Ballpoint Pen can Treat Arthritis: Study

Ballpoint Pen can Treat Arthritis: Study

The researchers of ‘MyoScience’, an American company has developed a new pen which according to them can be used to treat patients suffering from arthritis, headaches and facial pain. The tip of this new gadget looks like a ballpoint pen cooled down to -20 degree Celsius using liquid nitrogen. Thereafter this handheld device is injected a few millimeters into patient’s skin against a nerve, allowing it to “hibernate” and obstruct pain signals. This medical technology…

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Fortis e-ICU Implements Antibiotic Usage policy (AUP)

Fortis e-ICU Implements Antibiotic Usage policy (AUP)

‘CritiNext’, the electronic intensive care unit (e-ICU) of Fortis healthcare, Bangalore has recently launched an Antibiotic Usage policy (AUP). According to the policy, the e-ICU department of the hospital has established antibiogram, a laboratory test for detecting the sensitivity of isolated bacteria strain to antibiotics prescribed for treating contagion. The e-ICU also helps in evaluating nosocomical infections instantly after the patient is admitted to the hospital which in turn led to the huge reduction in…

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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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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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Delhi Doctor Gave a Second Lease of Life to Kenyan Trader

Delhi Doctor Gave a Second Lease of Life to Kenyan Trader

The curative & surgical treatments offered by Indian doctors are gaining wide recognition across First World and Third World countries and the medical experts of Delhi are certainly ruling the roost in that context. The news of Kenyan trader getting a second lease of life after suffering from vitiligo, a skin disorder, which resulted in mental trauma and social barriers in his life, is one such example of medical expertise of Indian doctors. A 33…

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Max Hospitals Launched TransEnterix’s Minimally Invasive Spider Surgical System in India

Max Hospitals Launched TransEnterix’s Minimally Invasive Spider Surgical System in India

The world famous surgical equipment producing company TransEnterix has launched its Minimally Invasive SPIDER Surgical System in India on July 10, 2012. It is for the first time that any hospital in India is using any such system. On the same day a symposium and surgical workshop has been arranged in Delhi’s Max Super Specialty Hospital where DR. Michael Ganger served as the keynote lecturer and visiting surgeon. This day’s workshop has been attended by…

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Indian Scientist got US Patent for His Innovation in Cancer Treatment

Indian Scientist got US Patent for His Innovation in Cancer Treatment

An Indian scientist has received US patent on a path breaking innovation in the field of cancer. Rao Papineni, the chief scientist and senior principal investigator in medication application of nanotechnology at Carestream Health Inc USA along with his colleague Allan Pollack who is the chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Miami developed a system in which a nano-particle carries the payload of anti-cancer drug and releases it only in…

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