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As India stares at breast cancer epidemic, CURA launches robotic device for early detection

As India stares at breast cancer epidemic, CURA launches robotic device for early detection

Chennai, Oct 31 (UNI) India was staring at a breast cancer epidemic and breast screening was virtually non-existent in India as one in 28 women get breast cancer and one in two die due to late detection, making survival one of the lowest in the world. In a bid to provide a solution for early detection, CURA Healthcare today launched the world’s first robot-assisted digital 360 degree breast thermography device, an early breast cancer warning system for all age groups. CURA’s illumina 360 deg could detect breast anomalies several years ahead of prevalent breast cancer screening methods without causing pain due to compression, without non-ionizing radiation and without human touch. Illumina 360 deg was designed, developed and manufactured in India with the support of BIRAC, Department of Biotechnology. “With illumina 360 deg, we believe we have removed most of the barriers to early breast screening--pain, discomfort, radiation safety, and breast exposure', CURA Healthcare President and CEO M Bala told reporters here. He said it detects disease years earlier than today’s conventional screening modalities and it was addressable without invasive and painful procedures. 'We believe, our illumina can be a big game changer in breast healthcare and with it mass breast screening from early ages can be a reality now in India”,” he added. MORE UNI GV 1542

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Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

Middle East respiratory syndrome, a viral respiratory disease

19 Jan 2018 | 1:30 PM

Kolkata, Jan 19 (UNI) Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory disease
caused by a novel coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERSā€CoV)
that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

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Science has to be people centric: Dr Harsh Vardhan

18 Jan 2018 | 1:08 PM

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (UNI) Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan has said that the Science has to be people centric and its benefits would deliver to the people.

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Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

Greater efforts needed to meet international family planning goals

17 Jan 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kolkata, Jan 17 (UNI) Women and girls have a human right to choose whether and when to become pregnant.

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TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

TN pioneer in organ transplants, other states should follow it : Venkaiah

16 Jan 2018 | 5:13 PM

Chennai, Jan 16 (UNI) Observing that Tamil Nadu was a pioneering state in organ transplantation in the country, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said other states should emulate it in providing affording medical care to the people.

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Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

Echinococcosis, a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans

13 Jan 2018 | 12:16 PM

Kolkata, Jan 13 (UNI) Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease that occurs in two main forms in humans: cystic echinococcosis (also known as hydatidosis) and alveolar echinococcosis, caused by the tapeworms Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively.

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