Huntington’s disease is a relatively unknown condition in India. The same lack of awareness does not apply to mobile phones. However, a new app could allow all mobile users the capacity to identify the early-stage symptoms of the disease.
Huntington’s disease is a degenerative brain condition that is fatal in all cases. The disease begins with minor symptoms but progresses into a disabling condition that typically ends a person’s life within twenty years of their diagnosis. Knowledge of the disease in India is severely lacking, translating not only to public awareness but also including […]
Hypertension is a silent disease. It affects millions of Indians and responsible for 10.8 percent of deaths in the nation. This year, World Hypertension Day is being observed with the theme “Know Your Numbers”, highlighting the importance of screening for high blood pressure and ensuring it is kept under control. The occasion is observed annually […]
Dhanya Ravi lives with a rare disease, the physical symptoms of which have left her in fear of even the most mild of physical activity. Even a sneeze may cause fractures in her bones.
Hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide may not be responding to treatment simply because they are not Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent data. Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the numerous other kinds of dementia are becoming a global health issue. Increases in life expectancy the globe over have placed millions of people into the […]
Yesterday marked World Haemophilia Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and its largely hidden footprint in India. For India’s many haemophiliacs, suffering is often in silence. Haemophilia is a genetic condition which means sufferers do not have enough clotting factor. This refers to a group of proteins in the blood which works […]
After fifteen years, a father has won a legal battle over medical expenses he paid to treat his daughter’s genetic condition. The Gujarat High Court has ruled in favour of Harshadkumar Pandya, an assistant teacher in Rajpipla, whose daughter was born with Silver-Russell syndrome, a form of dwarfism. Fifteen years back, on the advice of […]
India faces sharply rising numbers of diabetes cases. For many people the disease is poorly managed due to a lack of knowledge – with wide-reaching health implications. One of these could be increased Alzheimer’s rates, as suggested by a new study. The study, carried out by the University of Southern California (USC), found that Alzheimer’s […]
When India was immersed in the colours of Holi the world came together to celebrate the World Down Syndrome Day: a day dedicated to creating awareness about a genetic condition which affects 3,000 to 5,000 babies born every year. Down’s syndrome is caused by an error in cell division, resulting in an embryo which has […]
India faces a diabetes burden of untold magnitude in the coming year. There is a drastic need for new means of treatment. Fortunately, hope may be on the horizon. Researchers at the University of Utah in the US have developed a potential new therapy that targets dysfunctional immune cells in patients suffering from diabetes and […]