Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds study

Detection dogs spotted 83 per cent of more than 4,000 episodes of unacceptably high or low blood sugar during trial, and provided a quicker alert than other monitors in some cases

Medical detection dogs can help diabetics manage insulin levels, finds studyNew research by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Medical Detection Dogs has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. Tradition has it that dogs are our best friends, and researchers have been putting this special connection […]

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests study

Too much time spent on gaming, smartphones and watching television is linked to heightened levels and diagnoses of anxiety or depression in children as young as age 2, according to a new study

Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests studyEven after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell. Twenge and Campbell’s results were published in an […]

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia have difficulties performing the daily activities that others might consider routine

Exercise may help reduce fall risk for older adults with Alzheimer’sDementia takes a toll on those who live with it—and it also places a burden on caregivers. Along with problems connected to memory, language, and decision-making, dementia can cause neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, changes in mood, increased irritability, and changes in personality and behaviour. People who have AD/dementia also have twice the risk […]

Are fruits coated with wax hazardous to your health?

We all love eating fresh fruits, especially the fibre-rich apples. Apples are delicious, juicy and full of dietary fibre, which makes them a great snack to control cravings. But is it really safe to eat apples daily, bearing in mind the amount of wax that is applied to it to make it appear fresh and shiny?

Are fruits coated with wax hazardous to your health?Many of you may not be aware that apples with a shiny or glossy skin may not be fresh and of good quality as you may be thinking.  They are frequently coated with a layer of wax to make them look more alluring. While shopping for fruits you might have come across apples, pear or […]

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in Pune

After prompting, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to take action on four pathologists in Mumbai who provided their signatures to run illegal pathology labs, the Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists is set to lodge a complaint on against pathologists in Pune whose have allowed their names have been used to operate bogus path labs

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in PuneIn state of Maharashtra, be it rural or urban areas, there are thousands of illegal pathology laboratories run by unqualified personnel. This is quackery in the medical field and is hazardous to the public health. More cases are emerging about illegally-run pathology labs. The Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists have found that there […]

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhage

The doctors at Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH Accredited Hospital, The Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, successfully treat a rare neurological case and saved the life of a 35-year-old man

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhageThe 35-year-old Manav (name changed), got a severe headache when he took his goats for the pasture. Due to which, he started feeling dizzy, and fell down banged his head on a rock, injuring his head. A passer-by rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was primarily treated. However, due to the lack of […]

Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweating

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweatingThere’s nothing strange about breaking out into a heavy sweat on a sweltering day, or, after some serious physical activity. But if you regularly started sweating heavily for no apparent reason, and on a monthly basis, for that matter, well, that might be a cause for concern. That’s what happened to a 60-year-old man from […]

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?

At times, many women use certain pills to delay their menstrual cycle. There can be many reasons to delay their periods, but mostly women do this so that they can participate in festivals, weddings or religious event. But, it is advisable for women to consult a doctor before considering taking these pills as they can have a negative effect

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?Women rely on menstrual cycle extended pills to delay the onset of their periods. They may use it to delay periods so that there can attend social gatherings. Even teenage girls resort to take this pill if they have to attend a picnic. But is it safe to manipulate the natural course of menstruation according […]

Importance of emergency care post an accident

Dr Shweta Manohar, Head of Emergency and Trauma, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains why it is crucial to undergo a medical check-up post-accident

Importance of emergency care post an accidentEvery year January 11 to 17, ‘Road Safety Week’ is observed, and it focuses on interventions made year-on-year to bring down road traffic accidents. The theme for this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha , Jeevan Raksha’. Generally, the first observation following a road traffic accident (RTA), especially, a -impact one, is that the motorists and pedestrians, […]

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five years

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Monday revealed his son Ayaan has been declared cancer-free. Ayaan was diagnosed with a rare case of kidney cancer in 2014 at the age of three

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five yearsEmraan Hashmi, who has always kept his fans updated about his son’s battle with cancer, revealed that Ayaan, his eight-year-old son has been declared cancer free on Monday, January 11. After battling for cancer for five long years, Emraan Hashmi’s son Ayaan has emerged as a winner. Sharing the news with a heartfelt note on […]