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Swedish Drones Equipped with Defibrillator to Aid Heart Emergencies

Ambulance Drone

source Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles used mostly for recreational purposes. For the first time, an experiment in Sweden has tested its use for cases of cardiac medical emergencies. They fitted a drone with a defibrillator, a device that delivers a dose of electric current to the shock to treat life-threatening cardiac arrests. During a cardiac arrest, minutes count. In the simulated emergency trial, as …

Surgery Successfully Separates Twin Girls Joined at Head

source In early pregnancy, the embryo splits into two in case of identical twins. When the embryo does not separate this way, it results in conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are rare occurrences. About one in every 200,000 births is conjoined twins. Rarest of this rare case is that of twins conjoined at the head, referred to as craniopagus twins. They account for some 2% of …

Data sharing: The Revolution That Will Take Healthcare To The Future

(Image Credit : KamiPhuc, Flickr CC BY 2.0) A fundamental and constitutive part of progress in the medical field today is data sharing. Every advance in the health care system today is critically dependent on sharing of data among the researchers. It is intrinsic to development and the open access approach to research can pave way for widespread data sharing in the healthcare industry. The …