Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgery

Women, who have undergone a weight-loss surgery before pregnancy, were more likely to deliver premature babies, claims a study. The study was presented at the Meeting ‘European Congress on Obesity’

Women at a higher risk of pregnancy complications after weight-loss surgeryWomen who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational age, have congenital anomalies and be admitted to intensive care, according to the most comprehensive assessment of how bariatric surgery affects pregnancy outcomes. The systematic […]

Mumbai: Doctors remove an 8-inch screwdriver from man’s rectum, without performing surgery

Doctors at Global Hospital, Parel successfully managed to extract the tool by using an endoscopic procedure

Mumbai: Doctors remove an 8-inch screwdriver from man’s rectum, without performing surgeryDoctors safely removed an almost 8-inch screwdriver from the rectum of a 54-year-old carpenter on Friday evening, more than 48 hours after he had used it to apply pain medication on his haemorrhoids. On Friday evening, the doctors removed the 8-inch screwdriver from the 54-year-old carpenter’s rectum, in a safe manner without injuring the patient. […]

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”

Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the disease when he was just two-months-old. And the only option by which he can survive is through a liver transplantation

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”“I have to donate a part of my liver, to save my son’s life, If I don’t he will not survive. And my mission is to save his life,” says teary eyed Varshala Ingle, mother of a two-year-old Kiansh. Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

According to the information gathered through the Right to Information (RTI) from 2013 to 2018, 66 staff members including doctors at Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital have contracted tuberculosis. This number has now been drastically lowered due to effective infection control

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctorsNon-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Dr Mohita Goyal, a Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, shares that the incidence of cervical cancer has increased in the women in their 20s, which was earlier noticed in the women above the age of 30. She adds that being more sexually active can make you more prone to this cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancerGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK study

A large UK study has found that almost one in 13 (8%) young adults suffer from PTSD following a childhood trauma, which may be linked to a rise in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in the adult population

One in 13 children affected by PTSD by age of 18, finds landmark UK studyOf all 18-year-olds in England and Wales one in 13 have had post-traumatic stress disorder at some point, half of those within the previous 12 months, researchers have said. The study’s findings have been met with alarm among experts, who raised concerns that few of the young people who experienced trauma accessed support for their […]

Vets give bill stork a new lease of life by performing life-saving surgery

Before even considering surgery doctors had to patiently wait for the bird to gain weight, it was important to manage the delicate bird as she had broken her wing and was in immense pain. The bird is slowly recuperating and getting back on its feet after the amputation

Vets give bill stork a new lease of life by performing life-saving surgeryThe bird which is an Indian open bill stork was suffering from seroma, (seroma is a collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of your skin) at its joint due to an old fracture. While the bird was getting ready to go to its permanent rehabilitation, it suffered another accidental fracture and the […]

Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniors

There will be ups and downs that can test the strongest of wills and stress the strongest of bodies. Here are some key things to do this year so you can weather life’s ups and downs and stay on track with your health and well-being

Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniorsThe greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having symptoms of depression, finds study of elderly Hispanics A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment of age-related […]
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