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New device heralds a step forward in wearable healthcare gadgets

New device heralds a step forward in wearable healthcare gadgets

Japanese researchers have developed a new ultrathin and elastic display that fits on the skin to show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor. This integrated biomedical sensor system – called ‘skin electronics’ – heralds a …Continue reading

Tele-Health Startup Selected for Funding by DFID

Sehat Kahani, a Pakistani tele-health platform which connects unemployed female doctors with low-income patients, has been selected for seed funding by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) and design support from IDEO.org. According to a press release, Sehat Kahani was …Continue reading

Dust in Lahore Contaminated With Harmful Levels of Pesticides, Study Finds

Dust in areas surrounding pesticide manufacturing units and farmland in Lahore contains harmful levels of pesticide pollution, a study done jointly by researchers at Quaid-e-Azam University and Lancaster University has found. Farmers, factory workers and residents of such areas are exposed to …Continue reading

US Scientists Discover New Drug That Spurs Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

An experimental drug PAC-1 has been cleared in the United States for clinical trial of patients diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. Veterinary oncologist Dr. Timothy Fan and chemistry …Continue reading

Technology Festival ‘The MIX’ to Open on November 11

A two-day festival, titled The MIX, will be held at Alhamra Cultural Arts Complex in Gaddafi Stadium between November 11 and November 12. Organised by the Punjab Information Technology Board, the festival hopes to engage the public on technology and its far-reaching …Continue reading

Top Prize for DoctHERs at World Health Summit Startup Track 2017

A Pakistani startup, doctHERs, has secured first place in the World Health Summit Startup Track 2017. The digital healthcare platform connects female doctors to patients in real-time using online technology. Its mission is to transcend socio-cultural barriers which restrict female healthcare professionals. …Continue reading

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

A report launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes as a reminder about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Asian countries under a business-as-usual scenario of up to 8.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of …Continue reading

Locally Developed Simulator Promises to Train Surgery Students on MIS Procedures

Prohibitive cost of commercially available simulators has so far prevented their uptake by healthcare providers in the country. The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed …Continue reading

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