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Health Ministry updates discharge policy for Coronavirus Patients; releases FAQs

New Delhi: Even as India saw the highest jump of 4,000 plus cases of novel coronavirus in a single day, and with the cases rising unabated in the country, the Health Ministry said that there was a need for a revived discharge policy for the coronavirus patients having mild and moderate symptoms. The health ministry on late Sunday evening issued ... Read More »

Caffeine can help patients with kidney disease live longer

Consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. In a new study, researchers hypothesised that caffeine consumption might be associated with lower mortality among participants with chronic kidney disease. The possible protective effect of caffeine might be related to effects at a vascular level as caffeine is known to promote the release of substances, such ... Read More »

This new HIV therapy could boost immunity levels in patients

Turns out, a new HIV drug can reduce the viral replication and increase immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers at Yale University said. For some individuals with HIV, existing drug therapies fail ... Read More »

Dementia patients can live better if they get care, support from friends

Good relationships, social engagement, better everyday functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care have been identified as some crucial factors linked to better quality of life for people with dementia, according to a study. “While many investigations focus on prevention and better treatments, it’s equally vital that we understand how we can optimise quality of life for the ... Read More »

A dose of art therapy can ease pain and anxiety in cancer patients

Art can heal, and in more ways than one. A new study done by Mayo Clinic-Rochester shows that art therapy at bedside on patients with haematological cancers improved their mood, and reduced pain and anxiety. The link between art and health has been explored in the past as well. An earlier study done by James Cook University in Australia showed ... Read More »

Heart attack patients, these exercises will help you live longer

There are many benefits of exercise and it can help prevent diseases. Now, it turns out, it is even more beneficial after a heart attack and it may help stave off death for longer. A study done by Swedish researchers followed 22,000 heart attack survivors aged 18-74, and found that those who boosted their exercise levels after being discharged from ... Read More »

Slow but effective: Tai Chi can boost respiratory function in COPD patients

Regularly practicing Tai Chi – an ancient Chinese martial art form – can help improve respiratory function in people with chronic breathing problems, according to a new study. It could be a low-cost and easily accessible option. Tai Chi involves significant levels of physical exertion with stretching, breathing, and coordinated movement but requires no special equipment. The researchers found that ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

Nearly 1/2 of breast cancer patients have severe treatment side effects, 1 in 20 Indians suffers from depression

Health weekly roundup This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Insomnia may triple the risk of asthma: Study Asthma affects approximately 300 million people worldwide, with major ... Read More »

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study

In-bed, cycling exercise safe for ICU patients, says study (Sam Edwards/Getty Images) Contrary to the beliefs that intensive care unit (ICU) patients cannot afford any physical activity, early bicycle exercise during their stay in a hospital ICU may help some patients recover more quickly, a new study has found. The “TryCYCLE” study that was published in the journal “PLOS ONE” ... Read More »