‘Disabled students cannot be barred from appearing for MBBS exams,’ states Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court made this judgement while hearing a public interest litigation which fought for the rights of disabled students to pursue MBBS as a career and appear for examinations

‘Disabled students cannot be barred from appearing for MBBS exams,’ states Delhi High CourtThe Medical Council of India (MCI) in an earlier decision had stated that nearly 80 per cent of disabled students would not be eligible to appear for MBBS exams. Now, the Delhi High Court has rapped MCI on their decision and has issued a show-cause notice to the MCI and stated that students cannot be […]

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adults

To learn more about how and whether being strong can ward off disability, a team of researchers examined information from a study called SHARE

Study finds, good mental ability and grip strength may prevent disability in older adultsAs we age, we may develop certain disabilities that make it difficult to walk, climb, balance, or maintain our fine motor skills. In turn, these changes can affect our ability to perform routine, daily tasks, which can lead to a loss of independence and reduced quality of life. However, experts say that it is often […]

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis

According a study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, eight weeks of intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating chronic auto-immune inflammatory disease

Daily yoga practice can help benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritisResearchers are now hopeful that yoga could be an effective way of reducing the severity of symptoms associated with this type of arthritis. Published in the Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Journal, researchers explained that an eight-week intensive yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of both physical and psychological symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga has other […]

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in people

 World Leprosy Day seeks to end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy. The global event also focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. With over two lakh new leprosy cases detected across the world every year, India is home to more than half of these

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in peopleWorld Leprosy Day, held on the last Sunday of January every year, seeks to increase public awareness about leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease – a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. This year’s theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’. It is said that the majority of […]

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this condition

The Government of Maharashtra’s Public Health department has brought on board actor Swwapnil Joshi as the official ‘Brand Ambassador for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)’ in Maharashtra. The actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (or Hathi Rog, as it is colloquially known) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this conditionThe popular Marathi actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (Hatti Rog) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal enlargement of body parts, causing pain, severe disability and social stigma Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, (Hathi Rog), is […]

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to school

One of the relationships in our life which matter the most to us are the ones that we share with our siblings. A sister’s love knows no bounds, and one sister in Baramati has invented a unique wheelchair-cycle to ensure that her brother never missed school

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to schoolYou must be familiar with the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Three Idiots,’ in the film Aamir Khan’s character had started a school in Ladakh for children. At this school, children were encouraged to create their own technological innovations for the betterment of others. Today, we bring to you, a story of a teenage girl who wanted to […]

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

One in 100 people is affected by schizophrenia during their life, but 45% of those surveyed thought the illness was much more common. Half mistakenly thought the illness was defined by a split personality and a quarter believed it definitely led to violent behaviour. But the reality is very different, a new campaign by Rethink Schizophrenia campaign claims

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fictionSchizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

Negative mood influences our body’s immune response

The investigators found that negative mood measured multiple times a day over time is associated with higher levels of inflammatory biomarkers. This extends prior research showing that clinical depression and hostility are associated with higher inflammation

Negative mood influences our body’s immune responseNegative mood, such as sadness and anger, is associated with higher levels of inflammation and may be a signal of poor health, according to researchers at Penn State. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response to such things as infections, wounds, and damage to tissues. Chronic inflammation can contribute to numerous diseases and conditions, […]

#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

We observe #InternationalDisabilityDay, on December 03, each year to highlight certain issues and right which belong to disabled people. Even though they might seem incapable, they will surprise you with their grit, endurance and determination

#InternationalDisabilityDay: ‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’  Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. 80 per cent live in developing countries. Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a […]

Pune: Doctor starts matrimonial website for the physically disabled

A Pune-based orthopaedic paediatrician came across several patients who had some or the other form of disability. These patients were unable to find a spouse. This prompted him to start a matrimonial website for people with physical disabilities

Pune: Doctor starts matrimonial website for the physically disabledThe website, which is called www.divyangmatrimony.in was started by Dr Sameer Desai, it aims to help people with disabilities find a partner according to their needs. “The website is free. It helps people with genetic counselling, marriage counselling, and also career counselling. Information about different disabilities is also displayed on it. When I had conducted […]
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