Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

Scientists believe a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can help quell auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). TMS essentially calls for an electromagnetic coil to be placed against the scalp. The electromagnet delivers a pulse that stimulates nerve cells in a specific region of the brain that controls mood. It’s often used to treat depression

Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophreniaSay the word schizophrenia and what comes to mind? Most likely it’s an image of a person who hears voices — someone who is carrying on a conversation in a loud manner with themselves. In a clinic setting, the voices that patients hear are known as auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). It’s just one in a […]

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellers

Ruby Hall Clinic has become the first hospital in Pune to offer what is termed as ‘travel medicine’. Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems associated with international travel

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellersWe live in a world where globalisation has brought us closer than ever, travel therefore is an inescapable part of life. The number of people travelling to different countries have been increasing over the years and so has the spread of diseases. Globalisation facilitates the spread of disease and increases the number of travellers who […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kids

In the survey, as a result of their parents drinking, 18% of children said they had felt embarrassed, 11% had felt worried and 15% said their bedtime routine had been disrupted. Also, 7% said their parents had argued with them more than usual after drinking and 15% had asked their parents to drink less

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kidsThe Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey found. The institute said it was hoped the study […]

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat it

Recent climate changes have had widespread impact on human and natural systems. Compelling evidence proves numerous health risks which threaten all countries. Those with generally the poorest health and lowest life and health expectancy will be least able to adapt to the adverse effects of climate. A call for national governments to provide designated funds for the strengthening of health systems to combat climate change has come from the World Medical Association

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat itIn a policy statement adopted at its annual Assembly in Chicago, the WMA emphasises the urgency for taking action and for emergency planning on local, national and international levels. The WMA says that human influence on the climate system is clear, with recent emissions of green-house gases the highest in history. Recent climate changes have […]

These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  

Sushma Swaraj has the reputation to immediately respond to the problems tweeted at her. Amongst other requests, her twitter timeline is always flooded with many Pakistani citizens requesting her to grant a visa to get treatment in India. She too has quickly responded to such issues and stepped in to help

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  In last few days, India and Pakistan have experiencing a tensed diplomatic relationship; External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has given a gift to Pakistani citizens. She made this warm gesture on the occasion of Diwali she announced on Thursday that India has cleared medical visas of all deserving Pakistani cases.  “On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, […]

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughter

Even today, a lot of families across the country find girl child to be a burden. But a family in Udaipur in Rajasthan, a place where female foeticide is still an ugly reality has shown exemplary courage by giving birth to a girl child with neonatal complications

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughterFor Bhavna and Ajay (names changed), it was the greatest gift of God to see their three-and-half month old survive the odds and come home from the Neonatal ICU at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. “We are grateful to Bhavna and her family. We appreciate them for setting a new example to the community. In Rajasthan, […]

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

Pain on top of the foot may seem like an unusual location, particularly if no obvious injury took place there. However, this area can be affected by a variety of conditions and injuries beyond a bone fracture or bruise

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the footThe foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drug

Scientists may have found an innovative way to kill off cancer cells in acute myeloid leukaemia, all the while preserving and regenerating healthy red blood cells

Researchers kill cancer cells with the help of diabetes drugThe new study was carried out by researchers from the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Mick Bhatia — a professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster University and director of the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute — led the investigation, and the findings have […]
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