Soils from one of the most unlikely source – the dessert, harbour microorganisms with the potential to treat HIV and tackle the world’s antibiotic crises, research from Newcastle University, UK, has revealed. It has been Published in the academic journal Extremophiles.
Analysis of soils from the Cerro Chajnantor mountain landscape of Chile within the Atacama Desert, one of only two coastal deserts in the world, has revealed a treasure trove of bacteria with the potential to fight disease.
Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new study.
Normal blood pressure is widely regarded as 120/80mmHg. A precautionary gap labeled prehypertension for those beyond 120/80mmHg and less than 130/90mmHg existed as well. But in the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003, the category of prehypertension is eliminated.
Out of every 10 drugs sold in developing countries, a minimum of one is fake or substandard. This has led to tens of thousands of deaths, many of them of African children who received ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, World Health Organization says.