Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defect

The surgery lasted for two hours, with minimal blood loss, and the results were miraculous. With no evidence of brain stem or spinal cord injury, the patient could walk without support on the third day. The patient felt immediate relief in her problems

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defectFor a 55-year-old woman, the last ten years of her life have marked a period of struggle and pain. She felt a tingling in her limbs, and weakness in both the hands. She has vertigo and had lost her sense of balance, and she couldn’t even walk in a straight line. Moreover, she had constant […]

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problems

Your busy life at work or in the house commonly pushes you to do things quickly, even your food. However, eating fast and mindlessly could lead to some health problems

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problemsThe brain needs time to process how the body consumes food. It commonly takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to process signals of fullness. Failing to process these signals could lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity, according to Healthline. This happens as the brain struggles to keep up when a person eats […]

Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health, state researchers

A new study shows that consumption of buttermilk and other fermented dairy drinks could help improve heart health and lower risks of having a heart attack

Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health, state researchersHere’s another reason to love buttermilk even more. A new study suggests that the fermented dairy drink could actually help improve heart health. The findings, published in the journal Gut, showed that buttermilk, as well as other fermented dairy products, contain molecules that could help lower the production of cholesterol and other harmful blood lipids […]

Divorce can lead to weight gain in children, finds study

Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found

Divorce can lead to weight gain in children, finds studyResearchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 children born between 2000 and 2002. The authors say their findings back calls for better health support for families going through a break-up. The paper suggests a range of reasons why children might put on weight after a divorce, both economic […]

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%, reveals study

A large study concludes that atrial fibrillation does, indeed, raise the risk of dementia even in people who did not have a stroke and that anticoagulants may reduce this risk

Atrial fibrillation may raise dementia risk by 50%, reveals studyAtrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. More specifically, the atria of the heart — the chambers that receive blood and pump it out to the heart’s ventricles and the rest of the body — beat at an irregular rhythm. Previous research has shown that people with A-fib have a […]

Poor sense of smell could be indicative of serious illness, finds study

Should you be worried about your poor sense of smell? Studies state that it may indicate a serious illness. For most people, their sense of smell is the least important out of all the senses, which includes sight, touch, hearing and taste. After all, losing your sense of smell couldn’t be worse than being mute, blind or deaf, right?

Poor sense of smell could be indicative of serious illness, finds studyWell, as it turns out, losing our sense of smell is worse than one may think. That’s because losing it completely comes at a really significant cost, since much of our life depends on our olfactory system to make itself work. This includes enhancing the taste of what we eat, stimulating our appetite and even […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated ice

During hot months, people tend to consume cold drinks/golas at the roadside shops. This can cause several health issues

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated iceIn in its campaign to find contaminated ice, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries out each summer, the FDA raided 39 places and destroyed around 19,000 kgs of contaminated ice. Since the last two months, the FDA had investigated these places. Consuming foods using contaminated ice can have hazardous consequences on the health […]

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago, equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day, which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU health expert warns

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals studyProfessor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]
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