THERAPY

  • Suchitra Sen critical, surviving on oxygen support January 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Veteran actress Suchitra Sen continued to be in a critical condition on Sunday, surviving on oxygen support and intravenous feeding, doctors attending on her said. The 82yearold actress has been put on BIPAP therapy through an endotracheal tube to control her oxygen saturation level in blood, a medical bulletin issued...
  • Bradley Manning faces legal and social difficulties as transgender August 23, 2013

    Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced this week for leaking 700,000 classified documents to WikiLeaks in the biggest breach of secret data in the country's history, could soon be entangled in another legal showdown. Unlike the court-martial Manning faced for leaking the data, the next challenge could play out in federal...
  • Therapy to treat inoperable liver cancer successfully performed August 18, 2013

    A new therapy for inoperable liver cancers was on Saturday successfully performed on a 48yearold male patient at the superspeciality Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital in Coimbatore. Development of 'Rhenium 188 Lipiodol' therapy has been a big step forward in meeting the demands for making available at a low cost...
  • Stem cell therapy wipes out HIV in two patients: Report July 4, 2013

    London: Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stemcell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on longterm drug therapy to control their...
  • Jaipur: 10 more disabled orphans allege sexual abuse May 20, 2013

    Jaipur: In a shocking case of alleged sexual assault and harassment, 10 more differentlyabled girls have revealed they were victim to the abuse. Five people were arrested on Saturday for sexually assaulting the orphaned girls at a residential therapy centre in Jaipur. Earlier, the therapy centre's warden, accountant and his wife,...
  • Jaipur: 5 arrested for 'sexually assaulting' hearing impaired girls May 18, 2013

    Jaipur: In a shocking case of alleged sexual assault on hearing and speech impaired girls in Jaipur, five people have been arrested. The alleged incident took place at a residential therapy centre in Jaipur. The minor girls used to often stay at the centre for their therapy sessions. The therapy...
  • 'Chattai Therapy' provides relief to kids suffering from cancer May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A special chattai therapy is providing some relief to little children suffering from cancer. CanKids initiative at AIIMS Delhi helps children undergo treatment by helping them with motivational and self esteem talks. Chemotherapy sessions, frequent hospital visits, long waiting hours, hair loss are images associated with cancer....
  • Lohan's parents advised to attend therapy sessions May 12, 2013

    London: Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan's parents Dina and Michael have reportedly been advised to attend regular therapy sessions at the Betty Ford Center to help their daughter's recovery. The 26yearold had checked into the clinic to honour the courtordered 90day stay at the rehab, reported Contactmusic. "Families are encouraged to participate in...
  • Seven events not to miss in 2013 January 5, 2013

    1. Apple TV Launch Steve Jobs had the genius to turn a product launcheven an upgradeinto an occasion that sent Apple fans into fits of ecstasy. If there's one product that they have been looking forward to more than any other, it's Apple TV. No one knows if or how it...
  • US: Antiaging 'face slapping' therapy on the rise October 26, 2012

    Forget botox, there's a new antiaging treatment in the US and believe it or not, it involves getting your face slapped. The slap therapy is an ancient Thai secret and is now rising in the US. ...
  • Americans flocking to India for stem cell therapy May 28, 2012

    Washington: A growing number of Americans are travelling to India to seek treatment for rare diseases through India's experimental embryonic stem cell therapy, according to an investigative report. Among them Cash Burnaman, a 6yearold South Carolina boy, who travelled with his parents to India seeking treatment for a rare genetic condition...
  • World Laughter Day celebrated globally on Sunday May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. It has been known to bring many health benefits and has also been credited as being a relaxant, an energiser, mood elevator, and pain reliever. The World Laughter Day, organised every year on the first Sunday in May, was celebrated this...
  • Akshay starts New Year with a shoulder injury January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The New Year started off on a sour note for actor Akshay Kumar as he was in pain after injuring his shoulder, but he now feels better after taking therapy in Germany. "The New Year started with a downer, what with the shoulder injury, was in excruciating pain since...
  • Bhubaneshwar: 'Diwali' therapy helps mentally ill October 25, 2011

    Bhubaneshwar: Mission Ashra in Bhubaneshwar is using the Diwali festivities as therapy for women with special needs and helping them reunite with their families. It has transformed Indira Choudhary's life, giving the 38yearold the muchneeded refuge to recover from a nervous breakdown after her father's death in 2006. Regular treatment at...
  • Video games may help improve 'lazy eye': Study September 4, 2011

