Maharashtra CM inaugurates largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Mumbai

India witnesses more neonatal deaths than any other country. Around 8 lakh newborn babies succumb to death every year in India

Maharashtra CM inaugurates largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit in MumbaiOn Children’s Day, Mumbai got its largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Surya Hospital, Malad. The hospital, which earlier had 40 NICU beds, upgraded its bed strength to 105 beds. “India witnesses more neonatal deaths than any other country. Around 8 lakh newborn babies succumb to death every year in India. Maharashtra is in […]

Diabetic women more prone to depression and anxiety than men

Study reveals that though diabetics are more vulnerable to depression and anxiety, it is more prevalent in Type II diabetics

Diabetic women more prone to depression and anxiety than menDepression and anxiety are twice as more prevalent in patients with Type II diabetes than in healthy people, says a study published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism on World Diabetes Day (November 14). The study was conducted by doctors at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) in […]

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel it

Brain Research have now discovered that pain is not just a matter of nerves but that non-neuronal cells, the glial cells, are also involved in clinically relevant pain models

Explained: Pain – how and why we feel itThe sensation of pain occurs when neural pathways conduct excitation generated by tissue damage to the spinal cord, where the nociceptive information is extensively pre-processed. From there, the information is transmitted to the human brain, where the sensation of “pain” is finally created. This is the general belief. However, researchers from the Division of Neurophysiology […]

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening condition

Researchers find recent quitters had an approximately 2.6 to 3.5 fold increased risk for both clinical and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in next 15 years compared to never smokers

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening conditionPeople who smoke may be nearly twice more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm than the general population, but they can lower their risk of the potentially life-threatning condition by quitting, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in […]

Cancer affects men and women differently

Read about five of the most dangerous types of cancer for both genders

Cancer affects men and women differentlyAlong with heart disease, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in American adults — surpassing the number of lives claimed by chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, or diabetes by thousands. And among the nearly 600,000 people who die from cancer every year in the United States, there are a few types […]

Why a tune keeps playing in your head for days on end and how to get rid of it

Researchers at Durham University suggest some songs are more likely to stay with us based on their melodic content

Why a tune keeps playing in your head for days on end and how to get rid of itMany of us have experienced last song syndrome: We get in the car, turn on the radio, and hear the same top 40 songs on repeat every hour. Suddenly, we catch ourselves humming the melody of a song, and hear it play on a continuous loop in our heads. So, what makes some songs catchier […]

 5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the test

Though tests are sure way to find out if you’re pregnant, but they may not work until several weeks into the pregnancy

 5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the testYou’ve had unprotected sex, whether planned or accidental, and now either you or your partner are wondering “could we be pregnant?” Although pregnancy tests are the most accurate way to answer this question, they often don’t work until several weeks into the pregnancy. However, there are still early signs of pregnancy; here’s what to look […]

Your resistance to antibiotics maybe due to your own DNA molecules

Study finds plasmids to be one of the major threats to public health and antibiotic resistance may lead to 10 million deaths per year by 2050

Your resistance to antibiotics maybe due to your own DNA moleculesA new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford has found that small DNA molecules known as plasmids are one of the key culprits in spreading the major global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Using a novel experimental model, the international team of researchers show that plasmids, which live inside bacteria and are […]

How India can learn from the London Fog of 1873

Air pollution is the fourth top cause of death globally, after poor diet, high blood pressure and smoking

How India can learn from the London Fog of 1873In December 1873, London was blanketed for a week in a yellow fog so thick that people could not see their feet. “Ladies & gentlemen,” Mark Twain said in a public lecture at the time, “I hear you, & so know that you are here — & I am here, too, notwithstanding I am not […]

Prostate exam: How is it done and should you get it done?

Prostate cancer can easily be called as one of the most common cancers prevalent in men. Here is everything you need to know about prostate cancer examination

Prostate exam: How is it done and should you get it done?Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men living in the United States, behind only lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 7 men will have a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime. While researchers continue to work out whether or not prostate cancer can be prevented, prostate exams are performed […]