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    New 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency

    New black box recorder can measure surgeons proficiency

    US scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a black box on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.Creating a sustainable, objective method for evaluating surgeon proficiency and standardising ...

    62yr old suffering from Subdural Hematoma that caused his brain to shift to one side, treated ...

    62yr old suffering from Subdural Hematoma that caused his brain to shift to one side, treated successfully at SL Raheja Hospital

    Mahim, Mumbai: A 62yr old male, an Accountant by profession, had always been a fairly active person; however, he had been complaining of mild Sinusitis, dull headache, and positional Vertigo. He was under the treatment of a local ENT physician. He was diagnosed with Sinusitis and the headaches were ...

    Cause of many fever-related illnesses unknown: Medical Experts

    Cause of many fever-related illnesses unknown: Medical Experts

    Among other eminent speakers at the conference were Elizabeth Ashley, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University College Hospital, London and Sunil Bhandari from the Royal college of Physicians of Edinburgh.Similarly, age-related problems, in particular dementia, are now getting acknowledged ...

    New portable gel could treat eye injuries

    New portable gel could treat eye injuries

    "Since the initial hydrogel's transition temperature was very close to the temperature of the human eye, we had to modify its properties to ensure that it would form a solid seal as soon as the gel was applied to the eye by a soldier or medic," said Niki Bayat, lead author of the study published in ...

    Air pollution: A major threat to health

    Air pollution: A major threat to health

    As the person breathes, the pollutants like sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter like PM 2.5 and PM 10, present in the atmosphere enter the body and affects the systemAir pollution is harmful for health. Long-term exposure to polluted air can have permanent health ...

    CGHS beneficiaries can now undergo treatment at pvt hospitals sans referral letter

    CGHS beneficiaries can now undergo treatment at pvt hospitals sans referral letter

    Beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) can now undergo treatment at any empanelled private hospital without the requirement of a referral or permission letter.The decision was taken after the health ministry received a lot of representations for simplification of procedures ...

    Gum disease bacteria may cause esophageal cancer, according to study

    Gum disease bacteria may cause esophageal cancer, according to study

    Bacteria present in the mouth that leads to gum disease may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer, a study has found.Esophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide, researchers said.Since the disease is often not discovered until it ...

    New system can identity people from their DNA in minutes

    New system can identity people from their DNA in minutes

    Researchers have developed a software system to accurately identify people and cell lines from their DNA in a matter of minutes.The technology has a wide range of applications, but its most immediate use could be to flag mislabelled or contaminated cell lines in cancer experiments, according to the ...

    Cannabis use may up risk of bipolar symptoms in early adulthood

    Cannabis use may up risk of bipolar symptoms in early adulthood

    "Adolescent cannabis use may be an independent risk factor for future hypomania, and the nature of the association suggests a potential causal link. As such it might be a useful target for indicated prevention of hypomania," said Marwaha. Cannabis is one of the most commonly used illegal substances ...

    Consuming cheese every day may reduce heart stroke risk: study

    Consuming cheese every day may reduce heart stroke risk: study

    Cheese also contains an acid that can help avert clogging of the arteries. "There has been a lot of publicity over the last five to 10 years about how saturated fats increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and a belief has grown up that they must increase the risk, but they don't," said Ian ...

    Social media can help people lose weight

    Social media can help people lose weight

    Researchers examined the role of virtual communities and public commitment in setting and reaching weight loss goals. Sharing your weight loss journey on social media can improve the odds of successfully shedding the extra kilos, a study has found. Researchers examined the role of virtual ...

    In a first for India, twins joined at the head, separated at AIIMS

    In a first for India, twins joined at the head, separated at AIIMS

    Gupta had earlier said the condition, which the twins suffer from, afflicted one in 30 lakh children, of which 50 per cent die either at birth or within 24 hours. In the country, two similar surgeries had taken place earlier to separate twins joined at the head but were not successful as the ...

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