A doctor explains what Alzheimer’s disease teaches us “At least one person is suffering from the disease across the world, every minute” By Dr Amit Srivastava

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Dementia affects five to eight per cent of people above 60 years of age, increasing to around 40 per cent as they cross 90 years. This statistics translates to at least one person suffering from it, every minute, world over. The Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia, is mostly an incurable […]


How air pollution fogs the mind and affects the brain “It’s the silent killer lurking in the background” By Dr Amit Srivastava

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Every year, as the summer season ebbs and the sudden fall in temperatures heralds winter, there is a precipitous peak in air pollution in most parts of north India, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR). Everybody is seen squabbling over the thick smog in the horizon, with local administrations taking desperate short-term measures like temporarily shutting […]


Brain stroke is the second-largest cause of death in the world, but is preventable Healthy lifestyle and timely recognition of symptoms can go a long way in prevention.

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  A 52-year-old high-flying businessman was in a boardroom meeting when he suddenly fell unconscious. He had suffered a massive stroke, which left the right side of his body paralyzed. After being on the ventilator for about 15 days in the ICU, he was shifted to a ward. Two weeks later, he was discharged on […]


Missing a beat… not so romantic (arrhythmia)

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The proverbial ‘missing/skipping of heart beat’ by sight or fond remembrance of loved one is a romantic thing. However, in context of cardiovascular health, things are not as pleasing. Heart beats in each of us constantly from the time the foetus is ten weeks old in its mother’s womb to the time one takes his […]


Don’t bow down in front of neurological diseases- Treat them under expert guidance

Our nervous system comprises of brain, spinal cord and the nerves. Together, they perform various important functions in our body like they are responsible for the movements, speaking, breathing, sensing, listening, learning etc. If anything goes wrong with the nervous system, then whole body is affected as it is not able to respond to various […]


Whole body pains- it can be fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder of musculoskeletal system which causes diffuse pain all around the joints and muscles. This does not involve only one part of body like shoulder or knee only but whole body is affected. There is pain even on lightly touching the affected area. Patient has decreased appetite and always fatigued. For those […]


Knee implants prices capped- benefit to patients by Dr. Gaurav Bhardwaj, Chief Knee & Hip Replacement & Arthroscopy Surgery, PSRI Hospital, New Delhi

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An interesting news in today newspapers about government of India through National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority capping the prices of knee implants. As had been done in cases of cardiac stents there had been reports of profiteering in the implants and panel had been working to streamline the process. Since last evening, when this news came […]