Health

IIT Researchers Identity New Function Of Protein To Help Treat Sepsis

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have identified a new function of a protein that could potentially help in treating sepsis and other inflammatory diseases caused by abnormal functions of immune cells. “Abnormal functions of immune cells are associated with many pathological conditions such as severe sepsis (blood infection) and other inflammatory diseases. During sepsis, an uncontrolled ... Read More »

Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »

Cells From Man’s Pancreas Implanted In His Liver

In a path-breaking medical case, insulin-making beta cells were successfully removed from the pancreas of a 19-year-old motorbike accident victim and transplanted to his liver by doctors in Italy, saving the man from the risk of becoming diabetic. In the pioneering case, surgeons at Brescia’s Civil Hospitals performed a laparoscopy to remove the head and tail of the man’s pancreas, ... Read More »

Aerobic Exercising Can Help Treat Addictions To Alcohol And Drugs, A New Study Suggests

A new way to help combat addictions to drug and alcohol is to exercise. A new study showed that certain exercises can impact the brain in ways that will help with treating and curbing addictions. Exercise Could Be The Key A research team from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions claims that aerobic exercise may help fight addiction to alcohol ... Read More »

Placenta Linked To Greater Risk Of Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism, And Tourettes Syndrome

A study links placenta to greater risk of schizophrenia for people who may inherit it and at the same time, were conceived with prenatal conditions. Experts have already established in the past that genetics is responsible for 60 to 70 percent of a person’s risk for schizophrenia. Simply put, the condition is hereditary. It has already been established that complications ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

Is machine finally better than man? Well, in diagnosing skin cancer perhaps it is. Researchers have shown for the first time that a variant of artificial intelligence called deep learning convolutional neural network, or CNN, is better than dermatologists at detecting skin cancer. In a study published in the Annals of Oncology journal, researchers from the United States, France, and Germany taught a CNN ... Read More »

Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct draft master plan released by City of Ballarat

New multi-storey car parks and short-term housing are measures being considered for Ballarat’s health, knowledge and residential area. City of Ballarat have just released a draft master plan for Health, Knowledge and City Living Precinct, which takes in areas from just north of Webster Street to Eyre Street in the south. Five potential spots for multi-deck car parks have been identified – three near or on the ... Read More »

The path to fixing health care starts with employers

Want to change health care? Start with employers. Seattle-based investor Dave Chase has studied health care market forces for more than a decade, and he has a background in enterprise sales. He’s not surprised that the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan health consortium is starting with its own 1.2 million employees first. Focusing on improving outcomes and lowering costs for employer-insured ... Read More »

Stillbirths: Australia’s health policies ‘failing these babies and their families’

The Stillbirth Foundation of Australia says it is a ‘disgrace’ the rate of stillborn children in Australia has not shifted in decades. Photograph: Raymond Philip/Getty Images/EyeEm It is considered one of Australia’s neglected health epidemics, and now the Stillbirth Foundation is calling on the federal parliament to establish a national health plan to ensure “hope replaces heartbreak”. Following Kristina Keneally’s ... Read More »

Suffering from UTI? This new discovery can make the treatment better

A new study has found ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections. Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine published groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. The study found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the ... Read More »