Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Using powerful X-rays, researchers have modelled arrhythmia in real time.
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Air pollution and ozone levels may also play a role in precipitating heart attacks, warns fresh research from the US. Rice University (Houston) statisticians Katherine Ensor and Loren Raun analysed eight years worth of data drawn from Houston's extensive network of air-quality monitors and more than 11,000 concurrent out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) logged by Houston Emergency Medical Services (EMS). "The bottom-line goal is to save lives," Ensor said
Berne, Feb 18 (IANS) Tiny, ultra-flexible electrodes could be the answer to more successful treatment of Parkinson's, which afflicts an estimated seven to 10 million people worldwide. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), currently the standard practice in treating this condition, can involve long, expensive surgeries with dramatic side-effects. Its most common symptoms are tremors, stiff and aching muscles, slow limited movement, weakness of face and throat muscles and difficulty with walking.
Mexico City, Feb 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican authorities decreed a health emergency due to an outbreak of avian flu in the central state of Guanajuato, where some 582,000 domestic fowl exposed to the virus could be slaughtered to eradicate it, officials said.
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Chinese authorities have decided to develop a China-specific criteria for diagnosing minors' addiction of online games, Xinhua reported. A special work plan, jointly issued by 15 ministry-level authorities, Sunday gave a call to researchers to develop tools to identify early stages of potential addiction for facilitating early intervention for minors
Trend-setters from across the globe poured into the British capital Friday for the start of London Fashion Week.
Brazilian-born designer Issa presents her new Native American-inspired collection, full of feathers and prints, at London Fashion Week. Duration:
Belize City (Belize), Feb 17 (IANS) India has presented 50 computers to a college in Belize City, the largest city in this Central American nation, a "timely gesture", a college official said, that would help the institution realise its dreams of becoming the premier educational institution in the country. Indian Ambassador to Mexico Sujan R.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Sixty people tested positive for swine flu here Sunday, taking the number of people infected by the Influenza A (H1N1) virus in the capital to 420, an official said.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A helpline will start from Feb 20 for students appearing in their board exams to provide psychological support and telephonic counselling to check pre-exam stress, a hospital here said Sunday.