Sleeping on your side cuts risk of stillbirth in pregnant women

In the third trimester, when the woman is lying on her back, the combined weight of baby and uterus (womb) puts pressure on the main blood vessels that supply the uterus, and this can restrict blood flow/oxygen to the baby. Doctors believe, the risk of stillbirth is halved if women sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy

Sleeping on your side cuts risk of stillbirth in pregnant womenWomen are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 […]

Scientist fight cancer cell growth with cold and flu drug

The researchers explain that when the stromal cells of tumours are exposed to oxidative stress, they release lactate and other "nutrients" that the cancer cells need to thrive. With this in mind, the team hypothesized that the antioxidant properties of NAC might help to "starve" cancer cells of these nutrients

Scientist fight cancer cell growth with cold and flu drugResearchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold — called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) — could also help to prevent the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins that are important for their survival. Study co-author Prof. Federica Sotgia, of the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University […]

UK researchers develop avatar therapy to treat schizophrenia patients

In this study, run by King's College London and University College London, 75 patients who had continued to hear voices for more than a year, were given six sessions of avatar therapy while another 75 received the same amount of counselling

UK researchers develop avatar therapy to treat schizophrenia patientsPatients who received this therapy became less distressed and heard voices less often compared with those who had counselling instead. Experts said the therapy could add an important new approach to treating schizophrenia hallucinations. The trial, on 150 people, is published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. It follows a much smaller pilot study in 2013. […]

Doctors successfully remove a safety pin from 11-month-old’s oesophagus

A baby girl accidentally managed to swallow a safety pin. Doctors at Wockhardt Hospital successfully remove the pin after performing an endoscopy on her. Doctors share advice regarding what parents should do during such situations

Doctors successfully remove a safety pin from 11-month-old’s oesophagusLast week, an 11-month-old girl Sanvehi Shinde (name changed) from Bhayandar was rushed to a hospital after she accidently managed to swallow a safety pin. While playing at home, the girl got her hand on a safety pin lying beside her and swallowed it. And this safety pin got stuck in her oesophagus and she […]

Pune: Indian dairies cruel to cattle, states Animal Equality

Animal Equality’s nationwide study into dairies, cattle markets, slaughterhouses and tanneries reveals how laws related to animal welfare; environment, food safety and human rights are rampantly violated. Animal Equality is a Pune based animal protection organisation which works towards the welfare of animals

Pune: Indian dairies cruel to cattle, states Animal EqualityToday on the occasion of National Milk Day shocking scenes of cruelty and suffering were seen in a documentary titled, ‘Deadly Dairy’ made by Animal Equality, a Pune based animal protection organisation. Amruta Ubale, Executive Director of Animal Equality says, “Through this documentary we’ve shown not only is dairy cruel to animals but how it […]

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortion

The police have arrested a nurse in Aurangabad for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions. A woman, who was coerced to undergo an abortion by her family, filed a case against the nurse. The police have seized abortion pills and instruments required to carry out an abortion from her house

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortionThe Aurangabad police have arrested a nurse, after a woman filed a complaint with the police against the nurse alleging her of conducting illegal abortions. Lalita Khade, a 40 year-old woman, was arrested on Friday from Bhalgaon area of Aurangabad. According to the police, Lalita Khade was working as a nurse, but since the past few months […]

Your mental health largely dependent on your diet

A healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety

Your mental health largely dependent on your dietMore than 16 million U.S. adults report having a major episode of depression within the last year, according to figures from the National Institutes of Health. While a number of factors are at play when considering who’s at risk, a new field of study called nutritional psychiatry looks at how diet can impact mental health. […]

‘Pilates focuses on core strength, flexibility and toning’

Psychologists have a mammoth task of keeping client’s mind fit and fine. Know what Arti Shroff, Mumbai-based clinical psychologist, does to keep herself mentally and physically strong

‘Pilates focuses on core strength, flexibility and toning’Jim Rohn says, ‘Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live’, this is exactly what Arti Shroff, Mumbai-based clinical psychologist, believes. Shroff who swears by her fitness routine is disciplined and never gives it a miss. She does Pilates and believes that it has helped her to acquire a toned […]

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

The state government has not taken any steps to enact the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill. Even though, it has been approved by the law department. The bill still has to see the light of day

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment ActAn NGO based in Pune called Jan Arogya Abhiyan has written a letter to Chief Minister and Health Minister of Maharashtra, urging them to discuss the issue pertaining to the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill before the Vidhan Sabha, with specified provisions to protect the interests of patients. The letter mentions that, this […]

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

About 50 thousand patients are admitted every year for treatment in the state’s five-star hospitals. Even late Eman Ahmed, ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, that state government will provide quality health facilities to the patients coming from abroad, for treatment in Maharashtra

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak SawantSince last few years, medical tourism is growing rapidly in cities like Mumbai and Pune. A Large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in Maharashtra. On Friday, in a meeting with Health Minister, representatives from several hospitals were present. In which, it […]