More men opting for artificial dimples, say Mumbai docs

Plastic surgeons at Mumbai’s government-run hospitals have revealed that the number of men seeking cosmetic treatments has increased. Most of them, prefer to have the appearance of deep dimples. Normally, we associate cosmetic surgery with women, but now even men pay attention to their looks and vanity

More men opting for artificial dimples, say Mumbai docsDo you long to have a dimpled look like pop singer Cheryl Cole or Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio? Plastic surgeons are seeing an increase of requests for dimple plasties, a surgical procedure to add super-cute dimples like those modelled by celebrities. Photo-shopped images of Bollywood stars with flawless skin, lustrous hair, bee-stung lips and killer […]

India’s first elephant hospital opens up at Mathura

India’s first hospital dedicated to elephants has opened in Mathura at Farah block’s Churmura village. The first-of-its-kind hospital has unique facilities including wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities

India’s first elephant hospital opens up at MathuraOn Friday, November 16, a bevy of supportive government officials, curious journalists, and compassionate celebrities joined Wildlife SOS staff to inaugurate the building, tour the facilities, and celebrate for elephants. Located close to the elephant conservation and care centre, the hospital is designed to treat injured, sick or geriatric elephants and is equipped with a […]

Diabetics diagnosed in middle age more likely to have pancreatic cancer

Having diabetes is known to approximately double the risk of pancreatic cancer, but the new study suggests if you are diagnosed with type 2 after the age of 50, it may be a sign you already have the deadly disease

Diabetics diagnosed in middle age more likely to have pancreatic cancerMore than half, 52.3 per cent, of pancreatic cancer cases among diabetics are in those who have been diagnosed less than three years before their cancer diagnosis. Researchers suggest in some cases diabetes may be caused by the cancer, and could act as an early warning sign for the killer disease. The University of Southern […]

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds study

A new study confirms what doctors have long asserted — cold weather is a risk factor for heart attacks. But the risk doesn't stop with the cold. Low atmospheric pressure and the associated wind, rain and lack of sunshine also make heart attacks more likely, it seems

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds studyBased on more than a decade and a half of medical and weather data, researchers linked an increased incidence of heart attacks to lower air temperatures, lower atmospheric pressure, higher wind velocity and shorter durations of sunshine, according to the report in JAMA Cardiology. What’s unique about the new study, said its senior author, is […]

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%

A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has found that women who are very physically fit in middle age have an almost 90% decreased risk of being diagnosed with dementia later in life, unlike their moderately fit peers, who are more exposed to this condition

Physically fit women less likely to develop dementia by 90%Dementia, an umbrella term for a range of neurodegenerative diseases characterised by progressive memory loss and other cognitive impairments, affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This condition is most common among older adults, and a recent report suggests that more women live with Alzheimer’s disease, a form of […]

Use of IVF procedure interlinked with risk of intellectual disabilities in kids

Researchers are calling for better long-term monitoring of children born with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) following a study linking fertility procedures with a higher risk of intellectual disability

Use of IVF procedure interlinked with risk of intellectual disabilities in kidsParents who use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have children with intellectual disabilities than those who conceive without help, an Australian study suggests. Researchers examined data on 2,876 children conceived with assistive reproductive technology (ART) and 207,751 kids born without ART in Western Australia from 1994 to 2002. […]

Maharashtra’s first Internet de-addiction centre to be set-up in Pune

Anandvan de-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre working in the field of addiction liberation will be starting Maharashtra’s first internet de-addiction centre in Pune

Maharashtra’s first Internet de-addiction centre to be set-up in PuneDr Ajay Dudhane, chairman of Anandvan de-addiction and rehabilitation Centre, said, “We have got three cases since last six months related to internet addiction. It is need of the hour that we have such de-addiction centre for the city.” For this reason, an inauguration function for Maharashtra’s first and the India’s third Internet Addiction Liberation […]

Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals study

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia

Daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer’s, reveals studyThe researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory difficulties who practiced 12 minutes per day of music listening or simple yoga meditation for 12 weeks. Samples of their blood from before and after the 3 months of therapy revealed changes in levels of certain markers with associations to cell […]

Do you have a stiff neck? Try these simple and effective remedies

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smartphones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States)reports that nearly 20 per cent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months

Do you have a stiff neck? Try these simple and effective remediesA stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over time from poor posture or misuse, says chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Looking down at your computer monitor all day can cause the muscles around the neck joints to tire and become overstretched. Driving for long periods of […]

Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this November

No Shave November focuses its efforts on benefiting cancer research, but they open it up to all cancers as opposed to just prostate and testicular. No-Shave November is a month-long journey in which men give up shaving with a goal to spread cancer awareness. The No-Shave November in Kolhapur has garnered a positive response. Around 300 young men and teenagers coming forward to donate the money that they would have spent on shaving and grooming to help cancer patients

Here’s why young men from Kolhapur will not shave this NovemberWhat is the concept of No-Shave November? While October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, November is focused on men’s health awareness, including testicular, prostate and colon cancers. Two organizations share the credit in starting this endeavor: the No Shave November foundation, which encourages no facial hair shaving at all, and the Movember Foundation, which advocates […]