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Your video selfie may measure blood pressure

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have tested a technology called transdermal optical imaging that measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Celebs urge voting by people with disabilities

Dia, Esha and producer Deepshikha Deshmukh have already shared the campaign and message on social media.

Apr 10, 2019, 15:37 PM IST

How a 13-year-old who lost hands, got legs paralysed in grenade attack, overcame disability

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who interacted with the Nari Shakti Puraskar awardees in March, described her as an "adbhut naari" (wonder woman), Malvika recollected.
 

Jul 15, 2018, 13:02 PM IST

Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Wheelchair? What's that? Tricycles? No way. The sorry state of affairs for a majority of differently-abled persons was once again seen in Mathura.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:22 AM IST

Treatment for lower back pain poor, harmful globally: Lancet

Medical care with inappropriately high use of imaging, rest, opioids, spinal injections, and surgery is making the problem worse in both developed and developing countries, the findings showed.

Mar 22, 2018, 18:08 PM IST

Obese people more likely to suffer from disability after joint surgery

Researchers calculated that obese joint surgery patients had a 35 percent higher risk of dependence after surgery.

Jan 10, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

One-legged Egyptian soccer players aim for a league of their own

The team hope to inspire other disabled Egyptians to take up the sport and eventually establish a federation which could regulate a domestic league for the disabled.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:05 PM IST

Disabled people can rely on fruits, veggies to fight condition

Acording to a study, eating a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables and whole grains may lower disability and also reduce symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Dec 07, 2017, 16:36 PM IST

This is how you can postpone disability, death – Read

The study indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual`s disabled period near the end of life

Sep 02, 2017, 17:59 PM IST

More TV, less exercise may up walking disability risk: Study

Researchers analysed data from a study which kept track of men and women age 50 to 71 from six states and two metropolitan areas.

Aug 31, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet!

He uses his feet for not just his job, but for everyday things as well – eating, bathing, brushing teeth, shaving and even lighting his 'beedi'. 

Jul 22, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Disabled soldiers to get pension who retired prematurely before

Earlier the ministry used to pay pension to the disabled soldiers who retired after January 1, 2006.

Jun 15, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

The new device reads the brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps the stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands.

May 27, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

Feb 23, 2017, 21:07 PM IST

Exercise as you age to delay disabilities in golden years

A new study suggests that regular exercise can may help older adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent living.

Feb 09, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Chronic health may reduce social participation in the middle-aged

 Middle-aged adults suffering from arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society, a study has found.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

England cricketer loses artificial leg while fielding, but continues to play – VIDEO

This was England PD's second-ever international tour and saw them completing a One Day International with Pakistan before the T20 tournament.

Oct 31, 2016, 12:50 PM IST

WHO urges SE Asian countries to strengthen health system against stroke

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged the countries of the Southeast Asian region to strengthen their health care system to tackle the rising incidence of stroke witnessed in the region along with other low income countries every year.

Oct 29, 2016, 00:24 AM IST

Don't lay off or demote employees for disability: Centre

No government office should dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires any disability during his service, the Centre has said.

Oct 12, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Healthy lifestyle reduces end-of-life disability

 Leading a healthy lifestyle can shorten the time that is spent disabled near the end of one's life by nearly two years, says a study.

Oct 01, 2016, 00:48 AM IST