A KNEE-T JOB

07-03-2016   |   417 View(s)

As upgrades improve their efficacy, computer-assisted knee surgeries are helping those with arthritic or damaged joints get back on their feet, often on the same day as the procedure Albert Colaco, 84, says being able to stand, walk, sleep and cycle again is nothing less than a miracle. Diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees, he could barely walk 50 metres at a stretch until eight months ago, when he underwent computer-assisted tot. Read more...

DECODING INDIAN WOMEN

07-03-2016   |   448 View(s)

Are Mumbai’s women materialistic and Bengaluru’s liberated? The HT-Ipsos Women’s Day Survey turns up some surprising findings If the test of a classic is in its enduring relevance through the years, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is one. Today, the arrival of a single man of means might not send Mrs Banerjee in Kolkata or Mrs Bhalla in New Delhi scurrying to her husband to share the ecstatic hope of his falling in love with t. Read more...

Rs 120-a-month therapy gives breast cancer patients hope

04-03-2016   |   311 View(s)

MUMBAI: A combination of anti-diabetic and chemotherapy drugs, costing less than Rs 120 a month, has improved survival rates by a significant 40% in a section of breast cancer patients. A pilot study by Tata Memorial Hospital has brought hope to patients with triple negative breast cancer, who had no affordable options to prevent a relapse so far.Around 33% of breast cancers at the Tata Hospital are triple negative. This form of cancer affects yo. Read more...

Experts propose new treatment guidelines for diabetes in India

04-03-2016   |   359 View(s)

NEW DELHI: India may soon come up with a new set of treatment guidelines for patients of diabetes. This means medicines would be prescribed depending on the stage of the disease and kind of patient. Leading endocrinologists and diabetes experts from across the country have proposed a new treatment guideline or algorithm for type-2 diabetes specific to Indian patients. Currently, doctors use the guidelines as prescribed by the American Diab. Read more...

Record 25L students to take CBSE exams this Year

03-03-2016   |   229 View(s)

Record 25L students to take CBSE exams this Year Over 25 lakh students have registered this year for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams--the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year's total. According to the data provided by CBSE, a total of 14,99,122 candidates have registered for the Class X (both Board-based and school-based) exams as against 13,73,853 in 2015--an increase of almost 1.25 l. Read more...

Increased Risk of Blindness by 2050

19-02-2016   |   352 View(s)

Close to five billion people globally that is nearly one-half of the world's population is poised to become myopic or short-sighted by the end of 2050, indicates a study by the journal of Ophthalmology. Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a vision condition in which people can see clearly the objects that are close to eyes but objects far away appear to be blurred to the sight. With up to one billion people at an increased risk of bl. Read more...

Leading Hospitals of India

01-02-2016   |   355 View(s)

Here is the Ranking of Hospitals in India-2016 done by i3 Research Consultants. . Read more...

Late-night texting affects sleep, grades

29-01-2016   |   375 View(s)

Messaging in the dark affects sleep, health and performance in school say a study. Students who text for longer duration in the dark sleep only for a few hours and thus remain sleepier during the day than those who stopped messaging when they went to bed, the researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, US, said. Texting before lights out did not affect academic performance, the study showed. Although females reported more messagin. Read more...