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Catatonia: Study seeks to aid its diagnosis and management

Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different.

Athletes and patients are benefited with Cooling glove

A cooling device that has been improving strength and endurance in mostly male athletes for 15 years is finding new uses in helping people with multiple sclerosis live normal lives, preventing overheating in Ebola workers and cooling working dogs. In a recent trial in women, it helped frosh participants perform hundreds of pushups in an hour.

Health Ministry launches Allied and Health care Professional Database

Aiming to make data repository robust, the Union Health Ministry on Monday launched the Allied and Healthcare Professional Database which will help the government to track the number of professionals and streams of allied and health care professions in the country.

According to the ministry, more than 3, 000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase.

Bladder Cancer: Treatment with Experimental 'nano-chemo' particle

Johns Hopkins researchers developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder.