A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else did

In the Elphinstone stampede that unfolded today before our eyes Mumbai witness a gruesome spectacle, but these three youths reminded us not to be mere spectators in an emeregency or a diastarous situation. While performing this random act of kindness, they noticed that their fellow Mumbaikars were just bystanders to this incident who were busy clicking pictures on their phone, some of them were even making video recordings. This is a good example to follow

Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else didThe horrific scenes and gruesome images of the Elphinstone stampede will be etched in our collective memory for several weeks and for the people have lost their loves today will endure these scars forever. A story which stands out today is a story of three friends who help people in spite of the horror and […]

Elphinstone stampede: Elder brother survives while younger one dies in stampede

In the stampede that took place today morning at Elphinstone station this morning. Akash Parab (19) and Rohit Parab (11) two brothers suffered through a terrible incident, while Akash has leg injuries, his brother Rohit is still missing

Elphinstone stampede: Elder brother survives while younger one dies in stampedeBrothers share a strong bond since childhood; they play together, take care of each other and grow up together. Then, imagine the sorrow of one brother losing the other. How overwhelming would it be for you? In the gruesome stampede that occurred during the peak hours at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station two brothers suffered an inexplicable […]

Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose lives during morning rush hour

On Friday morning, an unfortunate and horrific stampede occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines. While, many family members mourn the death of their loved ones

Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose lives during morning rush hourBefore the incident took place, office-goers had gathered on the foot-over bridge connecting Elphinstone and Parel stations, where the  stampede took place. At least 22 passengers were killed and 39 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station, amongst which was Richard Fernandes’s wife Theresa. Richard Fernandes, a Dadar resident  lost his 39-year-old wife […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a reality

Researchers found that the fractures were healed eight weeks after the procedure. The bone that grew into the empty space was as strong as surgical bone grafts. In cases where there are large gaps or fractures unable to heal, the method can be repeated to grow more bone

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a realityWhen a fracture will not heal, people are typically left with two options. One is bone grafting, the other is surgery. A new treatment that uses gene and stem cell therapies could promise success with a less-invasive procedure. Researchers led by a team from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, tested the therapy on laboratory […]