Medical

Apple and Cochlear partner to make iPhone compatible hearing implant

Apple and Cochlear partner to make iPhone compatible hearing implant There are 360 million people living with disabling hearing loss worldwide, and this figure is set to more than triple to 1.2 billion by 2050. It is used when hearing aids are not sufficient. Like others, a sound processor is worn behind the ear; a transmitting coil on the head interacts with an internal receiver. The tech giant offers more than 50 models of hearing devices that, when linked to a... [Full Article...]

Ex-wife accused of wrecking US$1 million violin collection

Ex-wife accused of wrecking US$1 million violin collection The 64-year-old Norwegian man used to make and sell violins in Nagoya. The collection included an Italian-made instrument worth 50 million yen ($445,000), according to Jiji Press. Kawamiya allegedly broke into his workshop through a window sometime between January 30 and February 19, 2014, and destroyed the violins and bows. She is reportedly a Chinese national and was arrested on Tuesday afte... [Full Article...]

Charlie Gard: Parents and GOSH in stalemate over end of life care

Charlie Gard: Parents and GOSH in stalemate over end of life care A British court granted the parents of terminally ill infant Charlie Gard more time to discuss an end-of-life hospice care plan with doctors, after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on Wednesday. "The U.K. medical and legal fields let Charlie languish and deteriorate to the point where treatments that have worked for other children like him no longer had a chance", Schindler said . [Full Article...]

West Nile virus detected in Hatboro

West Nile virus detected in Hatboro Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah says recent floodwaters in Northern Illinois may produce mosquitoes but those don't carry West Nile virus. There's no human vaccine. Less than 1 per cent of people infected with the virus become seriously ill. Because they often enter homes at night, residents should check and fix their window and door screens to keep them out. [Full Article...]

Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard to spend final days in hospice

Terminally ill baby Charlie Gard to spend final days in hospice Connie Yates and Chris Gard fought a long battle against the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London , drawing worldwide attention, to bring their son to the US for experimental treatment. Chris and Connie appear to have conceded defeat in their battle to take Charlie home, but their lawyer Grant Armstrong told the court that the parents want sufficient time to say goodbye to their son, who turns ... [Full Article...]

Study finds having undetectable HIV levels "effectively prevents" transmission among gay couples

Study finds having undetectable HIV levels In each case, the HIV-positive partner had been treated to achieve an undetectable viral load. A recent study of 358 serodiscordant male couples (that is, couples where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative) found that roughly 17,000 instances of condomless anal sex between the men resulted in zero cases of HIV. [Full Article...]

Drinking Fizzy Drinks With Meals Could Be Making You Fat

Drinking Fizzy Drinks With Meals Could Be Making You Fat The researchers found that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the breakdown of fat molecules, after a meal by eight per cent. In one of the two experiments, the researchers fed the healthy adults with protein-based meals and sugary drinks and in the second experiment they fed them with protein-based meals and non-sugary drinks. [Full Article...]

Privacy A Fundamental Right But A Qualified One: Centre To Supreme Court

Privacy A Fundamental Right But A Qualified One: Centre To Supreme Court The nine-judge constitutional bench, headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, was suggested by the government to consider the right to privacy as subservient to the right to life. Senior counsel Arvind Datar argued that right to privacy flows from Article 14 (Right to Equality), Article 19 (Freedom of Expression) and Article 21 (Right to Life). [Full Article...]


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