Restrictive lung diseases can be managed with medication and exercise regime

Following a treatment plan and sticking to certain lifestyle changes can help alleviate the symptoms of a restrictive lung disease and improve a person's quality of life

Restrictive lung diseases can be managed with medication and exercise regimeRestrictive lung diseases are chronic lung conditions that limit the ability of a person’s lungs to expand during inhalation. Most cases of restrictive lung diseases are not curable, but they are often manageable with medication and exercise regimes.What are restrictive lung diseases?Long-term lung conditions are traditionally separated into two main categories based on how they […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

Mumbai doc helps 27 weeks pregnant 12-yr-old approach SC for MTP

Dr Nikhil Datar, who has helped nine women terminate pregnancies after 20-week deadline, is helping the girl’s hapless family file a plea for abortion with the Supreme Court

Mumbai doc helps 27 weeks pregnant 12-yr-old approach SC for MTPThis is a dilemma that no human being, be it a doctor or a judge, would want to face –making a choice between saving a life of two children. Leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 12-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. “This is the […]

Coming soon: Mobile court for physically challenged people

The state government will soon come up with the mobile courts to solve the problems of physically challenged people

Coming soon: Mobile court for physically challenged peopleVarious schemes are being implemented by the Central Government for the welfare of physically challenged people. Many complaints have been received regarding the schemes informed Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Up to July 2017, the Chief Commissioner’s Office received 34,446 complaints, of which 32,851 cases have been solved. According to […]

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaign

Sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not resolved by working out in the gym. So, stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaignA new campaign On Your Feet Britain is a partnership between the group Get Britain Standing and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity. It is calling on people to stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks. Experts described inactivity as “one of the biggest” challenges in health. […]

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrieval

Healthy sperm can be collected within 24 and 48 hours of a man’s death, and if frozen properly, has a 70 to 80 per cent chance of successful conception if used with a woman with normal fertility levels

Widow of slain NYPD officer gives birth after post-mortem sperm retrievalA widow in New York City gave birth to a child two years after her husband passed away using sperm taken shortly after his death for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Though it is controversial, this is not the first time that post-mortem sperm retrieval was used to conceive a child after the father’s death. In […]

In a first, human gene edited to stop disease

Science is going through a golden age in editing DNA, thanks to a new technology called Crispr; named breakthrough of the year in just 2015. By using this technique, it's possible to reduce the burden of this heritable disease on the family and eventually the human race. However, this is not about to become routine practice. There is a question on its safety, and that can be answered only by far more extensive research

In a first, human gene edited to stop diseaseScientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days before stopping […]

Reasons for avoiding sex can be easily treated

People who have more sex report higher self-esteem, life satisfaction and quality of life. In contrast, lower frequency of sex and avoiding sex are linked to psychological distress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems

Reasons for avoiding sex can be easily treatedSex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life. But millions of people spend at least some of their adulthood not having sex. This sexual avoidance can result in emotional distress, shame […]

Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s baby

Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynaecologist from Kentucky, checked into the Frankfort Regional Medical Centre as a patient last week, she was wearing a hospital gown and was moments away from induced labour when she heard a woman in another room wailing in pain. Hess jumped into action delaying giving birth to her own child even though she was in labour herself to help the other woman

Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s babyDoctors are known to be dedicated to their profession which involves healing and helping people. A doctor from the United States recently proved that she isn’t just a good doctor but also a great human being. Dr Amanda Hess, a Kentucky based obstetrician-gynaecologist, who was in the hospital preparing to give birth put her own […]