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Artificial womb for premature babies? This baby sheep is growing inside a plastic bag

Premature babies

Artificial womb for premature babies? This baby sheep is growing inside a plastic bag

The approach might one day help nurture and protect premature babies outside the uterus, providing a better chance for survival and eliminating the health risk of pregnancy.

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Eyes

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Lion Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology (LAICO) was involved in the programme being a part of the Aravind Eyecare System which is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness.

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

age-related diseases

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

A new study has identified new  rare genetic variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 associated with extreme longevity.

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

Heart

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

Brain

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

The study, led by researchers at University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the US, used a genetic process to reprogramme these cells into a pluripotent state capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue of the body.

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

Blood pressure

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

However, over the next 16 years, the researchers found that the study participants who consumed less than 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day had higher blood pressure than participants who consumed higher amounts of sodium.  

Massive nine kg tumour removed from Rajasthan man's leg, patient walks out satisfied

Cancer

Massive nine kg tumour removed from Rajasthan man's leg, patient walks out satisfied

A resident of Ganganager, in Rajasthan, was diagnosed of Large Soft Tissue Sarcoma (9Kg), with Neuro Vascular involvement.

Obese children face four times greater risk of Type-2 diabetes in adulthood

Obesity

Obese children face four times greater risk of Type-2 diabetes in adulthood

Children with higher BMI were found to have far greater risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those with normal weight.

12 out of 13 doctors treating world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed quit – This is what they have to say

Weight loss

12 out of 13 doctors treating world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed quit – This is what they have to say

The resignation came amid allegations made by Shaimaa Salim, who claimed that doctors were lying about Eman's weight loss and not giving factual updates on her health and recovery.

Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

Weight gain

Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

As per a new research, high-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden "diet" foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.