Nearly 50% unaware of hepatitis status, finds a PGI study

Do you have Hepatitis or not? This is the one of the first few questions that a medical professional asks a donor at a blood bank. The answer—yes or no—is the first step of screening. But a study conducted by the doctors at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research… Read more »

PCOS diet, foods to avoid and what to eat if you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

September marks Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women of reproductive age. It may cause infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, and excess male hormone (androgen) levels. Ovaries may develop collections of follicles and fail to release eggs as well. While it’s exact cause… Read more »

PCOS awareness month: How diet plays an important role in managing PCOS

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) affects one in 10 women. Though pinpointing the actual cause and cure for this condition is a bit difficult, however, there are doctors who agree that diet and lifestyle play a significant role in managing PCOS. Therefore, to understand the relationship between food and PCOS, we… Read more »

Wrinkles before time: 7 reasons you have wrinkles

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There is nothing wrong with having wrinkles on your face. As we age, our skin naturally gets drier and thinner, and loses its elasticity. However, if you are getting premature wrinkles, then it could be a cause for concern. To understand what causes premature wrinkles, we got in touch with… Read more »

Back pain is associated with unhealthy behaviour like smoking, drinking

A new study indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression. During adolescence, the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain (pain arising from the bones, joints or muscles) in general, and back pain, in particular,… Read more »

Increase in corneal donation and transplant at Delhi AIIMS

At 1,844 corneas, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) recorded its highest ever donations in 2017, according to the data from the National Eye Bank. The donor corneas are transplanted in people with corneal blindness. The National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) estimates that there are around… Read more »

High fever and headache, dengue signs and symptoms you should watch out for

Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, an estimated 400 million people globally are infected with the virus; about 100 million get progressively sick and 2.5 percent of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito borne infection in the world. The… Read more »

Suffering from critical illness for a while, you could be at risk of kidney disease

People with acute critical illness have an increased risk of kidney complications and death, finds a study. “Patients with acute critical illness without apparent underlying renal disease — a group traditionally considered to be at low risk of renal diseases — have clinically relevant long-term renal risks,” wrote Dr. Shih-Ting… Read more »

Claire Wineland, Who Inspired Millions On Youtube Chronicling Her Cystic Fibrosis Battle, Dies After Lung Transplant

Claire Wineland spent nearly every hour of her two decades alive preparing for the end. The California native was diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition that overloads the organs with an excess of mucus. The illness meant a life of painful treatment, hospital stays and likely a… Read more »

Toddler Receives Mother’s Kidney, Part Of Liver In Pioneering Transplant

Surgeons at the Vatican children’s hospital in Rome have carried out a pioneering operation in which a Lebanese woman’s kidney and part of her liver were transplanted in her 30-month-old son, who suffers from a rare metabolic disorder. Doctors at the Bambin Gesu hospital performed path-breaking laparoscopic surgery on the left… Read more »