#WorldDisabilityDay: BETiC innovator develops FractoAid to prevent disability after an accident

In India, 10%-30% of hospital registrations are due to road traffic injuries and a majority of these people tend to develop varying levels of disabilities. An accident victim may just have a fracture- but due to improper handling, while transferring them to a hospital, the condition may worsen. A simple splint could prevent matters from […]

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Low-calorie diet along with exercise can be bad for bones, warns study

Exercising offers a number of health benefits. But not when you are following a low-calorie diet. A new study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found that a combination of calorie restriction and exercise could harm the bones. This may increase one’s risk of injury or fracture. “These findings were somewhat of […]

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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 […]

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

It 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 […]

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

For 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 […]

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

People 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 […]

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

On 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 […]

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Woman fractures eye socket while blowing her nose

About 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. […]

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