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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

Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Although it is suspected to be largely for educational purposes, researchers in a recent study say the following of patient electronic health records as part of training poses ethical questions for the handling of those records. A majority of medical students reported they find it beneficial to follow patient medical histories by accessing electronic health [...]

August 3, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

New guidelines for cancer patients’ post-treatment pain

New guidelines for cancer patients’ post-treatment pain

FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 — More people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment. New guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend that doctors routinely screen for such pain. The guidelines also advise doctors to consider the use of non-traditional treatments for pain. These include hypnosis, meditation [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on New guidelines for cancer patients’ post-treatment pain

Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

Although it is suspected to be largely for educational purposes, researchers in a recent study say the following of patient electronic health records as part of training poses ethical questions for the handling of those records. A majority of medical students reported they find it beneficial to follow patient medical histories by accessing electronic health [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Medical students track former patients’ electronic health records, study says

26 patients on life support after Nice attack: French Health Ministry

26 patients on life support after Nice attack: French Health Ministry

At least 26 people, including five children, who were injured in the truck attack in France’s NIce on July 14, are currently on life support, French Ministry of Health said in a statement on Saturday. After a 31-year-old Tunisian man drove a truck ramming into crowds of people celebrating the French national day and killed at [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on 26 patients on life support after Nice attack: French Health Ministry