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Anaesthesia: BPH Completes Successful Trials

BPH Energy provided details on further successful trials of the Cortical Brain Anesthesia Response (BAR) Monitor at St. Luke's Private Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital in Sydney. The BAR Monitor (or BARM) uses electroencephalography (pEEG) to monitor the brain response to anaesthetic and sedative agents. It's the only monitor to use EEG analysis based on a model of brain electrical activity.

Private Healthcare Seek 'Public' Support, Findings

The claims that Ayushman Bharat will be the one-stop solution for all the concerns of India’s low-income population does not seem to be grounded in reality. The government was looking for something positive for the campaign and it turned to Ayushman Bharat.

The scheme came in spotlight when finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his last budget speech that Rs 5 lakh of insurance coverage would be given to more than 50 crore poor families of the country. However, the scheme failed to draw the attention of the government was looking for. Everyone from public health experts to private healthcare representatives were not enthused by the change the scheme promised.

New Study: Psychological Intervention Could Benefit the Abused Women

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. In a randomized controlled trial led by researchers from the University of Bristol, women who received the intervention showed reduced symptoms of psychological distress, depression and post-traumatic stress compared to those who received just advocacy.

Cancer-Related Discoveries: AI System Accelerates the Search

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. The system, called LION LBD and developed by computer scientists and cancer researchers at the University of Cambridge, has been designed to assist scientists in the search for cancer-related discoveries. It is the first literature-based discovery system aimed at supporting cancer research. The results are reported in the journal Bioinformatics.

New Report: HIV Epidemic Raging across Europe

A new report has found that there is an HIV epidemic across Europe especially in Eastern Europe. The new diagnoses rose in 2017 the report said but the speed of rise has slowed. The report was released by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe.

Many Saved With Freeze Dried Polio Vaccine

Polio vaccine can successfully prevent the deadly paralyzing illness caused in children. The vaccine presently available is in liquid form and is also thermolabile. This means that when exposed to higher than recommended temperature at any point in its transit the vaccine loses its efficacy despite being cooled again.

S. aureus: Improved Infection Prevention Practices Halt the Disease Spread

Adherence to proven protocols for disinfecting surgeons' hands, patients' skin, and operating room surfaces could help to halt the spread of dangerous Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pathogens in the operating room and beyond, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Malaria Parasite Converts From Its Asexual to Sexual Form, New Mechanism

A study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) – an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation- reveals a new mechanism by which the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum converts from its asexual to its sexual form, which can be transmitted to the mosquito. The results, published in Nature Microbiology, provide important information on the parasite's lifecycle and will eventually contribute to design strategies aimed at stopping its transmission.