The Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) is preparing to launch the National Mental Health Survey for the first time in Nepal. According to the council, they will be following the ‘Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Adult and MINI-Kid version 7.0.2’ tool created by Dr. David Vincent Sheehan, a famous physiatrist and a professor emeritus at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
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Researchers of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) and CIBER Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) have developed a biosensor device to monitor anticoagulants such as Sintrom (acenocoumarol) and deliver a personalized therapy in which the patient or doctor can adjust the drug dose to achieve the optimal effect.
"Preventing the threat of use of biological agents is a key priority for Sri Lanka," stressed Sri Lanka Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Azeez, addressing the International Seminar convened by the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) ) of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) on 'The importance of disease surveillance and alert mechanisms: Lessons for the BWC' held on 20 November.
Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.
Adolescent fecundity has become the most accurate bio-demographic and health indicator of development. The ignorance about sexuality and reproduction both in parents, teachers, and adolescents increases the early initiation of coital relations and of unwanted pregnancies. Extreme poverty and being the daughter of an adolescent mother are risk factors of repeating the early pregnancy model.
Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a new study from the University of Warwick has shown. The study, published in the open access journal Journal of Medical Internet Research, demonstrates that digital versions of established measurements for assessing back pain are just as reliable and responsive, opening the possibility for their use by patients for routine measurements and clinical trials.
The validation for trachoma elimination and verification of rubella control were completed in May and August respectively. Trachoma is a disease of the eye caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.
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.
Created by professionals from across the globe, MedInIndia is a healthcare facilitating company that promises to make life easier for Bangladeshi patients flocking to India for treatment. While medical tourism to India is booming, there are still to be any professional services to help patients navigate the healthcare industry.
Imagine feeling anxious every time you touched a doorknob or dirty surface – maybe even spending hours washing and scrubbing your hands afterward, sometimes until they bleed. For sufferers of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), especially those with contamination fears, managing the disorder in daily life can be difficult.
Diabetes is not only a health crisis but also a burden on the health sector and the economy as it causes devastating personal suffering and drives families into poverty. The developed countries with hefty health expenditure of gross domestic product are struggling to meet the cost of diabetes care. The reality is the financial burden will continue to increase, thanks to the growing number of people developing diabetes.
A new type of cellulose nanoparticle is at the heart of a more effective and less environmentally damaging solution to one of the biggest challenges facing water-based industries: preventing the buildup of scale.