Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defect

The surgery lasted for two hours, with minimal blood loss, and the results were miraculous. With no evidence of brain stem or spinal cord injury, the patient could walk without support on the third day. The patient felt immediate relief in her problems

Pune doctor cures patient with rare congenital defectFor a 55-year-old woman, the last ten years of her life have marked a period of struggle and pain. She felt a tingling in her limbs, and weakness in both the hands. She has vertigo and had lost her sense of balance, and she couldn’t even walk in a straight line. Moreover, she had constant […]

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problems

Your busy life at work or in the house commonly pushes you to do things quickly, even your food. However, eating fast and mindlessly could lead to some health problems

Eating fast could lead to weight gain and a range of other health problemsThe brain needs time to process how the body consumes food. It commonly takes up to 20 minutes for the brain to process signals of fullness. Failing to process these signals could lead to overeating, weight gain and obesity, according to Healthline. This happens as the brain struggles to keep up when a person eats […]

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated ice

During hot months, people tend to consume cold drinks/golas at the roadside shops. This can cause several health issues

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated iceIn in its campaign to find contaminated ice, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries out each summer, the FDA raided 39 places and destroyed around 19,000 kgs of contaminated ice. Since the last two months, the FDA had investigated these places. Consuming foods using contaminated ice can have hazardous consequences on the health […]

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago, equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day, which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU health expert warns

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals studyProfessor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds study

Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain, finds studyIn the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times a week had “noticeably” reduced side effects of cancer and its treatment over 24 weeks, researchers report in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The patients said the music helped their physical and psychological well-being because it distanced them from […]

#YogaDay2019: Here are 5 yoga poses which can help improve your blood circulation

Everybody knows that blood is essential to keep us alive. Thus, it is important that it should be able to circulate throughout our body, carrying the necessary nutrients and oxygen

#YogaDay2019: Here are 5 yoga poses which can help improve your blood circulationThe act of increasing one’s blood flow throughout the body can help anyone feel much more energised since it increases both the physical and mental performance of a person. Over the past decades, it has been known that yoga is one of the many activities that tend to promote blood circulation. If you ask someone […]

Ticket examiner steps into doctor’s shoes, helps a woman deliver baby in train

A railway ticket examiner and co-passengers of a full-term pregnant lady helped her give birth on-board the train. This incident took place on Friday, June 14

Ticket examiner steps into doctor’s shoes, helps a woman deliver baby in trainThe woman was travelling with her family. After a few hours, suddenly in the middle of her journey, she began experiencing intense labour pain. The woman could not hold the baby in any longer. There was no doctor available on board the train to carry out the delivery procedure. That’s when H.S. Rana, a Traveling […]

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults

Low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk of mobility limitation and disability in older adults, identifying a new factor to consider for maintaining mobility and independence in older age, according to a study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing at Tufts University

Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adultsThe study, published online in May in advance of print in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, is the first to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and the onset of mobility limitation and disability in older adults. “Because of our growing population of older people, it’s important for us to understand […]

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study

Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in one week may have a heightened risk of miscarriage the following week, a new study suggests

Night shift work linked to a higher risk of miscarriage, finds study“Women working night shifts are exposed to light at night which disrupts their circadian rhythm and decreases the release of melatonin,” lead author Dr Luise Molenberg Begtrup explained. “Melatonin has been shown to be important in maintaining a successful pregnancy, possibly by preserving the function of the placenta.” To take a closer look at the […]

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rate

The reason behind people losing weight varies. Some simply want to feel better and more confident, while some are doing it to become healthier and to lessen the risk of potential health problems

5 factors that can affect your weight loss rateWhatever the reason may be, the principles of losing weight is more or less the same, which is basically consuming fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis. This becomes what’s called as a weight loss rate, and you must keep it healthy to keep yourself on track. But unbeknownst to many, there are […]
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