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Scientists discover role of skin in spreading leishmaniasis

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis – a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood. Visceral leishmaniasis is a parasitic

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity

Sex of the baby may play important role in would-be mother’s immunity A study reveals would-be mothers, carrying female fetuses may exhibit a heightened inflammatory response that can contribute to sickness-related symptoms, such as achiness and fatigue. According to researchers, women,

Outdoor light has role in reducing short-sightedness in kids

Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking research by Australian optometrists. Optometrist and lead researcher on the project, Associate Professor Scott Read who is the director of research at