Medical Tech: This ‘smart shirt’ can accurately monitor lung disease

Image courtesy: Metro News UK The shirt has proved to be accurate when compared to traditional testing equipment, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. Researchers have used the smart shirts, together with a mobile app, to reliably measure breathing in healthy people while carrying out a range of everyday activities, […]

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Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucoma

After the walkathon on March 10, a public talk will be conducted glaucoma. The rally will start at 8:00 a.m. from City Pride Cinema, Kothrud and the lectures will be arranged at Thorat garden in Kothrud immediately after walkathon. Dr Jignesh Taswala, past president of POS, said, “Under Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society (MOS) we have arranged […]

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Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bones

Dentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, and different types of adhesives and methods are used depending on the damage that is diagnosed. This process is usually known as ‘bonding.’ The fact that we know how to repair teeth in this way may lead to an assumption that fractured bones […]

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In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

In a first, doctors in Texas re-grown soldier’s ear on forearm

Shamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: her left ear. Now, thanks to a novel procedure performed at an Army medical centre in Texas, Burrage is getting that ear back in a most unusual way. Plastic surgeons harvested cartilage from Burrage’s ribs to create a […]

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Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve lives

Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve lives

A three day symposium will be organized in Pune, from November 9-11 to discuss the potential and implications of telemedicine as an enabler for the transformation of health strategy in India. The aim of the event is to introduce the concept of telemedicine to a larger audience. In a layman’s terminology, telemedicine is a means of […]

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Pune Biomedical students develop Innovative injection for kids

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]

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Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]

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Asian EUS Congress 2017: ‘Research alone can help us in addressing the gaps in the society’

Asian EUS Congress 2017: ‘Research alone can help us in addressing the gaps in the society’

On the third and culminate day of the three-day long conference held at Renaissance Conventional Centre in Powai on Friday. Topics addressed various issues about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) were the focus of attention at the event. The conference was organised by the Asian Endoscopy Group (AEG). The Chairman of this group is Professor and Doctor Ho Khek […]

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Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devices

Asian EUS Congress 2017: Doctors speak about advancements in EUS specific devices

The Asian EUS Congress 2017 that kick-started from Thursday hosted an interesting and casual session on the day two on Friday, on integration of EUS in clinical practice. The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists. Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS are the following: […]

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NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants

  In order to make healthcare affordable and maintain transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday announced capping on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery. As per the notification, the primary knee replacement system will cost between Rs 4,090 to Rs 38, […]

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