Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]

Combination of obesity and diabetes can cause severe abnormalities in brain structure

Researchers found, in particular, that the temporal lobe appears vulnerable to the combined effects of type 2 diabetes and being overweight or obese. The temporal lobe is implicated in language comprehension and long-term memory

Combination of obesity and diabetes can cause severe abnormalities in brain structureType 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in some organs, including the brain. This is a well-known fact. However, according to a new study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, those who are overweight and obese and have early-stage type 2 diabetes have more severe abnormalities in brain […]

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

The amendment also allows the live organ donation from first cousins having common grandparent(s) and their spouses. Also, the amendment includes live organ donation from both maternal and paternal uncles and aunts of the recipient and their spouses

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easierSoon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]

Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smoking

A UK-based study published on the Nutrition and Health Journal's latest edition shows that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarettes. This study has been termed as the first ever study in UK, which has shown the relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. It busts the myth that e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarettes

Now, UK study shows e-cigarettes initiates cigarette smokingA study published in the Tobacco Control BMJ Journal, has shown that use of e-cigarettes can be directly associated with initiation of smoking cigarette. The study is based on a survey done amongst adolescents in the United Kingdom (UK). Various cross-sectional surveys found that there is increase in number of adolescents that had been reported […]

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the state

Around 14.26 lakh patients in Maharashtra are already screened, out of which 4,428 patients were diagnosed positive for swine flu. The state has reported 461 deaths so far, this year

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the stateThe total swine flu positive cases reported so far this year in Pune have reached 501. Also, more than 13,000 people who were suspected to have contracted swine flu have been given Tamiflu from January 1 to August 26 in the city. The Pune district has reported the highest number of death toll due to […]

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membership

It is the fourth breast care centre in India to get this membership. The membership would allow the Jehangir Breast Care Center to access journals, training and also access to cases/studies conducted by other breast care units across the world

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membershipThe Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune has been granted an affiliate membership to the Breast Centers Network by the European School of Oncology. It is the 4th breast care centre in India to Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune this membership (the other three are Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Tata Medical Centre in […]

Health alert: BPH and sexual function

These two conditions don’t necessarily seem linked, but certain treatments that relieve BPH can cause ED and other sexual side effects. On the other hand, treating ED can improve enlarged prostate symptoms

Health alert: BPH and sexual functionProstate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and erectile dysfunction (ED)are separate problems. Both increase with age, but one causes problems in the bathroom and the other in the bedroom. However, the two are somewhat linked. BPH happens when your prostate becomes enlarged, but cancer isn’t the cause. A man’s prostate continues growing throughout most […]

Pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes in surprising ways

Anyone who has begun an exercise program knows, the relationships between exercise, appetite, weight control and hunger are complex and often counterintuitive

Pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes in surprising waysSome types of exercise may be better than others at blunting appetite and potentially aiding in weight management, according to an interesting new study of workouts and hunger. The arithmetic involved seems straightforward. You burn calories during exercise and, over time, should drop pounds. But the reality is more vexing. In both scientific studies and […]

Periodontal disease in older women is associated with an increased risk for cancer, says study

Previous studies have suggested a link, but this new analysis, in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, offers additional evidence on specific cancers

Periodontal disease in older women is associated with an increased risk for cancer, says studyResearchers followed more than 65,000 women, average age 68, participating in a larger health study. They gathered information on periodontal disease with self-reports, and over an average of eight years of follow-up, they found 7,149 cancers. The study controlled for race, age, family history of cancer, smoking and other variables. Gum disease was associated with […]

Parel’s Ganeshotsav mandal adopts theme of organ donation

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of Mumbai's favourite festivals. Pandals across Mumbai are known to thematically represent the current social issues that the city faces through tableaux, paintings and decorations. In order to raise awareness regarding organ donation, Parel’s G D Ambekar Marg (Kalewadi) Sarvjanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has adopted it as a theme, so that people could understand its importance

Parel’s Ganeshotsav mandal adopts theme of organ donationMumbai most iconic festival, which honours Lord Ganesha, is here. The excitement is highly visible as Mumbaikars participated in welcoming bappa with open hearts. From various themes like eco-friendly, film to social messages, you will get to see all in famous Ganesh Pandals. Parel’s G D Ambekar Marg (Kalewadi) Sarvjanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has grabbed the […]