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 […]

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Although black hairy tongue may look alarming, typically it doesn't cause any health problems, and it's usually painless. Black hairy tongue usually resolves by eliminating possible causes or contributing factors and practicing good oral hygiene

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatmentAlthough it may seem unpleasant, hairy tongue is a relatively harmless condition that can be easily dealt with in most cases. Here, we will discuss what hairy tongue is, how it can be triggered and how it may be treated or prevented. Fast facts on hairy tongue: The exact causes of hairy tongue are sometimes […]

A surgery in time saves ‘tongue’

Jeet Mahadik, a 10-year-old boy was returning home after giving his exam, when a shocking incident happened. Jeet slipped from the stairs and fell down due to which his tongue was caught between his teeth and suffered a dip cut on his tongue. This resulted into continuous bleeding. Jeet was admitted in Kalyan’s MPM Hospital where doctors immediately decided to do a surgery. Now, Jeet's condition is improving

A surgery in time saves ‘tongue’Till now, you must have heard about head, neck, back and leg injuries after falling from the stairs. But, Jeet Mahadik, who is a Titwala resident, suffered a cut on his tongue when he fell down from the stairs and this left him bleeding and in immense pain. Jeet was immediately admitted in Kalyan’s MPM […]

What makes you, 1 in 7.2 billion, apart from your fingerprints?

The general consensus is fingerprints are accurate tools to identify people, in most cases. But what about other parts of the body? Most of us like to believe in our individuality; surely there’s more to our bodies that make us one in 7.2 billion. Well, here are five things that are (most likely) especially you that you can be proud of

What makes you, 1 in 7.2 billion, apart from your fingerprints?Anyone who has known biology or has watched crime shows on TV will remember that a criminal is identified by his fingerprints, which are unique markers left by the ridges on everyone’s fingers. These impressions have been used as personal signatures for thousands of years, going as far back as 300 B.C. in China, where […]