Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tanzania probes mystery illness after five die

Tanzania has dispatched a team of health experts to investigate a mysterious disease that has claimed the lives of five people, the government said.


Soft brain probe could be a boon for depression research

Anyone familiar with antidepressants like Prozac or Wellbutrin knows that these drugs boost levels of neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin and dopamine, which are known to play an important role in mood and behavior.

Biomedical technology

Initiative reduces off-label pulse oximeter placement

The critical care team at UCHealth in Colorado reduced the off-label placement of pulse oximetry sensors from 15% to less than 1%, according to an article published in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Better care could have saved 45 babies: UK maternity probe

Forty-five babies who died at two British hospitals might have survived if their care had been better, the author of an independent investigation into poor maternity services said Wednesday, adding that his report's findings ...


How visual information travels from the retina to the midbrain

Researchers at Universit├Ątsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (currently in the process of being established) have revealed the precise connections between sensory neurons inside the ...

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