‘Digitisation will increase patients for advanced medical procedures’

New Delhi, July 7 : With government’s focus to digitise health care services, health experts expect a surge in patients undergoing advanced medical techniques such as oncological cyberknife therapy, deep brain stimulation and fertility treatments in India through online appointments. They believe through online appointments, patients across globe can not just narrow down on the […]

Simple test may warn of bladder cancer’s return

London, July 7 : Researchers have devised a simple test for an earlier and more accurate warning of returning bladder cancer than existing methods. Testing the urine of 348 bladder cancer patients for a faulty protein called TERT, researchers from the University Hospital of Lyon in France found that the test was able to predict […]

Marijuana may up psychosis risk in teenagers

Toronto, July 7 : Daily consumption of marijuana may increase an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 per cent, according to a new study. The psychotic-like experiences include the experiences of perceptual aberration — for example feeling that something external is part of their body — and thinking that they have been […]

Disrupting this protein may help fight malaria

London, July 7 : Scientists have identified a key protein that can slow down malaria infections, providing a possible new target for anti-malarial drugs. When malaria parasites invade red blood cells, they form an internal compartment in which they replicate many times before bursting out of the cell and infecting more cells. In order to […]

India’s ‘smart bandage’ showcased during Modi’s Israel trip

Bengaluru, July 7 : Bengaluru-based healthcare start-up Axio Biosolutions’ innovative “smart bandage” that stops profuse bleeding within a few minutes was showcased in Israel during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the country which concluded on Thursday, the makers of the product said. The product, Axiostat, which is being extensively used by Indian armed […]

Learning with music can change brain structure: Study

London, July 7 : Using musical cues to learn a physical task positively impacts parts of the brain that process sound and control movement, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal Brain & Cognition, may have implications for future research into rehabilitation for patients who have lost some degree of movement […]