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Undiagnosed Diabetes: Threat in Bangladesh

Diabetes is not only a health crisis but also a burden on the health sector and the economy as it causes devastating personal suffering and drives families into poverty. The developed countries with hefty health expenditure of gross domestic product are struggling to meet the cost of diabetes care. The reality is the financial burden will continue to increase, thanks to the growing number of people developing diabetes.

Irdai Panel: Diseases Contracted After Health Policy Purchase Should be Covered

Chronic diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, AIDs / HIV infection and Morbid obesity should be covered under medical coverage if a person contracts such ailments after buying a health insurance policy, according to recommendations of a panel set up by Irdai. The working group has also suggested a list of 17 diseases, including chronic kidney disease, Hepatitis B, Alzheimer's, epilepsy and HIV & AIDS, which could be excluded from health insurance polices

Valvular Heart Disease: Role of Impaired Cellular Force Transmission

About three per cent of the world's population is affected by valvular heart diseases. It is also the most common cause of heart surgery, as no drug-based treatment is available. Recent research has shed light on the molecular mechanism on the valvular disease that is caused by a genetic mutation in Filamin gene. The result of the research will help to further investigate the mechanism by which the medical condition progress and to develop new treatments. The study was published in the journal Structure

Skeletal Imitation: Insights into Bone Anatomy

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered how our bones grow at an atomic level, showing how an unstructured mass orders itself into a perfectly arranged bone structure. The discovery offers new insights, which could yield improved new implants, as well as increasing our knowledge of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

Findings: Epidural Anaesthesia System Market During 2017 – 2025

Epidural anaesthesia, also known as regional anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that is injected at the back of the body. It blocks all responses to nerve impulses from the lower spinal segments, which results in decreased sensation in lower half of the body. Epidural anesthesia medications are of local anesthetics and are delivered in combination with opioids, in order to decrease the required dose of local anesthetic.

OCD Sufferers Benefit with Use of Simple Smartphone App

Imagine feeling anxious every time you touched a doorknob or dirty surface – maybe even spending hours washing and scrubbing your hands afterward, sometimes until they bleed. For sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), especially those with contamination fears, managing the disorder in daily life can be difficult.