An anti-cancer medication might benefit early-stage patients of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a number of scientists. Millions of people around the world suffer from this incurable neuro degenerative disease that causes severe dementia and eventually destroys the entire nervous system. However, the latest discovery might make a difference to these patients. The scientists say that the drug helps patients learn new languages far more easily, perks up their short- and long-term memory and most significantly…
Monday, 12 October 2015 12:26

How marriage can inspire fitness

Women who cycle (or engage in any similar fitness activity) in tow with their spouses, exercise for twice as long as those who do it all by themselves. This is the finding of a study conducted by the Michigan State University’s Department of Kinesiology involving 58 women. The study found out also a dramatic decline in intent among women who cycled by themselves. The group that did it with their husbands had no such problem…meaning…
Nearly 50 per cent of all patients of Parkinson’s suffer from impaired cognitive powers within a decade of being afflicted according to a new study that was published in Medwire News. All the 141 patients in the study had normal cognition at the baseline and had been suffering from the disease for an average of five years. In the six following years that these patients were tracked a large percentage of them developed at least…
Monday, 12 October 2015 12:06

Immune gene can check Parkinson's disease

According to a research team at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia can be thwarted by functional changes in an immune regulating gene. The team of researchers reported in a recent edition of Cell that functional changes in Interferon-beta (IFNbeta), an immune regulating gene are associated with non-inheritable PD. Their study revealed that it was possible to prevent neuronal death and the effects of PD with IFNbeta gene therapy. For neurons…
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:58

A Golden Initiative...

Treatment in the FIRST HOUR (Golden Hour) after the accident decides the fate of head or spinal injury victims DHANVANTRI MEDICAL & RELIEF TRUST Read more...
BRAIN ATTACK Globally more people are falling to strokes than ever before and the numbers are only rising making them the leading cause of disability and an important contributor to health care burden and costs. Two hundred / lakh population suffer from strokes resulting in death or, worse, crippling disability. Every year, the number of new cases are swelling by 790,000 in the US alone and one out of every 20 deaths is due to…
Dr N K Venkataramanaa delivering the Prof B Ramamurthi Oration under the aegis of the ANF Trust at Chennai

Dial 104 for Blood, save Lives

If you want blood anywhere in India dial a single number, 104. Yes, 104 is now the default number for getting blood all across the country. Named Blood on Call the service makes it simple to save patients in a medical emergency. Once a call is received, the service delivers blood to your location within four hours for just 450 per bottle plus Rs 100 for transportation. The first-of-its-kind service is sure to save many lives.

UK, India collaborate to improve India's road safety

New norms for road safety on NHs

Five seconds from death: Boy, 8, saves child using first aidlearnt at school

Programme for disaster preparedness launched in Nairobi

Paramedics to offer EMS to rural poor

Is Granting license to Quadricycles fatal for the safety on Roads?

One person dies every 4 minutes in road accidents in India

50% emergency landings due to snags in Air India fleet

Airlines have a strategy to deal with sick passengers

The breath of life

RTO to launch three-month road safety campaign

Disaster medical skills part of CERT training | public safety notebook

New air ambulance service to launch soon

The landing of an emergency medical helicopter at Westgate Park Wednesday morning will signal the beginning of a new business venture in Dothan.

Waive off air ambulance service tax: Doctors to Centre

In order to reduce the cost of a heart transplant procedure, doctors of a Chennai-based hospital have approached the Union health ministry urging it to waive off taxes on air ambulance so that the emergency medical service becomes affordable.

Kochi hospitals gear up for air ambulance service

KOCHI: With health minister V S Sivakumar announcing that the air ambulance service will be operational within two months, hospitals in the city will have to look at various options to avail the facility for organ transplants.

One Touch Response App Is Your Personal Security Force For Those Unfortunate Emergency Situations

In a country like India where crime rate especially and ironically in the capital Delhi seems to show no signs of decreasing, there is a dire need of concrete safety measures and solutions.

BMTC Buses Lack Safety Equipment (The New Indian Express)

The first-aid kit must contain a tube of antiseptic cream, containing 0.5 per cent of Centrimide BP in a non-greasy base, sterilised gauze, waterproof ...

Universty introduces driving course to help reduce road accidents (Lusaka Times)

The University of Zambia has introduced a graduation programme to enable drivers become more competent to help reduce roadtraffic accidents. Zambia has in the recent past recorded horrific road

Training on psychosocial first-aid held for KP Police (The News International)

PESHAWAR: A three-day training on psychosocial first-aid was held for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police to equip them with essential skills required to ...

The five things parents wish they had known BEFORE they had kids (Lincolnshire Echo)

Coping with a lack of sleep and knowing what to do in a first aid situation are the top two skills most parents wish they had learnt before having a baby

Red Cross urged to support GES (GhanaWeb)

The camp would focus on training the youth in first aid and Ebola, and it is expected that they would share the information in the communities through ...

Air NZ to provide in-flight road safety tips (Otago Daily Times)

Passengers flying on Air New Zealand will soon get road safety tips before touching down on New Zealand soil. The airline has today announced the ...

1200 youth attend 'road safety' camp (Gulf Digital News)

THE Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) hosted around 1,200 participants of the Royal Academy of Police (RAP) summer camp to educate them about ...

120 students crash in Road Safety Week simulators (Toowoomba Chronicle)

Launching Road Safety Week with driving simulators at TAFE are Veronica Iovu, from Moldova, and Toowoomba PCYC officer-in-charge Sergeant

Inside the NWRA's Efforts to Increase Road Safety (waste360)

A recent spike in road accidents involving waste and recycling workers has ... Thesafety committee is driving what the priorities are, we develop the ...

Mail Says: We all have part to play in road safety (Burton Mail)

Now, in the modern age, which has seen roads become busier than ever and distractions become more present, it is vital that motorists take as much ...

We are independent but are we free?

More than six decades ago India gained independence, meaning freedom from colonial governance. On this day in 2015 as we celebrate our tryst with destiny, it is indeed time to salute a whole generation of leaders from across all divides who led millions of Indians in an unprecedented show of human solidarity against the Raj and finally won us our independent place in history.