Kidney transplant: Know what it is all about

Kidneys can be defined as two bean-shaped organs which are located on each side of the spine just below the rib cage. Each is about the size of a fist. Moreover, the main functioning of the kidney is to filter and remove waste, minerals, and fluid from the blood by producing urine

Kidney transplant: Know what it is all aboutA surgical procedure to place a healthy kidney from a living or deceased donor into a person whose kidneys no longer function properly is called as a kidney transplant. Did you know? When your kidneys lose this filtering ability, harmful levels of fluid and waste tend to get accumulated in the body, which may shoot […]

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggest study

LDL cholesterol, the so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol, is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, finds new research

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggest studyThe preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, looked at genes and proteins that might influence venous thromboembolism, or VTE, a condition that causes potentially dangerous blood clots to form in the legs or arms that can break free and travel to the lungs. Researchers studied DNA from people […]

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage: Study finds

The more exposure people have to air pollution, especially ozone, the more lung damage they develop over time, a U.S. study suggests

Air pollution, especially ozone, tied to worsening lung damage: Study findsResearchers already knew that heavy air pollution makes lung disease worse in people who already have lung disease. The new study shows that even among people without lung disease, long-term exposure to air pollution even in relatively ‘clean’ areas can lead to signs of chronic lung disease, said Dr Joel Kaufman, a co-author of the […]

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammation

Inflammation is a necessary part of the body's immune response, but too much inflammation can lead to disease

20 minutes of exercise beneficial to combat inflammationThe long-term health benefits of physical exercise are numerous; they include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, improving metabolism and weight control, as well as generally strengthening the heart, muscles, and bones. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, a regular dose of physical activity also lowers blood pressure, and reduces […]

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals study

Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research

Nordic walking may benefit breast cancer patients, reveals studyThe low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care. “The main strategy in rehabilitation for women with breast cancer is a change of habits, where physical exercise is a fundamental tool,” said study co-author Jorge Torres of the Faculty of Educational […]

Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgery

A six-year-old Bahrain girl was suffering from a rare disease — Macro Glossia. A condition in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Due to which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and was having difficulty in talking, eating, breathing, or swallowing her saliva. A team of doctors from Pune performed surgery on her, and now, she is leading a regular life

Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgeryA six-year-old girl, hailing from Bahrain, was suffering from a rare disease. She was suffering from a rare condition — Macro Glossia. It is a condition, in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Because of which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and she was having difficulty in talking, eating, […]

#MaharashtraFloods: FDA sends relief package to flood-affected areas of Sangli, Kolhapur

The relief material was dispatched on Friday, August 16 at 6 pm from Sahyadri Guest House, Malabar Hill, Mumbai. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was present at the function. Jaykumar Rawal and Madanji Yerawar were present at the ceremony

#MaharashtraFloods: FDA sends relief package to flood-affected areas of Sangli, KolhapurFor the flood-affected people of Sangli and Kolhapur, the material such as packaged drinking water, bleaching powder, phenyl liquid, hand gloves, nose mask etc was sent from the Food and Drug Administration. The District and Division offices of FDA, Pune had already sent the relief material including 1.68 litres packaged drinking water. 50 boxes of […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital doctors perform complex surgery to treat a young cancer patient

Sassoon Hospital becomes the first state-run hospital to conduct liver cancer surgery. An 8 x 11 x 13 cm right liver cancer of a 14-year-old girl was successfully operated at the hospital

Pune: Sassoon Hospital doctors perform complex surgery to treat a young cancer patientDoctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a 14-year-old girl who was suffering from liver cancer. A complex operation had to be done to treat the girl. The surgery was performed on August 14 and it was a success. A few months before the surgery, Shraddha (name changed) was suffering from stomach pain. She […]

Man stumps doctors as they discover patient’s penis is turning into bone

The human body is marvellously complicated, so it's no wonder that sometimes things can go spectacularly wrong - and we only find out by accident. That's what happened to a 63-year-old man who went to a New York emergency department for left knee pain after falling on his behind, and ended up with an alarming and rare diagnosis - penile ossification

Man stumps doctors as they discover patient’s penis is turning into boneDoctors at a New York emergency department were left surprised after a man left the results of his X-ray. It appeared that his penis has been turning into a bone. The 63-year-old man went to the hospital to have his left knee checked because of a potential injury. Doctors required an X-ray to see signs […]

‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, reveals study

Canadian researchers have discovered that covert, or ‘silent’ - strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later

‘Silent’ strokes common after surgery, reveals studyWhile an overt stroke causes obvious symptoms, such as weakness in one arm or speech problems that last more than a day, a covert stroke is not obvious except on brain scans, such as MRI. Each year, approximately 0.5 per cent of the 50 million people age 65 years or greater worldwide who have major, […]