Determined to cap the profits of private hospitals in Delhi and the NCR region, Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain has announced an array of new rules. He clearly stated that hospitals will be mandated to sell essential medicines at MRP and can no longer charge a markup.
With a view to reducing waiting time for patients, a group of doctors in a Nigerian hospital has unveiled a mobile app. The app is expected to bring a paradigm change in healthcare delivery services in the country.
A startup company called Nanochon secure 1st place at the 3DHEALS conference this year after delivering its pitch to a group of investors including Asimov Ventures, GE Ventures, Digital Industrialist.
Recently, scientists from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were encouraging people to soak their clothes in a chemical named permethrin. They discovered that only 25 percent of ticks were found alive even after 24 hours of exposure. But they were unaware of the fact regarding how long permethrin remained active in textiles.
The research study revealed that tumor growth could be reduced by targeting the expression of Beta3-integrin along with microtubule-targeting agents (MTAs) chemotherapy. Beta3-integrin was the better anti-angiogenic target since it was expressed in tumor blood vessels, unlike normal cells.
To diagnose any kind of gastrointestinal problems, an ingestible sensor equipped with a genetically engineered bacteria was developed by an MIT research team. This ‘bacteria-on-a-chip’ combined sensors with ultra-low-power electronics, which could convert the bacterial response into a wireless signal that can be read by a smartphone.
It is always advised to drink water. But recent studies have shown that there may be a limit as to how much. Overconsumption of water causes a decrease in sodium levels and fluid accumulates excessively in the brain, which leads to its swelling. This life-threatening condition, termed as Hyponatremia, is more commonly prevalent among the elderly.
Lou Gehrig disease which has no cure is finally seeing a ray of hope by Tel Aviv University researchers. The disease also called Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a neurodegenerative issue which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients. The investigators say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating disease.
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