What’s coming next ? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech

An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech. In the study, publishing on April 25 in the open access journal PLOS Biology scientists from Newcastle University, UK, and a neurosurgery group at the University of Iowa, USA, report that they have discovered mechanisms in the…

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Govt cracks whip, no stent can be withdrawn for now

The government has invoked special powers under the law to prohibit stent makers from withdrawing their products from the market for the next six months. Am id reports that several manufacturers, including Abbott and Medtronics, are seeking to withdraw premium, high-priced stents from the Indian market on account of the price cap imposed by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the…

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European biliary and pancreatic stents market to hit $84 million by 2023

The European pancreatic and biliary stents market, which covers 21 major markets, is set to grow from $60.5 million in 2016 to around $84 million by 2023, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.8%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that key drivers of the market include increased cancer rates and…

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Measles vs. Chicken Pox: Symptoms, How They Differ And What To Do

  Tablets, Like iPads, Can Be As Effective As Sedatives For Children In Hospitals   Measles and chicken pox are one of the most common diseases children get. Although measles and chicken pox have certain similarities, they are caused by two different viruses — “paramyxo virus” and “varicella zoster virus” respectively. Both the viruses result…

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WHO Report- 2015 From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Goals

In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report looks back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assesses the main challenges that will affect health in the…

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Music Series (Article 02)- How Music Affects Us and Promotes Health

Music improves memory performance   The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart’s music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activates the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain…

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Music Series -How Music Effects Us and Promotes Health?

Music is an art, entertainment, pleasure, and … medicine for the soul and body. Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is intrinsic to all cultures and has surprising benefits not only for learning language, improving memory and focusing attention, but also for physical coordination and development. Not…

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Therapeutic hypothermia after nonshockable-rhythm cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia significantly raises the rate of survival with a good neurologic outcome among patients who are comatose after a cardiac arrest with a nonshockable initial rhythm, according to a report published online November 16 in Circulation. Many observational and retrospective cohort studies have examined the possible benefits of therapeutic hypothermia in this patient population,…

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Planning for a marathon? Check this out!

You know what’s the easiest way to keep fit? Run a mile to stay hale and hearty! So, how about running a marathon? Well, marathon is a long distance running event which gives many health benefits to our body. Running not only builds up your stamina and strengthens your body but also keeps you physically…

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Freezing Airways with Liquid Nitrogen Could Destroy Bronchitis

A technique known as cryotherapy, where liquid nitrogen at nearly minus 200oC is sprayed into the airways to destroy malfunctioning nerves, is being tested in a trial involving several British hospitals, according to a report by The Daily Mail. The new treatment, which is being tested on chronic bronchitis, targets the thickened airway tissue by freezing it. The tissue is first…

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