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Artificial Intelligence may help diagnose Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Artificial Intelligence may help diagnose Tuberculosis

Researchers are training artificial intelligence models to identify Tuberculosis (TB) on chest X-rays, which may help screening and evaluation efforts in TB-prevalent areas with limited access to radiologists.

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

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Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of the patient, a former Madhya Pradesh policeman who was admitted in the hospital for treatment in February.

Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

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Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

Drug-resistant malaria

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

18 critically ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria cured by tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.

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

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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.