How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]

‘Obesity control will have only a limited success in preventing type 2 diabetes’

Milind Watve, professor at IISER, Pune, has gone through 63 studies which analyses causes for insulin resistance. The statistical analysis of these studies shows that there only in 10 per cent of the cases obesity was the primary cause for developing insulin resistance. Research needs to be focused on the other possible causes of insulin resistance, he added

‘Obesity control will have only a limited success in preventing type 2 diabetes’When obesity is believed to be major cause of insulin resistance, scientist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has shown, how, many other obesity independent factors also affect insulin resistance and obesity is not the primary cause. Milind Watve, professor at IISER, Pune, said, “There are many obesity independent signals which affect […]

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truth

Lying is deeply ingrained in society. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this?

Why people lie: Human brains are too insecure for the truthLying has a lot more to it than someone trying to avoid consequences for their actions. We all learned about “white lies” from a young age, taught that we tell a small untruth to spare another person’s feelings. But why do we have to do this? The School of Life explains, while blaming George Washington […]

Mumbai: Real life ‘Ghajini’ baffles doctors

Aamir Khan starrer movie ‘Ghajini’ became the talk of the town, owing to its unique story line and a health condition known as Anterograde amnesia or short term memory loss, where he had difficulty in remembering the occurred. He then wrote numbers and names on his body. But, in real life too, a Mumbai man suffers from this serious condition, which is caused by some traumatic brain injury or a mental shock. But, what surprised the doctors in Pillai’s case is his sudden wandering in places and going completely mute at times

Mumbai: Real life ‘Ghajini’ baffles doctorsOne fine day, last month Sushant Pillai (name changed) ran down to the middle of the road and refused to move from the middle of the road. On insisting to move, he would get aggressive. The 23-year-old, Pillai loved biking. However, on a fateful evening in January this year, he met with a traumatic road […]

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new study

This study has given important insight into the link between the immune system and the brain.

Seasonal allergies may be affecting your memory, new studySeasonal allergies are an inconvenient nuisance, but a recent study suggests their long-term effect may go further than simply ruining a perfect spring day. New research has found that seasonal allergens are able to change the brains of mice in ways still not completely understood. The study found that brains of mice exposed to grass […]

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problems

Early diagnosis is crucial for recovery. Many men put it off at considerable risk. Clearly, the later you leave it, the more complex the treatment and the more reduced the recovery ratio. This walnut-sized gland is the one nut you want to look after

Men here’s why you can’t afford to ignore your health issues, especially prostate problemsIn helicopters, the Jesus nut is a slang term for a crucial link that holds the rotor blades of some helicopters together. Failure of this nut will, clearly, have catastrophic effects. However, I wish to concentrate on another nut, one that is peculiar to the male of the species and is said to be situated […]

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicy

 If you add some spices to your cooking, you can cook food that tastes good without using as much salt. Though habit and preference matter when it comes to spicy food, but even a small, gradual increase in spices in your food may have a health benefit

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicyConsuming too much salt is known to be bad for you. And according to a study recently covered by Medical News Today, too much sodium can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the mineral — which is usually derived from salt — can double the risk of heart failure. In fact, the […]

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 […]

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hours

A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working. In this case, if the patient is given treatment within 4 hours, the blood supply will be normal. On this ‘World Stroke Day’, speaking to My Medical Mantra, doctors inform that stroke is a medical emergency. So, seek treatment as soon as possible

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hoursA stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. If a patient gets proper treatment in the first three to four hours after stroke, some patients may feel better within 24 hours. Dr Vijay Surase, Interventional Cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital said, “Stroke and the […]
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