Photodynamic polymer implants hardened with visible blue light can give porous broken bones stability. That makes surgery possible even on osteoporosis patients, for whom conventional methods are out of the question.
When healthy bones break, a cast, surgical screws or nails and a bit of rest usually do the trick. But when a patient has osteoporosis, fractures are more risky, as the bones have become brittle and fragile.
A senior US House member and other victims were rushed to hospital after a gunman opened fire on lawmakers at a baseball field. Congressman Steve Scalise, among several hit during the attack, is in critical condition.
India's crowded and chaotic capital is an unlikely haven for a dazzling variety of birds. But the winged creatures are under threat from pollution, malnutrition and injuries. A unique hospital is working to change that.
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