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Dr robot: Virtual surgery performed in city hospital

In a rare feat, robotic endoscopy, wherein a robotic arm controlled by a surgeon operates upon a patient, was performed at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Somajiguda in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and National University Hospital, Singapore. This treatment can now be used in gastric cancers and stomach tumours cases. The first such…

Not All Belly Fat Is Bad for the Heart

Where a person stores body fat may be more important for heart disease risk than how big they are, a new study shows. Doctors have long wondered why some obese people look metabolically normal; that is, they have normal cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels, while others are insulin resistant, have high blood sugar, and…

Can WiFi compete with 3G?

Consumers are using WiFi wherever they can as 3G is too costly and 2G is too slow. Moreover, with only 5 MHz spectrum available, the 3G network will soon be overcrowded.   InIndiabroadband access is still in its infancy but with 3G round the corner, the future seems to hold promise. However, 3G is a costly promise…

Computer Games: Better Than Sex?

A survey of 2052 people was commissioned by Doritos in advance of the launch of its new Doritos Dip Desperado Face book game, and it discovered some interesting facts about the game-playing habits of men and women. For starters, 49 percent of the women in the survey said that they played “online games” — though…

Internet search engines cause poor memory, scientists claim

Widespread use of internet search engines and databases such as Google and IMDb.com to find information is making people lose their memory, scientists claim. Researchers found increasing number of users relied on their computers as a form of “external memory” as frequent use of online information libraries “wired” human brains. The study, examining the so-called…

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