Don’t sleep with your cell phone, warn health experts

The California Department of Health has released an advisory cautioning about the risks of cell phone radiation exposure. Radiations from the devices have been tied to cancer and infertility. Exposure risks are highest when cell phones have fewer bars of service or are downloading or streaming media

Don’t sleep with your cell phone, warn health expertsThe California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks. California released guidance for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that cell phone use may be linked to cancer, attention, mental health and reproductive health […]

Losing mother to ‘Breast Cancer’ prompts NRI woman to start awareness campaign

A Non-Resident Indian (NRI), who originally hails from Pune, has decided to conduct sessions on awareness regarding breast cancer in the city. The first workshop was conducted in the last month. She also plans to conduct numerous sessions in future, to educate more and more people

Losing mother to ‘Breast Cancer’ prompts NRI woman to start awareness campaignAyesha D’Cruz, who works with marketing company in USA and is settled in Atlanta, along with her husband aims to create awareness regarding breast cancer. “On July 15, 2013, my mother succumbed to breast cancer. For eight years, she had a lump developed in her breast, but she didn’t inform anyone. She just ruled it […]

‘The industry needs to work towards making EUS affordable’

Dr Irving Waxman opines that EUS technique is very beneficial for diagnostic and interventional purposes but it does come with a cost. This cost, is not yet affordable for everyone. In a dialogue with My Medical Mantra Dr Waxman explains how it can be made affordable for all

‘The industry needs to work towards making EUS affordable’At the 2nd Asian EUS Congress conference experts from across the globe have participated in this event, to share their knowledge of Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) techniques and also to discuss the various research work which is in progress, in the world, at the present moment. Dr Irving Waxman, the Director, in the Centre for Endoscopic […]

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toes

Tony Melendez says medication his mother took for morning sickness may have kept his arms from developing. He was 16 years old when a musician showed him how to tune the guitar differently. That's when he realised he could use his toes to strum the chords

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toesTony Melendez of Branson, Missouri, naturally strums the guitar with his toes. “I had to learn and face head on. There are no arms on this body,” the musician said. “What am I going to do? Am I going to cry about it or am I going to get up and start doing things about […]

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needs

Who knew that an incident which occurred to a disabled girl in her childhood would leave a lasting impression on her father’s mind? Gordon Hartman realised that there we no theme parks which catered to special children. In 2007, he decided to build a theme park himself with the help of doctors, therapists, parents and other people. A former property developer, he sold his homebuilding businesses in 2005 to set up The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to help people with disabilities

Father builds $51 million theme park for daughter with special needsGordon Hartman had just got out of the swimming pool on a family holiday, when Morgan, his 12-year-old daughter went up to some children who were playing in the water. She tried to make friends with them but they quickly left the pool. Hartman thinks they shied away from her because they didn’t know how […]

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boy

Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, posted a video in March explaining his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man. He had stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy. Both Leo and Reese were in good health after the birth, the couple wrote on Facebook

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boyTrystan Reese, a transgender man living in Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a boy with his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow. Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born July 14. Leo is the couple’s first biological child, but they are no strangers to parenting: Reese and Chaplow adopted Chaplow’s niece and nephew in […]

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disability

Today, the store employs 40 people with disabilities, as well as two managers who have degrees in special education. The team works like a well-oiled machine. All the profits from the coffee shop go to Wright's non-profit, Able to Work USA. But she's most proud of the bridges it's built in the community

This coffee shop challenges the notion of disabilityCoffee shops are cool, but in Wilmington, North Carolina, Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is known for its warmth. At the heart of the shop’s popularity is its unique staff: Almost everyone who works there has an intellectual or developmental disability, ranging from Down syndrome to autism to cerebral palsy. For many employees, it’s their first […]

International Women’s Day: Here’s all you need to know

On the eve of International Women’s Day, here is the summary of when the day started along with a brief timeline of how the day has evolved over the years

International Women’s Day: Here’s all you need to knowWhen did International Women’s Day start? Though it’s difficult to exactly pinpoint when the day started, International Women’s Day’s roots can be traced back to the early 1900s. In 1908 15,000 women in New York marched through the city to demand better pay, rights to vote and shorter working hours. A year later, their efforts […]

Mindless govt rule forces scientist to sit at home, loses top US job

Hapless scientist gets reprieve from Bombay High Court, but it could already be too late

Mindless govt rule forces scientist to sit at home, loses top US jobHere is an unfortunate story of how a mindless act by the government can severely shatter our dreams and career. Last year, Dr Sunil Noothi, was at the top of his game. 40-year-old, Noothi, had migrated to US in 2013 to join the University of Kentucky’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics as a […]

Conjoined twins seen for the first time without bandages as they head to rehab after separation

Jadon and his brother Anias were separated in a 27-hour surgery on October 13. It has been the fastest recovery in history although Anias's progress is slower

Conjoined twins seen for the first time without bandages as they head to rehab after separationFormerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anias McDonald have transferred to a new hospital to begin rehabilitation nine weeks after being separated. The twins were separated in a 20-hour procedure at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx on October 13 and 14. On Wednesday, they left the New York City hospital that had been their home […]