WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’

At World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Keki Turel, a consultant neurosurgeon, said that most serious head injuries are because of road accidents. He also mentioned that it is the young population which is suffering from road accidents and once they are impaired with head injuries, they cost society as economic productivity is lost

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’“The law and order machinery is not able to cope up with the incidence. Traffic is the main cause behind road accidents. Around 43 per cent of the casualties are because of road accidents,” he said. While explaining about the causes behind road accidents, he said, “People who drive two wheelers form the highest of […]

WCNR 2018: India tops list of head injuries, say experts

India is the capital of the World for head injuries and therefore it was one of the important public forums at the 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation that's being held at the Renaissance Conventional Centre, Powai in Mumbai

WCNR 2018: India tops list of head injuries, say expertsThe session not only had head injury patients and caregivers participating but also traffic police, college students along with NGO’s working for spreading awareness on head injury prevention. Dr Rajendra Prasad, medical director, Indian Head Injury Foundation said no helmets, erratic pedestrian crossings, bad road conditions, chaotic traffic are few reasons why India has the […]

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals study

Traumatic brain injuries were the most common type of injury for drivers and passengers, the study found. But passengers experienced this more often, in 40 percent of cases, compared with 36 percent of cases for drivers, the researchers report in JAMA Surgery

Motorcycle passengers more prone to head injuries, reveals studyMotorcycle passengers are less likely than drivers to wear helmets, and they are more likely to suffer traumatic brain injuries in crashes, a US study suggests. Researchers studied almost 80,000 motorcycle drivers and nearly 6,000 passengers who were involved in crashes between 2007 and 2010. Two-thirds of the drivers were wearing helmets, compared to only […]

Mumbai doc’s mission to make India, epilepsy free

Epilepsy is a brain disorder due to which a person has repeated seizures over time. One of the reasons why it goes untreated is its expensive treatment. Owing to this, a city doctor has made it his life goal to provide free medications to the needy. Now, he will soon start an epilepsy rehabilitation centre in Mumbai

Mumbai doc’s mission to make India, epilepsy freeOn any Tuesday, as you walk your way through the threshold of Epilepsy Foundation in Lotus House Churchgate, you will surely find a long queue of people awaiting their turn to meet Dr Nirmal Surya. “Epilepsy affects at least 11to12 million people in India. Out of these, 70 per cent of the people are those who […]