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Low BP before surgery could be deadly

London (IANS): Patients with low blood pressure before an operation are at an increased risk of death during or after the surgery than those with preoperative high blood pressure, say researchers, including Indian-origin scientists.

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New healthcare system for pregnant mothers

Mumbai (IANS): The cumbersome days of stressful, manual, wired monitoring of the unborn child in pregnant mothers will soon end — thanks to a new system unveiled at a hospital here.

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Research could offer new hope for patients with cardiovascular disease

London: New research has shown a protein that controls the growth of new blood vessels could potentially reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease in patients’ legs, including risks of leg ulcers, gangrene, and amputation.

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New eye layer has possible link to glaucoma

London: A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown.

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Scientists discover new layer of human cornea

London: Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye.

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MRI research sheds new light on nerve fibres in the brain

London: Experts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) from The University of Nottingham’s Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre have made a key discovery, which could give the medical world a new tool for the improved diagnosis and monitoring of neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis.

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1 in 20 GP prescriptions contain an error: Study

London: A major study of GP (general practitioner) prescribing has found that while the vast majority of prescriptions written by family doctors are appropriate and effectively monitored, around 1 in 20 contain an error.

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Simple test to help diagnose bowel and pancreatic cancer could save thousands of lives

London: Academics from The University of Nottingham and ClinRisk have developed two new QCancer algorithms (online calculators), which cross-reference symptoms and risk factors of patients to red flag those most likely to have pancreatic and bowel cancer, which could help doctors to diagnose these illnesses more quickly and potentially save thousands of lives every year.

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