nalband mutation

Nalband Mutation: How Scientists Zeroed In On One Family’s Rare And Crippling Disease

The poignant story of an Agra family, where six children have the 'Nalband mutation'. Reports on how a group of scientists linked it to a rare and crippling neurological disease . It’s been two years...
stroke survivors

Some Stroke Survivors Disregard GP Advice On Medications

Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of...
Andy

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face, and a new life

Andy Sandness is showing off the successful results of his face transplant 10 years after he almost killed himself with a gunshot He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the...
Health Sathi

Health Saathi Comes Up With Healthcare App For Personalised Preventive Healthcare

To make the health monitoring easy for both parents and children, the city-based startup ‘Health Saathi Lifecare’ has developed  ‘Health Saathi’ healthcare app which provides the parents personalised preventive healthcare assessments for children depending...
healthcare affordable india

Affordable Healthcare Conclave – A Call For Startups To Solve India’s Really Hard Problems

A world of challenges: Affordable Healthcare Conclave India has massive healthcare gaps – there is a shortage of four million hospital beds, two million doctors, and four million nurses, according to Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals....
Orthopedic Implant

Multifunctional Surface Treatment for Orthopedic Implant

During last five decades, biomaterials have seen a rapid growth, due to its direct relation and impact on healthcare and advancements in the fabrication of synthetic biomaterials. The biomaterials market, including medical device and...
Orthopedic Implants

Emergence of nano-coated orthopedic implants

According to available data, the Indian orthopedic devices market is around Rs 2,400 crores and is expected to grow at around 20 % every year. And in the world, India is one of the...
Health startup

Obamacare Launched A New Wave Of Health Startups. Now They’re Bracing For What’s Next

Four years ago, Noah Lang saw an opportunity in Obamacare. With an eye toward the millions of people set to purchase health insurance on their own for the first time, the 29-year-old Silicon Valley...
Alzheimer's Drug

Alzheimer’s Drug Donepezil Prescribed Off-label Could Pose Risk For Some

FINDINGS Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. UCLA School of Nursing researchers discovered that for...
TB bacterium not superbug

Why Is TB Bacterium Not On Deadly Superbug List?

Of the estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis cases globally in 2015, nearly 0.5 million were multi-drug-resistant (MDR). Another one million were resistant to rifampicin drug alone. India accounted for 2.84 million new cases in...