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High-intensity exercise `safe` in heart transplant patients

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 16:32

High-intensity exercise can help stable heart transplant patients reach higher levels of exercise capacity and gain better control of their blood pressure than moderate intensity exercise, a study indicates.

Organ Donation: Does India lack will?

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 10:52

Not everyone is lucky enough to receive an organ donation as it is still considered a taboo in India due to many religious misbeliefs.

Supercooled livers are a transplant boost

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:16

A new "supercooling" technique keeps rat livers alive three times longer than before, boosting hopes for easing shortages of human transplant organs, scientists said today.

Mature liver cells can turn into stem cells!

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:29

Liver is known to regenerate itself, but can liver cells be reverted to a stem-cell like state? Yes, researchers say.

Walking may help prolong life of kidney patients

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:14

Suffering from kidney diseases? Take up walking at the earliest as researchers have found that walking may help patients with kidney disease prolong life and reduce the risk of needing dialysis or a kidney transplant.

Urine test to detect alcohol use by liver transplant recipients

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:34

Liver transplant recipients who relapse to alcohol have a poorer survival rate than abstinent patients, medical evidence suggests.

India lags behind in stem cell donors: Expert

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 19:36

India is far, far behind in its requirement of stem cell donors to treat life-threatening diseases like cancer, with only 500 transplants taking place annually compared to a requirement of 50,000, an international conference was told on Saturday.

Artificial hearts can be a temporary fix: study

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 17:26

An artificial heart may help patients survive while awaiting a heart transplant, although the devices remain risky 10 years after they were approved, according to a US study Thursday.

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