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 […]

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 […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]

4 simple tips to boost memory

Memory involves three processes: encoding, recording, and retrieval. The brain receives and encodes (takes in) new information; the brain then records (stores) the information; finally, the brain retrieves information when you need it

4 simple tips to boost memoryWe all have moments of forgetfulness about where we put the keys, why we walked into a room, or what an object is called. Most likely, this reflects age-related changes in thinking skills. “In terms of brain function, everyone has a decline over time in all areas, with the exception of vocabulary,” says Dr. Joel […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

Scientists believe a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy can help quell auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). TMS essentially calls for an electromagnetic coil to be placed against the scalp. The electromagnet delivers a pulse that stimulates nerve cells in a specific region of the brain that controls mood. It’s often used to treat depression

Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophreniaSay the word schizophrenia and what comes to mind? Most likely it’s an image of a person who hears voices — someone who is carrying on a conversation in a loud manner with themselves. In a clinic setting, the voices that patients hear are known as auditory verbal hallucination (AVH). It’s just one in a […]

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says study

 Various genetic and environmental factors can influence the rate of biological ageing, meaning that two people of the same chronological age might be different ages biologically

Bipolar disorder speeds up biological ageing, says studyA recently published study demonstrates a link between telomere length, which is a mark of biological ageing, and bipolar risk. The research helps to explain why bipolar disorder often comes hand-in-hand with other age-related diseases. Individuals with bipolar disorder, which is sometimes referred to as manic depression, experience shifts in mood from feeling extremely energised […]