In a heart-warming gesture US doctors to operate Iranian infant for a life-saving heart surgery for free

Heart operation back on track after Trump’s travel ban temporarily kept infant from entering America, and in a touching gesture New York City doctors perform the operation with no charges

In a heart-warming gesture US doctors to operate Iranian infant for a life-saving heart surgery for free  An Iranian baby girl in need of life-saving heart surgery has been granted a waiver to enter the United States after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped the family obtain legal assistance to travel despite being initially barred due to President Trump’s immigration ban. Now, 4-month-old Fatemah Reshad will receive the surgery by a team of […]

Chicago boy becomes world’s youngest recipient of artificial heart

Jaheim was born with a heart defect and underwent his first transplant in 2012 but his body began rejecting that last year. With Jaheim's health worsening, doctors implanted the 50cc Total Artificial Heart last month

Chicago boy becomes world’s youngest recipient of artificial heartAs he awaits a heart transplant, a boy from the Chicago suburb of Aurora became the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart, according to WGNTV. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’

Each of the CZ Biohub researchers will receive a five-year appointment and up to $1.5 million in funding to conduct life science research in their respective areas of expertise

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation has announced it will be investing $50 million in its first class of 47 disease investigators in an endeavour to help cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), which aims to create a “planet without disease”, […]

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different ways

The operation involves isolating a portion of the stomach with staples and sometimes bands. This thumb-size pouch becomes the new stomach; usually, surgeons then attach the small intestine to it, thereby skipping most of the football-size stomach and some of the small intestine

3 sisters and how gastric bypass helped them for the better in very different waysThree sisters sit at a table in a sleepy, intimate restaurant outside Allentown, PA. They study the menu with intensity, as if a test is coming. In a way, it is: What can they choose that won’t make them sick, that will be easy to chew and swallow, that won’t give them heart palpitations or […]

Differences in brain structure a key factor in autism

From a statistical analysis, having a brain that was anatomically more male-like was linked to a higher probability of ASD than having a brain that was anatomically more female-like

Differences in brain structure a key factor in autismA new study finds that in addition to autism being more common in males than females, differences in brain structure can also be a factor, regardless of biological sex. It suggests that having a brain with features more commonly found in male brains is linked to higher probability of having autism spectrum disorder. First author […]

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer now possible with simple blood test

This discovery helps more than just pancreatic cancer patients. EphA2 protein, while absent from the discharge of healthy cells, is abundant not only pancreatic tumours but also in early stages of colon cancer

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer now possible with simple blood testDoctors might be able to catch pancreatic cancer sooner by looking at what your cells are ejecting. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly in part because it is hard to find early enough for treatment to be effective. But a study in Nature Biomedical Engineering explains how scientists can look for a certain protein in what […]

Is your dizziness hinting at a serious health concern?

Readily determining its cause and how best to treat it — or whether to let it resolve on its own — can depend on how well patients are able to describe exactly how they feel during a dizziness episode

Is your dizziness hinting at a serious health concern?Dizziness is not a disease but rather a symptom that can result from a huge variety of underlying disorders or, in some cases, no disorder at all. Readily determining its cause and how best to treat it — or whether to let it resolve on its own — can depend on how well patients are […]

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay 

The Assam government has proposed to link geriatric care to the pay of its employees from the 2017-18 fiscal to ensure that they look after their parents

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents. If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly “Care for […]

Sleep shrinks the brain — and that’s a good thing

Sleep provides a time when brain's synapses, the connections among neurons, shrink by nearly 20 per cent. In this time, synapses rest and prepare for next day, when they grow stronger to receive new input

Sleep shrinks the brain — and that’s a good thingAh, to sleep, perchance… to shrink your neural connections? That’s the conclusion of new research that examined subtle changes in the brain during sleep. The researchers found that sleep provides a time when the brain’s synapses — the connections among neurons — shrink back by nearly 20 percent. During this time, the synapses rest and […]

Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientists

Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to communicate with completely paralyzed patients by using a brain-reading cap to decode thought patterns

Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientistsA brain-computer interface was used to read the thoughts of patients to answer basic yes-or-no questions. One man was able to repeatedly refuse permission for his daughter to get married. The study on four patients in Germany- published in PLOS Biology – also showed they were happy despite the effects of being “locked-in”. The patients […]