Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longer

The new study shows that there is a stronger biological possibility for the relationship between coffee and longevity and found that mortality was inversely related to coffee consumption for heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease

Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longerOne study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person’s risk of mortality. The second study was more novel, as it focused on non-white populations. After surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, […]

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care experts

Yesteryear’s super hit movie, ‘Anand’ grabbed eyeballs for its portrayal of characters and unique presentation of death- acceptance. Anand, is a cancer patient who doesn’t wish to confine to bed in his final days and wished to die peacefully. That is the kind of life that palliative care tries to advocate, to help the person to be bereft of pain and suffering. However, the experts say that we are poorly prepared, in case of palliative care

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care expertsFor the 83-year-old, Nitin Kumar (name changed) his family was everything. Like anybody in that age, he had started feeling more breathless and came to the doctors with the complaint of heart ailments. Kumar had a severe heart disease which took a toll on his kidney. Kumar’s family approached the palliative care unit at Hinduja […]

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unit

On the occasion of Hospice and Palliative Care day, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre launched its palliative care service in the hospital. Its services will include pain relief treatment, counseling and OPD

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unitOne of the prominent characters in the film Piku was played by Amitabh Bachchan as a doting yet open-minded father, who, in one of the scenes is ridiculed when Irrfan Khan (Rana in the film) says his father was put on the ventilator. ‘Comfort care’ or ‘palliative care’ is the need of the hour. It […]

Air pollution linked to kidney disease

A new analysis, in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, followed 2,482,737 veterans for an average of eight and a half years. The Department of Veterans Affairs database includes information on glomerular filtration rate, or G.F.R., a measure of kidney function

Air pollution linked to kidney diseaseAdd a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. Previous studies have linked high levels of the fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 to cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Using data on air pollution from NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers found that increases in PM […]

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

The surgery was performed on 35 year old woman, who was suffering from kidney stone since last few years. Doctors claim this is the first of it's kind of a surgery performed in Pune and Maharashtra

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]

Guinness World Record holder on organ donation awareness mission from Chennai to Ladakh

Lourd Vijay was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2013 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2016. He aims to cover 9,000 kms to inspire people to pledge their organs and save lives. He was in Pune, on Thursday, August 17 as part of his awareness drive and will arrive in Mumbai on Friday, August 18

Guinness World Record holder on organ donation awareness mission from Chennai to LadakhLourd Vijay, a professional dancer and Guinness World Record holder, is all set to drive by car for a social responsibility initiative titled ‘Spreading Hope’, a non-profit foundation, on a mission to raise nationwide awareness on kidney diseases and the importance of organ donation. Lourd Vijay was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2013 […]

‘Don’t need money, but awareness on organ donation’

A man who is on dialysis since last 20 years, appeals people to donate organs, as it can give a new lease of life to someone

‘Don’t need money, but awareness on organ donation’Today, there is a lot of awareness among people regarding organ donation. But in the past, not many people knew about this Nobel deed. Hence, due to the lack of awareness, Prakash More who is on dialysis since last 20 years, appeals people to donate organs. More who is fighting for his life death every […]

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early death

Despite the study showing an increased risk of death, researchers are still unsure about the biological reason behind why the group of drugs are associated with an early death. Since the research was an observational study, no cause and effect can be determined

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early deathA common type of heartburn medication is linked to a higher risk of early death, according to a new study. The medicine, in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has previously been tied to a greater chance of negative health effects, such as kidney disease and various types of infections. But, the […]

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseases

Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a cluster of symptoms that signal kidney damage. Research teams have identified mutations in more than 40 genes that cause genetic kidney disease, but knowledge gaps remain in understanding the precise roles that specific genes play in kidney cell biology and renal disease

Drosophila models human genes responsible for genetic kidney diseasesThe majority of genes associated with nephrotic syndrome (NS) in humans also play pivotal roles in Drosophila renal function, a conservation of function across species that validates transgenic flies as ideal pre-clinical models to improve understanding of human disease, a Children’s National Health System research team reports in a recent issue of Human Molecular Genetics. […]