    Washington: Playing video games could help improve the vision of adults suffering from amblyopia or lazy eye, scientists have found. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that adults with amblyopia a brain disorder in which vision in one eye does not develop properly experienced marked improvement...
  • Indonesians swear by train track 'therapy' August 19, 2011

    Jakarta: Lying across train tracks is not normally associated with good health, but for a growing number of Indonesians it has become an effective alternative to conventional medical therapy for easing aches and pains. They say the mild current that passes through their bodies when they lie across the track makes...
  • Tiny shocks help schizophrenics do better August 1, 2011

    Sydney: Brain function in schizophrenia improves after being subjected to very mild, painless electrical currents through electrodes on the scalp. In a recent study using a technique called transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), scientists from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) have shown that brain function in schizophrenics can improve after applying the...
  • Speech therapy can help overcome stutter March 22, 2011

    New Delhi: The big winner at the Academy Awards this year, 'The King's Speech', has drawn everyone's attention to the emotional struggles of people who suffer from Speech ailments. Speech therapy can go a long way in improving their life. Nothing can stop fiveyearold Krishna from being a chatter box! Not the...
  • Gene therapy holds secret to future AIDS cure March 1, 2011

    In a bold new approach ultimately aimed at trying to cure AIDS, scientists used genetic engineering in six patients to develop blood cells that are resistant to HIV, the virus that causes the disease. It's far too early to know if this scientific first will prove to be a cure, or...
  • New therapy raises hope for cancer patients February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: It's World Cancer Day on Friday, but the grim news is one in three persons is likely to be affected by cancer by 2020. Forty fouryear old Aruna Tyagi's life fell apart when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2006. She underwent various treatments. "I underwent an...
  • Starting HRT early raises breast cancer risk January 29, 2011

    Washington: Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they begin to go through menopause have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who start taking the drugs later, researchers reported on Friday. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, help answer lingering questions about just...
  • Stem cell therapy: a ray of hope? January 21, 2011

    As patients turn to the stem cell therapy, questions are being raised on its effects? ...
  • Scientists find genetic diversity in cancer cells January 20, 2011

    Toronto: In what could lead to the development of new cancer therapies, scientists have discovered that defective genes and individual leukaemia cells that carry them are organised in a more complex way than previously thought. The findings published today in journal Nature challenge the conventional scientific view that cancer progresses as...
  • Mom's bone marrow cure for unborn babies January 19, 2011

    London: Scientists, including an Indian origin researcher, claim to have developed a "miracle" stem cell treatment which uses mothers' bone marrow to cure deadly blood diseases in babies who are still in the womb. Stem cell transplants into unborn babies have long been a Holy Grail for doctors. Now, Dr Amar...
  • Stem cell therapy used to save man's leg January 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Fifty fiveyearold Bhadwan Dass from Haryana, a diabetic, was close to losing his leg due to gangrene. But a hospital on Delhi's outskirts has used stem cell transplant to save his leg from being amputated. Dass, hailing from Hisar, underwent the surgery in December at the Asian Institute...
  • Talk therapy helps toughtotreat depression January 14, 2011

    New York: People with longlasting depression may benefit from talk therapy when other treatment methods such as antidepressant drugs alone aren't working, suggests a new study. But the topic needs more research, the authors say and they also point out that talk therapy isn't accessible or affordable for everyone. About...
  • Prostate cancer treatment may be tied to cataracts December 28, 2010

    New York: Older men who opt for hormoneblocking therapy to treat prostate cancer might be slightly raising their risk of developing cataracts, hints new research. However, it is not yet clear if the therapy does actually cause the clouding that develops in the lens of the eye. The male hormone testosterone helps...
  • Jilted women seek solace in high heels June 16, 2010

    London: Most women's favourite way of getting over a romantic breakup is a little retail therapy, according to a survey on Wednesday, with high heels and the little black dress top of the shopping list. Nearly threequarters (74 percent) of respondents admitted they were more likely to go on a...
  • How to laugh and stay healthy May 2, 2010

    Today is the world laughter day and Delhiites are getting a special treat on laughter sessions for free. ...
  • A Delhi clinic offers five in one therapy February 9, 2010

    New Delhi: A small clinic in North Delhi is offering a unique package to all those suffering from multiple health problems like epilepsy, cataract and even muscle injuries the Combo Therapy. It is essentially a combination of various individual therapies like physiotherapy, osteopathy, accupucture, accupressure and spiral therapy. And...