New treatment can give instant migraine relief to children, teenagers

The treatment involves administering anesthetic to a small cluster of nerves that are believed to be linked to migraines. These nerves are located at the back of the nose. During the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block, a small, flexible catheter is inserted into each nostril and used to disable the SPG for a short period of time

New treatment can give instant migraine relief to children, teenagersHeadaches are some of the most common afflictions of the central nervous system. Almost half of the world’s adult population report having had a headache at least once in the last year. In the United States, it is currently estimated that approximately 12 percent of individuals aged 12 and above have recurrent migraines. Migraines can […]

Third incident in a week: Dead patient’s relatives assault Mumbai doctor

A first-year resident doctor at Sion Hospital was slapped repeatedly by the relatives of a 60-year-old woman, who allegedly died of chronic kidney disease

Third incident in a week: Dead patient’s relatives assault Mumbai doctorNashik: (March 16): Intern Dr Rahul Patil and a nurse were beaten up Dhule (March 12): Dr Rohan Mhamunkar was assaulted Shirpur: Earlier this week a doctor’s clinic was ransacked Latur: (January 18) Intern doctor was assaulted While Dhule’s resident doctor, Dr Rohan Mhamunkar, is still recuperating from his injuries and vision loss after being […]

Why do liars keep on lying?

Scientists can now tell you how one lie leads to another – it has to do with how the brain reacts to fibs

Why do liars keep on lying?Once a liar, always a liar, the old saying goes. Turns out there’s some scientific truth to that: researchers have tracked down how the brain makes lying easier as the untruths build up, providing some biological evidence for why small lies often balloon into ever larger ones In a study published in Nature Neuroscience, Tali […]

Doctor inaugurates hospital with aim to eradicate female foeticide

While the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) survey shows that the child sex ratio has improved from 914 to 919 at the national level, doctors say there needs to be amendment in the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostics Technique) Act

Doctor inaugurates hospital with aim to eradicate female foeticideIn order to change the mind-set of people towards the girl child, a doctor in Ahmednagar decided to waive off hospital charges if a girl is born in his hospital. Dr Jagdish Bharadiya who will be inaugurating his 13 bed hospital on Sunday, said, this is his first step in bringing about awareness on the […]

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate results

Researchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98% accurate in kids between age 3 and 10

Experimental autism blood test for children shows accurate resultsResearchers say an experimental blood test has shown promise as a novel way to diagnose autism in children. The test appears to be nearly 98 percent accurate in kids between the ages of 3 and 10, the researchers claimed. “The test was able to predict autism, regardless of where on the spectrum an individual was,” […]

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseases

Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a cluster of symptoms that signal kidney damage. Research teams have identified mutations in more than 40 genes that cause genetic kidney disease, but knowledge gaps remain in understanding the precise roles that specific genes play in kidney cell biology and renal disease

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseasesThe majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics. […]

New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accurately

Some of the chronic illnesses this test accounts for include diabetes, kidney failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and dementia, as well as a range of cardiovascular diseases such as peripheral vascular disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, heart attack, and heart failure

New clinical tool can now predict risk of chronic diseases accuratelyThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately half of all U.S. adults experienced at least one chronic health condition in 2012. Some of the most common chronic conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. The CDC also report that almost half of all deaths (48 percent) are attributable to […]

A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

According to the UN's World Health Organization (WHO), 3.3 million deaths around the globe every year are the result of harmful alcohol use—almost six percent of all deaths

A new drug against alcoholism works, researchers claimFrench researchers provided fresh evidence on Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. The drug, baclofen, had “a positive effect” at high doses in reducing alcohol consumption over a year of treatment, according to study results released at a […]

How you can prevent medical mistakes

A study found that people were only able to finish their ‘opening statement of concerns’ in 23 percent of doctors’ visits, according to U.S. News and World Report. And this lack of communication can have a significant impact on your health

How you can prevent medical mistakesIt’s hardly a secret that people avoid going to the doctor. The tedious 20 minutes in the waiting area followed by another 10 sitting in the exam room only to get five minutes with the doctor isn’t exactly something to look forward to. Patients are so rushed they’re usually unable to get through all of […]

IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctors

Nearly 1,000 doctors from across the state attended the protest rally organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday morning. Doctors opined that there is an urgent need for government to ensure that environment remains conducive for doctors to treat patients, especially in public sector hospitals

IMA members meet Girish Mahajan, demand more safety for doctorsFriday morning was an unusual day at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan which saw well-known doctors from the city and across Maharashtra gathering to protest against the brutal attack on resident doctor in Dhule earlier this week. While usually it is the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) which has been at the helm of such protests […]