Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury, reveals study

Kidney dialysis can cause short-term 'cerebral stunning' and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for many years. For many patients with kidney failure awaiting a kidney transplant or those not suitable for a transplant, dialysis is a life-saving treatment

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury, reveals studyNew research, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal American Society of Nephrology, has been able to demonstrate a link between both short and long term haemodialysis use and brain injury. The study, which looked at almost 100 patients using dialysis, measured cerebral blood flow and tested each patient’s cognitive […]

Pune: Meet a father who helps clears misconceptions about MR vaccine

As the measles-rubella vaccination (MR) drive is in full swing across the state, a father of two daughters is on a mission to spread awareness and clear misconceptions about the vaccine. He speaks with other parents and tells them about the importance of having their children vaccinated

Pune: Meet a father who helps clears misconceptions about MR vaccineThe state health and education department have let no stone unturned, in order to promote and spread awareness about the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination programme. And now, a father of two daughters has voluntarily come forward and greatly contributed to this cause. He does all of this, so that, people do not have any misconceptions or […]

New blood test being developed to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s

Investigators design, evaluate blood test for patients to detect tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.

New blood test being developed to accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s  Today, the only way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in life is through brain scans and tests of cerebrospinal fluid that must be collected via lumbar puncture. Though cumbersome and expensive, such tests provide the most accurate diagnoses for patients. Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working to develop a blood test that could […]

Making a small chemical alteration to insulin may boost its availability

Researchers find that alteration to insulin makes the molecule act more rapidly while preserving its function in organism

Making a small chemical alteration to insulin may boost its availabilityThe researchers – from Switzerland, the United States, and Australia – found that they could speed up the disassembly and release of insulin from its complex structure to its available form by replacing a single hydrogen atom with an iodine atom in its molecular structure. Insulin is a small protein that regulates blood glucose by […]

People at risk of heart disease and stroke, store excess stomach fat in body

Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the body (central obesity), according to findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey

People at risk of heart disease and stroke, store excess stomach fat in bodyThe results of the survey are being presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The survey also showed that of those taking lipid-lowering medication, less than half (43%) reached the LDL cholesterol target of less than 2.5 mmol/L and of those taking antihypertensive medication, less than […]

#OrganDonation: Report ‘Brain-dead patients,’ appeals Nagpur Municipal Corporation to civic and private hospitals

How to identify a 'Brain-dead' patient? What does it mean? Many doctors and medical professionals are still unaware of this. In order to boost the #OrganDonation campaign, the Nagpur municipal corporation has taken a decision to issue a circular to all the civic-run and private hospitals

#OrganDonation: Report ‘Brain-dead patients,’ appeals Nagpur Municipal Corporation to civic and private hospitalsThe aim is to create awareness among the doctor’s fraternity about ‘brain-dead’ patient and #OrganDonation. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation will become the first municipal corporation in Maharashtra, to issue such a circular in relation with reporting of a ‘brain-dead’ patient. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Abhijit Bangar, Municipal Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation said, “What […]

02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donors

Zainab Mughal, a 02-year-old girl from Florida, is sick and needs a blood donor with the same rare blood she has. A global search is underway for a compatible blood donor. Earlier this year, Zainab was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive and rare form of cancer that mostly affects babies and young children

02-year-old girl with world’s rarest blood type, prompts global search for donorsZainab Mughal has some of the rarest blood in the world. She’s been battling cancer, and to survive, she’s likely to need blood transfusions from seven to 10 donors who haven’t all been found. That’s because they are as rare as she is. Only people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent who have the same […]

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds study

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information. Study participants improved auditory and verbal outcomes

Cognitive brain training benefits patients with severe schizophrenia, finds studyNew research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Symptoms of schizophrenia include psychoses, hallucinations, delusions, and unusual thinking patterns. Emotional numbing, reduced motivation, difficulty forming and maintaining social relationships, and cognitive impairment are also among the symptoms that tend to characterize the condition. Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia […]

Here’s how health shots can perk up your immunity

Health shots are mini doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in a concentrated liquid form. These small nutrient dense shots made using few spices, veggies and fruits increase your immunity, helps prevent diseases and maintains overall health

Here’s how health shots can perk up your immunityIt is miraculous to know that mere 2-3 ingredients from your own kitchen can actually turn into your own pharmacy. Just mix various combinations like ginger and cinnamon powder, lime and jeera seeds powder which definitely helps combat minor issues like cold, cough and acidity naturally. I believe a lot in Neem shots. According to […]

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’

The union government has decided to notify commonly used medical devices such as nebulizer, blood pressure monitoring devices, digital thermometer and, glucometer as drugs

Union health ministry notifies Nebulizer, Glucometer as ‘drugs’The union health ministry has issued a notification last week on Monday, December 03, which stated that this will come into effect from January 01, 2020. Experts say with this move the government can now control the prices and also monitor the quality as well India has earned the reputation of being known as the […]
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