Jayesh Srivastava

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12 Powerful Photos of Martin Luther King Jr.

Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. stands in front of a bus at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott, Montgomery, Alabama,<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Don Cravens—The …

In battle of rallies in Punjab, its AAP vs SAD vs Congress

One party notably absent is the PPP of Manpreet Singh Badal, who has never gone without a Maghi Mela rally since he formed his party.<p>Written by | …

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The Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome

Although in textbooks asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are viewed as distinct disorders, there is increasing awareness that …

North and South Korea reach deal to end 'semi-state of war'

North and South Korea reached an agreement early Tuesday intended to defuse a bout of cross-border tension that involved loudspeakers, land mines and artillery fire and that put their militaries on high alert.<p>Under the deal, South Korea pledged to stop broadcasting anti-North Korean propaganda from …

5 Topics for…Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Hurricane Katrina made landfall nearly 10 years ago. The deadly storm killed approximately 1,800 people, displaced more than 400,000 residents and cost billions in property damage. The effects of the natural disaster are still felt in the areas hardest hit, including parts of Florida, Louisiana, …

If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

There's an open box of skulls on the floor. A table is covered with pelvis bones. Nearby: a pile of ribs, tied up with a piece of string.<p>I'm standing in a basement room, underneath the bleachers of the football stadium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Looking at floor-to-ceiling shelves …

Gorgeous glass objects created with a 3D printer

Once the basics for 3D-printer technology were established with plastic filament, the next step was experimenting with a variety of materials, which sees us pretty much smack-bang where we are now. Metal, ceramics, sandstone, sugar and even living tissue are all materials that have seen their way …

Guns found as Boston cops arrest two for threatening Pokemon Championships

Boston police arrested two men they say drove from Iowa to the city to carry out threats of violence on the Pokémon World Championships being held there this weekend. Firearms and ammunition were found in their possession.<p>Boston police said the two suspects — Kevin Norton, 18 and James Stumbo, 27, …

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants

People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on themselves deserve expensive treatment.<p>The decision by the NHS's blood and transplant service (NHSBT) comes at a …

Does stress make us more allergic?

Allergy sufferers are more likely to experience flare-ups if they are stressed, research suggests.<p>Feeling stressed - including by allergy symptoms …

Chinese researchers unveil sheep with new type of artificial heart - video

Medical researchers in China unveil a sheep fitted with a new type of artificial heart developed using aerospace technology. The sheep has lived for a record 61 days and was led into the press conference in northern China looking fit and healthy. The implantable device, the first of its kind in the …

Syrian refugees hit million mark in Lebanon

UNHCR says figure is "a devastating milestone for a host community stretched to breaking point" and urges more support.<p>The number of Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon has exceeded one million, in what the UN refugee agency calls a "devastating milestone" for a small country with depleted …

Ukraine accuses ex-president over sniper deaths

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s prime minister on Thursday blamed ousted President Viktor Yanukovich for the deaths of dozens of anti-government protesters shot by police snipers and urged Russia to hand him over to face charges.<p>Arseny Yatseniuk made his comments to Reuters after Ukraine’s security …

Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

We've all heard the advice to go easy on the salt shaker. Or, perhaps, more importantly, to cut back on eating packaged, processed foods that often contain a lot of salt.<p>And why? There's a lot of evidence linking excessive sodium intake to high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart …

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Why I Created a Crowdfunding Platform for Medical Research

My own daughters were only three- and five-years-old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 at the age of 32. I endured a bilateral …

Why animals are essential in drug and medical research

It is incorrect to imply as Animal Aid do in their letter ("Use humans, not animals, for research into treatments") that medications for Parkinson's were developed solely through human trials. All three of the drugs named involved research using animals in their development.<p>Levodopa was developed …

Medical research: the bald truth

A cure for baldness is just round the corner! Again! This is the new alchemy, the midas touch for the drug companies. Generations of slapheads, deceived perhaps by the biblical connexion between big hair and big biceps, have gone to extreme lengths to retain or revive thinning locks. Only this …

World Aids Day: how Aids activists changed medical research

Outbreaks of epidemic diseases, especially diseases that appear to be new, can seriously affect the organisation of human societies – bubonic plague forced changes in social organisation and agriculture in Europe, while diseases such as smallpox, carried by Europeans, devastated many indigenous …

CVS Caremark Research Finds Optimal Adherence to Medications Prescribed Post-Heart Attack Reduces Hospital Readmissions

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research conducted by CVS Caremark CVS, +0.70% and Brigham and Women's Hospital published in the …

Suffer migraines? Airing is the best Tweetment: Victims who share pain on Twitter help further medical research

For millions of people, suffering a migraine is just like ‘having an icicle drilled into their temple’.<p>But there’s hope. The ‘cathartic sharing’ of …

Centipede venom could lead to new class of pain drug

A protein found in centipede venom could be developed into a drug to treat chronic pain that is as effective as morphine but without the side …

Could arthritis drug combat Alzheimer's?

At the beginning of next year, Clive Holmes will attempt to do something remarkable. But you'd never guess it from meeting this mild-mannered psychiatrist with a hint of a Midlands accent. In fact, you could be sitting in his office in the Memory Assessment and Research Centre at Southampton …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

New Medical Device Treats Epilepsy With A Well-Timed Zap

Imagine a tiny computer embedded under your scalp that's constantly tracking your brain activity and zapping you when it senses something awry.<p>That might sound like science fiction, but a medical device that does that was just approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an option for people …

Detecting and targeting tumor relapse by its resistance to innate effectors at early recurrence

1.<p>Aguirre-Ghiso, J.A. Models, mechanisms and clinical evidence for cancer dormancy. <i>Nat. Rev. Cancer</i> <b>7</b>, 834–846 (2007).<p>2.<p>Goss, P.E. & Chambers, A.F. …

Could ‘custom’ starch ward off type 2 diabetes?

Inserting “guest” molecules into the natural structure of potato starch could slow down the release of glucose during digestion, new research …

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …