The Indian government requested all States to bring off the Clinical Establishment Act, enacted in 2010, to taut the reins of private hospitals, which indulge in malpractices. The move comes on the back of claims that a famous private hospital overcharged the family of a seven-year-old dengue patient.
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A new study presented at EHRA EUROPACE — CARDIOSTIM 2017, suggests that pacemakers and other cardiac devices can aid in resolving the forensic cases. In few cases where autopsy fails to reveal the reason and the time of death, these devices do reveal.
A new study published in the journal Chest reported that rapid intramuscular vitamin D supplementation might considerably reduce asthma exacerbations for a shorter period in vitamin D deficient asthmatic children when compared with maintenance oral supplementation.
Heart failure refers to incompetence of the heart to pump blood with normal efficiency due to weakened heart muscles. The progressive disease initiates when the heart acclimates to stressors: high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, or diabetes. It leads to dilated cardiomyopathy, where the heart's left ventricle stretches, enlarges, and becomes thinner. Eventually, the heart cannot attain its normal shape back, thus worsening its pumping efficacy and potentially resulting in irregular heartbeats, blood clots, or even sudden death.
Blood samples were taken from Ebola patients, in which researchers found 11 biomarkers that will differentiate fatal infections from non-fatal ones. After screening for early symptom onset, they can predict exactly which patients are going to die. This study was published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
France scientists found that rats that ate junk food during pregnancy had pups that preferred the taste of fat during childhood and had altered brain circuitry into adulthood. However, a balanced diet in childhood seemed to reduce the pups' fat desire at adolescence. The study was published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.
Virologists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have identified a Zika mutation that elucidates that the Zika virus is more lethal during outbreaks and makes thousands of people sick in the Caribbean, South America, and the United States. It was published in Journal of Virology.
Investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital showed that using the drug hydroxyurea to boost average fetal hemoglobin levels above 20 % in children and teenagers with sickle cell anemia. The hydroxyurea levels associated with at least a two-fold reduction in hospitalization for any reason. The findings of the study appeared online in the American Journal of Hematology.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology revealed that high-level expression of specific genes essential for the younger looking skin. Individuals with such gene expressions look younger than their chronologic age. The better understanding of genes responsible youthful-appearing skin could pave the way for developing strategies to enhance factors that slow the skin's aging process.
Research presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association recommends that many public health hazards might be represented by social isolation and loneliness than obesity.
A new study published in the journal Cancer suggests that a multigene panel test could be a useful diagnostic tool to help clinicians detect patients with a hereditary kidney cancer disease.
The Cleveland Clinic team performed full face transplant upon a 21-year-old woman, a 31-hour procedure. The team successfully replaced each and every part of her face to give a new face. She also becomes America’s youngest one to receive a full-face transplant.