A luxury that came as an alternative to conventional cigarette smoking is the electronic cigarette or e-cigarette. These electronic devices, also called as vaporizers, have penetrated many world markets as a substitute to regular cigarette giving a similar smoking feel, but not exactly.
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Cardiovascular disease in Nepal will account for 35 percent of all the deaths in the country by 2030! Currently, the Himalayan nation is facing threat from cardiovascular diseases which accounts to one death in every hour. Eminent Interventional Cardiologist Dr Rajneesh Kapoor visited Kathmandu for a workshop about ‘complex cardiac procedures’ on November 4, 2018.
Beware, media multitaskers: New research from Rice University researchers has found a link between spending too much time on digital devices and how first impression are formed.
Bhutanese voters have given a decisive mandate to the Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa (DNT) in the just-concluded third round of the country's third general elections. A new party, established only in 2013, the DNT secured 54% of the votes and won 30 of the 47 seats in the National Assembly. With 17 seats, runner-up Druk Phuensum Tshogp heartening that they are expressing their support for change via the ballot box.
Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that superimposes computer-generated information on a user's view of the real world, offers a new platform to help physicians better visualize complex medical data, particularly before and during medical procedures. A new self-contained AR device aims to provide an immersive AR experience in which surgeons can interactively explore data in three dimensions.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) marked the World Mental Health Day this month with the theme being ‘young people and mental health in a changing world.’ The aim is to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy.
Translators without Borders (TWB), in collaboration with Oxfam International and CARE International, is launching new gender-focused language guidance for the Rohingya refugee crisis. This language support, which is provided in the TWB Glossary for Bangladesh app, gives refugees, aid workers, and interpreters to well-researched tool to communicate more effectively with Rohingya women.
Imaging technology that detects deadly pneumonia infections in under 60 seconds is safe and practical for clinical use, a study has found. Tests on patients with suspected infections found the approach could detect bacteria deep inside the lung where other technologies fail to reach. The research is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine .
Translators without Borders (TWB), in collaboration with Oxfam International and CARE International, is launching new gender-focused language guidance for the Rohingya refugee crisis.
A new statistical tool to help target resources following deadly natural disasters has been created by the University of Bristol, allowing governments to prioritize getting aid to the most vulnerable people.
Researchers reported a high-performance and transparent nano force touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film.