A rare occurrence – woman loses eye to dengue

Dengue affecting vision is called panophthalmitis, inflammation in the eye caused by the virus

A rare occurrence – woman loses eye to dengueA 32-year-old woman suffering from dengue hemorrhagic fever – a critical condition of the mosquito-borne disease – has lost her eyesight. She was first admitted to a local hospital in Vashi with high fever and a low platelet count of about 19,000. “She was admitted to a local hospital for dengue. On October 19, she […]

You are safe from bird flu that has hit North India

You are safe from bird flu that has hit North IndiaAfter 15 birds died at the Gandhi Zoological Garden in Gwalior in the last three days, the Centre issued guidelines to state governments and zoo officials in the country for “control and containment” of bird flu, or avian influenza. Even though the virus strains in the bird flu cases at Delhi and Gwalior zoos were […]

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctors

Two new studies show that prompt intervention can help lower blood sugar and ‘bad’ cholesterol: major implications for younger populations, say medical experts

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctorsWith young Indian adults enjoying the benefits of economic prosperity, changing lifestyle, coupled with genetic pre-disposition, which adversely and somewhat unfairly affects them, an entire generation of India’s population is facing a clear and present danger, claimed leading doctors at a discussion on Friday. Over 200 researchers and doctors from all over India are attending […]

Shocking: 24-year-old RJ dies of heart attack

Doctors lament increasing stressful lifestyle of youngsters and their unhealthy eating habits

Shocking: 24-year-old RJ dies of heart attackThe internet has been flooded with articles and stories about how the stressful lifestyle of youngsters and their poor eating habits is playing havoc with their health. But, there doesn’t seem to be much change to be seen and youngsters are still leading a stressful and unhealthy life. The sudden and shocking death of a 24-year-old […]

PSP, a disease which doesn’t have any cure or treatment

A daughter narrates how 19 doctors and neurologists over seven years failed to identify that her mother is suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare brain disease that affects only five to six people in 100,000

PSP, a disease which doesn’t have any cure or treatment“She was just standing there,” my dad told my sister, by way of explanation, “and she fell.” My mom managed a small smile, with her big swollen lip, like it was her fault, my sister told me. The three of them were living in a small apartment in Tokyo at the time. This was five […]

The jury is still out on sanitary pads vs tampons vs menstrual cups

The jury is still out on sanitary pads vs tampons vs menstrual cups“I wanted a cost-effective and hygienic solution to menstrual periods and menstrual cup was the only option,” said 26-year-old Shruti Sen (name changed), who has been using menstrual cups for the last two years. Selecting the right menstrual product is not as easy as it seems and this sentiment has been agreed upon by many […]

New ultrasound method to detect early signs of osteoporosis

The accuracy of bone thickness measurements can be improved by taking into consideration the effect of porosity variation on speed of sound

New ultrasound method to detect early signs of osteoporosisOsteoporosis-induced thinning of the cortical bone layer can be detected in long bones, such as the shin bone, with the help of a pulse-echo ultrasound method, which is optimal for screening large populations. Cortical bone thickness measurements typically do not take site-specific speed of sound, which is dependent on cortical bone porosity, into consideration. However, […]