Why your heart remains immune to cancer?

Though found in every possible part of the body, a fluid-filled sac called pericardium does its job of protecting our precious hearts

Why your heart remains immune to cancer?Food for thought: there are cancers of the brain, blood, lymph nodes, lungs, bone, and every other bodily organ, part, or system imaginable. Why, then, do we never hear about heart cancer — could it be our hearts, long symbolized as the root of loving emotion, are somehow immune to the dreaded disease? Unfortunately, the […]

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during later follow-ups compared to single non-owners

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart healthA team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sick

Continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But that's nothing compared with what these doctors go up against each day

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sickDodging a cold can be pretty challenging when you’re working in an office. As soon as one person starts coughing, you can usually be sure it’ll get around the office faster than a bad email chain from Steve in accounting. If that’s not enough, continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]

Thane gets affordable dialysis centres

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has taken a decision of providing dialysis centres in Thane, for the patients who belong to the weaker section of the society. The facility is made available for those whose income is less annual income is of less than one lakh. Dialysis centres will be started from Monday, November 27

Thane gets affordable dialysis centresPeople, who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, have to go for dialysis, thrice a week. They spend Rs 1,800 to 2,000 in the private hospitals. To make it affordable for the patients, dialysis centres have been started near Kores Hospital at Vartak Nagar, materinity hospital near Kopri and one hospital at kasarvadavali. These three […]

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart health

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen followed 37 takotsubo patients for an average of two years. Using ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans, the team found that patients’ heart function was often affected long after an event. They also found patients had on-going symptoms of heart failure similar to patients who have suffered a heart attack

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart healthHeart break is actually damaging for the heart finds a new study. Researchers have found that persons undergoing a heart break could suffer from damages to the heart that is similar to heart attacks. The study came from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings of the study were presented at the American Heart Association […]

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health Min

Highlighting the importance of transparency between regulatory authorities and pharma sector, Nadda stated that the coordination between the National Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical sector will enable launch and registration of new health technologies

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health MinThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today inaugurated  the ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The Health Minister further stated that there is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgery

On Monday evening, Mumbai police’s tweet about rescuing an abandoned infant in Kanjurmarg, hit the headlines. Immediately after the news spread, the infant was admitted to Sion Hospital and LTMG medical college. The infant is fine now, informed the hospital

Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgeryOn the wee hours of Monday morning, an abandoned baby was found in an auto rickshaw in suburban Mumbai. After which, the infant was immediately admitted to the Sion Hospital by the police. The baby girl has been identified with a brain condition. However, she is fine now. “Yesterday, the baby was brought to us by the […]