Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clots

A study has found that people with varicose veins were at a five times increased risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death

Having varicose veins can increase your risk of developing blood clotsAdults with varicose veins, which are gnarled, enlarged veins, most commonly appearing in the legs and feet, may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. The study found people with varicose veins were also twice as likely to develop a pulmonary embolism, a clot which travels into the […]

Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says study

According to a study published in the Lancet Diabetes, people who have slightly elevated blood sugar that’s not high enough for a diabetes diagnosis may still have a higher risk of heart and kidney disease than individuals with normal blood sugar

Elevated blood sugar levels tied to heart and kidney problems, says studyDiabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Plenty of previous research also ties diabetes to an increased risk of kidney disease. Research has been mixed; however, on whether slightly elevated blood sugar that is sometimes called ‘pre-diabetes’ might also increase the risk of heart and kidney issues. Even the name […]

Sangli: Do you own a dog? Then be ready to cough up Rs 5,000

Sangli Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique idea to differentiate between stray and pet dogs. They have asked dog owners to deposit Rs 5,000 if they own a dog

Sangli: Do you own a dog? Then be ready to cough up Rs 5,000As per government figures, Per day, stray dogs bite around 1, 40,000 people across India. As many as 20,000 people die due to the stray dog bites In Maharashtra – 7,777 cases of stray dog bites are reported each day Do you own a dog? If you answer is yes, then, be ready to shell […]

Why Aspergillosis fungus is misdiagnosed as TB?

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. Almost everyone encounters the fungus on a daily basis and never contracts the illness. It’s more likely to infect people who lack a crucial enzyme called periodixase. It can be wrongly diagnosed as tuberculosis (TB) or chronic inflammation as pathologist use H & E stain for slide in most medical centre as primary stain and sparsely distributed fungus is often missed out

Why Aspergillosis fungus is misdiagnosed as TB?Have you ever suffered from a nasal inflammation or an inflammation around the cheeks and eyes? Your doctor must have told you that it’s a simple routine infection, and he must have prescribed medicines as well. The resistance power of the immune system, fights with the disease and stops it from spreading any further. But, […]

High cortisol levels due to chronic stress raises obesity risk

Past research has shown that stress can fuel obesity; stress has been linked to "comfort eating," whereby individuals turn to foods high in fat and sugar in an attempt to make them feel better

High cortisol levels due to chronic stress raises obesity riskResearchers found that individuals who had persistently high levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol over long periods of time weighed more, had a higher body mass index (BMI), and a larger waist, compared with those who had low levels of the hormone. The study – led by Dr Sarah Jackson from the Department of Epidemiology […]

Home remedies and natural cures for burning sensation in stomach

In addition to your treatment plan, there are home remedies you can try to further aid with your symptoms and reduce the burning sensation

Home remedies and natural cures for burning sensation in stomachKnowing the underlying cause of your burning stomach can help you narrow in on a specific treatment method. In addition to your treatment plan, there are home remedies you can try to further aid with your symptoms and reduce burning sensation in your stomach. Here are some home remedies for burning sensation in stomach you […]

Low levels of calcium in the body can lead to a two-fold risk of cardiac arrest

Calcium is an essential mineral present in an abundance of foods, primarily dairy products such as milk and cheese. The study revealed that people with low levels of calcium in their blood may be at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Low levels of calcium in the body can lead to a two-fold risk of cardiac arrestLead investigator Dr Sumeet S. Chugh, of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and colleagues believe that their findings may pave the way for much-needed new diagnostic and treatment strategies for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The researchers recently reported their findings in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. SCA is when the heart suddenly […]

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspring

The study found a reduced eczema risk for kids when their mothers took probiotics during the final weeks of pregnancy and the first six months of breastfeeding. Avoiding potentially allergenic foods like nuts, dairy and eggs during pregnancy didn’t appear to influence a child’s risk of eczema

Probiotic intake during pregnancy lowers eczema risk in offspringWomen who take probiotics while they’re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don’t, a research review suggests. Probiotic use during pregnancy and lactation was associated with a 22% lower risk of young children developing eczema, a common inflammatory skin disorder, the study found. This is the […]

Odisha: Malaria control interventions lead to 85% decline in malaria cases

Results showed a 85 per cent decline in average monthly malaria cases in four districts from Odisha, namely Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal and Dolangir. Mass screening of malaria is also on-going in 22 districts

Odisha: Malaria control interventions lead to 85% decline in malaria casesA model project to strengthen malaria control interventions has shown an 85% decline in average monthly malaria cases in four districts of Odisha The joint project by Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR-NIMR), National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) Odisha and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) achieved the feat in […]

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’

Doctors attached with Solapur's Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government medical college, have a Herculean task in front of them. The challenge they are facing is to take care of two fragile ‘conjoined twins.’ The team of doctors, who are looking after the twins who were born last morning, are doing their best to help the twins, along with best medical care facilities

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’A women living in Solapur, has given birth to conjoined twins on Thursday morning at Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government Medical College. Doctors said the twins have two heads, two hearts, two lungs and only one liver. The twins have been admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital, and are placed under […]