Zika virus (ZIKV) may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a systematic review published in PLOS Medicine by Michel Counotte and Nicola Low of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues from the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. The review included analysis of data from both human and animal studies and was conducted to describe the epidemiology of sexual transmission of ZIKV.
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India’s first National Mental Health Survey was conducted in 2016 by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on the Prevalence, Pattern and Outcomes of Mental Illness. The survey puts forth some really drastic revelations regarding the state of mental health in India. According to the survey, 15% of Indians above 18 years are in need of active interventions for one or more mental health issue.
The use of antidepressants, as well as depression itself, are linked to an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), with no significant differences in risk across the three classes of antidepressants, a new meta-analysis shows.
Most students underestimate the impact of female and male age on fertility, new research published in Human Fertility finds. Less than half could correctly identify the age when a woman's fertility declines and even fewer knew when male fertility declines
Diseases such as cancer, heart disease and stroke are deadlier in the developing world than in rich nations. This is the finding of a new analysis from researchers at Imperial College London.
The health ministry in collaboration with the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will start the annual health check-up for all civil servants from next month. The initiative is to promote healthy lifestyle through advocacy and early detection of diseases among the civil servants of Bhutan.
Expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II proteins may help predict a patient's response to melanoma immunotherapy, researchers have found.
According to the study, scientists have shown that a simple optician’s eye test could help predict whether a person is at risk of developing dementia
The incidence of tick-borne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines, according to a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reiterated advice to boil imported frozen berries before eating following multiple alerts across Europe for Hepatitis A and norovirus.
Researchers from the Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the University of Bristol have identified the most important risk factors for developing a severe infection after hip replacement