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Parasite Infected Fruit Flies Use Alcohol to Self Medicate

A recent research has revealed a behavior that will help the parasite infected fruit flies to augment their survival rate. According to the research which was led by Todd Schlenke, the evolutionary geneticist, to kill the blood borne parasites fruit flies use alcohol. This process of self medication helps the fruit flies to increase their Read more

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Circadian Clock If Disorganized Can Render the Immune System Weak

Our susceptibility and vulnerability to diseases may be influenced if the body clock is interrupted since its disruption affects the immune system to quite an extent. The metabolism, sleeping behavior and similarly related body functions of the human body are regulated by the body clock or in the other words by the circadian clock which Read more

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Infectious diseases – 200 Years Back and at Present

Infectious diseases are still considered to be a cause of epidemics in many countries. No state can predict any infectious disease, it has potentially far reaching effects and causes change in the future of many nations. In an essay which was published in the recent publication of “New England Journal of Medicine” to earmark 200 Read more

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Campaign to Advocate Vaccination in Children

Two Saint Louis University paediatricians, Anthony Scalzo and Ken Haller who lead a Missouri State Medical Association are aiming to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination for children and through this, change the way in which the doctors respond to the fears that the parents have towards vaccination. Anthony Scalzo, M.D., professor of toxicology Read more