Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneys

The world’s first bionic kidney can be inserted in a body by a common surgical procedure and it has proved to work efficiently. It is now proving to be the perfect replacement for a damaged kidney. The bionic kidney consists of several microchips which are moved by the heart. The bionic kidney also filters out toxins from the blood in the same way as a normal kidney

Say goodbye to dialysis, as scientists develop world’s first artificial kidneysThe National Kidney Foundation estimates that over 100,000 patients are on the waiting list for a donor kidney, and over 3,000 are added list each year. The average patient spends 3.6 years waiting for a viable transplant, and may be treated with dialysis while they wait, but only one in three dialysis patients survives longer […]

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Speaking at the first high level plenary, JP Nadda said that India has ended polio and will use a similar intensified effort to end TB also. The National Strategic Plan for TB elimination in India has essentially four pillars to address the major challenges for TB control, namely- 'Detect, Treat, Build and Prevent'

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference  “Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. Like so many diseases, TB strikes the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest,” said Dr Tedros while opening the WHO Global Ministerial Conference to #EndTB Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, today reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 at […]

Breakthrough: Scientists attempt gene editing inside the human body, for the first time

If successful, the new technique could give a major boost to the fledgling field of gene therapy. Scientists have edited people’s genes before, altering cells in the lab that are then returned to patients. There also are gene therapies that do not involve editing DNA

Breakthrough: Scientists attempt gene editing inside the human body, for the first timeScientists have tried editing a gene inside the body for the first time, in a bold attempt to tackle an incurable a disease by permanently changing a patient’s DNA. On Monday in California, Brian Madeux, a 44-year-old intravenously received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a […]

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. It occurs differently in every child and needs an accurate diagnosis as it can lead to multiple disabilities in children. On the eve of World Epilepsy, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organised a free check-up camp, to aid those with complex epilepsy

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’As a prelude to World Epilepsy Day 2017, a city hospital organised a free check-up camp to aid those with complex epilepsy. The event witnessed the participation of 49 adults and 39 children suffering from complex epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Do not self-medicate, warn doctors

It is important that the patients understand, that chemists are not allowed to dispense medications like antibiotics, pain relief medications, anxiolytics etc. without a doctor’s prescription. The reason is that chemists may have an understanding of the drug and its actions, but lack the clinical skills and lack understanding of the effects of a particular drug on the body

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Do not self-medicate, warn doctorsWith the winter approaching, self-medication becomes a major concern for doctors. Often it is the friendly chemist, friend or patient themselves who suggest self-medicating based on the common symptoms. Needless to say it is completely inappropriate to take medications without a proper medical consultation. For one, most of the winter illness are mild illness, caused […]

20,000 Karnataka doctors on indefinite strike

On Thursday, around 20,000 doctors in Bengaluru, joined an indefinite strike, demanding that at least four of the 14 proposals in the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (amendment) Bill, 2017, be dropped. The strike will be called off, once the government approves the demands

20,000 Karnataka doctors on indefinite strikeThe Karnataka government stared at a crisis on Thursday after 20,000 doctors launched an indefinite strike against some provisions of the Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. They demanded that the Siddaramaiah government drop at least four contentious proposals in the bill. The doctors joined colleagues from at least 14 other districts who were already protesting […]

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollution

Team India's skipper Virat Kohli believes in voicing his opinion on issues which are of utmost important. Now, Virat who hails from Delhi has urged people to fight against pollution. In a short Twitter video, he described measures that public could adopt to curb it

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollutionFor quite a few years, Delhi has been suffering from smog and then severe levels of pollution. But, the situation gets worse as winter begins to set in. Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli has appealed people to join hands against pollution.  In a short Twitter video with the hashtag #Muje fark padta hai, Kohli said, “Agar […]

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]