Air pollution key risk factor for stroke worldwide: Study

The findings showed that about a third (29.2 per cent) of global disability associated with stroke such as loss of vision and/or speech, paralysis and confusion, is linked to air pollution (including environmental air pollution and household air pollution). 

First case of Zika virus infection linked to paralysis

In a first, a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with paralysis-causing myelitis was found to be infected by Zika virus, French researchers have reported.

Will 'dangerous' Khesari dal be back on your plate?

Will 'dangerous' Khesari dal be back on your plate?

Amid the debate over safety of two-minute noodles Maggi, Indian authorities have cleared a pulses' variety which was deemed unfit for consumption till now.

Brain control helps paralysed man walk again

 In a world's first such experiment, scientists have used non-invasive direct brain control system to get a person - with complete paralysis in both legs owing to spinal cord injury - to walk again.

'Polio-like virus in US shows magnitude of eradication task'

The discovery of a new polio-like virus in the US, which has led to 100 children developing paralysis, underlines how much work is still to be done to eradicate the crippling disease, a UK charity group said.

Army officer treated with new cell-based therapy

A senior army officer, who suffered a severe spinal injury causing partial paralysis, has been cured after successfully undergoing a new stem cell therapy at a hospital here, authorities said on Thursday.

Device designed for paralytics to talk through

A British mechanical engineering student has designed a low-cost digital letter board that allows victims of paralysis to communicate without the need of an interpreter.

Teenager cured of paralysis with new therapy

A teenaged girl, suffering from partial paralysis due to a spinal tumour, has been cured after successfully undergoing the Human Embryonic Stem Cell (HESC) therapy at a city hospital here, authorities said on Monday.

Neurointervention technique helps 60-year-old overcome partial paralysis

A 60 year-old man, who suffered an acute stroke leading to partial body paralysis, was saved by performing a neurointervention technique at a city hospital, hospital authorities said on Saturday.

Paralysed Indian gets Rs 2.55 cr relief for road mishap in UAE

A 30-year-old Indian in the UAE has been awarded over Rs 2.5 crore in compensation for a road accident which left him paralysed in 2013, three months after his marriage, media reported on Friday.

Samples taken from two kids sent to Lucknow for polio tests

Bihar government has sent samples taken from two children to Lucknow for laboratory tests amid suspicion of poliomyelitis, better known as polio, a viral disease that induces crippling paralysis among children.

Indian man in US semi-paralysed after police pat-down; Alabama cop under investigation

A 57-year-old Indian man from Gujarat was left partiallly paralysed during police pat-down in Madison after he was pinned down on the ground as he tried to resist the cop, reports said Thursday.

Genetic errors linked to more ALS cases than thought

New research has thrown up evidence suggesting genetic mutations may contribute to more cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) than scientists earlier believed.

Designer drug jab may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries

Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new drug that may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats.

Designer drug jab set to make paralysis history

 Scientists have revealed that they have developed a new drug that may partially relieve paralyzing spinal cord injuries, based on indications from a study in rats.

'Stem cell regime has no advantage over conventional treatment of stroke'

Stem cell treatment has no added beneficial effects over the conventional treatment of paralysis, which is also known as stroke, a study conducted by the All India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS) has revealed.

`Unproven treatment of spinal injuries can cause paralysis`

The rampant unauthorised and unproven stem cell transplant for spinal cord injury can leave a person paralysed below the level of injury, health experts said Thursday.

Four paralytic patients made to move legs in breakthrough therapy

In a groundbreaking progress, four young men who have been paralyzed for years, could move their legs as a result of epidural electrical stimulation of the spinal cord.

Device to restore communication for brain-injured people

Here comes a fascinating device that allows people suffering with paralysis to control computers or a prosthetic arm using their thoughts alone.

Bangalore ATM attack: Victim discharged from hospital, accused still at large

Corporation Bank officer Jyothi Uday, who was brutally attacked with a machete inside an ATM kiosk, was reportedly discharged from hospital on Saturday.