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This week, researchers discover a link between OCD and educational underachievement, the American Epileptic Association recommends a new diet for children with epilepsy and computer programs are fielded to help schizophrenia.


Fighting against mental health issues remains a global challenge due to presence of treatment gaps, such as stigma. But now, digital platforms which could provide help in an anonymous way have come into play to fill in the gaps.


Fighting pancreatic cancer remains a global challenge for years. Good news is, researchers have recently discovered new methods in detecting and treating the deadly diseases – providing hope to the patients.


The medical world is no stranger to technology. It is therefore imperative that the healthcare industry embraces digital technology to make it more accessible and sustainable.


The US has now set guidelines on stem cell research, triggering research communities around the world to consider the future scope of the technology and its potential to help patients with even the hardest of health problems.


Recent research shows that it could be possible to decipher speech based on brain signals, opening up possibilities for locked-in patients to communicate their thoughts. But will these initial stages of research amount to anything realistic? 


The ninth instalment of the Frontiers in Cancer Science conference was a successful event which brought together the best minds in oncology care and research.


This week, researchers suggest the importance of timing for patients needing gallstone and weight-loss surgeries, and the remote chance of heart screening in preventing cardiac arrest among athletes. Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorises the medical device designed for opioid withdrawal.


For the first time, scientists have attempted gene-editing inside an adult human body – a technology that is believed to propel gene therapy in many ways. Envisioned as a possible template treatment for future genetic diseases, it is with great hope that the technology would allow scientists to understand the interactions between genes, amongst others. Question is: will it be successful?


With the latest announcement by the FDA, signalling green light for a digital pill—first of its kind—this marks a significant advance, as far as digital devices and healthcare industry go. Nonetheless, the ‘self-tracking sensor-embedded’ pill seems to be garnering concerns, from various groups, pertaining several issues.


This week, researchers uncover the potential cure for obesity, discover a link between obesity and osteoporosis, and reveal the benefits of saunas and a sheep’s ability in facial recognition.
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This week, researchers discover a link between OCD and educational underachievement, the American Epileptic Association recommends a new diet for children with epilepsy and computer programs are fielded to help schizophrenia.