#WorldAlzheimersDay: Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?

A proof-of-concept brain imaging study suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease in people who already have toxic build-ups of beta-amyloid protein

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Can exercise slow down Alzheimer’s?The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led by Prof. Rong Zhang. The team published their findings in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Prof. Zhang is affiliated with the departments of neurology, neurotherapeutics, and internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas. He and his team previously dedicated their […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: New key factors are playing a vital role in development of Alzheimer’s

The majority of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are 65 or older. Although less common, these days doctors are witnessing the early onset of Alzheimer’s

#WorldAlzheimersDay: New key factors are playing a vital role in development of Alzheimer’sBecause of various factors ranging from air pollution to changes in lifestyle, many doctors are witnessing the rise in cases of Alzheimer’s at a younger age. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. Although […]

New study finds SkinVision app accurately detects 95% of skin cancer cases

If you’re going to trust your smartphone to do something as important as detect the most common forms of skin cancer, you want to be pretty darn sure that it works as advertised. Fortunately, the claims of an app called SkinVision appear to be accurate

New study finds SkinVision app accurately detects 95% of skin cancer casesSkinVision is an iOS and Android app that lets users assess and track skin spots for changes over time. It works by asking users to snap a photo of concerning spots on their skin using their smartphone camera. Within 30 seconds of submitting this photo for review, an artificial intelligence algorithm then delivers a risk […]

Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: UN report

Mother or baby die in child birth every 11 seconds: UN reportTwo reports by several United Nations’ agencies showed clear global progress in reducing the number of pregnant women or new mothers and young children who die each year, pointing to improved access to affordable, quality health services. “In countries that provide everyone with safe, affordable, high-quality health services, women and babies survive and thrive,” World […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Nagpur city witnesses its first-ever lung donation

On Friday, September 20, Nagpur city witnessed its first-ever lung donation. This is the first lung donation for the city and the third lung donation of Nagpur zone. Through this noble gesture, the brain-dead donor has helped save four lives who were waitlisted for an organ transplant

Nagpur city witnesses its first-ever lung donationThe organ donation took place at New Era Hospital, along with lungs the family of the deceased donor also donated his kidneys and liver. This was the 57th organ donation in Nagpur City. And the first lung retrieval for Nagpur City. Natthuji Akhaduji Wanjari, a 58-year-old man, was declared brain-dead by doctors. He was being […]

Soon, restaurants to display trans-fat levels in food outside their premises

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has instructed all eateries and restaurants to display the level of trans-fats in their food substances and cooking oil. They will have to prepare a chart that they will have to display outside their premises

Soon, restaurants to display trans-fat levels in food outside their premises  Food establishments like bakeries, sweet shops and other food outlets are encouraged to use healthier fat/oil options, thereby reducing the trans fat content in the foods. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Joint Commissioner FDA (Food) Shailesh Adhav said, “The food establishments which uses trans-fat free fats/oils and do not have industrial trans-fat more than […]

These everyday habits can raise your risk of varicose veins

Varicose veins is a common problem affecting the general population throughout the world. In India, it is estimated that around 25-30% of females and 10-15% of males suffer from it. However, a majority of patients with varicose veins are unaware of it and the complications it can invite

These everyday habits can raise your risk of varicose veinsDid you know? Varicose veins are enlarged, dilated, tortuous veins with defunctioning valves. They occur due to defunctioning valves in the superficial veins or the perforator veins of the legs. Weak valves in the leg veins are the main reason for the formation of varicose veins. Hereditary tendency is seen in nearly 80% of cases. […]

Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body, reveals study

A new study proves that the old adage ‘use it or lose it’ is definitely true when it comes to fitness

Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body, reveals studyAfter just two weeks of sedentary behaviour, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health Increased waist circumference Greater body fat and liver fat Higher levels of insulin resistance “The study showed that two weeks of reduced physical activity, from approximately 10,000 steps per day down to 1,500 per day, caused changes […]

Smoking can have hazardous effects not just on your lungs, but your eyes too

Millions of people across the globe are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists

Smoking can have hazardous effects not just on your lungs, but your eyes tooDespite the clear connection, only one in five people in the UK recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers, says the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). That is because tobacco smoke can […]