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 In a first, scientists use life-like virtual humans to help doctors learn empathy

Doctors

In a first, scientists use life-like virtual humans to help doctors learn empathy

Researchers created two virtual humans - Robin and Delmy - that are intelligent and conversational, and have the capacity to interact using a wide range of communication behaviours shared in typical face-to-face dialogue.

Special tests required for diagnosis of motility, functional bowel diseases: Experts

Bowel diseases

Special tests required for diagnosis of motility, functional bowel diseases: Experts

The speakers observed that these disorders are usually chronic for many years and most of the investigations done in patients with functional bowel diseases are normal, which is often frustrating for both patients and doctors.

Being unemployed can lead to heart failure

Heart

Being unemployed can lead to heart failure

The research was presented at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.

Two die of swine flu in a week in Nadia

Swine flu

Two die of swine flu in a week in Nadia

While one woman died yesterday, a child died a week back and both were victims of H1N1 virus, Nadia district Chief Medical of Health, Tapas Roy, said today.

This is why newborns are at greater Herpes simplex virus disease risk – Read

Newborn

This is why newborns are at greater Herpes simplex virus disease risk – Read

Interferon is a crucial component of the human immune system`s response to infection by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), but how important a role it plays in determining the severity of disease and explaining why newborns are so much more susceptible to HSV-1 infection than adults remains unclear.

Artificial 'brain in a dish' may help decode neural disorders

Pregnancy

Artificial 'brain in a dish' may help decode neural disorders

These observations showcase neuroscientists' newfound ability to monitor, assemble and manipulate so-called neural spheroids, generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells, to study the normal development of the human forebrain during late pregnancy.

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

Eye health

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

Glaucoma affects an estimated 60 million people in the world, with one in 10 suffering total sight loss in both the eyes.

Is there a positive side to worrying? Study says yes!

Mental health

Is there a positive side to worrying? Study says yes!

In the paper, Sweeny noted three explanations for worry's motivating effects.

World's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, to leave for Dubai; Dr Muffazal Lakdawala says, 'Will miss her'

World's heaviest woman

World's heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed, to leave for Dubai; Dr Muffazal Lakdawala says, 'Will miss her'

Even though he is against her family's decision of shifting Eman to a Dubai hospital, Dr Lakdawala expressed that they will miss Eman, in a post on Twitter.

Maternal health: Postpartum bleeding may be prevented with this low-cost drug!

Maternal health

Maternal health: Postpartum bleeding may be prevented with this low-cost drug!

The trial published in the recent issue of the journal Lancet, involved a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in 193 hospitals worldwide. 

Health Minister JP Nadda announces National Health Policy 2017

National Health Policy 2017

Health Minister JP Nadda announces National Health Policy 2017

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda on Saturday announced the National Health Policy 2017 as one of the many progressive strides being made by the country.

Stem cell therapy treats man with muscle degeneration

stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy treats man with muscle degeneration

Aditya Bhatia was suffering from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD) -- a condition which slowly weakens and degenerates all the muscles of the body leading to disability was treated using stem cell therapy.

Leopard

Leopard rescued from 60-feet-deep well in Madhya Pradesh

The leopard is currently under observation and will soon be released back to its natural habitat, the Wildlife SoS said.

Suffering from bleeding gums? Eat these foods to prevent it!

Wellness

Suffering from bleeding gums? Eat these foods to prevent it!

Bleeding gums could be an indication of a periodontal or gum disease which should be taken care of immediately.

Child with rare craniovertebral junction cured through complex surgery

Surgery

Child with rare craniovertebral junction cured through complex surgery

According to doctors, such abnormalities can often prove to be life threatening as nerves inside the spinal cord leading to the brain and the brain stem get damaged or squeezed during surgery.

Keep diabetes in check with new smartphone controlled system

Diabetes

Keep diabetes in check with new smartphone controlled system

The new system developed by researchers, including those from East China Normal University, involves engineering insulin-producing cells to do their work when illuminated with infrared light.

Yellow nails: Know the common causes for it!

Wellness

Yellow nails: Know the common causes for it!

Well, our nails depicts a lot about our health such as deficiency of nutrients or an underlying infection.

Summer tips: Try these natural remedies to treat heat rash!

skin care

Summer tips: Try these natural remedies to treat heat rash!

Heat rash or prickly heat is a skin condition caused by blocked sweat ducts and trapped sweat beneath the skin. 

Suffering from chronic intestinal disorders? You won't believe what may be responsible!

Intestinal disorders

Suffering from chronic intestinal disorders? You won't believe what may be responsible!

 According to the study, Bcl-3 develops its effect on intestinal health through interaction with the so-called regulatory T-cells (Tregs).  

Researchers develop online support to help people with bipolar disorder

Mental health

Researchers develop online support to help people with bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a lifelong mental health condition with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Diabetes

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Artificial pancreas automates the blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes.

Treated Eman Ahmed like my own baby, world's heaviest woman now 176 kg, says Dr Muffazal ​Lakdawala

World's heaviest woman

Treated Eman Ahmed like my own baby, world's heaviest woman now 176 kg, says Dr Muffazal ​Lakdawala

Amidst the blame game and name-calling, a statement was released by Saifee Hospital on Thursday, announcing that Eman will be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi for further treatment.

Police complaint filed against world's heaviest woman's sister Shaimaa

Surgery

Police complaint filed against world's heaviest woman's sister Shaimaa

The complaint was filed against Egyptian national Shaimaa Selim for obstructing the medical treatment of her sister Eman, who was admitted for weight loss.  

Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

Wellness

Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

The heat of the sun and the UV radiation can damage the hair.

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

Polio

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

The World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller doses to ward off outbreaks of polio as there is a global shortage of the vaccine.

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

AIDS

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

This Bangladeshi toddler born with three legs can now 'kick the ball' after surgery in Australia

Surgery

This Bangladeshi toddler born with three legs can now 'kick the ball' after surgery in Australia

Born with three legs because body parts of a twin had grown inside her, Choity returned to her hometown in Bangladesh after a surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run again.

Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

Menstruation

Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

For the study, the researchers carried out a systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders.

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Autism

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Researchers found that granny's smoking habit increases the risk of autism by 53 per cent in her grandchildren.

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Testesterone

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Researchers, including those from California Institute of Technology in the US, found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Diabetes

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Researchers have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a track on their blood sugar levels.