Woman survives brain tumour, successfully runs a 21 kms marathon after 4 years

The 34-year-old woman from Guhagar, Ratnagiri who was paralysed since 2015, but she did not lose hope. Day-by-day, she worked hard to reach the goal which has set for herself. And finally, on Sunday, January 13, her efforts paid-off as she successfully ran the Pat Panhale marathon

Woman survives brain tumour, successfully runs a 21 kms marathon after 4 years“Over the years, I have believed that a person can achieve anything if they are brave, stubborn and determined. Doctors had left all hope when it came to her case. But, I did not lose hope and neither did my wife, I still trusted that she could recover. And through her immense willpower she achieved […]

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curry

The 40-year-old man was left fighting for his life in an induced coma a couple of days after eating a chicken curry. David Braham became unwell with food poisoning while watching his son play rugby after the dodgy meal

Father-of-three left paralysed from nose down after eating roadside chicken curryThe food poisoning unexpectedly brought on a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillian-Barré Syndrome. David was left paralysed from the face down, unable to talk and breathe while on a ventilator for four months. He has finally learnt to walk on his own eight months after the Chinese curry nearly cost him his life. The former […]

Spinal implants are getting better at reversing paralysis, researchers reveal

Paralysis due to spinal cord injuries may be partly reversible, using electrical implants on the spine that seem to encourage the brain to grow new connections

Spinal implants are getting better at reversing paralysis, researchers revealThe implant device has allowed three men with partly crushed spinal cords to regain some walking abilities after a few weeks of training. But the approach wouldn’t work for anyone whose spine has been completely severed. Many people who are paralysed from a crush injury to their spine have a few nerves still connecting the […]

How an electrical implant is helping paralysed people walk again

Three people whose legs were paralysed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord - along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported

How an electrical implant is helping paralysed people walk againTwo separate teams of scientists have revealed for the first time that the technique, together with physical training, has allowed three out of the five people treated to walk again after losing all voluntary movement below the site of an injury. Experts say the device, which is placed below the injury, helps lost signals from […]

Mumbai teacher struggles to gather funds for his treatment

In the year 2015, Nerul’s Carlos Kasbe, suffered from paralysis. After which, he was not able to move his left hand and leg voluntarily. He couldn’t walk without support. Since two years, he is dependent on others. Also, he hasn’t got the reimbursement of the medical bills. Now, this teacher is trying to gather funds for his treatment

Mumbai teacher struggles to gather funds for his treatmentCarlos served as a principal at the school Amchi Shala, Chembur. He suffered from paralysis. After which, he was not able to move his left hand and leg voluntarily. His treatment at the hospital was Rs 2.40 lakhs.  After treating him for a month, he was discharged.  But, he couldn’t walk and was unable to […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

Sudden increase in brain stroke cases among 23-27 age group worries doctors

Doctors say due to unhealthy habits like extreme smoking, consumption of alcohol, lack of sleep, stress and unhealthy diet youngsters are suffering from acute brain strokes

Sudden increase in brain stroke cases among 23-27 age group worries doctorsLast month, Vikram R, a resident of Worli, was rushed to the hospital as left side of his body suddenly went numb and lifeless. Little did he or anyone from his family members realise that Vikram had just suffered an acute brain stroke, which resulted in the left side of his body becoming paralysed. There […]