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Malaria elimination in Bhutan

Malaria is caused by parasites and transmitted through the bites of mosquitoes. It is one of the most important vector-borne diseases in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world causing significant health problem and remains endemic in 91 countries. In 2016, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated approximately 216 million cases and 445,000 succumbed to malaria.

Amyloids Aggregates Of Short Protein Fragments

A recent study showed that researchers discovered that amyloids appear as structural and functional building blocks in a wide range of life forms, from bacteria, yeast and fungi to humans. In vertebrates, they play a role in the production of the pigment melanin, while yeast cells use amyloid aggregates to form a kind of molecular memory. The study has published in Nature Communication.

Magnesium Deficiency Make Vitamin D Ineffective, new findings

Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50% of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complication.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Fish More Effective In Breast Cancer Prevention

Previous studies have shown that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids can help breast cancer patients. New research, however, indicates that certain types of omega-3 may be more effective than others. 

The new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil may be around eight times more effective for halting the development of aggressive breast cancer tumors than those from plant-based sources.

Protecting People With Diabetes From Their Risk Of Vascular Disease

A new study finds novel approach for protecting people with diabetes from their higher risk of advanced blood vessel disease, which sets the stage for early heart attacks and strokes. Cardiovascular problems from atherosclerosis – plaque-like lesions forming in artery walls are the major cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The study has published in Diabetes.

System To Expect The Geographic Spread Of Disease In The US

A new system have developed from the study, Scientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States. The study has published in the journal PNAS. For the public, the flu forecast may promote greater vaccination, the exercise of care around people sneezing and coughing, and a better awareness of personal health.