Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygiene

72% of all children and 89% of teens have at least one device in their sleep environment

Gadgets in your bedroom are drastically affecting your kid’s sleep hygieneThese days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games. For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies […]

Dragon Fart during surgery severely burns woman

Breaking wind during surgery proves to be quite gruesome for this woman

Dragon Fart during surgery severely burns woman    A patient who passed gas during an operation was badly burned when the fart ignited a laser being used in the surgery, a hospital report states. The unnamed woman, aged in her 30s, was undergoing surgery at Tokyo Medical University Hospital which involved a laser being applied to her cervix. As the surgery […]

‘Felt like a dream,’ says woman after 20 years of struggle against piles came to an end with a ten-minute operation

Dharmistha Patel started suffering haemorrhoids when she became pregnant with her daughter 20 years ago

‘Felt like a dream,’ says woman after 20 years of struggle against piles came to an end with a ten-minute operationTHE PATIENT Since I was pregnant with my daughter 20 years ago, I have suffered from haemorrhoids. Some days, especially if I felt stressed, I was in constant pain, with a lot of bleeding. I went to see my GP (General Physician) for a referral to a specialist and was told the only answer was […]

New skin patch to the rescue for kids with peanut allergy

A new US study finds a skin patch may help children allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of its protein

New skin patch to the rescue for kids with peanut allergyA new US study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has found that a skin patch might help children with a peanut allergy. It helps the kids to gain immunity to the allergy by administering small doses of its protein. Though the findings are promising, more research into the therapy is needed. […]

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’

In a recent survey at Patna station, it was observed that 90 per cent of the people downloaded porn on free Wi-Fi service

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’Deprived of watching porn for two days, Mahesh Shah, aged 25, failed to concentrate at work during a conference. That was a warning bell for the marketing executive as he discovered that he was a porn addict. Easy access to porn led him to watch it as an entertainment. He didn’t realise the addiction till […]

A rash which almost turned life threatening

55-year-old Stephen Schroeder was told that his “jock itch” was actually an extremely rare, invasive cancer called Extramammary Paget’s Disease

A rash which almost turned life threateningOn a late Friday afternoon on December 4, 2014, Stephen Schroeder was waiting to board a packed flight from Philadelphia to Las Vegas for a much anticipated long weekend with his son when his cell phone rang. On the line was an unexpected caller: his doctor, reporting test results sooner than Schroeder had expected. Listening […]

4 ways to strengthen your knees and put off joint replacement

Every surgical procedure carries the risk of complications — or even death. Because the average joint that's replaced only lasts 10 to 15 years, having the procedure done at age 50 instead of 70 means there's a good chance you'll need a second procedure when you're older and at higher risk for complications

4 ways to strengthen your knees and put off joint replacementA desire to stay active and a natural aversion to pain send nearly 800,000 Americans to orthopaedic surgeons each year for a hip or knee replacement. And we’re seeking these operations much earlier in life. According to Dr Scott Martin, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, this isn’t a healthy trend. “A lot of […]

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory cases

Mumbaikars forced to leave city because of unbearable noise and air pollution

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory casesShrishti Desai, 29, a chartered accountant and Andheri resident, is off to North-East to spend her Diwali holidays. While most of us prefer being at home and celebrate the festival of lights, Desai, who suffers from asthma, is forced to stay away from the city to avoid the firecracker pollution. City-based chest physicians confirmed that […]

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical college

Probably the youngest body to have been donated ever

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical collegeThe anatomy department doctors at Government Medical College, Aurangabad were taken aback when parents of 5-year-old Rudra Deshmukh expressed the desire to donate their only son’s body. Rudra, a cerebral palsy patient, succumbed to the disease at home. “In my entire career, I have never seen such a young body donated,” said Dr Shivaji Sukre, […]