NOTTO – Transparency assured in upcoming government organ transplantation network

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has called for total, Information Technology-guided transparency in the interface between organ donor and recipient when the National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) becomes operational. After a visit to Safdarjung Hospital, where NOTTO is housed on two floors of the Pathology Building, the Minister said, “There will be … Read more

Financial decisions are made on an emotional basis

The willingness of decision makers to take risks increases when they play games of chance with money won earlier. Risk taking also rises when they have the opportunity to compensate for earlier losses by breaking even. This outcome was demonstrated by Dr. Kaisa Hytönen, a Finnish Aalto University researcher in neurofinance, together with her international … Read more

Medical device approved to treat epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications. The RNS Stimulator consists of a small neurostimulator implanted within the skull under the scalp. The neurostimulator is connected to one or two wires (called electrodes) that are … Read more

Genes responsible for glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer

Scientists have identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer in adults. “Cancers rely on driver genes to remain cancers, and driver genes are the best targets for therapy,” said Antonio Iavarone, professor of pathology and neurology at Columbia University Medica. “We think our … Read more

HOMOEOPATHY AND DREAMS

WHY TO STUDY DREAMS ? “They give us a far better insight into the deeper nature of our patient than many of the so-called symptoms that crop up and float on the surface to meet our superficial gaze.” – Dr N M Choudhuri. The spectrum of dream is limitless. It encompasses all the conscious, subconscious, … Read more

Dr. Ajaya Nand Jha – neurosurgeon

Dr. A.N. Jha is a pioneer in getting Intra-Operative MRI technology for brain tumor surgeries in India & holds the expertise to perform tumor surgeries, operated in Brain lab with use of ALA dye for precision of tumor removal & cerebrovascular surgery. As a visionary, Dr. Jha recognized the need and potential of sub-specialization in … Read more

Babies begin learning language in womb

Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously thought. Sensory and brain mechanisms for hearing are developed at 30 weeks of gestational age, and the new … Read more

Antipsychotic medicines cause obesity and diabetes

In 2008, roughly 14.3 million Americans were taking antipsychotics—typically prescribed for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or a number of other behavioral disorders—making them among the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Almost all of these medications are known to cause the metabolic side effects of obesity and diabetes, leaving patients with a difficult choice between improving their mental health and damaging their physical health.

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Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory by improving brain energy

Decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This brain dysfunction is a known risk factor for dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

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