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National Program on Epilepsy to Increase Awareness

Health Minister J P Nadda said the country has about 10 million persons with epilepsy (seizures) in the country and the Centre is supplementing the efforts of State Governments to provide health services including treatment of epilepsy. General facilities for “early diagnosis and management” of epilepsy are available in government hospitals. Specialized treatment for epilepsy is available in institutions such as ...

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Twitter better to share health research: Study

Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. The study, presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), finds more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are ...

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Diabetes drug may decrease cancer risk only in non-smokers: study

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes – reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers, showing for the first time a direct link between smoking and lung cancer. Among nonsmokers who had diabetes, those who took the diabetes drug metformin had a decrease in lung cancer ...

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Beetroot juice before exercise boosts heart function in patients: study

A significant study conducted on heart patients before starting their exercise showed that giving them beetroot juice has significantly improved their exercise function, especially in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study conducted by Wake Forest University team monitored a small group of COPD patients who were given beetroot juice and compared them with another group given a ...

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Sleeping on stomach increases risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Those who suffer from epilepsy should avoid sleeping on their stomach as they may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, similar to sudden infant death syndrome in babies, say scientists. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures and affects an estimated 50 million people all over the world. “Sudden unexpected death is the main cause of death ...

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Wearable Nanowire Sensor to Monitor Patient’s Health

A new wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals like electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG) has been developed by a team of researchers from North Carolina (NC) State University. The new sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals. The sensors are also compatible with standard EKG- and EMG-reading devices. It can be ...

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Public Spitting Still Main Cause Spreading TB; Time to Spread Awareness?

While TB or tuberculosis is raising its ugly head again, more than its new drug-resistance character, the root-cause has come under focus. The public spitting, a habit indigenous to India since the ancient times, still persists, say authroties and doctors. One of the worst offenders of public spitting are drivers of vehicles and paan-chewing public and no matter what the ...

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UCLA scientists who ‘eliminated’ traumatic memories now say restoring lost memory possible

Prof David Glanzman of the University of Calinfornia, Los Angeles who had successfully “eliminated” traumatci memories of veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes in 2011 has been in news this time for restoration of lost memories in Alzhemer’s patients. Glanzman, a cellular neuroscientist, and his colleagues discovered that the long-term memory for sensitization ...

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Ray of Hope: Researchers Find 53 Drugs to Block Ebola

Researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells, a key step in the process of infection, paving the way of hope against the deadly virus. In order to hinder infection by the ebola virus model, several cancer drugs, antihistamines and antibiotics are shown as the better known drug types. Whereas, the findings ...

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Safe: Smaller Blood Transfusions Good for Patients

Patients with heart disease, who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients who received more blood, the findings showed. The researchers found no evidence of increased mortality from cardiovascular disease, cancer or severe infection due to the amount of the blood given ...

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Digital Analysis of Tongue Helps Identify Illness

Indian researchers have developed a new diagnostic system that can identify illnesses from digitised image of the patient’s tongue, which is of particular use for people residing in remote areas as they do not have ready access to physicians. The tool involves soft inputs such as standard questions about symptoms of the disease and a digitised image of the patient’s ...

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New Vaccine for Breast Cancer Found to be Safe, No Side-Effects

Scientists at Washington University’s School of Medicine have developed a new vaccine for breast cancer and found to be safe for patients afflicted with the disease, shows results of a clinical trial. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients’ immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer’s progression. The new vaccine causes the body’s ...

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Former Goa CM Demands Ban on Entry for Ebola Patients in State

After, India has reported its first Ebola case when a 26-year-old man travelling from Liberia arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport at New Delhi on Tuesday, Congressman and former Goa chief minister Ravi Naik demanded Ebola patients should not be allowed to enter Goa and those who succumb to the disease should not be buried in the state. While ...

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Patients Given One More Peg Recover Fast: Study

Hospitalized injured patients are less likely to die if they consume alcohol, says a new study reiterating the fact oft-repeated by our cinema stars in our movies. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health have found that injured patients with alcohol in their blood are likely to survive. “This study is not encouraging people to ...

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