#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 […]

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladder

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have developed an implantable device that could one day help people with bladder problems, without the need for electronic stimulators or medication

Scientists develop implantable device to treat overactive bladderA beam of light may one day be the solution to an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence. An implant that uses LED lights to stimulate nerves has been found to restore bladder control in rats. People with bladder dysfunction experience frequent and uncontrollable urges to urinate before their bladder is full. The condition is caused […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

All you need to know about stomach ulcers

The most common symptom is a burning sensation or pain in the area between your chest and belly button. The pain will be more intense when your stomach is empty and it lasts for a few minutes or several hours

All you need to know about stomach ulcersWhat is a stomach ulcer? Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach ulcers are the most visible sign of peptic ulcer disease. They occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, thus enabling the digestive acids to […]

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her life

In a rare and risky case, doctors at government hospital in Pune successfully operated a 53 year-old woman, who had a huge 5.5 kg mass of fibroid in her broad ligament

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her lifeAccording to experts the fibroid was huge and the surgery was risky. The mass was 25 cm by 20 cm in size. The broad ligament is a peritoneal fold that attaches the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to the pelvis. The mass was in very close proximity to abdominal aorta, both veins and arteries supplying […]

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns one

A premature baby whose heart stopped beating twice for a total of 22 minutes while on the operating table celebrated turning one this week. Baby Lacey Sherriff underwent emergency late-night surgery at St George’s Hospital in the UK after developing necrotising enterocolitis, an often fatal bowel condition

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns oneA premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes has been called a ‘miracle’ by doctors who treated her, as she celebrates her first birthday. Lacey Sherriff, who was born at 27 weeks weighing 1.4lb (635g), had two cardiac arrests during emergency surgery when she was five days old. Her parents prepared for the […]
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