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Blood Vessels Build A Strong Heart; Study Found

According to a study, researchers conducted a small but not insignificant number of babies are born with hearts whose muscles are spongy and thin, although exactly what causes that condition isn't clear. Now, Stanford biologists think they may have found a clue: spongy heart muscles could be the result of improperly developed blood vessels surrounding the heart. The study published in Nature Communications.

Ensuring healthcare for all citizens

India enjoys a one-time demographic dividend of a young and growing workforce, which is expected to fuel its growth well into the future. However, this can only be leveraged if our young people are healthy and productive. Healthcare is a concern for all citizens and universal access, financial assistance and good facilities are what Indians need when illness strikes.

Tax Legislation can Harm Health Care, Internists say

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)'s individual mandate that is included in the tax reform legislation will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health insurance coverage, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). The repeal will also cause premiums to rise sharply and insurers to pull out of the health insurance marketplaces. Americans want improvements to their health insurance system; they want more people to be covered at more affordable prices. However, the legislation passed by Congress will do exactly the opposite.

Implantation and Activation of PRIMA Bionic Vision System

Pixium Vision (FR0011950641 – PIX), a company developing innovative bionic vision systems to enable patients who have lost their sight to lead more independent lives, announces today the world’s first successful human implantation and activation of PRIMA, its new generation miniaturized wireless photovoltaic sub-retinal implant, in a patient with severe vision loss from atrophic dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).