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 […]

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: Stray dog with private parts cut found in Vile Parle, hospitalised 

On September 3, a woman from Vile Parle, Mumbai, found a stray dog lying in a pool of blood. The condition of the dog was critical.  The dog’s private parts were slit with a sharp object. The dog is now recuperating at Mumbai’s Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Mumbai: Stray dog with private parts cut found in Vile Parle, hospitalised A stray dog, whose testicles have been slit, has been admitted to Mumbai’s Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit hospital, Parel. It is currently undergoing treatment and has lost an excessive amount of the blood in the last two days and is in the critical state. According to the doctors, the flow of the blood is stopped. […]

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon bursts

A British man’s worsening battle with constipation ended up costing him part of his gut, due to a rare, sometimes unexplainable condition known as ‘megacolon’

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon burstsThere’s no question that constipation is uncomfortable. But sometimes it can be downright dangerous, as detailed in a paper published in BMJ Case Reports this month. As the report explains, a 24-year-old man’s colon burst from storing too much faeces. According to the report, the unidentified patient visited the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain […]

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patient

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant is an operation to replace kidney and pancreas at the same time in a patient who has kidney failure and also suffers from diabetes, needing very high insulin dose to control sugars

Simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant performed on diabetic patientSahyadri Hospital recently conducted complex and critical simultaneous kidney- pancreas transplantation.  A diabetic patient successfully underwent simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplant recently. Diabetes is one of the most common problems in India and can affect various organs. Replacing kidney and pancreas is one of the most useful solution, however, pancreas transplant are still rare in India. Elaborating […]
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