60 Year Old British Gets World’s First Battery Powered Heart Pump

60 Year Old British Gets World’s First Battery Powered Heart Pump

Barry Wade, a British sexagenarian, survived a breakthrough operation to get the world’s first battery powered heart pump. The 3 inch titanium heart pump, called Heartmate II, was fitted by a team at University Hospital of South Machester’s Wythenshawe Hospital. The operation was helmed by Steve Shaw, consultant cardiologist at UHSM. The operation provided a new lease of life to Wade who was too ill to survive a heart transplant surgery, thus ruling out using…

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HPV Vaccines to Check Cervical Cancer in Women

HPV Vaccines to Check Cervical Cancer in Women

Cancer specialists at Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia have said that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) preventive vaccine can safeguard Indian women against cervical cancer. It must be noted that these vaccines are already provided free of cost to all women in Australia between the ages 12 and 26. Health experts believe that the HPV vaccine would be particularly beneficial in India, where around 70,000 women die annually because of cervical cancer. “The vaccine programme has…

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HPV Vaccines to Check Cervical Cancer in Women

HPV Vaccines to Check Cervical Cancer in Women

Cancer specialists at Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia have said that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) preventive vaccine can safeguard Indian women against cervical cancer. It must be noted that these vaccines are already provided free of cost to all women in Australia between the ages 12 and 26. Health experts believe that the HPV vaccine would be particularly beneficial in India, where around 70,000 women die annually because of cervical cancer. “The vaccine programme has…

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NRI Surgeon Pioneers Low Cost Heart Therapy

NRI Surgeon Pioneers Low Cost Heart Therapy

Boston based Dr. Mukesh Hariawala, a Harvard post graduate of Indian origin will be awarded “India’s Most Admired Surgeon 2012” for his exemplary work on Angiogenesis or growth of new blood vessels to aid healing. The award will be presented at the Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit in Mumbai in September 21, organized by Indian healthcare magazine, Pharmaleaders. “I am pleased that cutting edge Angiogenesis Therapy will help the non-affording poor patients with heart disease in my…

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Indraprastha Apollo and Delhi Orthopedic Association Initiate Awareness Talk

Indraprastha Apollo and Delhi Orthopedic Association Initiate Awareness Talk

Saturday, August 04, 2012. 15:30 Hrs [IST]. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Delhi Orthopedic Association have collaborated to organize a public awareness talk program to discuss bone and joint problems. The event was organized in connection to the commemoration of Bone and Joint Day. The meet was attended by eminent doctors from Delhi’s leading healthcare institutes. The event was held in public interest with the objective of addressing and resolving bone and joint problems, highlighting the…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Alzheimer Disease

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Risk of Alzheimer Disease

A recent research conducted at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) by analyzing post mortem samples of brains affected with Alzheimer disease says that a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury could result in regulation of BACE1 enzyme. The BACE1 enzyme elevates the levels of amyloid-beta, a brain peptide which is a leading cause of Alzheimer disease. “A moderate-to-severe TBI, or head trauma, is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. A…

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Best Birthday Gift Ever: 41 Year Old Gets New Lung, Recovering Well.

Best Birthday Gift Ever: 41 Year Old Gets New Lung, Recovering Well.

July 31, Tuesday. 1750 Hrs. In what is seen as a landmark development in the science of organ transplant in India, 41 year old Mumbai resident, Jayshree Mehta survived a 12 hour surgery for lung transplant. The surgery started at 7 pm and went on till the next morning of her birthday, July 11. Another remarkable thing was that the donor was found on her birthday itself, after the initial donor family backed out of…

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Hepatitis E Causes Liver Failure in Pregnant Women

Hepatitis E Causes Liver Failure in Pregnant Women

A recent survey conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) proves that the major reason behind the acute liver failure in 60% pregnant women is water borne Hepatitis E. During the study, the medical history of 1,000 patients admitted at AIIMS from January 1986 to December 2006 was thoroughly reviewed following that the progression of Hepatitis E in pregnant women, non pregnant women and men from 15-45 years of age group was…

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Indonesian Girl suffers from a Rare Brain defect

Indonesian Girl suffers from a Rare Brain defect

Some tragic incidents of life are such that only a miracle can defeat them. Such is the case of Dilla Anargia Adilla, a 3 year old Indonesian girl, suffering from Hydrocephalus which has caused her head to grow three times bigger than the size of an average adult. The body defect is caused due to the blockage of spinal fluid through the brain. At the time of birth, the head of the girl was a…

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Permanent Dental Solution for Edentulism Patients

Permanent Dental Solution for Edentulism Patients

Sucheta Pradhan, an official from Nobel Biocare, a global leader in offering innovative and aesthetic dental solutions confirmed in a media conference that tooth implant is a better option than conventional dentures. “Conventional dentures still remain the most preferred option for patients, but they only restore ten percent of chewing ability and lead to jaw bone degradation. But implants can restore from 60 to 80 per cent of chewing ability and patients do not experience…

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