Ten things you didn’t know about blood donation

While there are many misconceptions about blood donation, we hope these facts help you look at it in a new light

Ten things you didn’t know about blood donationIn a world where nearly everything can be manufactured, rebuilt, and redesigned, scientists are still unable to make artificial blood, meaning people who need blood transfusions must still rely entirely on donations. Unfortunately, donations haven’t been able to keep pace with their tremendous need. Here are some interesting and alarming facts about donating blood that […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart disease

A single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease, scientists report

Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart diseaseJust four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men also had blood vessels less able to relax and an immune response similar to one provoked by an infection, the team of researchers reported. While the dramatic, unhealthy shift was likely temporary in these healthy […]

What causes nosebleeds during summer and how to prevent them

Nosebleeds are caused by a small blood vessel rupturing. There are two main types of nose bleed, upper and lower septum nosebleeds. In children, many doctors feel that nasal drying is a common cause of nose bleeds. Although the sudden trickle of blood may make an individual get panicky, nosebleeds are hardly a serious cause of concern

What causes nosebleeds during summer and how to prevent themThe medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Because of the position of the nose – right in the middle of the face – and its high density of blood vessels, most of us will have had at least one nosebleed at some time during our lives. Although seldom a cause for alarm, nosebleeds can […]

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoes

In the study, scientists split 139 patients into three groups to test the effects of ivermectin. They found high doses of the drug made human blood poisonous to mosquitos. The effects lasted up to a month, according to the international team of experts. Researchers now hope the drug could be used to stem the control of malaria

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoesAn ‘exciting’ pill can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and kill them, research suggests. Scientists discovered the disease-carrying flies died after feeding on the blood of humans given super-strength doses of ivermectin. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug and in lower doses is widely used in the treatment of other tropical diseases. It has safely […]

Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves life

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai policemen work 24/7 to ensure the citizen’s safety. Similarly, on March 24, a Mumbai policeman helped a citizen by donating his blood

Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves lifeThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTC

The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the blood donors go out of Mumbai. For which, NGOs and charitable trusts should organise blood donation camps. Also, a meeting should be conducted with the ones who donate blood at the district level, said The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC)

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTCThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. After KEM Hospital, Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Now, […]

After KEM, Shatabdi Hospital faces blood shortage

Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing acute blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Owing to which, the hospital has sent a letter to all Mumbai’s blood banks

After KEM, Shatabdi Hospital faces blood shortageThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]

All you need to know about amputation for diabetes

Amputation is preventable or it can be delayed. People with neuropathy, peripheral artery disease, or both can take steps to preserve their health

All you need to know about amputation for diabetesPeople with diabetes have high blood sugar, which can lead to serious complications if untreated. Two serious complications are nerve damage and peripheral artery disease. These can lead to the need for amputation below the knee. Diabetes overview Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, refers to a group of metabolic diseases where the body cannot […]

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospital

BMC takes an important decision for patients suffering from thalassemia in Mumbai. In BMC’s thalassemia care super specialty hospital in Borivali, free bone marrow transplantation will be done on thalassemia patients

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospitalThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the private hospital, one has to spend around 20, 00,000-25,00,000 for bone marrow transplantation. The poor and needy cannot afford it. So, in order to help […]
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