Paralysis

Electric stimulation to the spinal cord helps paralysed man move again

Electric stimulation to the spinal cord helps paralysed man move again

After 44 months of training the patient was able to stand independently, even when the device was not switched on and move his limbs.

Oct 30, 2017, 11:49 AM IST
Married at 18, an accident crippled me: This Baloch girl’s message is life

Married at 18, an accident crippled me: This Baloch girl’s message is life

“I started to question my existence in the world. Why am I even alive,” Muniba Mazari said.

Oct 22, 2017, 14:26 PM IST
Neck massage turns into nightmare, Delhi man returns paralysed

Neck massage turns into nightmare, Delhi man returns paralysed

The man had to be put on mechanical ventilation immediately.

Sep 19, 2017, 16:35 PM IST

Paralysed woman found dead, husband untraceable

A middle-aged woman suffering from paralysis was found dead at her house here, police said on Wednesday, adding a murder case has been filed against her husband following her son's complaint.

Apr 12, 2017, 19:11 PM IST
Medical marvel: Paralyzed man intentionally moves legs, stands with help of spine-stimulating device!

Medical marvel: Paralyzed man intentionally moves legs, stands with help of spine-stimulating device!

This device sends electrical current to the spinal cord, enabling the patient to create movement.

Apr 04, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

He was able to do this with the help of a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and send signals to move muscle in his arm, claim researchers.

Mar 29, 2017, 11:20 AM IST
`Lock-in` paralysis patients report being happy

`Lock-in` paralysis patients report being happy

Patients are unable blink or move their eyes, and they breathe with the help of a ventilator. 

Feb 01, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Diwakar Vaish's mind-reading wheelchair is giving back control to patients

Diwakar Vaish's mind-reading wheelchair is giving back control to patients

Think and you move. For those who have no control over their limbs, this is dream come true. Diwakar Vaish, head of Robotics and Research of A-Set Training and Research Institute, has made this possible by developing a mind-controlled wheelchair.

Dec 29, 2016, 15:42 PM IST
Bell’s palsy: What is it? Who gets it? Risk factors and symptoms to look for!

Bell’s palsy: What is it? Who gets it? Risk factors and symptoms to look for!

Facial weakness or paralysis can also be a sign of a more serious condition, such as a stroke, apart from being a symptom of Bell’s palsy.

Dec 15, 2016, 09:34 AM IST
Do you know that bacteria in undercooked chicken can lead to paralysis? - Read

Do you know that bacteria in undercooked chicken can lead to paralysis? - Read

It cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome - the leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans, say researchers.

Dec 11, 2016, 17:15 PM IST
This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

Scientists have come up with a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that they claim might help paralysed patients regain ability to walk.

Oct 27, 2016, 00:20 AM IST
Lower-limb wearing robot to help paralytic patients move

Lower-limb wearing robot to help paralytic patients move

Researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark developed the wearable robot to greatly improve patients' comfort and willingness to wear it for gait rehabilitation.

Oct 26, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

This device can help paralysed people exercise easily - Read

The low-cost device, with the trade name gripAble, consists of a lightweight electronic handgrip, which interacts wirelessly with a standard PC tablet to enable the user to play arm-training games. 

Oct 06, 2016, 20:12 PM IST

Armed with a brush, a dalit fights paralysis with miniature art

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Jul 28, 2016, 13:20 PM IST

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). 

Jun 10, 2016, 20:44 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2016, 23:12 PM IST
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.

Jan 18, 2016, 11:33 AM IST

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.

Sep 24, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

'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.

Jul 24, 2015, 22:06 PM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2015, 19:06 PM IST