Bhatia Hospital teaches slum children to wash hands the right way

<img src="https://st1.thehealthsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/hand-wash-practise-bhatia-hospital-655×353.jpg" alt="hand wash practise bhatia hospital” /> On account of Global Handwashing Day, Bhatia Hospital held a very special activity with children at the Door Step School’s Reay Road branch on Monday. The session was held by Dr Rashi Mehta, Microbiologist, and Sister Kanchan from Bhatia Hospital and saw… Read more »

First case of Sturge-Weber Syndrome treated in India with stem cell therapy

StemRx Bioscience Solutions Pvt. Ltd. successfully treated a 21 months’ old kid Alfa from Uganda who was unable to walk due to a rare neurological disorder called “Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)” that affects the development of certain blood vessels, causing abnormalities in the brain, skin, and eye. It is the 1st… Read more »

Facebook posts may reveal depression, finds study

According to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Facebook posts might be able to predict whether users are suffering from depression, Reportedly, researchers found the kind of words people use in their posts indicate whether they are in need of mental health support for… Read more »

After contaminate Polio II virus was found in stools of children, WHO and UNICEF issue statement

Certified polio-free in March 2014, India continues to remain vigilant against all three types of polioviruses. The last polio case due to wild poliovirus in the country was detected on 13 January 2011. Type 2 poliovirus containing vaccine has been phased out globally, and in India, in April 2016, as… Read more »

The mystery link between cancer cells and fallopian tube and ovary busted

A new study has come up with an interesting link between cancer cells and fallopian tube and ovary, the reproductive parts in women. The research from University of Illinois at Chicago showed that cancer cells in fallopian tube affect normal signalling between reproductive tissues and stimulate the release of norepinephrine, a small molecule hormone… Read more »

An expert answers why dengue fever has re-emerged in the past 20 years with a vengeance

Dengue fever, a very old disease, has re-emerged in the past 20 years with an expanded geographic distribution of the viruses and the mosquito vectors, increased epidemic activity, the development of hyperendemicity and the co-circulation of multiple serotypes. In 1998 this mosquito-borne disease was the most important tropical infectious disease… Read more »

Social media may reduce depression, claims study

This US study observed that online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people. Those who suffer from chronic pain can get depressed as they tend to stay at home which doesn’t allow them to interact with their friends and family Reportedly, Journals of Gerontology, Series… Read more »

Recurrent headaches almost took away a teenager’s life

In February 2018, 19-year old KS from Mumbai experienced a severe headache. The pain subsided after he consumed painkillers and rested. Unfortunately, the relief was temporary. The headaches began to recur frequently and linger for hours. Initially, KS did not consult a doctor. He reasoned that headaches were nothing to worry… Read more »

Infusion Nurses Society organised its 7th National conference to discuss safe infusion practices

Putting the focus on safe infusion practices, Infusion Nurses Society (INS) organised their 7th National conference-“SIT-UP” (Standardise Infusion Therapy – Upgrade Practices). Held at St. John’s Auditorium, the conference was a platform to throw light on the importance of adopting safe infusion practices to prevent nurses and patients from potential… Read more »

Crash diets could make you gain belly fat in the long run

Crash dieting is giving you more belly fat and is even weakening your muscles. These are the findings of a new study by researchers at the Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Women are more likely than men to participate in crash diets in which body weight decreases rapidly and dramatically. Extreme dieting has short-… Read more »