Doctors who helped paralysed man get back on his feet seek new patients

A team of doctors who helped a paralysed man get back on his feet by transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord said they were seeking new patients so they could establish their breakthrough was not a one-off.

'Time to rename medicines for mental health'

In order to remove confusion for patients who could be prescribed drugs that appear to be unrelated to their condition, the world's major psychiatry organisations are proposing to completely change the terminology of the drugs used in mental disorders.

Recalling past key to keep dementia at bay

Recalling the past could be the key to keep dementia at bay as revealed by a new study.

New book aims to spread awareness about dementia

With over 40 lakh dementia patients in India, there is an urgent need to educate people on how to look after suffering family members and, in some cases, even reverse the symptoms, author Minakshi Chaudhry whose book on dementia was presented to President Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.

High-intensity exercise `safe` in heart transplant patients

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.

Website to help doctors explain to patients in Bengali

A new website will help bridge the language barrier that often impedes doctors` efforts to explain diagnosis to patients in Bengali.

Nigerian Ebola patient discharged after full recovery

The first Nigerian confirmed to have contracted the Ebola virus has been discharged here after full recovery, the government said.

Parkinson`s disease leads to depression

A new study has suggested that depression is a common indication of Parkinson`s disease but it remains untreated for many patients.

Mobile apps help doctors treat patients via smartphones

Many medical phone apps have recently gained popularity that allows doctors to diagnose their patients through text messages or video-chat on smartphones.

Soon French hospital to serve wine to patients, family

Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital in Puy-de-Dome, central France, has recently revealed that they will soon open a wine bar in their palliative care centre for the patients and their families.

Now, test kit to better diagnose, treat kidney cancer

Researchers have developed a new test kit that can help predict and treat kidney cancer in a better way.

Patients have right to their medical records: CIC

Patients have a right to get their medical records from hospitals, both public and private, Central Information Commission has held while ordering disclosure of information to a former RAW official.

New drug cures Hepatitis C in HIV patients

In a ray of hope for patients infected with both HIV and Hepatitis C, researchers have found that a combination drug therapy cures chronic Hepatitis C in majority of such patients.

Hospital elevator buttons dirtier than toilets: Study

The next time you take an elevator in a hospital, get a little cautious while pressing the buttons. A new study reveals that hospital elevator buttons may be dirtier than toilets.

DCI bats for redesigning dental education system

With an aim to improve skills of dental practitioners to ensure safety of patients and enhance overall health care quality, the Dental Council of India (DCI) today said it is keen to redesign the dental education system in the country.

3-D breast imaging set to revolutionize cancer screening

Researchers have claimed that mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with 2D digital mammography (DM).

Mental health patients twice as likely to be victims of homicide than general public

A national study examining the characteristics of homicide victims across England and Wales found that patients with mental illness are two and a half times more likely to be victims of homicide than people in the general population.

Playing football beneficial for diabetes patients

New studies suggest that football training produces significant changes in body composition and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes patients, and effectively lowers blood pressure in men with high blood pressure.

New discovery could soon make leukemia history

The researchers in Australia are close to finding a promising new way to get rid of the leukemia cancer cells in patients.

Probiotics prevent deadly complications of liver disease: Study

Probiotics are effective in preventing hepatic encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a study by the Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital, New Delhi.