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Gonorrhea developing resistance for remaining two antibiotics to treat it

Gonorrhea developing resistance for remaining two antibiotics to treat it

Only two antibiotics are remaining to cure gonorrhea, sexually transmitted disease. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised concerns by unveiling that Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may be developing resistance to these drugs.

The drugs, azithromycin and ceftriaxone, are used in combination to treat the disease. A nationwide surveillance program has found a fourfold rise in the portion of samples being resistant in the case of azithromycin.

Pre-existing history of PTSD linked with increased risk of sleep disorder onset among US veterans

Pre-existing history of PTSD linked with increased risk of sleep disorder onset among US veterans

A novel study based on the assessment of more than 9.7 million US veterans has found that they were six times more likely to suffer a sleep disorder in 2010 than in 2000. Maximum rise was witnessed in those US veterans having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental disorders or any combat experience.

Immune molecule interferon gamma plays vital role in social behavior of various animals

Immune molecule interferon gamma plays vital role in social behavior of various animals

New studies have been helping to provide base to long-held theory that the immune system has a more neurological link than what is considered. Researchers believe that immune system and brain’s blood supply are linked and in fact, have a psychological link.

Immune system may influence and control social behavior in human, says study

Immune system may influence and control social behavior in human, says study

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine asserted that the immune system directly influences and controls creature’s social behavior, such as desire to interact with others. They even went on claiming that problem with immune system could lead to an inability to interact socially. The finding is great implications for various neurological conditions.

Young children who go to bed after 9 pm are twice likely to develop obesity at teenage

Young children who go to bed after 9 pm are double likely to develop obesity at teenage

A new study led by the Ohio State University College of Public Health found that children who at young age adopted a habit of going to bed late are twice likely to develop obesity when they turn teenagers. This means sleeping early could be associated with less likelihood of growing up as obese teens.

FDA approves first intraocular lens ensuring sharper vision for cataract patients

FDA approves first intraocular lens ensuring sharper vision for cataract patients

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients that would provide them with sharper vision at near, intermediate and far distances. Cataracts are a common eye condition in which natural lens fails to provide vision clarity, thus causing vision impairment to people.

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