Effects of childhood fears linger even in adulthood

A study has found that people have "residual anxiety" from watching horror movies and television programmes with disturbing content

Effects of childhood fears linger even in adulthoodAs a child, I watched a television program where a young boy disappeared in a closet, and to this day, I’m still wary when hanging up my clothes. I’m not the only one whose irrational childhood fear lasted well into adulthood — a 1999 study found that people have “residual anxiety” from watching horror movies […]

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programme

There exists a dire need to provide nutritional and economic support to TB patients

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programmeA group of tuberculosis (TB) survivors have come together to provide a comprehensive list of recommendations to the Government of India, urging it to strengthen its fight against the disease. The group called ‘Survivors against TB’ has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Minister of Health as well as the Secretary of Ministry of […]

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by Maharashtra

State govt introduces new scientific formula to find root cause of malnutrition in state’s rural areas

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by MaharashtraIn its bid to identify and treat malnutrition cases among children efficiently, the Maharashtra government has introduced a new scientific formula – Screening, Training, Treatment and Research (STTR). With this programme, the state government aims to search the root cause of malnutrition cases in Maharashtra. “The new scientific formula will help us to know why […]

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 […]

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 […]