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Thalassemia and Safe Blood Transfusion

The Drug and Cosmetics Act governs transfusion services in India and mandates testing for Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), Syphilis and Malaria on all donor units.

Mechanisms of Harmful Overhydration and Brain Swelling

For one, the excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia—a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling. Similarly, more is known about the mechanisms in the body that detect and drive thirst while little is known about how the brain detects a state of overhydration

Many Americans Think Infectious and Emerging Diseases In Other Countries Will Threaten the US

An overwhelming majority of Americans (95%) think infectious and emerging diseases facing other countries will pose a 'major' or 'minor' threat to the U.S. in the next few years, but more than half (61%) say they are confident the federal government can prevent a major infectious disease outbreak in the U.S., according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research! America and the American Society for Microbiology

FDA Wants Teething Medicines Off shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers