Maharashtra CM inaugurates largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Mumbai

India witnesses more neonatal deaths than any other country. Around 8 lakh newborn babies succumb to death every year in India

Maharashtra CM inaugurates largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit in MumbaiOn Children’s Day, Mumbai got its largest Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Surya Hospital, Malad. The hospital, which earlier had 40 NICU beds, upgraded its bed strength to 105 beds. “India witnesses more neonatal deaths than any other country. Around 8 lakh newborn babies succumb to death every year in India. Maharashtra is in […]

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening condition

Researchers find recent quitters had an approximately 2.6 to 3.5 fold increased risk for both clinical and asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in next 15 years compared to never smokers

Smokers more likely to be affected by this life-threatening conditionPeople who smoke may be nearly twice more likely to develop an abdominal aortic aneurysm than the general population, but they can lower their risk of the potentially life-threatning condition by quitting, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in […]

How abnormalities in the brain’s communication network maybe causing insomnia

The findings revealed that insomnia patients had significantly reduced white matter integrity in several parts of the right brain, including the body corpus callosum

How abnormalities in the brain’s communication network maybe causing insomniaWe’ve all had those sleepless nights filled with endless tossing and turning, no shuteye in sight. For 3 to 5 per cent of the population, insomnia is a nightly struggle that takes over their lives. Its causes and consequences remain elusive, but recent MRI scans suggest a connection between the sleeping disorder and abnormalities in […]

Proven: Women have better memories than men

Researchers from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found middle-aged women outperform age-matched men when it comes to measures of memory

Proven: Women have better memories than menMen have the notorious reputation of forgetting birthdays, anniversaries, and other important dates. On the other hand, women are better at recalling memories faster, more accurately, and in specific detail. A new study published in the journal Menopause suggests there’s a science behind these gender differences in memory. Researchers from The North American Menopause Society […]

How blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer’s defence against drugs

To understand why this happens, scientists treated bowel cancer cells in the lab with cetuximab. They found that some cells survived the treatment by increasing the activity of a protein called ADAM17

How blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer’s defence against drugsBlocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer’s defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool. Cetuximab is used to treat advanced bowel cancer, and just under half of bowel cancer patients are given the drug. While it helps many patients, there are […]

Now, get psychiatrist counselling on your fingertips

Doctors say Facetime, WhatsApp, Google Hangout apt tools to give timely treatment, patients talk freely and without hesitation too

Now, get psychiatrist counselling on your fingertipsMeeting your psychiatrist is now just a click away, literally. With technology growing at lightning speed, city psychiatrists are using it rightly by allowing online consultation. “It is one of the easiest ways to instantly reach out to your patient. I recently counselled a 12-year-old Indian living in Saudi Arabia. She was having nightmares and […]

Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in women

Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in womenOne in seven people around the world suffer from migraine. In the UK, migraine has a crippling economic effect, with approximately 25m days lost every year, costing the country £2.3bn. But while the condition has been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks – who attempted to treat it with trepanning, by drilling a […]

Alarming: 1 in 2 males are either pre-diabetic or are suffering from diabetes in Mumbai

As per a survey, among females, 17.9% were found to be in pre-diabetic category and 17.8% were diabetic

Alarming: 1 in 2 males are either pre-diabetic or are suffering from diabetes in MumbaiIf the survey released by a leading diagnostic centre in Mumbai is to be believed, Mumbai’s working class is facing a serious threat due to diabetes. The survey done by Metropolis Healthcare, ahead of World Diabetes day (November 14) shows 21 per cent of the Mumbai’s working class are diabetic. “We had analysed 100659 samples […]

Chemists in Mumbai run out of change as people make a beeline to get rid of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes

Caught unawares of the government’s decision, chemists claim enough time was not given to stock up change

Chemists in Mumbai run out of change as people make a beeline to get rid of 500 and 1,000 rupee notesChemists across Mumbai refused to take the now banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes, causing a lot of distress to people. However, when My Medical Mantra spoke to the chemists association they claimed that they were caught unawares, when hoards of people rushed to several chemist shops on Tuesday evening. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on […]

Why are we ticklish?

It is no coincidence that the most ticklish parts of the body are also the most vulnerable, like the neck, the ribs and the stomach.

Why are we ticklish?The only people in this world who haven’t been tickled are probably infants who have not yet achieved this rite of passage. Everyone has giggled, gasped for breath, and gone into convulsions during a tickling attack, whether they still love tickling or grew to hate it. It’s one of those things that are hard to […]