Health

Natural product to treat dental cavities

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 18:32

New York, April 13 (IANS) If you dread paying a visit to the dentist, here's some good news. Researchers have designed a convenient and natural product that could rebuild teeth and cure cavities without today's costly and uncomfortable treatments.

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AI turns smartphone microscopes into lab-grade devices

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:16

New York, April 13 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that deep learning, a powerful form of artificial intelligence (AI), can discern and enhance microscopic details in photos taken by smartphones to such an extent that they can match the quality of images from laboratory-grade microscopes.

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Punjab model to cure hepatitis C infection delivers results

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 14:08

Paris, April 13 (IANS) A decentralised system of care and the provision of free direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) can lead to high rates of cure among people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, shows a large-scale study in Punjab.

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How office colleagues helped save brain stroke patient

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 20:08

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) At a time of growing distrust and general indifference to human suffering, doctors at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here on Thursday noted how prompt action of office colleague in one instance and of a spouse in another case helped give two brain stroke patients a new lease of life.

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Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 18:04

London, April 12 (IANS) A new kind of bed net can emerge as a potent weapon against malaria as a two-year trial involving more than 15,000 children has shown that it can significantly increase protection against the mosquito-borne disease.

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PM invited to Partners' Forum in December

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 23:02

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) on Wednesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the upcoming 2018 Partners' Forum, to be held in New Delhi on December 12-13.

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Cooperation critical for women, child health: Nadda

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:08

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Wednesday said cooperation of all stakeholders is required for the successful formulation of policies and their implementation to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.

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PSRI hospital launches clinic to treat Parkinson's

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:40

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute (PSRI) here on Wednesday launched its Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic on the occasion of World Parkinson's Day.

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Brain injury in teenagers may up Alzheimer's risk: Lancet

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:26

London, April 11 (IANS) Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBT) in your 20s may increase the risk of developing dementia including Alzheimer's in your 50s by 60 per cent, a review of nearly three million patients has revealed.

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Microsoft AI helping us accurately predict cardiac diseases: Apollo

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 15:10

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies are helping Apollo Hospitals predict and suggest preventive steps for cardian diseases with utmost accuracy, a top hospital executive said here on Wednesday.

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This tiny injectable sensor may help curb alcohol abuse

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 14:42

New York, April 11 (IANS) Scientists have come up with a novel tiny, ultra-low power chip that can be injected just under the surface of the skin to continuously monitor patients of substance abuse.

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Novel drug may help tackle treatment-resistant cancers

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 13:28

New York, April 11 (IANS) A new class of drug that has the potential to help cancer patients, especially those suffering from breast cancer and who no longer respond to existing therapies has been discovered.

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Novel skin patch to monitor diabetes developed

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:38

London, April 11 (IANS) Scientists have created a non-invasive adhesive patch that promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without carrying out the painful finger-pricking blood tests among patients.

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