Washing hands is the best self-vaccine

On Global Handwashing Day, know more about this simple hygiene which offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness

Washing hands is the best self-vaccineThe simplest way to ensure basic hygiene is washing hands. It is our best defence and a self-vaccine that fights all kinds of pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease), including cold and flu virus, and E. coli bacteria, and can reduce the risk of you developing any diarrheal and respiratory […]

This is how a memory is made in your brain

It may be that the first wave of protein synthesis is critical for encoding contextual fear memory, while second wave in other sub-regions is important for memory storage

This is how a memory is made in your brainWhile the romantic poets’ idea of memories being akin to spirits may have poetic merit, the scientists’ perspective is that memories are concrete, physical entities that can be visualized within various regions of the brain. Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now for the first time identified a sub-region […]

Cops to verify documents before every kidney transplant

Cops to verify documents before every kidney transplantIt is official. The state government has decided to rope in police for verifying documents related to kidney transplants. The decision, was taken by the state appointed committee, which was asked to look into the irregularities in the kidney transplant procedures. The report will now be forwarded to the state health minister for review. The […]

Some women have more HIV-fighting bacteria in their vagina

This one kind of bacteria can make women more resistant to HIV. Now, doctors are looking at probiotics to boost this superhero in all women

Some women have more HIV-fighting bacteria in their vaginaScientists have found that HIV fighting bacteria are naturally present in some women’s vaginas. A study done by Professor Janneke van de Wijgert of the University of Liverpool, also reveals that sex workers were unlikely to have HIV if they had Lactobacillus crispatus (L. crispatus) bacteria in their vaginas and it is one among the […]

Chikungunya travels from Delhi to Mumbai

8 cases detected so far, doctors however say they are more concerned about dengue

Chikungunya travels from Delhi to MumbaiA day after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) confirmed eight chikungunya cases in Mumbai, its health officials said all of them are stable and recuperating. The executive health officer, Dr Padmaja Keskar, told My Medical Mantra that there is no need to panic and that they are monitoring the situation. Like dengue, chikungunya too is spread […]

30 is the new 40

30 is the new 40With our fast paced and stressful life, our body is ageing faster than it should. The wear and tear is causing our bodies to breakdown quicker than what is expected. The result – 30 is the new 40. If you have turned 30 or likely to turn 30 years of age soon, keep an eye […]

Eight chikungunya cases reported in Mumbai

Eight chikungunya cases reported in MumbaiEight confirmed chikungunya cases have been reported in Mumbai, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday. The cases are from Dadar (west) and one from Govandi area. The executive health officer of BMC said there have been 20 probable cases of Chikungunya and all these cases have been reported in the public sector. Like dengue, chikungunya too is spread […]