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Heart attacks now rising in 40-50 age group: Mumbai hosp
"Between 2011 and 2022, heart attack admissions increased by five times, and patients belonging to the 40-50 age group increased by 33% in the same period," said Dr Gore, who heads the emergency room (ER) at Fortis Hospital, Mulund.
Paralysed man walks again via thought-controlled implants
The 40-year-old Dutchman has been paralysed in his legs for more than a decade after suffering a spinal cord injury during a bicycle accident. But using a new system he can now walk "naturally", take on difficult terrain and even climb stairs, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
Covid still kills one person every four minutes
A key question is how to handle a virus that’s become less threatening to most but remains wildly dangerous to a slice of the population. That slice is much bigger than many realize: Covid is still a leading killer, the third-biggest in the US last year behind heart disease and cancer.
A state-of-the-art cell culture facility becomes operational at AU
A state-of-the-art cell culture facility has been set up at the center of biotechnology of Allahabad University. The facility is designed for the growth and maintenance of animal and human cells in a controlled environment for various purposes, including research, drug development, and medical applications.
Over 800 million people globally may suffer back pain by 2050: Lancet study
More than 840 million people worldwide will suffer back pain by 2050, largely due to population increase and the ageing people, according to a modelling study published in the Lancet Rheumatology journal. The study found that since 2017, the number of low back pain cases has ticked over to more than half a billion people. In 2020, there were approximately 619 million cases of back pain.