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New Device for Remote Diagnosis Of Heart Condition

Researchers from National Research Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) have established a software and hardware system to remotely assess deviations in heart activity and identify cardiovascular diseases at an early stage. The CyberHeart intelligent supercomputer technology is designed to serve both patients and cardiologists.

Medical Council of India: Poorly regulated council could soon be defunct

The Medical Council of India (MCI), a statutory body set up to maintain high standards of medical education, has always been in thick of controversies. It is poorly regulated and is allergic to change. Under MCI, doctors regulate doctors, even though self-regulation is often difficult. It is also rife with corruption. For instance, in 2010, former MCI president, Ketan Desai, was arrested for accepting a bribe of R2 crore from a medical college.

PHB Produced from Marine Microbes

According to a new study, the marine environment could serve as a mine for exploring several Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)-accumulating strains. Polyhydroxybutyrate plays a significant role in building a sustainable environment by replacing the non – biodegradable synthetic plastics.

Concentrated Naloxone Nasal Spray Can Be Treated As Medicine

According to this new study, researchers have found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular (IM) naloxone injection. The 2mg spray also maintains blood levels of naloxone more than twice as high as the 0.4mg IM levels for two hours after administration. It should therefore be highly effective in reversing opioid overdose. This is published by the scientific journal Addiction.