Health tech: E-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring beats regular ECG

Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new ‘e-tattoo’ that could enable easier and more accurate heart monitoring than the current technology allows

Health tech: E-tattoo enables accurate, uninterrupted heart monitoring beats regular ECGCurrently, doctors use electrocardiographs (ECG) to monitor the heart – a technology that has not changed in any significant way for almost a century. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines — a technology that has changed little in almost […]

Cricket legend Brian Lara discharged from Global Hospital

West Indies-born cricket star Brian Lara was admitted in Mumbai’s Global Hospital after he complained of chest pain on Monday, June 24. Sources say that he has undergone an angiography under the observation of Dr Pravin Kulkarni

Cricket legend Brian Lara discharged from Global HospitalOn the afternoon of Monday, June 24, West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara was rushed to Mumbai’s Global Hospital. As he had complained of severe chest pain. He was under observation by Dr Pravin Kulkarni, a renowned cardiologist. Brain Lara had earlier suffered from a heart attack a few years ago. Brian Lara was discharged […]

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study finds

People who track their daily steps may not only be more active, they may also be less likely to develop health problems that lead to events like heart attacks or broken bones, a new study suggests

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study findsResearchers examined data on 1,297 participants from clinical trials that randomly assigned half of the people to track steps with pedometers over 12 weeks while the rest of them did no tracking at all. When they joined the trial, people took about 7,500 steps a day and got 90 minutes a week of moderate to […]

Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!

Dr Smriti Naswa Singh, a Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights on different types of skin and tips to prevent the skin from getting damaged during monsoon

Don’t ignore your skin this monsoon!Monsoon season brings a sigh of relief after the scorching heat in summers. It, however, comes with its share of problems; skin, for example, needs utmost care and nurturing in this season. A multitude of myths and misconceptions prevail, which make us treat our skin with harsh chemicals, detergents, resort to aggressive methods like overzealous […]

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailments

In order to treat cases related to monsoon-related illness, the civic-run hospitals have started a monsoon Out Patient Department (OPD) in their premises. The civic-run hospitals will also soon organise blood donation drives as a precautionary measure to be prepared for emergency cases

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailmentsUsually after the heavy rainfall, a few weeks later more and more patients come for a medical check-up. Infections by virus and bacteria are main threats, hence, people need to adopt preventives measures and it is advisable to visit doctors. In the last three years (2015-2018), there were 97 deaths caused due to dengue in […]

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals study

Many studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancer

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals studyMany studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers. The report, in the journal Cancer, included 1,832 Icelandic […]

P D Hinduja Hospital hosts ‘Skilling India’ conclave for a healthier India

Through the ‘Skilling India’  programme, the hospital and medical research centre targets to generate 50,000 skilled workforce

P D Hinduja Hospital hosts ‘Skilling India’ conclave for a healthier IndiaP.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre (MRC) in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) hosted a conclave on ‘Skilling India – Skilling for Healthier India’ on 22nd June, 2019. Globally, organisations have gained an understanding that talent is not developed in isolation but is the collective effort […]

AES mortality rate has come down: Dr Harsh Vardhan

The strategic interventions made by the Health Ministry have started paying off and are showing positive results as the mortality rate has come down significantly, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated this as he continues to review the status of AES cases of Bihar with senior officers of the Health Ministry

AES mortality rate has come down: Dr Harsh VardhanIn the past forty-eight hours there have been only five Acute Encephalopathy Syndrome (AES) related admissions at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). Dr Harsh Vardhan further said that a round the clock point-of-care testing facility has been set up in SKMCH to monitor vital parameters such as blood gases, electrolytes, lactate etc,. of […]

Bihar: Most children from BPL background, PHC’s lack basic facilities

Most families, who lost their children to encephalitis, are from BPL background. Of the 104 PHC’s near Muzaffarpur and around the area, only five PHC’s were eligible for government ratings. Media reports and government findings are highlighting reasons beyond litchis

Bihar: Most children from BPL background, PHC’s lack basic facilitiesMajority of the families, who lost their children to encephalitis,  falls in Below Poverty Line background. Out of 104 Primary Health Centre’s (PHC) near Muzaffarpur and the surrounding area, only five PHC’s were eligible for government ratings, and they, too, were rated zero. Media reports and government findings highlight reasons beyond Litchis. The Supreme Court, […]
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