Binging on alcohol harmful as it can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

In a field experiment conducted in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich's famous annual Oktoberfest, the researchers found that the odds of heart arrhythmia increased along with rise in beer consumption

Binging on alcohol harmful as it can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchersResearchers have a new warning for alcoholics. They have found that drinking lot of alcohol in short time has the potential to upset your heart rhythm. In a field experiment conducted in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest, the researchers found that the odds of heart arrhythmia increased along with rise in […]

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower the risk of developing cancer, so a new randomized trial tests this hypothesis in healthy, older women

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer riskCancer only comes second to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost 600,000 deaths in 2014. The disease is a major public health concern, as approximately 40 percent of U.S. individuals are estimated to receive a cancer diagnosis at one point in their lives. Additionally, the total healthcare […]

Can premature babies be kept alive in a ‘plastic bag’ womb?

This system’s functions mimic environment of a natural womb. It is a sealed bag made up of polythene and contains amniotic fluid to provide the required nutrients and protection needed for growth and an interface delivering oxygen just like an umbilical cord

Can premature babies be kept alive in a ‘plastic bag’ womb?In the latest update from medical technology world, an artificial womb that resembles a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their mothers’ wombs and researchers believe that this could one day be applied to premature babies. It is a sealed bag made up of polythene and […]

This gym’s new session swaps working out with sleeping

David Lloyd health clubs are offering "napercise" classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. So, in this class instead of sweating it out, you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep for entire 45 minutes and even burn calories

This gym’s new session swaps working out with sleepingImagine you reach your gym and instead of spinning you are invited for a sleeping session? Yes. You have read it right as David Lloyd health clubs are offering “napercise” classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents. So, in this class instead of sweating it out, you climb into a comfortable bed and sleep […]

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplant

Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, Dr Shailesh Puntambekar has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known as the “Pune Technique” globally

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplantDr Shailesh Puntambekar is a cancer surgeon specialised in laparoscopic cancer surgery. He is heading the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, a centre for advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Pune. Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, he has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known […]

Cabinet approves implementation of maternity benefit programme

The pan-India programme will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition. It is applicable only to the first born

Cabinet approves implementation of maternity benefit programmeThe Cabinet on Wednesday (May 17) approved the pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program, which will be applicable only to the first-born. The Maternity Benefit Program will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of […]

Pune to witness India’s first uterus transplant surgery tomorrow

Preparations at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) are in full swing as Pune gets ready for country’s first uterus transplant surgery, which is scheduled on Thursday (May 18). Doctors, nurses, ward boys and non-medico staff are all set to carry out one of the most complex procedures

Pune to witness India’s first uterus transplant surgery tomorrowStandard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place, duties have bee assigned, mock drill has been done, operation theatres are being fumigated, infrastructure is ready, and 180 hospital staff members have been put on high alert. Preparations at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) are in full swing as Pune gets ready for country’s first uterus transplant […]

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertension

City-based senior cardiologist advises one should try every possible means to prevent hypertension as there is no complete cure for it. Life style modification is very important for this. Dr Santosh Kumar Dora gives tips on how to prevent or treat hypertension

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertensionHypertension is also called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for a long time. Even if the blood pressure is high, patient may feel fine. For this reason, many people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. It is usually identified when somebody goes for a routine health […]
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