Does your child use smartphone for long hours?

A study done by PGI hospital in Chandigarh has found that children using mobile phones for over four hours a day develop squint and double vision.

Does your child use smartphone for long hours?A study done by PGI hospital in Chandigarh has found that children using mobile phones for over four hours a day develop squint and double vision. The study was published in Neuro-Ophthalmology, an international journal. As per the study, the three affected kids had visited the PGI for treatment. Doctors found two of them had […]

Five common skin conditions that can occur near the vagina

Everyone has experienced red patches, itchy skin, and fungal infections in their life, but, a few people know that skin infection can occur near your vagina. Here are a few conditions that can occur near the vaginal region

Five common skin conditions that can occur near the vaginaHeat, humidity, and not maintaining hygiene are the main contributory factors for having a skin infection. We all must have experienced red patches, itchy skin, and fungal infections irritating us, but, do you know, the skin infection can occur near your vaginal area? Few conditions that can occur near the vaginal region: Eczema It is […]

High-dose vitamin C shows promise in treatment of lung and pancreatic cancer

Cancer researchers in the US are currently studying the effects of treatment combining chemotherapy or radiotherapy with high doses of vitamin C administered intravenously

High-dose vitamin C shows promise in treatment of lung and pancreatic cancerThe first results, focusing on lung cancer and pancreatic cancer — the two of the disease’s most deadly forms — appear to be encouraging. Vitamin C levels in the blood can be 100 to 500 times higher when administered intravenously, researchers from the University of Iowa, USA, explain in a study published in Redox Biology. […]

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplant

In India, paired kidney exchange is legal. Mutual compatibilities can be found between pairs in such registries, which pave the way for a kidney exchange between such pairs. Paired kidney exchanges (PKE) can be performed as binaries (swaps), but more patients can benefit if such swaps are extended into longer chains or cycles with help of ASTRA

Organ donation: All you need to know about swap kidney transplantAs we all are aware of, kidney failure is a major healthcare problem which many citizens face. Transplantation is the preferred treatment for patients with kidney failure as compared to dialysis. The limitation to this is the availability of a compatible donor kidney. One way to get a compatible kidney is via a donor who […]

Road Safety: Helmet compulsory from new year, say Pune Police

Pune police have declared that, from January 1, they will be implementing a strict drive to make two-wheeler riders wear helmets

Road Safety: Helmet compulsory from new year, say Pune PolicePune police have declared that, from January 1, they will be implementing a strict drive to make two-wheeler riders wear helmets. Police Commissioner of K Venkatesham, announced that the police will strictly implement the mandatory use of helmets. “We cannot continue with a situation where people are losing their lives almost every day for not […]

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!

Dr Harshvardhan Ghorpade, a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon at Department of Visual Sciences, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains how these small bad habits can hurt your eyes

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!Thousands of people across age groups experience a considerable amount of eye strain due to some seemingly harmless lifestyle practices. In most cases, one is unaware of the things that hurt their eyes, causing further damage. Prevention of any infection or injury is far easier. Habits may be difficult to break or to get over, […]

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and stroke

Tobacco consumed in any form, smoked, swallowed, or chewed, poses multiple hazards to health. In addition to increasing the risk of cancer, it is closely linked to coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke

Even one cigarette a day increases your risk of heart disease and strokeCigarette smoke is commonly associated with lung cancer and lung ailments. But smoking and chewing tobacco is also the second most common cause of cardiac illness.  As per statistics, tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to approximately 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular disease, after […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove 10-cm-long thyroid tumor from a woman’s chest

A 38-year-old woman, suffering from thyroid condition since the past ten years, was successfully operated upon by the city doctors. The tumor had spread to her chest region, putting pressure on her windpipe, causing breathlessness

Mumbai: Doctors remove 10-cm-long thyroid tumor from a woman’s chestIn a rare case, the doctors from Mumbai removed a 10-cm-long thyroid tumor from a 38-year-old woman’s chest.  According to the doctors, the thyroid tumor had spread to the woman’s chest, due to which she was suffering from breathlessness, and had trouble consuming food.   Generally, in such cases, the tumor is removed through open heart […]

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of cases

According to ICMR officials, an 18% of the world’s population lives in India, so it becomes crucial to understand the disease burden of cancer in every state of India. Therefore, a part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was carried out in India. This study has been used to understand the variation in state-level burden of cancer as compared to the global burden

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of casesAs per the Globocan 2018 data: The total new cases in India were 11,57,294 in 2018  India witnessed a 15.7% rise in cancer cases over the numbers reported in 2012.  The number of cancer-related deaths also went up by 12.1% to 7,84,821 in 2018.  Cancer of the lip and oral cavity demonstrated a remarkable increase […]

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals study

A five-minute scan could be used to spot people at risk of dementia before symptoms appear, researchers claim. Scientists used ultrasound scanners to look at blood vessels in the necks of more than 3,000 people and monitored them over the next 15 years

Neck scan detects dementia way before symptoms appear, reveals studyThey found those with the most intense pulses went on to experience greater cognitive decline over the next decade than the other study participants Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. The actual dementia symptoms could be seen up to 10 years after […]