New Microwave Therapy Could Reduce Mastectomies

Researchers from university of Oklahoma have found a novel method that not only destroys a large number of cancer cells but also cuts down the need for mastectomies by 90%.The new therapy known as Focused Microwave Thermotherapy makes use of microwave technology to combat cancer cells.The technique was tested on tumors in the range of […]
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Antibodies from Llama help detect Botulism neurotoxin

Researchers from Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) have for the first time developed a highly sensitive means of detecting the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) simultaneously.  Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are the most potent natural toxins known. The family of BoNTs comprises seven antigenically distinct serotypes (A to G) that are produced by various […]
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Researchers formulate effective disinfectant

Disinfectants are the first line of defence against the spread of hospital-acquired infections. Eliminating a broad range of pathogens with one formula is a difficult task.However researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany have formulated a fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions that could help reduce the spread […]
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Doppler ultrasound could benefit high-risk pregnancies

Current evidence suggests that using Doppler ultrasound in high-risk pregnancies to monitor a fetus’ health may reduce caesarean sections and the number of babies who die. Doppler ultrasound is a noninvasive test that can be used to measure your blood flow and blood pressure by bouncing high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) off red blood cells. A […]
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Gloved hands can be key source of cross-contamination.

Healthcare  workers often use gloves to avoid direct contact with contaminated surfaces and for hygiene purposes. But theses gloves are found to be a potential sources of cross contamination harboring millions of pathogenic microorganisms.In a study it was  found that when nurses touched surfaces such as bed rails, blood pressure cuffs, computer keyboards, door knobs, […]
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Ineffective laundering mechanism of surgical scrubs: Potential source of healthcare-acquired infections.

The issue of surgical attire laundering and storage is not new. There have been several studies, which have looked at the laundering issue and drawn conflicting conclusions over the years. There remains a significant lack of organizational consensus, even in today’s highly infection-control conscious environment, as to where and how surgical attire is to be […]
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The dangers of a diet high in salt

Any component in excess or lower than required amounts can have undesirable effects on health. This also applies to one of the basic ingredients that’s inevitable in most of the food that we consume-SALT. An excess intake of salt can be quiet harmful to health showing its effects in later stages of life. This issue […]
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