Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adults

To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adultsAs we age, we may develop certain disabilities that make it difficult to walk, climb, balance, or maintain our fine motor skills. In turn, these changes can affect our ability to perform routine, daily tasks, which can lead to a loss of independence and reduced quality of life. However, experts say that it is often […]

‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists around the world are still struggling to understand Alzheimer's better in order to treat and potentially prevent the development of the debilitating disease in the future. No new medications have been approved in recent years

‘Lack of cleaning’ in brain cells is central contributing factor for Alzheimer’s diseaseAn international research team with representation from the University of Copenhagen has created a better understanding of Alzheimer’s. They have shown that the cleaning system of the brain cells, a process called mitophagy, is weakened in animals and humans with Alzheimer’s. And when they improve mitophagy in the animals, the Alzheimer’s symptoms nearly disappear. In […]

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

No one likes looking in the mirror to find red eyes, looking back. Typically, it’s nothing to worry about, often just a harmless reaction to dust or allergens. But that’s not always the case. There are times when inflamed eyes are a signal that you need a doctor’s attention right away

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remediesHow can you tell the difference between common, benign reasons for irritation and more unusual, concerning problems? “There are really three important symptoms that should make someone seek attention if their eyes are bothering them,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. “If, besides redness, there is pain, extra light sensitivity or blurred vision, patients should get […]

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeats

Problems with heart rhythm, known as arrhythmias, mean that your heart is prone to beating in an irregular manner, going too fast or too slow. While this can be harmless, certain arrhythmias are tied to heart problems

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeatsAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. AF has been tied to an elevated risk of stroke and other potential heart complications since it can lead to clots which block blood flow. So, what can you do to manage risk factors? For starters, the American Heart Association recommends reducing high blood […]

Simple and effective diet tips to ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome

What could you include or exclude from your diet to ease your premenstrual syndrome? Here are a few suggestions from health experts and studies

Simple and effective diet tips to ease symptoms of premenstrual syndromeTo a certain degree, making changes to what you eat and drink could help in easing the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson of the University of Massachusetts suggests that diet might even play a role in the development of symptoms. And whether these symptoms involve aches or mood swings, here are […]

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US study

Now, a new study suggests that the level of a person's physical activity may affect the bacterial diversity in their gut, and thus influence their health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health, finds US studyBoth bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? Though this may seem strange, human bodies are actually made, according to recent estimates, of about as many bacteria and other microorganisms as regular human cells. In the colon alone, the tract that […]

Haffkine and IITB BETiC come together to promote medical device innovation among docs

The Haffkine Institute of Training, Research & Testing with 120 years of biomedical expertise is partnering with IIT Bombay with 60 years of engineering excellence to establish a Biomedical Engineering & Technology incubation Centre (BETiC) at Haffkine campus in Parel, Mumbai

Haffkine and IITB BETiC come together to promote medical device innovation among docsThe MoU was signed on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Sahyadri Guest House, Mumbai in the presence of Hon’able CM of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of Medical Education, Girish Mahajan; facilitated by Dr Anand Bang, Honorary Advisor-Health, to the Chief Minister. The Haffkine Institute was represented by its Director Dr. Nishigandha Naik and IIT […]

Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk, suggests study

The number of push-ups a man can do in the doctor’s office may be a good predictor of his risk of developing heart disease in the coming years, new research suggests

Push-up capacity may predict men’s heart disease risk, suggests studyIn a study of more than 1,100 male firefighters followed for 10 years, researchers found that the risk of atherosclerosis and of cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack, was 96 per cent lower among men who could do 40 or more push-ups during timed tests compared to the men who could do fewer […]

Maha Medical Council proposes amendment in MMC Act, seeks to bring private hospitals under its control

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) proposes amendment in the MMC act. Soon the draft of the amendment will be sent to the government for approval. The preparation of the draft is in pipeline

Maha Medical Council proposes amendment in MMC Act, seeks to bring private hospitals under its controlCurrently, if a patient has any grievance against a corporate hospital, then he has to approach to the court as Maharashtra Medical Council and the state government has no control or jurisdiction over the private hospitals. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shivkumar Utture, Maharashtra Medical Council, President, said, “We are proposing an amendment […]

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes, reveals new study

E-cigarettes may not be risk-free, a USC study shows users develop some of the same molecular changes as cigarette smokers. While studies have indicated that vaping can help smokers quit, USC researchers say the health consequences of using a e-cigarettes may be worse than widely believed

E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes, reveals new studyA USC study in 93 people shows that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigarettes aren’t a harmless alternative to smoking. The research, published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, comes amid a mushrooming e-cigarette market […]