Health

Bengaluru man plays guitar while doctors perform surgery on his brain
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

In the first ever Live Brain Circuit Surgery performed in India, doctors operated on a musician as he strummed his guitar. Surgeons carefully burnt parts of his brain to relieve the young musician of a neurological movement disorder that cramped fingers on his left hand.
 
The ...
  


10-year-old Rape victim will have to carry pregnancy to term after Chandigarh Court rejects abortion plea
19.07.17 - TEAM PT

A Chandigarh district court has refused to allow a 10-year-old girl, who got pregnant after her uncle allegedly raped her multiple times over seven months, abort her 26-week old foetus.
 
According to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, medical termination of pregnancy is allowed up to ...
  


Gym workout proves fatal: 22-year-old Techie in Hyderabad dies while working out
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

A place like a gym that is supposed to make you healthier and give you fit body can even kill you. A 22-year-old techie who used to work for Dell lost his life while working out in the gym.
 
According to Madhapur police, Varun Kumar, 22, ...
  


Miracle Kids: Brain dead mum kept alive for 123 days to give birth to twin babies
12.07.17 - team pt

A brain dead pregnant woman was kept alive for 123 days - the longest time ever - before delivering twins by emergency caesarean section. 
 
Frankielen da Silva Zampoli Padilha from Campo Largo in South Brazil suffered from Cerebral Haemorrhage last year in Ocotber, following which she ...
  


Avoid Re-using Disposable Plastic Bottles
It's Harmful;
27.06.17 - team pt

While drinking plenty of water is good, refilling that plastic bottle again and again could actually be doing more harm than good.
 
That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and ...
  


Wanna Drink? Fine! But Please Avoid With Non-Doctors, Says IMA
'Practice what you preach'
26.06.17 - team pt

The recent advisory released by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) directs doctors to avoid drinking with non-doctors to promote healthy living and become "brand ambassadors of health" for the society. This advisory intends to spread awareness among the people of the disadvantages of consuming alcohol ...
  


Punjab’s Cancer Trains and Chemical Addiction
13.06.17 - harleen kaur

On a scorching June afternoon in Jhajjal village in southwestern Punjab, elderly men have gathered in a communal courtyard to quell the boredom of the long afternoon with a game of cards. The cotton crop has been sown, and the farmers have a few weeks’ ...
  


Curb on use of hookahs in hotels, restaurants
27.05.17 - TEAM PT

In a move to curb use of hookahs in hotels and restaurants, the government has prohibited food and drinks from being served in designated smoking areas.
 
The new smoking rules notified by the Union health ministry prohibits "services” in the smoking zones.

Also, hotels, restaurants and airports ...
  


Drinking coffee can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by half
28.04.17 - team pt

Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may reduce prostate cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men.
 
The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have ...
  


Big Place in a Small Space.
17.03.17 - harcharan bains

THE EQUIVALENT OF 20 MILLION VOLUMES WORTH OF INFORMATION IS INSIDE THE HEAD OF EVERYONE OF US. THE BRAIN IS A VERY BIG PLACE IN A VERY SMALL SPACE
 
The life we experience is but memory and dreams connected with the filter we call present . ...
  



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