#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Not all that bleeds is piles

Patients have to be evaluated by a clinician, specifically a surgeon, who can ascertain the exact cause of bleeding, investigate and then treat it. One must also refrain from using alternate medicine remedies without consulting a clinician so as not to miss lurking malignancies, assuming “It’s only piles.”

Not all that bleeds is pilesAs a surgeon, one of the commonest problems that I treat regularly is bleeding in stools. Largely, my patients are females who have been self-medicating themselves due to ignorance of their own health issues and awkwardness of being examined by a male doctor. When questioned about their problems most of them would reply, “Doctor I […]

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds study

Children who develop cavities and gum disease may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart attacks and strokes decades later than kids who have good oral health, a recent study suggests

Dental infections in kids linked to heart disease risk in adulthood, finds studyResearchers did dental exams for 755 children in 1980, when they were eight years old on average, then followed them through 2007 to see how many of them developed risk factors for heart attacks and strokes like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high blood sugar, and hardening of the arteries. Overall, just 33 kids, or […]

Childhood oral infections associated with high risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood

A Finnish 27-year follow-up study suggests that common oral infections in childhood, caries and periodontal diseases, are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis in adulthood

Childhood oral infections associated with high risk of atherosclerosis in adulthoodThe association between childhood oral infections and adulthood carotid atherosclerosis was observed in The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study, an on-going prospective cohort. “The observation is novel, since there are no earlier follow-up studies on childhood oral infections and the risk of cardiovascular diseases,” says docent Pirkko Pussinen from the University of Helsinki. More […]

#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cyst

Over 17% to 44% women afflicted with endometriosis suffer from ovarian endometrioma (chocolate cyst) and it occurs more commonly in fertile age period of 18 and 40 years

#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cystEndometriosis is largely prevalent in women in reproductive age group with 1 in 10 women suffering from it. Worldwide, 10% women have endometriosis – that’s an estimate 176 million. Prevalence of endometriosis in women with infertility can be as high as 30% to 50%. Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer […]

Do you experience bleeding even after menopause? Get it checked immediately

Bleeding after menopause can be disconcerting, but the good news is, more than 90% of the time its not caused by a serious condition, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine

Do you experience bleeding even after menopause? Get it checked immediatelyThat said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your doctor to rule out endometrial cancer, a cancer of the uterine lining, says Dr Ross Berkowitz, William H. Baker Professor of Gynecology at Harvard Medical School. This is because the study also found more than 90% of […]

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared for

Since monsoon has started to pour early this year it is important for each one of us to be prepared in tackling emergencies, especially when children are involved. Read and remember these measures well, as they can be utilised when medical emergencies strike

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared forAt most times, parents and immediate caregivers are the first responders when their child faces an emergency; medical aid and ambulatory services come second. It is therefore important that the parents be prepared for and be aware of want to tackle emergencies such as bleeding, fits, choking, burns, bleeding nose and diarrhoea. Bleeding: Lay the baby […]

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

The condition known as hematohidrosis is a rare disease characterised by blood oozing from intact skin or mucous membranes, such as from inside the nose. Symptoms can include sweating blood, crying bloody tears, bleeding from the nose, or bleeding from other skin surfaces, according to the National Institutes of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. There is no known cure for hematohidrosis

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctorsA young woman in Italy has a rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood, according to a new report of her case. The 21-year-old told her doctors that, over the last three years, she periodically experienced bleeding from her face and palms, without any cuts or skin lesions. These bleeding episodes typically […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]