Posted in News No discussion yet on October 27th, 2012

Depressing Facts About Depression

Depression is bound to be a part of your life in these stressful times we live, and the statistics reveal a very grim picture. At least one in ten workers has taken time off due to depression which has resulted from tough work schedules, unrealistic targets. The survey was conducted by the European Depression Association in countries like Britain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Turkey, Spain and France. Over all, 20 percent of the 7000 people polled had received a diagnosis at some point of life. The report said that one in four workers with depression did not tell their employer that they were in a state of depression. The report further stated that the depressed people are generally not very  preoccupied with the worry and fear about what might happen to them in future as they think they already know what will happen, and they have the tendency to believe that it will be bad for their future much similar to their present. The symptoms include feeling sad, tense, hopeless, disappointed,  [...]

Posted in Healthy diet No discussion yet on October 20th, 2012

Are All Healthy Foods Really Healthy?

Being fit and healthy is the mantra today and we all strive to be health conscious and sometimes in the quest to achieve a healthy body, we have a herd mentality and believe in the myths of the healthy foods, but in reality are they as healthy as they claim to be? We should have a scientific approach when it comes to a healthy diet, rather than follow the silly myths and seek unsolicited advice from so called nutrition and health experts. We all believe that organic foods are healthy as they are produced without synthetic pesticides, and chemical fertilizers, but the fact of the matter is organic foods can be highly processed and may be high in calories, sugar and fats. Hence eating real, whole, unprocessed foods is a wise option. The multi grain bread you buy daily is made from refined white flour with a few seeds or whole grains added for texture. It is imperative that you should check the labels on the bread and it should read 100% whole wheat or 100% whole grain and if the label  [...]

Posted in Cardiovascular No discussion yet on October 17th, 2012

All About Angina

Angina, a dreaded cardiovascular disease of heart is the number one killer today and begins with a minor chest pain, and which is often ignored by us as we have the tendency to describe it as acidity or gas, but if this symptom is not taken seriously and treated properly it may culminate in to a massive heart attack. Angina is a recuing pain in the chest when the flow of blood to the heart is erratic and the coronary arteries that carry blood to the heart become narrowed and blocked. The pain is usually in the chest but sometimes it may be felt in the arms, neck, jaw or upper abdomen. It is advisable to take a angiography test to determine the intensity of the angina and to find out the specific locations of the blockages or narrowing of the coronary arteries. If the blockage seems critical to your health a procedure termed as angioplasty is required. Angioplasty is a procedure and not an operation, a technique to widen your obstructed blood vessel. Also stents are now widely used,  [...]

Posted in News No discussion yet on October 12th, 2012

Robotic Surgery: Technology and Medicine

Everyday medical science and technology are trying diverse methods to merge their work domains to make life more easier. Surgeries were a very difficult and dreaded task in the yesteryears. But day by day, the accuracy rate is improving thanks to the new tools and innovative methods which help the doctors to conduct the surgery with precision. Also research is going on in order to reduce the extent of pain and discomfort which a patient experiences. There are numerous studies to ensure that the patient can go back and lead a normal life soon after the operation. One such revolution is the Robot - Assisted or Computer Assisted surgery. This surgery was developed to overcome the limitations of the surgery, and to enhance the capabilities of the surgeons. In robotic surgeries, the surgeons control their instruments either with direct tele manipulator or by a computer. The latest robot is termed as the Da Vinci Robot. The Da Vinci Surgical System comprises of three components- a surgeons  [...]

Posted in News No discussion yet on October 1st, 2012

Research to Combat Deafness

Every sense of our body is very essential. If anything happens to anyone then we become handicap and cannot work normally. One such sense is the sense of hearing. If we are unable to hear then we become deaf. Deafness, the condition which puts in distressing, awkward, embarrassing positions during your daily routine, now can be cured by a stem cell therapy. Deafness caused due to damage to the inner ear nerve, may now be cured by stem cell therapy. Researchers from the University of Sheffield have claimed that the hearing was partially improved with the help of stem cells. The nerve cells were replaced by the researchers that are used for hearing by the stem cells called as spiral ganglion neurons from human embryo, and which are capable of becoming any kind of cell in the human body from nerve to skin and muscle to kidney. These cells were injected in to the inner ears of 18 deaf gerbils and it was found that the capacity of the 10 deaf gerbils improved and the hearing improved. This  [...]

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