Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’

Washington state lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would allow residents to take part in “natural organic reduction” of human remains, citing in part research that said careful composted human remains could be safe for use in a household garden, reports said

Washington state to become first state in USA to allow ‘human composting’Lawmakers in Washington state passed Senate Bill 5001, a bill that would allow human remains to be composted. If Governor Jay Inslee signs the bill, Washington state would be the first state to allow human composting and it would take effect from May 1, 2020. The Seattle Times reported that Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s office […]

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

A study has found that people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clotsAdults with varicose veins, which are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. The study found people with varicose veins were also twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, a clot which travels into the […]

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during later follow-ups compared to single non-owners

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart healthA team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

Suicide rates on the decline across the globe, reveals study

The rate fell by 38 percent since its peak in 1994, according to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. More than 4 million lives have been saved as a result

Suicide rates on the decline across the globe, reveals studyIn sheer numbers, more of the world’s people are dying by suicide each year than ever before, the new report reveals. In 2016, about 817,000 deaths worldwide were attributed to suicide, the study showed. That’s an increase from the 762,000 suicides calculated for 1990. However, after the researchers adjusted their numbers for changes in age […]

What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?

Stand on one leg. Can you stay that way for 20 seconds? Yoga lovers, among others, have always preached the importance of balance in health and fitness. Some experts believe that a simple one-leg test could be an indicator of problems, particularly stroke risk 

What can the ability to balance reveal about brain health?“Vision, inner ear and problems in the cerebellum, as well as sensation in the feet and leg weakness, can all impact balance,” said Dr Shari Rosen-Schmidt, a neurologist in Plano, Texas. “If you can’t stand on one foot for 20 seconds, especially if you could before, maybe you should be further evaluated for vascular problems […]

Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchers

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after they've been decapitated because their brains require less oxygen and thus stay active longer, but what about humans?

Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchersAccording to a new study, it may actually take hours for our brains to fully shut down after our hearts stop pumping, which means we are technically dead but may be somewhat aware of what is happening around us One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in Pune

On the occasion of World Palliative Care Day, which was observed on October 13, the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (EKRF) has launched its Maharashtra-India chapter in Pune

World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in PuneThe chapter will be headed by Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni, Senior Palliative Care Physician EKRF is a US-based International charity inspired by the life of humanitarian and hospice pioneer, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross(July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004). This Swiss-born psychiatrist was a pioneer in near-death studies and is best-known as the author of the ground-breaking […]

Kolhapur: A little bit of mischief cost this 23-year-old his life

Who would have imagined that a harmless prank could have disastrous consequences for a 23-year-old young man in Kolhapur

Kolhapur: A little bit of mischief cost this 23-year-old his lifeThe unfortunate incident took place on Monday, September 03, in a clothing factory in Kolhapur where Aditya Jadhav works at. A friend of his approached him on the pretext of cleaning his shirt with a pipe of compressed air, and then proceeded to move the pipe towards Aditya’s anus, although his friend did not insert […]

Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in Maharsahtra

The union health and family welfare ministry has constituted a committee to inspect the condition of post-mortem centres in government hospitals across Maharashtra

Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in MaharsahtraThe nine-member committee has started inspection of all the post-mortem centres in the district and the sub-district hospitals The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High court had given the order to the union government to while hearing a public interest litigation The committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr AK Gadpayle, Additional Health […]
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