Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday, September 03

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]

Spider venom could be used to treat erectile dysfunction, find Brazilian scientists  

Scientists think that venom from a deadly spider could be the key to helping the millions of men who live with erectile dysfunction

Spider venom could be used to treat erectile dysfunction, find Brazilian scientists  The bite of a deadly spider which causes victims to experience a four hour erection before they die could one day help millions of men overcome erectile dysfunction, according to researchers. Scientists studying Brazilian wandering spiders, sometimes known as banana spiders, believe that chemicals in its bite could lead to a treatment more effective than […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new study

Women who participated in the study came from five very different study sites. Researchers observed a relatively consistent association in which early childbearing was associated with greater cardiovascular disease risk across these study sites, which supports the validity of the results 

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new studyThe new study was led by Catherine Pirkle, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. The first author of the paper is Nicole Rosendaal. Prof. Pirkle and her team examined the data available on 1,047 women from the 2012 International Mobility in […]

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the country

A study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology highlighted the effects of premature deaths caused due to cancer and the loss of productivity caused by it. It revealed that India ranks second among key developing countries in productivity loss, as a result of people suffering from cancer

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the countryIt is a known fact that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, now a recently released report undertaken by the European Short Term Scientific Mission revealed that India ranks second in productivity loss due to the same. The study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology latest edition, focused on the effect of […]

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration service

Around 150 people approach Sassoon Hospital every week for yellow fever vaccination. On the day of vaccination, there is always a huge crowd gathered in the hospital> they need to stand in a long queue to get vaccinated. Also, many people had to be turned back without prior appointment system asking them to come back again the following week for vaccination

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration serviceSassoon Hospital in Pune will become the first hospital in Maharashtra to start online registration for yellow fever vaccine in Maharashtra. Yellow fever vaccine is given as a  prophylaxis to a person traveling to yellow fever endemic areas like Brazil, Uganda, Argentina, Ethiopia, Nigeria etc. This vaccine is given as a single shot which provides immunity […]

Pune woman delivers a baby, despite being in coma for 85 days

A woman gave birth to a baby girl, after coming out of coma, in Pune’s Ruby Hall clinic. According to the doctor, the woman was in coma for 85 days. Doctors took care of her baby, while she is in coma. According to doctors, she was in the state of unconsciousness in the hospital. Her condition was critical. Owing to her strong will power, she came out of coma and gave birth to the baby

Pune woman delivers a baby, despite being in coma for 85 days  A woman delivered a baby in Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. Yes, there is nothing surprising in that.  But, you will be shocked, if we tell you, that a woman who was in coma for 85 days, delivered a baby girl. Don’t be believe us? Read this… After coming out of coma, the woman delivered […]

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her children

Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha died during pregnancy from a stroke. Doctors saved her nine-week-old embryos after their hearts continued to beat. Hospital staff sung and talked to her bump to replicate a mother's love. Doctors said the babies had no hope of surviving after their mother's death. They were born as healthy premature babies

Medical miracle: Brain-dead woman kept alive for 123 days to give birth to her childrenA brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days – the longest time ever – before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha, 21, from Campo Largo in south Brazil, died during pregnancy in October last year after suffering a stroke. Doctors decided to save the nine-week-old embryos after […]

Scale up efforts against leprosy. Focus on preventing disabilities in children

Leprosy affected 212 000 more people globally in 2015. Of them 60 per cent were in India

Scale up efforts against leprosy. Focus on preventing disabilities in childrenEnhanced efforts, renewed commitment, and an inclusive approach is needed to end the scourge of leprosy which continues to afflict thousands of people every year, the majority of them in the WHO South-East Asia Region. Leprosy affected 212 000 more people globally in 2015. Of them 60% were in India. The other high-burden countries were Brazil […]