Hospitals see surge in sex-change ops

There is a waiting list of five at central Delhi’s Lok NayakHospital. The number may not seem large for a surgical procedure but doctors say, compared with the past, it is nothing short of a surge. The procedure in question is a sex-change operation and its growing demand in the city …

H1N1 flu causing neuro problems among kids: Docs

A 10-month-old infant from Goregaon has lost his sense of recognition and is unable to identify familiar faces, including his parents’, following a neurological complication caused by influenza H1N1. The extensive brain impairment in the baby has set warning bells ringing among clinicians that the infection can go beyond the respiratory system. Over …

Effective Ayurveda remedies for period problems

From missed periods to menstrual cramps, the period problems are common but usually are not considered serious. The uneasy and uncomfortable situation may make you cranky and can adversely affect your mood. Admit it, you cannot avoid problematic periods but can definitely try some effective remedies to prevent cramps and …

Home remedies to increase platelet count

Increase platelet count at home! Known as thrombocytopenia in medical terms, low platelet count is a health disorder in which your blood platelets are lower than normal. Platelets are the tiniest among the blood cells, much smaller than red and white blood cells. They aid in blood clotting and help …

7 succumb to H1N1 and lepto in first two weeks of July in Mumbai

With the monsoon gaining momentum, infectious diseases too have spiralled in the city. Seven people have succumbed to H1N1 influenza and leptospirosis in the first two weeks of July, while hundreds have been affected by suspected dengue and gastroenteritis. Cholera too has made a comeback.The H1N1influenza, widely circulating since June, claimed five lives, including that …

Artificial sweeteners may not be risk free

People hoping to lose a few pounds by substituting artificial sweeteners for regular sugar may end up disappointed, suggests a fresh look at past research. The review of 37 studies suggests the use of so-called non-nutritive sweeteners could be linked to weight gain and other undesirable outcomes like high blood pressure and type 2 …