‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’

At WCNR 2018, Dr Anne Hill, Postdoctoral Research Fellow Telerehabilitation Research Unit at the University of Queensland, Australia, conducted a session on experience in speech and language telerehabilitation. According to her, there is a growing body of evidence for the use of telerehabilitation in speech pathology especially in people affected with Parkinson's and stroke. So, it’s about taking that evidence and putting it into services

‘Telerehabilitation can provide essential services to stroke, Parkinson’s patients’Dr Anne Hill explained, “Telerehabilitation is the delivery of services over distance using some form of technology. It enables us to provide access to services. This is especially important to people in rural areas or people in urban areas, who have difficult accessing services.” Dr Hill, whose speciality area is speech pathology said, “People who […]

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s disease

New research published in the journal Annals of Neurology suggests an individual's sense of smell could be useful in determining whether they are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s diseasePrincipal investigator Dr. Mark Albers, of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and team found that by assessing the ability to recognize, recall, and distinguish different odors, they could accurately identify individuals who were at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with around 5.4 million […]

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of disease

While the link between inflammation and cancer is being researched, you can incorporate these foods in your diet to combat it

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of diseaseYour body has a natural defence system, and when there is a foreign object or an irritant that’s affecting it in a negative way, your body’s natural reaction is to fight. Inflammation is a self-protecting response, where white blood cells and chemicals fight off foreign substances. However, sometimes the body responds when there is no […]

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death

It was found in analysis that compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, over 10 hours of sedentary time was tied to an 8 percent increase in risk for developing heart disease

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death(Reuters Health) – Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time –more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or […]

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis Too

If your child has been diagnosed with arthritis, you probably have a lot of questions.There are a number of practical and emotional challenges involved in parenting a child with any form of arthritis. Dr Raju Khubchandani, Director of Pediatrics and in-charge Ped Rheumatology Clinic, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center addresses some of your queries…

C.H.A.T: Children Have Arthritis TooWhat is arthritis and what are its symptoms in children? The term arthritis simply means inflammation (swelling, warmth, redness, pain at rest or motion of a joint). With the child’s age, the symptoms of arthritis vary. Since, a child learns to express and localise his pain only at the age of four, new-borns with arthritis […]

India: The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing, says study

The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative, a collaboration between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, along with experts and stakeholders associated with over 100 Indian institutions, released the first comprehensive set of state-level disease burden, risk factors estimates and trends for each state in India

India: The burden of non-communicable diseases is increasing, says studyThe report on the India State Level Disease Burden was released at the event describing the findings in detail, along with the technical paper published in the journal Lancet and an open-access interactive visualisation tool that allows understanding of the trends in a simple way. Under-5 mortality rate is improving in every state but this rate has […]

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TB

The Health Department organised a 'Mumbai Mission for TB Control' workshop for special representatives of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On this occasion, representatives from 24 wards of Mumbai were present

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TBUnder the tag line ‘TB Harega, Desh Jeetega’, efforts are being made by the state government to eradicate tuberculosis. However, the number of people suffering from tuberculosis is increasing. Owing to which, BMC has taken the initiative to create awareness regarding the same. The Health Department organised a ‘Mumbai Missions for TB Control’ workshop for […]

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovations

Dr Suresh Patankar has got two European patents, the first one is for preparing an herbal composition, which helps in healing wounds. The second patent is for the treatment of small kidney stones. Both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovationsProfessor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring. Patankar said, “For […]

In a first, human gene edited to stop disease

Science is going through a golden age in editing DNA, thanks to a new technology called Crispr; named breakthrough of the year in just 2015. By using this technique, it's possible to reduce the burden of this heritable disease on the family and eventually the human race. However, this is not about to become routine practice. There is a question on its safety, and that can be answered only by far more extensive research

In a first, human gene edited to stop diseaseScientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days before stopping […]

Mumbai surgeon’s 2-minute video receives appreciation at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival

Mumbai surgeon Dr Dilip Nadkarni’s two-minute satirical video for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan highlights how people in India take pride in spitting at public places, which in turn spreads infectious & viral diseases

Mumbai surgeon’s 2-minute video receives appreciation at Swachh Bharat Short Film FestivalMumbai surgeon Dr Dilip Nadkarni’s two-minute satirical video depicting the callousness with which people in India take pride in spitting at public places has received appreciation from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The video was played at National Film Development Corporation’s Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival, which was held recently in Delhi. Nadkarni created the […]