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  • Fortis Malar Neurosurgeons conduct rare Brain By-Pass Neuro Surgery

     A 65 year old male patient, for the last 6 months was suffering from recurrent attacks of weakness of the left side limbs – RIND (Recurrent Ischemic Neurological Deficits). C T Angiogram done at Fortis Malar showed that he had a Total block of the Left Internal carotid Artery (which takes blood to the left […]

    Alzheimer’s disease can now be predicted with 100% accuracy: Study

    Dr Ananya Mandal, MD In a new development, Alzheimer’s disease can now be predicted with up to 100 percent accuracy several years before its onset using three special marker proteins present in the spinal fluids. The study was published in the American Medical Association’s Archives of Neurology. Geert De Meyer of Ghent University in Belgium […]

    Antidepressants cannot be recommended in children with autism: Study

    Dr Ananya Mandal, MD According to a thorough review published by Cochrane Researchers, commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs cannot be recommended for those suffering from autistic spectrum disorders based on current evidence. They say that there may be benefits of antidepressants in adults diagnosed with autism but similar benefits are not seen in children. These children […]

    Beautiful Women Face Discrimination in Certain Jobs

    Beauty has an ugly side, at least for women in terms of looking for certain kinds of jobs, suggests a new study. Attractive women were discriminated against when applying for jobs considered “masculine” and for which appearance was not seen as important to the job, according to the study conducted by researchers at University of […]

    Gladstone scientists discover new method for regenerating heart muscle by direct reprogramming

    Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) have found a new way to make beating heart cells from the body’s own cells that could help regenerate damaged hearts. Over 5 million Americans suffer from heart failure because the heart has virtually no ability to repair itself after a heart attack. Only 2,000 hearts […]

    Pathological Internet Use Among Teens May Lead To Depression

    Teens who use the Internet pathologically appear more likely to develop depression than those who do not, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the October print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Since the mid-1990s, pathological (uncontrolled or unreasonable) Internet use has been […]

    A Little Adversity Bodes Well For Those With Chronic Back Pain

    A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, to be published in the September issue of the journal Pain, reveals that, for people with chronic back pain, having a little adversity in your life can be protective and beneficial. These individuals experience less physical impairment and spend less time […]

    A Strong Predictor Of Breast Cancer Prognosis: Iron-Regulating Protein

    A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) may soon help to spare some women with breast cancer from having to undergo invasive and toxic treatments for their disease.  Investigators found that low levels of ferroportin, the only known protein to eliminate iron from cells, are associated with the most […]

    Eliminating Diabetes And Depression Are Key To Warding Off Dementia, As Is Increasing Education And Eating More Fruit And Vegetables, Study

    A new study by French and UK researchers published in a leading journal this week suggests that should no cure be found for dementia, then the biggest impact on reducing rates of this progressive brain destroying disease is likely to come from eliminating diabetes and depression and boosting education, as well as encouraging people to […]

    Pictorial warnings mandated in 2006 more effective than graphic images, says Healis survey

    A recent national survey conducted by Healis – Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, an anti-tobacco advocacy group, found that the current pictorial health warnings used on Indian tobacco products are ineffective compared to the pictorial warnings mandated in 2006 and the current international health warnings. The primary objective of this survey was to assess awareness […]