Discovered: ‘Missing link’ between brain and immune system

The true significance of the discovery lies in the potential effects this finding could have on Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

Discovered: ‘Missing link’ between brain and immune systemThe recent discovery of a “missing link” between the brain and the immune system may lead to a complete revision of biology textbooks. The link, vessels of the lymphatic system that run through the sinuses, were previously unidentified and thought not to exist. However, the true significance of the discovery lies in the potential effects […]

NGO to start free diabetes OPD service in Kandivli for needy people

It will provide free eye, kidney and heart check-ups and three more clinics are likely to be launched in the city soon

NGO to start free diabetes OPD service in Kandivli for needy peopleMumbai Kidney Foundation, an NGO, along with Shree Kandivali Hitwardhan Mandal Hospital, will start a free diabetes clinic for people below poverty line. The free OPD service will begin at Kandivli from on November 14, which is also observed as World Diabetes Day. Dr Umesh Khanna, nephrologist and transplant physician, said, “Indians suffer from different […]

Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancy

Pregnancy can raise a lot of questions. Women should speak with their healthcare provider if they think they may be experiencing a multiple gestation pregnancy.

Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancyA multiple gestation pregnancy is one where the mother carries more than one foetus. According to March of Dimes, 3 per cent of women will experience a multiple pregnancy each year. Most multiple gestation pregnancies are with twins. This article looks at what happens with a multiple gestation pregnancy, the different symptoms that may occur, potential […]

Good news for diabetics: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistance

People with diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke as people without diabetes

Good news for diabetics: Potential protein target identified for reversing insulin resistanceInsulin resistance – a condition where the body’s cells fail to respond normally to the glucose control hormone insulin – increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and pre diabetes. Now, a team shows that removing or blocking a protein mainly secreted by immune cells reverses diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in obese […]

New method that could save thousands of men from unnecessary prostate cancer treatment discovered

Until now doctors had no reliable way of telling which men are most at risk

New method that could save thousands of men from unnecessary prostate cancer treatment discovered  A blood test that identifies the deadliest forms of prostate cancer could save thousands of men from unnecessary treatment while ensuring rapid attention for those whose lives are at risk. The new method of spotting tumour cells in the blood, discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, is in its early stages. […]

Lepto cases in non-monsoon period worries BMC

Recently, the Bombay High Court has asked the corporation to consider leptospirosis as an epidemic causing disease

Lepto cases in non-monsoon period worries BMCMonsoon might have gone but leptospirosis- one of the monsoon related illness is still around with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealing that they have registered 33 confirmed leptospirosis cases in October. “Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease and exact epidemiology of such disease is not possible. We are seeing sporadic leptospirosis cases in non-monsoon period too. […]

Sharing details of your kids on social media can put them in danger

Child shamming pictures or posts can have devastating effects on kids in the short and long term. It may cause traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety later in life

Sharing details of your kids on social media can put them in dangerWe all have either a friend or a family member who often bombards social networking sites with their pictures and updates. Nowadays, for parents, adults and family members, social media is an essential part of their lives, just the way letters and telephones were important once upon a time. However, little do they realise that […]

Alarming rise in cases of chikungunya severely damaging eyes in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Doctors say the commonest manifestation of chikungunya is conjunctivitis

Alarming rise in cases of chikungunya severely damaging eyes in Mumbai and Navi MumbaiMumbai sees 22 confirmed cases of Chikungunya in October, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Thursday. While health officials say all the patients are stable and Mumbaikars do not have to worry about this a viral disease spread by mosquito bites, eye surgeons have a different say. “Chikungunya affecting eyes is coming up big […]

We are soon going to need dedicated clinics for Internet addiction disorders

In a study done by the Indian Council for Medical Research in 2013, it was found that the age group of 18-40 years in select urban communities across India had showed an alarming rate of technology dependence

We are soon going to need dedicated clinics for Internet addiction disordersDoes Mumbai need an Internet de-addiction clinic? With growing number of overuse of Internet by Mumbaikars, psychiatrists say it is high time that the city hospitals get a dedicated clinic for Internet addiction disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (Nimhans) in Bangalore was the first to recognise the need to have a […]