People like the late Stephen Hawking can think about what they want to say but are unable to speak because their muscles are paralyzed. In order to communicate, they can use devices that sense a person's eye or cheek movements to spell out words one letter at a time. However, this process is slow and unnatural
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A pioneering radiotherapy machine, developed by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has treated its first patient in the UK.
A European Union grant of €1 million (US$1.2 million) is helping the World Health Organization (WHO) to strengthen health services for the nearly one million vulnerable Rohingyas and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, who remain at risk of disease outbreaks, said WHO.
American teens whose behavior, appearance or lifestyle do not conform to widely held views on what it is to be a "normal" male or female face a high risk for mental distress and drug abuse, new research warns.
Ultrasound and remote video tools are critical to keeping International Space Station crew members healthy. Much of what makes up a good telehealth program is the ability to deliver high-quality care advice to individuals from a distance. That's especially necessary for astronauts on board the International Space Station, since the closest medical doctor is a rocket-ship ride away, back on Earth.
"Telemedicine really is our only resource," said Shannan Moynihan, deputy chief medical officer for the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, during a March 8 session at HIMSS 2018 in Las Vegas. "Unfortunately, we don't get to go make house calls. I've tried that it didn't fly."
The ASF pathogen is a virus which infects domestic pigs and wild boar and which leads to a severe, often lethal, disease in these animals. It is transferred via direct contact or with excretions from infected animals, or through ticks. The ASF virus is endemic to infected wild animals in Africa, but there have also repeatedly been outbreaks in southern Europe.
Obese mothers who lose weight through bariatric surgery can have safer deliveries. The positive effects are many, including fewer cesarean sections, infections, tears and hemorrhages, and fewer cases of post-term delivery or uterine inertia. This, according to an observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in PLOS Medicine
The Indian government has launched one of the world's largest publicly funded health insurance scheme, set to cover some 500 million poor people
NUS pharmaceutical scientists, together with clinicians from the National University Health System (NUHS), have developed a nanomaterial-based hydrogel that encourages amniotic epithelial cells (a type of stem cell) to grow into mature liver cells.
Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. In a new study, Pradeep Suri of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle, Washington, and colleagues in the United States and Europe, in association with Dr. Frances Williams from King's College London's Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain
A novel therapy technique invented by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has been shown in a pilot study to double the rate of upper limb recovery in stroke patients, a leap forward in treating the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer strokes each year. The study was published in the journal Stroke.