Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

If you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

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Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

The study was led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Early detection of diabetes is important in children and youth, as many — about 25 per cent, are diagnosed when seeking care for diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially […]

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One bottle of wine equivalent to smoking ten cigarettes, states study

Researchers from the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Bangor University and the University of Southampton, noted that if women drank one bottle of wine per week, their life time risk of cancer is equivalent to those who smoke 10 cigarettes a week. The researchers discovered that these women had an increased risk of breast […]

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Thane boy appears for class 10 board exams from the hospital

Akshat Pandey, a Thane resident, was all geared up to appear for his 10th standard board exams; however, just a day before his first paper, he began experiencing severe abdominal pain coupled with recurrent bouts of vomiting. His parents rushed him to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, and was immediately taken under the wing by Dr Rajan […]

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Being overweight in teenage years might increase kidney cancer risk later in life

Being overweight has been linked with a higher risk of developing a form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma (RCC) among adults, but it’s unclear if this risk is present during adolescence. In an International Journal of Cancer study of adolescents who were followed for 37 years, researchers observed a trend for higher RCC […]

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Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stay

According to a new joint report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank – poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels. The report highlights that inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or […]

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Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ one

Man born without a penis now has a ‘bionic’ one

A 44-year-old British man, Andrew Wardle, was born without a penis, He successfully underwent a series of operations at London’s University Hospital that gave him a £50,000 penile implant last Friday. Mr Wardle, from Greater Manchester, can now have a normal sexual relationship say the team of doctors treating him. As an experiment his implant […]

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Nagpur: Strike withdrawn, doctors resume their duty

This happened on the backdrop of the fact that 350 resident doctors of GMC Nagpur were suspended a day before. As a part of their protest against lack of security in the hospital premises, the doctors were on mass leave. The hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Talking about the decision, Dr Pravin […]

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