Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right now

New Year is a time for a fresh start, so let’s start by putting to rest certain medical myths and stereotypes. Some of them are simply silly, while others are harmful

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right nowMyth: Shaving makes hair grow back quicker and thicker Most of us heard this myth for the first time in middle school, and there are adults who still believe it. But no, shaving does not affect how your hair grows. There are many reasons this myth became popular. For starters, young people start shaving around […]

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 […]

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and guts

It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and gutsOur bodies are giant sacs of blood and guts. But unless we are impaled, we don’t spring a leak and empty out everywhere. It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside. DNews host Jules Suzdaltsev explains that […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th time

Mumbai police work round the clock. Despite of heavy rains, festivals and so on. Police are always on their toes to serve the citizens. Similarly, for Pundalik Awhad, a constable of Sewree police station, blood donation is of prime importance along with citizen's security

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th timeDonated blood is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments which is why we need you to donate blood. Likewise, Pundalik Awhad, a police constable of Sewree police station has donated blood for 50 times. But, he understood the importance of blood donation due to a life changing incident. His daughter was […]

Blood banks launch ‘Operation Rediness’ to avoid blood shortage in Mumbai

Through 'Operation Rediness' private donors will be encouraged to donate platelets and blood banks will store it. Blood platelets have a shelf life of only five days. Hence patients, as well as blood banks, are often seen scampering for these during the emergency

Blood banks launch ‘Operation Rediness’ to avoid blood shortage in MumbaiThe blood banks in Mumbai are going to be prepared to tackle blood-related health adversity. A federation of 45 Mumbai based blood banks has started a unique campaign called ‘Operation Rediness’. All the major blood banks of Mumbai have come forward to proactively take necessary steps to avert any blood and blood platelet crisis. “Rainy […]

Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season? 

The festive season is right around the corner and the State Blood Transfusion Council is anticipating the blood shortage in the city during this period and has directed the blood banks in Mumbai to make necessary arrangements. Keeping this situation in mind, the blood banks and individuals are planning to organise blood donation camps as this tends to happen in October every year

Is Mumbai ready to tackle blood shortage this festive season? The festive season is right around the corner as Dussehra and Diwali are just a few days away. And the State Blood Transfusion Council is anticipating a blood shortage in Mumbai during this period and has directed blood banks in the city to make necessary arrangements, keeping this situation in mind. “May and October are […]

Sath: A blood bank on your phone

Sath is an app which makes sure that patients get blood on time. A detailed requirement of blood for the patient who is in need of the blood is posted on the timeline of the app and the notification alerts other members about the emergency. Thereafter, arrangements are made accordingly. It is is currently being used in eight districts in Maharashtra and has saved over 1200 lives. The app is available on Google Play Store

Sath: A blood bank on your phoneBlood is the fuel of the human engine and can act as a lifesaver for a patient, and that’s why a lot of efforts are put into spreading awareness about blood donation. An app that facilitates blood donation has been developed. The app named ‘Sath’ was created by a group of young corporate professionals and […]

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer now possible with simple blood test

This discovery helps more than just pancreatic cancer patients. EphA2 protein, while absent from the discharge of healthy cells, is abundant not only pancreatic tumours but also in early stages of colon cancer

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer now possible with simple blood testDoctors might be able to catch pancreatic cancer sooner by looking at what your cells are ejecting. Pancreatic cancer is so deadly in part because it is hard to find early enough for treatment to be effective. But a study in Nature Biomedical Engineering explains how scientists can look for a certain protein in what […]