Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygiene

Researchers from the University College London (UCL) in England have observed an increase in cases of a rare but preventable eye infection in recent years. The findings emphasise the importance of good hygiene habits when wearing contact lenses

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygieneSince Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye, people who wear contact lenses are at higher risk of infection. The paper titled ‘Acanthamoeba keratitis: confirmation of the UK outbreak and a prospective case-control study identifying contributing risk factors’ was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology on September 19. What […]

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in women

An infection which is found in any part of the urinary system, say your kidneys, ureters, bladder and  urethra,  is  called  a  Urinary  Tract  Infection (UTI). It is very important to know what to look for and what you must do about it, in order to keep yourself comfortable and prevent a UTI from turning into a serious infection

8 symptoms of urinary tract infections in womenThe second most common type of infection, an UTI can cause considerable anxiety and morbidity amongst women. Just treating the infection is not enough; Prophylaxis or preventive action should be advocated. Incidence of infection in females increases directly with sexual activity and child-bearing. 25-30% of women between the age group of 20-40 years will get […]

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests study

In a new study, scientists have explored the relationship between fever and cancer incidence. The recurring patterns in patient accounts suggest the existence of an inverse relationship between the history of infectious fever and cancer risk which are documented throughout decades of medical literature

Bouts of fever may make us more resilient to cancer, suggests studyInfectious fever makes our bodies more resilient to cancer by increasing and strengthening a particular group of cells in the immune system. At present, this is just a theory. For decades, studies have suggested that there is a link between history of infectious fever and lower risk of cancer – but as yet, there is […]

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune response

Researchers have identified a brand new ‘micro-organ’ inside the immune system of mice and humans , the first discovery of its kind for decades, and it could put scientists on the path to developing more effective vaccines in the future

Scientist discover new ‘micro-organ’ which plays a key role in immune responseResearchers from Australia’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research identified a structure that ‘remembers’ past infections and vaccinations, and is filled with immune cells of many kinds which respond to pathogens that the body has encountered before. The structure is strategically positioned on the outside of lymph glands to detect infections early, according to researchers. It […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims sixth victim, this season

Tanmay Pradnye, a 16-year-old, Kandivali resident died on July 28 due to leptospirosis. Tanmay was admitted to Kandivali’s Amar hospital and was later shifted to a multi-specialty hospital. Tanmay was hospitalised for a week

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims sixth victim, this seasonTanmay had just cleared his SSC exam with 70 per cent, and had secured admission at Patkar College in Commerce stream. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pankaj, Head of Amar Hospital said, “When Tanmay was brought to the hospital, his condition was very serious. He had a temperature for two-three days. He was […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fifth victim?

So far, this monsoon, four deaths have been reported due to leptospirosis. Sources inform that a fifth suspected death has occurred due to the zoonotic disease

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fifth victim?Three people had died due to leptospirosis in the month of June A 15-year-old boy from Kurla A 27-year-old man from Govandi And, a 21-year-old woman from Malad On July 13, a 17-year-old from Worli died due to the disease. The fifth victim was undergoing treatment for leptospirosis at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital, the person […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?

This is the fourth suspected death due to Leptospirosis. In the month of June, three Mumbaikars had died due to leptospirosis. The latest death due to leptospirosis is yet to be confirmed by the BMC’s Epidemiological death committee

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?A 17-year-old from Worli, Mumbai has suspected to have died due to leptospirosis in the city As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the teenager had walked through the flooded water in Worli Seaface and other areas The BMC has recently released the latest data of the monsoon-related disease in Mumbai. As per the data […]

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stay

The report mentions that situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10 per cent of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7 per cent in high income countries

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stayAccording 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 […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?

A middle-aged man has died in Mumbai on the evening of Monday, June 25. The BMC’s health officials suspect that the man died after contracting leptospirosis. The death occurred at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital. Last year, leptospirosis claimed the lives of three people

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?This could become the first case, where leptospirosis has claimed the life of a person during on-going monsoon season The monsoon in Mumbai has now already set. For the month of June, the island city has witnessed the second highest rainfall in the past 10 years. But apart from this Mumbai, has witnessed its first […]
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