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Knee implants to cost up to 69% less as government caps prices

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 17

Acting swiftly on PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day promise to take steps to rein in healthcare costs, the government on Wednesday said it is placing knee implants under price control.

The government has slashed the prices of knee implants by between 59% and 69% using a special provision in the drug pricing law that enables it to intervene in "extraordinary circumstances" in public interest.

The move is expected to benefit over three crore arthritis patients in India needing knee replacement surgery.
Official sources said hip implants and intraocular ...

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More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 16

The worldwide Zika threat first emerged in 2015, infecting millions as it swept across the Americas. It struck great fear in pregnant women, as babies born with severe brain birth defects quickly overburdened hospitals and public health care systems.


Scientists have developed the world’s first plant-based Zika vaccine that may be more effective, safer and cheaper than other vaccines against the mosquito-borne virus. Currently, there are no licensed vaccines or therapeutics available to combat Zika, researchers said. The vaccine developed by researchers from Arizona State...

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Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

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Editorial Team
Aug 11

Type 1 diabetes is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, so does this mean that immunotherapy could be used to treat it? A landmark trial has investigated the safety of such a therapeutic approach.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that up to 1.05 million people in the United States - or 5 percent of the country's diabetic population - have type 1 diabetes.

The condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system - its T cells, specifically - does not recognize the pancreas' insulin-producing beta cells and mistakenly at...

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A New study findings reduces the risk of post surgical cancer recurrence

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Editorial Team
Aug 10

Anti-inflammatory, anti-stress drugs taken before surgery may reduce metastatic recurrence
The body's stress inflammatory response is an active agent of cancer metastasis, researchers say.

Most cancer-related deaths are the result of post-surgical metastatic recurrence. In metastasis, cells of primary tumors travel to other parts of the body, where they often proliferate into inoperable, ultimately fatal growths.

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a specific drug regimen administered prior to and after surgery significantly reduces the risk of post-surgical canc...

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A good way to assess the risk of heart attack

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 09

According to a new study, measuring calcium build-up in the arteries can be a good way of assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Measuring calcium build-up in the arteries can be a good way of assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a recent study.

Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, the research from UT Southwestern cardiologists showed. These individuals had le...

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Study says skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent

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Editorial Team
Aug 08

Lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be at a 300 per cent greater chance of dying. This is in contrast to the small proportion of obese people who despite their high body mass index are metabolically healthy.
If you have a lean body shape with normal body mass index but with skinny lower legs, you may be at three fold increased risk of dying from cardiometabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, a research has claimed. According to the study, lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be at ...

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Study says skinny legs may up death risk by 300 per cent

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 08

Lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be at a 300 per cent greater chance of dying. This is in contrast to the small proportion of obese people who despite their high body mass index are metabolically healthy.

If you have a lean body shape with normal body mass index but with skinny lower legs, you may be at three fold increased risk of dying from cardiometabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, a research has claimed. According to the study, lean people who are metabolically unhealthy, but have normal weight, might be ...

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New discovery may 'impact treatment of autoimmune diseases'

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 07

Scientists have found a way of "dictating" cell fate to ensure controlled production of helper and regulatory T cells.

A new study has found a way of manipulating the differentiation of T cells in the immune system so as to strike a balance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cells. This discovery may have implications for treating autoimmune diseases and some types of cancer.

Autoimmune diseases are triggered when our immune system misidentifies healthy cells as foreign bodies and decides to attack them. In this process, certain cells called "T cells," which are ...

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Organ donation up 4-fold in India, but still a long way to go

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 03

Of the 85,000 liver failure patients who join the country's wait list annually, less than 3% get an organ. Also, of the two lakh fresh annual registrations for kidneys, 8,000 manage a transplant. Thousands waiting for heart or lungs face bigger odds as barely 1% get an organ before time runs out.

Despite cadaveric organ donations witnessing a near fourfold increase in the last five years, the demand-supply disparity in the country remains grave.Over 2.5 lakh deaths in India are attributed to organ failure annually, while cadaver donations are still very few in comparison. India's org...

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Could Type 2 Diabetes Be Transmissible ?

Medisense Team
Editorial Team
Aug 02

A new study has found a prion-like mechanism that drives type 2 diabetes.

Although the findings are preliminary, new research suggests that type 2 diabetes may be transmissible in a way that is similar to prion disorders such as "mad cow disease."
Type 2 diabetes affects more than 420 million people worldwide, its causes remain largely unknown. However, a new study has uncovered a novel mechanism that may drive the disease. The discovery could change the way we approach type 2 diabetes, both from a research perspective and from a therapeutic point of view.

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