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Electronic nose helps locate deadly tumour


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have designed an electronic nose to help diagnose malignant mesothelioma (cancerous tumour) early on, with a breath test.Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon, usually fatal, cancerous ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Heartbeats to keep pacemakers ticking


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Aerospace engineers have developed a prototype that could power a pacemaker using chest cavity vibrations caused mainly by heartbeats. Though pacemakers require as little as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Orioles pitcher Simon sent to preventive prison for killing a man


January 4th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by BNO News
PUERTO PLATA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (BNO NEWS) -- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon on Tuesday was sent to a year in preventive prison over the murder allegations against him, Hoy newspaper reported.The Puerto ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

New device could help improve breathing in paralyzed patients


November 28th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Patients with upper spinal-cord injuries or other diseases that keep them from breathing independently will soon be implanted with a new device that will improve their breathing.Called the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

First US teen patient with implanted mechanical heart device discharged


November 12th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Texas Children's Hospital has become the first paediatric hospital in the US to discharge a child while on an intracorporeal ventricular assist device (VAD), a feat previously accomplished ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eight-hour heart surgery saves woman’s life


August 26th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 26 (IANS) A rare, multiple cardiovascular surgery that lasted eight hours was successfully performed in the national capital region (NCR) on a 33-year-old woman who was suffering from a large ... Read more...

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‘Murdered Indian Australian was still alive when dumped in spa with dead sisters’


August 25th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Almost six years after Neelma Singh, 24, her brother Kunal, 18, and sister Sidhi, 12, were allegedly murdered in their home in Bridgeman Downs, a Brisbane Court was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Apex court orders Rs.10 mn compensation for medical negligence (Lead)


May 14th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Nearly two decades after Bangalore-based Infosys engineer Prashanth S. Dhananka became paralysed waist down after a botched surgery, the Supreme Court ordered the Nizam Medical Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Artificial pump effectively supports patients with heart failure


April 3rd, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Patients awaiting heart transplant surgery can be supported with an artificial pump to keep their heart beating, according to a new study.The device, called a left ventricular assist ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Implantable pump to help heart patients until transplant


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) A tiny lightweight implantable pump that will help patients with severe heart failure tide over until transplant has been developed. Called a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), it ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Early surgery beneficial for people with persistent heartburn


November 9th, 2008 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE -- London, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that people with persistent heartburn should be considered for early surgery to prevent a lifetime of popping pills.The surgery ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Verdict reserved on medical negligence victim’s plea


September 17th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on appeals challenging the national consumer commission's order awarding a compensation of Rs.1.5 million to an Infosys engineer, a medical ... Read more...

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Robots facilitate minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery


April 8th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Boston now boasts a hospital where robots have joined doctors to offer minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery to patients with severe blockages.Dr. Robert Poston, the ... Read more...

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