shailender started the topic They Say Cranberries Are Good To Prevent UTI. How And Why? in the forum Health and Medicine 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The urinary tract infections (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary system, such as kidneys, bladder, or urethra. Women are at higher risk of UTIs and recurrent UTIs. More than 3 million people, mostly women, experience a UTI every year.
The condition is self-diagnosable, and the symptoms include frequent and painful urination, pelvic pain, and…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Calcinosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis- Is This Rare? in the forum Health and Medicine 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Researchers reported a rare case of Calcinosis in Juvenile Dermatomyositis in the journal-New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare childhood systemic autoimmune disease characterized by proximal muscle weakness and rashes caused by chronic muscle and skin inflammation of unknown etiology. Calcinosis is one…[Read more]
Here is the list of interesting surgical techniques that you might have missed.
The surgical removal of the lower two-thirds or nearly the entire esophagus, along with with the uppermost part of the stomach, and the surrounding lymph nodes is known as esophagectomy. The stomach is reshaped into a “new esophagus,” brought up into…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Imaging Technology That Enables Dental Practitioners To Reconstruct Face in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks ago
Researchers developed a groundbreaking imaging technology that can empower dental practitioners to reconstruct the face. This has been achieved by CBCT-Cone-beam computed tomography and Virtual planning.
CBCT is an advanced imaging modality with high clinical applications in the field of dentistry. CBCT is a proved, successful investigative…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Bizarre Cases: These 5 Kids Conditions Are Really RARE, Aren't They? in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 1 day ago
1. Kid with a long neck
A kid from Beijing, China, was born with ten vertebrae in his neck while the ideal number is seven. The three extra vertebrae in the kid’s neck make it look unusually long, and this further causes him great pain and difficulty in moving his neck.
2. Girl with a ‘mermaid’ condition
A girl was born with a rare syndrome k…[Read more]
What are carbohydrates (carbs)?
Carbohydrates are one of the highly essential macronutrients required for our body-the other two are protein and fats. There are three types of carbohydrates found in food-sugar, starch, and fiber.
Why do we need Carbohydrates?
They are the most important source of energy for the body; the digestive system…[Read more]
1. We breathe out excess fat
When we lose weight, fat cells turn into carbon dioxide and are gets expelled through our lungs.
Based on various researches conducted about where exactly the burnt fat goes, researchers concluded that we don’t convert our missing mass into heat or energy. We actually breathe it out.
2. A fetus will cure mom’s…[Read more]
shailender started the topic About A Woman Who Hasn't Stopped Hiccupping Since 12 Years! in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 5 days ago
A 31-year old, who is also a mother of two children, has hiccupped up to 100 times a day since her first pregnancy in 2008.
While her baby, now 11, was born healthy, medics were baffled when the woman was left hiccupping. The hiccups were random and maybe 20 in an hour or none at all. They vary in volume. Drink and alcohol might exacerbate the…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Lumps on a Man's Heels Signaled a Rare Disease in His Brain in the forum Health and Medicine 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Achilles tendon is a thick band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Typically, problems with the Achilles tendon do not signal any brain condition. However, according to a case report published yesterday in the journal JAMA Neurology, a Chinese man with lumps on the Achilles tendon indicated a metabolic disease that affected…[Read more]
Auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), also known as gut fermentation syndrome and is a rarely diagnosed medical condition. ABS should be considered as a possibility in any patient who shows alcohol toxicity but denies drinking alcohol.
Ingesting carbohydrates may result in endogenous alcohol production in which patients with the condition become…[Read more]
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder with a wide range of symptoms which may also include hirsutism (excess facial and body hair) or female pattern hair loss (hair thinning and hair loss)
The condition may cause extra androgen production, which results in virilization. This refers to the development of more masculine…[Read more]
shailender started the topic PACIFIER to Measure Glucose in Newborns: Technology Update in the forum Health and Medicine 1 month ago
It is often challenging for practitioners to diagnose and identify certain conditions is newborns as they are highly non-compliant. In the case of identifying type 1 diabetes in newborns, the interstitial fluid in a baby’s skin needs to be assessed, which is an unpleasant affair for everyone involved.
These diagnostic technologies are often a…[Read more]
A very common daily habit of cleaning ears with cotton swabs led to a life-threatening infection in the skull of a woman.
Using a swab to clean the ear is often harmful as it can push the earwax back into the ear.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) states the public to avoid putting things in-ears, including…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Is Post Isometric Relaxation Technique Effective For Mechanical Neck Pain? in the forum Health and Medicine 1 month ago
Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders which have a significant economic burden on the health care system. Hence, researchers wanted to investigate the effect of muscle energy technique in the form of post isometric relaxation (PIR) with the traditional physical therapy treatment versus traditional physical therapy treatment…[Read more]
A 76-year-old man was admitted to the hospital due to an increasing generalized weakness. Several weeks earlier, the patient developed a progressive gray-blue discoloration of the skin. Because of the pronounced change in skin color, this white patient was no longer recognizable on his identity card.
A malignant melanoma that was negative for the…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Smartphone Photography Helpful For Detecting Amblyogenic Conditions in Children in the forum Health and Medicine 1 month ago
A good screening test should be inexpensive, easy to administer, not harmful, and reliable. Since 1979, several photographic techniques have been tried for the screening of amblyogenic factors. They work on the principle of the Bruckner test frequently used for amblyopia screening in developing countries. In recent times, photo screening has…[Read more]
shailender started the topic Efficacy Of Perturbation Training In Improving Balance In Osteoarthritis Patient in the forum Health and Medicine 1 month ago
Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee usually have progressive loss of function like walking, climbing stairs, especially lower extremity functions.
Balance is a major component required for daily living and functions. Researchers performed a study to compare the effectiveness of perturbation training and conventional physiotherapy in…[Read more]
Pancreaticoduodenectomy, popularly referred to as Whipple procedure, is the most commonly preferred surgical technique for pancreatic cancer. It is used to treat tumors located in the head of the pancreas, where about 75% of pancreatic cancer tumors occur.
A variety of benign and malignant tumors can develop in the pancreas, often in the head of…[Read more]
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