Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defect

The surgery lasted for two hours, with minimal blood loss, and the results were miraculous. With no evidence of brain stem or spinal cord injury, the patient could walk without support on the third day. The patient felt immediate relief in her problems

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defectFor a 55-year-old woman, the last ten years of her life have marked a period of struggle and pain. She felt a tingling in her limbs, and weakness in both the hands. She has vertigo and had lost her sense of balance, and she couldn’t even walk in a straight line. Moreover, she had constant […]

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals study

Eating two or more weekly servings of yoghurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer, at least in men, finds research published online in the journal Gut

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals studyThe observed associations were strongest for adenomas that are highly likely to become cancerous, and for those located in the colon rather than in the rectum, the findings indicate. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing the type and volume of bacteria […]

Failed to act against dengue, malaria menace?: State to take action

Earlier in June, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has served a notice to MMRDA over rising cases of dengue in the city. As many as 12 workers from the BMC have been diagnosed with Dengue and Malaria, due to the on-going Metro work near Mantralaya

Failed to act against dengue, malaria menace?: State to take actionMumbai Metro’s work is on the full swing. Day in and day out, the workers are on the job to deliver the swanky metro for Mumbaikars. However, Metro work is causing discomfort to BMC workers, and are not able to perform their duties. The reason being stagnant water in the pits, which have been dug […]

Encephalitis kills 112, here’s what you need to know about the deadly disease

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) affects the central nervous system, mostly in children and young adults. It starts with high fever, then hampers neurological functions causing mental disorientation, seizure, confusion, delirium, coma

Encephalitis kills 112, here’s what you need to know about the deadly diseaseAt present, more than 400 patients are admitted in different hospitals in Bihar, as they are getting treated for a condition called acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). At the time of publishing the article, the death toll had mounted to 112. Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and the adjoining districts are gripped with the cases of AES. Districts like […]

Andaman and Nicobar Command joins hands with Sadhguru for International Day of Yoga

Renowned yoga guru Jaggi Vasudev (popularly known as Sadhguru) will be participating in the International Day of Yoga on June 21 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. And Sadhguru will be leading a yoga session at a unique venue - a floating dock of the Indian Navy

Andaman and Nicobar Command joins hands with Sadhguru for International Day of YogaAndaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) will be joining hands with Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. As part of celebrations, Yoga sessions will be conducted in various clusters on June 20 and 21 at Birchgunj, Minnie Bay and INS Utkrosh For the final day on June 21, Sadhguru will lead […]

#InternationalYogaDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanas

Diabetes also has adverse effect on kidneys. According to a WHO study done in 2015, 8.7% of Indian population are living with diabetes. It means 69.2 million Indian people have diabetes and in more than 36 million people it remained undiagnosed. The increase in life expectancy and the spread of diabetes may increase the number of cases of chronic kidney failure

#InternationalYogaDay: Want to combat kidney ailments, try these asanasChronic kidney failure (CRF) is a medical condition characterised by progressive renal dysfunction, which affects patient’s quality of life. Recent studies have reported that there is strong association of oxidative stress, chronic inflammation and psychological stress with CRF. Several scientific studies have shown that yoga reduces oxidative stress, psychological stress and inflammation. Thus yoga will […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent it

Dr Dillon Dsouza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon from Mumbai, shares his insights about hearing loss and how to prevent it

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent itEars anatomy and function Ears enable us to collect and process sounds, transmit them to the brain, also help maintain the balance, and give us the idea of what position the head is with regards to the ground. It is done with the help of the three parts of the ear: The outer, middle, and […]

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislative assembly, the state’s chief minister spoke about the toll that drugs and alcohol has had on the lives of youngsters. From 2014 to 2016 – 1,075 youth lost their lives as a result of their addiction to these harmful substances

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]
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