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Study sheds light on danger of Z-drugs for dementia patients(TwitterUFMBI)

Sleeping pills or Z-drugs can increase risk of falls, fractures and stroke among dementia patients: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 09:45 AM IST
A new study reveals that stronger doses of sleeping pills are linked with an increased risk of adverse effects such as falls and fractures in older people while the ‘Z-drugs’, commonly prescribed to help people sleep, were never licensed for dementia
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Middle school, high school and those older were more likely to experience an intra-abdominal injury.(Unsplash)
Middle school, high school and those older were more likely to experience an intra-abdominal injury.(Unsplash)

Skiing, snowboarding injuries can cause serious fractures in younger children

By Asian News International | Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Skiing can cause injuries in younger children, which are more likely to involve fractures to the head or face, according to new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2019 National Conference and Exhibition.
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Faijan (7), the victim, said, “My left hand was fractured but they plastered my right hand.”(ANI Photo)
Faijan (7), the victim, said, “My left hand was fractured but they plastered my right hand.”(ANI Photo)

Fracture on left, plaster on right! A story from Bihar health care system

By Asian News International | Darbhanga (Bihar)
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 11:05 AM IST
The mother of the boy also expressed anger over the negligence by the medicos and said “This is utter negligence. We were not even provided with a single tablet by the hospital. An investigation should be carried out.”
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The parents of a Houston newborn who suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital were arrested in their daughter’s death.(HT File (Representative Image))
The parents of a Houston newborn who suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital were arrested in their daughter’s death.(HT File (Representative Image))

Houston newborn dies with 90-plus fractures; parents arrested

By Associated Press | Dallas
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 09:12 AM IST
Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely, was 10 weeks old when she died July 15, 12 days after leaving the hospital, prosecutors said Monday.
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India's Vijay Shankar plays a shot during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.(AP)
India's Vijay Shankar plays a shot during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Australia at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar cleared of fracture, set to be fit for India’s WC opener

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 03:52 PM IST
Shankar, pitted as the first-choice No. 4 for India in the World Cup, walked off wincing in pain during India’s practice session on Friday, keeping the Indian team and billions of fans on the edge of their seats.
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Rescue and relief work in progress after a passenger train, Seemanchal express derailed at Shahdai Buzurg station in Vaishali district of Bihar on February 3.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
Rescue and relief work in progress after a passenger train, Seemanchal express derailed at Shahdai Buzurg station in Vaishali district of Bihar on February 3.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Preliminary investigations suggest fracture in tracks caused Bihar train accident

By Rajesh Kumar Thakur | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 08:09 AM IST
The accident took place at around 4am in Sonepur division, under the jurisdiction of the East Central Railway (ECR), about 50km from state capital Patna.
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There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)
There is little justification to use vitamin D supplements to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health, shows the study.(Shutterstock)

Vitamin D supplements won’t prevent fractures or boost bone density

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 10:18 AM IST
A new study shows that vitamin D supplements do not prevent fractures, falls or improve bone mineral density, whether at a high or low dose.
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Gout is caused by the build-up of urate crystals in a joint.(Shutterstock)
Gout is caused by the build-up of urate crystals in a joint.(Shutterstock)

Gout, the painful condition doesn’t increase your risk of fracture

By Meenakshi Iyer | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 04:37 PM IST
A gout attack can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The joint can get hot, swollen and so tender that even a small weight on it may seem a lot.
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