Mumbai: IIT-B develops indigenous biodegradable bone screw

After four years of ceaseless hardworking research, the IIT-B scientists have developed this bone screw. According to researchers, this screw will reduce the threat of developing an infection post-surgery. Currently, in India, the screws which are imported are expensive in nature

Mumbai: IIT-B develops indigenous biodegradable bone screw  Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) have developed a biodegradable screw which can be fixed (implanted) in case of bone or tissue damage. The indigenous screw has been invented by the Chemical Engineering Department. According to the researchers, this screw will reduce the threat of developing infection post-surgery. The researchers are […]

All you need to know about foot and ankle injuries in seasoned players

Dr Anup Khatri, a Consultant Orthopaedic, Global Hospital, Mumbai, shares his views about the common type of injuries that the seasoned player suffers and how to avoid, and treat them

All you need to know about foot and ankle injuries in seasoned playersIt is no brainer that when there are physical activities, there is a possibility of one suffering from an injury. Overuse and acute sprain and strain injuries are the common ones. An overuse injury may occur from excessive wear and tear of the body, especially in areas subject to repeated activity. The joints of the […]

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds study

Patients with type 1 diabetes and poor blood sugar control face a higher risk of fragility fracture, any fall from standing height or less that results in a broken bone, than type 1 diabetes patients with good blood sugar control, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

People with type 1 diabetes at a greater risk of developing fractures, finds studyPeople with type 1 diabetes are more likely to break a bone when their average blood sugar levels are dangerously high, a large study suggests. Type 1 diabetes was related with increased danger of occurrence of fracture that started in youth and stretched out over the life span. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes affect […]

Mumbai docs save labourer’s leg from amputation, after 2 months of intense treatment

After multiple blood transfusions, dialysis, operation and two month of continuous medical treatments doctor saves patient leg

Mumbai docs save labourer’s leg from amputation, after 2 months of intense treatmentOn a Thursday morning on November 01, 2018 Ranjeet Shil, a 38-year-old labourer from Kolkata met with a major accident in his company as his right leg was crushed under a cement mixer truck. The patient was immediately rushed to the emergency department of the nearest local hospital by his colleagues. Ranjeet was diagnosed with […]

Here’s how a lack of sunshine can affect your overall health

Weather can do more than just impact your mood; it can actually impact your health

Here’s how a lack of sunshine can affect your overall healthOrthoCincy bone specialists say that has now been linked to a lack of vitamin D. It’s pretty easy to see this time of year why we don’t get enough of the sunshine vitamin. Dr Matt DesJardins from OrthoCincy said, “One of the things seasonally as we get into the fall, we make less vitamin D. […]

Woman fractures eye socket while blowing her nose

Her symptoms all pointed to an eye socket fracture - what’s called an orbital blowout fracture, an injury typically sustained from punches or other facial trauma. But all this woman had done was blow her nose

Woman fractures eye socket while blowing her noseAbout a year ago, a 36-year-old woman entered London’s North Middlesex University Hospital experiencing all of the tell-tale signs of a fist-fight. She was bleeding from the nose, complaining of vision loss and experiencing swelling and extreme pain on the left side of her face, according to a recent case report published in The BMJ. […]

Minor girl jumps to save herself from molestation, sustains hip fracture

In a bid to escape from being molested by a 35-year-old man, on Tuesday afternoon, a twelve-year-old girl jumped from a four storey building in Nalasopara

Minor girl jumps to save herself from molestation, sustains hip fractureThe incident took place when the man approached the girl while she was walking by the Nalasopara area. The man spoke to her on the pretext of asking for an address. After she told him the address, the man started talking to her and convinced her to go with him to the terrace of the […]

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughing

The 66-year-old, from Massachusetts, went to her doctor suffering pain in her right side when her cough wouldn't subside

Woman breaks rib due to severe bout of whooping coughingLaughing so hard your sides split is one thing, but one woman has actually coughed so hard she broke a rib. When the 66-year-old woman, from the US state of Massachusetts, who has not been named in the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, first went to see her doctor, it was […]