Tag Archives: medicine

Doctors who take pharmaceutical money often use Twitter to hype drugs

Of 156 cancer specialists who received at least $1K from drug companies, 81% mentioned a conflicted drug

Yemen cholera epidemic kills 2,000, infects 500,000 as outbreak hits ‘grim milestone’

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which began in April, has now killed 2,000 people and infected 500,000 in what the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “largest epidemic in the world.”

While the outbreak slowed in July in the worst affected areas, the waterborne disease continues to spread to new areas, creating additional strain on the limited resources available to deal with the crisis.

Select Memories Can Be Erased, Leaving Others Intact

New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety, PTSD could be ‘erased’ without affecting normal memory of past events

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University and published today in Current Biology.

Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands

Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralyzed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

By mentally controlling the device with the help of a brain-computer interface, participants trained the uninjured parts of their brains to take over functions previously performed by injured areas of the brain, the researchers said.

India | Childbearing Expenses Push 47% Of Indian Women Into Poverty

by Devanik Saha

Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6% mothers in India into poverty–with the illiterate being especially susceptible–according to this December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses.