A recent study carried out British dermatologists in UK found a connection between the general attitude of people towards skin conditions and the writings of Shakespeare. It found that Shakespeare’s plays about skin conditions had negative impact on culture views about skin blemishes.  According to dermatologists the fear of those suffering from skin conditions arose due to the dangerous …
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Want to stay away from stomach infection this rainy season? Here's some information that can help you.  Stomach infection can be caused by food or water that is contaminated by pathogens like Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Shigella and H. Pylori. Be it gastritis, gastroenteritis, or food poisoning, any kind of stomach infection can give you diarrhea, painful cramps, nausea and vomiting. …
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In a boost to optogenetics, a technology allowing scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, the first light-sensitive molecule that enables neurons to be silenced non-invasively using a light source outside the skull has been developed. Optogenetics relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells and requires a light source …
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In a new hope for patients in need of organ transplant, scientists have developed a system that can help preserve the organs longer. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US could successfully transplant rat livers after preservation for as long as four days - thrice the duration for which organs can currently be preserved. 'To our knowledge, this is the longest preservation …
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In the quest to ease the transition from wounded to healed, the art of treating wounds has entered an innovative phase, the latest development in which Taiwanese researchers presented a porous dressing they say works faster than commercially available products. The porous quality of the material allows wounds to breathe, while the addition of an element they call zwitterions wicks bacteria and …
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New estimates have suggested that noroviruses cause around a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) across all age groups. Noroviruses are responsible for almost a fifth (18 per cent) of all cases worldwide. According to the authors, new estimates highlight the importance of developing norovirus vaccines. Lead author Dr Benjamin Lopman from the Centers for Disease …
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In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. As the population of adults with autism continues growing rapidly, the survey provides a first step toward identifying whether …
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Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer, his personal physician has said. Koirala left for the US last week for treatment of his lung condition. 'It is unfortunate to say that Prime Minister Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Upon the recommendation of doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, he will undergo radiotherapy,' doctor …
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Mattel's ' Chemo Barbie', Ella, can help young girls fight cancer. The bald-headed doll, who is Barbie's good friend, somehow makes the cancer patients understand and come to terms with their situation, Metro reported. Ella doll, which was first manufactured in 2012, was just distributed among hospitals around the U.S, however, after a cancer sufferer's mother, Melissa, started an online …
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US-based medical equipment firm ConvaTec has set up an advanced wound clinic and limb salvage centre in partnership with M.S. Ramaiah Memorial Hospital here to treat foot diseases like ulcers in diabetic patients. 'The centre aims to maintain higher limb salvage rate with the latest medical equipment and facilities to assess peripheral circulation and predict wound healing,' Anand Shirur, …
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Andrew Thompson, Ph.D., GlobalData’s Senior Analyst covering In vitro Diagnostics, says: 'The Saudi Arabian government’s response to the new virulent Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has recently been criticised, following high-level dismissals within the Saudi state healthcare service. Criticism has been leveled at the slowness of the government’s response to the outbreak, as …
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  The monsoons are here, and with it the season brings common infectious conditions like the cold and flu. One of the most annoying symptoms of a cold is a blocked nose and infected sinuses. While there are a number of medicines you can use to help relieve this congestion, there are some natural ways you can use to open up your airways. In this video Hillary Talbot, Director of Oriental …
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Scientists have developed a new smartphone app that detects changes in patients' behavioural patterns, and then sends the data to doctors in real time. The system has the potential to greatly improve the response time and efficacy of clinical psychiatrists, researchers said. Mental illness accounts for 90 per cent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and …
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In a new ray of hope for the deadly pancreatic cancer patients, scientists have identified a protein that can be targeted for treating the disease.Researchers from Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain have identified a protein called galectin-1 as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer. For the first time, they have demonstrated the effects of the inhibition of …
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