Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

By Fiston Mahamba and Stephanie Nebehay GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo/GENEVA, Aug 14 : D emocratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. Forty-one people are believed […]

Army marks Independence Day with oral hygiene camp

Jammu, Aug 14 : On the eve of Independence Day, Indian Army’s Tiger Division held an oral hygiene camp at the Tiger Asha School, Satwari Cantt, here, roping in nine doctors, who checked up 62 students in all. The “Special Smiles Programme” was organised by the Family Welfare Organisation, Tiger Division. The programme was also […]

This stretchable 3D smart bandage can help monitor heart signals

New York, Aug 14 : Scientists have developed a stretchable 3D “smart bandage” that can help wirelessly monitor signals, from respiration, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity, as well as a robotic arm. When worn on the chest or stomach, it records heart signals like an electrocardiogram (ECG). On the forehead, it records […]

Indian, Pakistani doctors save infant’s life

New Delhi, Aug 14 : A three-year-old baby Hadia Nesari from Afghanistan has been given a new lease of life by a team of Indian and Pakistani doctors here. The baby suffered from chronic liver disease. Hadia had been unwell in Afghanistan and was referred to Huma Cheema, a Pakistan-based Paediatric Hepatologist at Children’s Hospital […]

New genes that may contribute to Alzheimer’s understanding identified

New York, Aug 14 : Researchers working on Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) have identified new genes that will further the understanding of the genetic risk factors that predispose people to the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The ADSP was developed by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in response to the National Alzheimer’s […]

Labour pain relieving drug may cut need for epidural: Lancet

London, Aug 14 : Prescribing women a new drug called remifentanil to help manage their labour pain may halve the need for an epidural than the traditional pethidine, claims a study. The study, published in the Lancet, suggested that using remifentanil instead of pethidine could reduce the need for epidurals, instrumental deliveries and consequent morbidity […]