According to a new research, a bio-artificial liver support system for patients suffering from acute liver failure is on its way, as investigations are done to assess its safety and effectiveness. Steven D. Colquhoun, lead investigator at Cedars-Sinai said that the quest for a device that can fill in for the function of the liver (at least on a temporary basis) temporarily, has been under trial …
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Dengue seems to be gaining alarming proportions in Odisha and has spread to 27 districts in the state with Kandhamal district being the newest area under siege. According to reports a patient from Kandhamal district was found to be positive for dengue in the districts headquarters hospital on Saturday. The report stated that out of the 256 sample blood tests carried out across the government …
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The chief medical officer of Liberia has put herself under Ebola quarantine for 21 days, following death of one of her assistants due to the Ebola virus. Bernice Dahn, Liberia's deputy health minister said that although the medical officer had no symptoms of the Ebola virus disease, this measure is a mere precautionary step. According to the chief medical officer, other than the office …
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September 29 is the World Heart Day. Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death all over the world. The number of cases related to heart diseases have increased significantly in the past few years allied to the sedentary lifestyle, stress and unhealthy eating habits. Although lack of proper awareness about the factors responsible for increasing the risk of heart disease is known to be …
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According to a new research,'antibacterial resistance' may be a bigger risk factor for Cystic Fibrosis disease than it was previously thought. Stuart Elborn, a researcher from the Queen's University, Belfast said that more funding and further research in this aspect are required in order to improve patient outcomes for individuals suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.  Researchers stated that …
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29th September is World Heart day India is on the verge of an epidemic of heart disease. Our ever changing lifestyle, rich diet and sedentary lifestyle are factors that play a crucial role in making matters worse. According to experts the only way to check this looming threat is through better awareness and preventive measures. According to government data, the prevalence of heart failure in …
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An Indian-origin engineer has developed an automated human hand in an attempt to improve function of the hand for those suffering from nerve damage and have underwent any surgery. The device that was tested in cadaver hands, is one of the unique instruments that is been created for enhancing the transmission of mechanical forces and movement of the hand when implanted in the body. 'This …
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29th September is World Heart day With increased occurrences of heart diseases at a young age, coupled with a genetic tendency to develop heart ailments, many Indians are still unaware of the risk and repercussions of the condition. Wondering how you can keep your heart healthy? Here is some expert advice, cardiologists and healthcare professionals suggest that dancing, walking, cycling …
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Scientists say that bariatric surgery is not a magic stick for combating depression, based on their recent study. The researchers found that not all obese individuals felt better after undergoing the popular weight loss surgery. Valentina Ivezaj and Carlos Grilo of the Yale University School of Medicine in the US, investigated the susceptibility of bariatric patients of experiencing depressive …
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Autistic children are generally perceived as different by people. Although, these kids are unable to compete with their peers, they do have a few special requirements. And the fact that these children are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers is quite worrisome. As per a study, autistic kids perform 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and spend 70 minutes more …
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The North Korean media has officially said that the country's Leader, Kim Jong-un, was suffering from a health condition. This is the first official acknowledgement of the Supreme leader's ill-health after a prolonged absence from the limelight for several weeks. Kim, 31, was last photographed when he appeared at a concert with his wife on 3rd of this month, fuelling speculation about his …
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Exercise is known to be the key to good health, both physically and mentally. Going by the same token, a recent study has shed light on the significance of being physically active in the prevention of stress-induced depression. The research conducted on mice  showed that exercising induces vital changes in the skeletal muscles, that flushes out harmful substances, accumulated during …
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The Delhi High Court has directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to start the hip and knee replacement process of a 38-year-old poor crippled patient suffering from Reiter's disease. Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the patient, Sarvesh, to report at AIIMS on Monday morning as the hospital shall start the process. Reiter's disease, commonly known as reactive arthritis, is an …
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An Ebola vaccine may be available by the end of the current year to help prevent further outbreak of the disease in West Africa, said the World Health Organization. Scientists are testing two vaccines as there is no treatment or vaccine available currently, reported News24. Number of Ebola cases has reached more than 5,800 in West African countries. The virus is difficult to control through …
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