growing issue of sex-selective abortion of girls in Nepal. Drawing on census data from 2011 and follow-on survey data from 2016, the social scientists estimate that roughly one in 50 girl births were ‘missing’ from records (i.e. […]

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