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A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

In elderly hospitalised people, the risk of sustaining a fall can be predicted through an easy physical performance test, suggests a research. A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls [...]

February 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A simple physical performance test can prevent falls in older patients

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

Scientists have found a new way to kill liver cancer cells and inhibit tumour growth. They have developed a two-way process to achieve the goal and starve the liver cancer. The researchers explained the process as first, they silenced a key cellular enzyme, and then they added a powerful drug. According to researchers at the [...]

February 13, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumour growth found

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn’t anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. Wittwer’s care is part of a new approach to older patients as [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should elderly patients be sent home from the hospital to recover? Some doctors think so

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

If you are suffering from a heart disease, treatment with Vitamin D3 might help restore the damage done to your cardiovascular system, says a new study. Vitamin D3 is produced naturally when skin is exposed to the sun or through over-the-counter pills. Several diseases, including high blood pressure, build-up of fats, cholesterol in and on [...]

February 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, take note. Vitamin D3 may heal damage to heart

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

New research suggests that diabetes is not just something that affects people physically. A report has highlighted the need for people with diabetes to be provided with better mental health support, according to Metro.co.uk A survey, conducted by Diabetes UK, suggests that three out of five diabetics suffer from emotional and mental health difficulties, directly [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Diabetes patients often experience mental health issues

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

A recent study has found that heart attack increased the risk of vascular dementia by 35%, and the risk remains elevated for up to 35 years after the heart attack. Researcher Jens Sundbøll from the Aarhus University, Denmark, looked into the number of dementia diagnoses among the roughly 2,00,000 Danes who survived the first year [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Heart patients, beware: Heart attack ups dementia risk

Delhi air pollution: 100% spike in patients with respiratory problems; 6 ways to keep your lungs healthy

Delhi air pollution: 100% spike in patients with respiratory problems; 6 ways to keep your lungs healthy

New Delhi: As Delhi air pollution reached alarming levels and leaving everyone gasping for breath, hospitals in the national capital witnessed a 100 percent spike in the number of patients with respiratory problems. On Thursday, all the 10 pollution monitoring stations of the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (Safar) recorded ‘beyond severe’ [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Delhi air pollution: 100% spike in patients with respiratory problems; 6 ways to keep your lungs healthy

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis. But a therapist isn’t going to just hand over some life-changing advice and call it a day. “Most of the work of therapy happens [...]

November 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Various factors like taking contraceptive pills and working at a desk all day can put you at risk. New research has found that patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death. There is increasing [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients who use only alternative therapy are at increased death risk

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Researchers have developed a blood test that may help detect heart disease in asymptomatic individuals by measuring the immune system’s response to inflammation, a symptom tied to various age-related diseases like dementia and arthritis. In a nine-year-long study of 90 people without heart disease, the test, which spits out a number indicating risk, was better [...]

October 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New blood test could detect heart disease in asymptomatic patients

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

– Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don’t receive it, a new study finds. “In Ghana and the Philippines, for example, about eight in 10 cancer patients who need radiation therapy will not receive needed treatment,” said study co-author Dr. Elena Fidarova, a researcher at the International [...]

September 30, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Cancer patients in poorer countries often go without radiation

Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital

Three women huddled on an iron cot, without any clothes. The mattress was removed to provide them respite from bed bugs. In the adjoining ward for male inmates, men crouched on the floor, naked, bereft of minimum basic living conditions. Three other men, also naked, were made to stand in a row as some members [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Furore over naked patients in Bengal mental hospital