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Brains Second Opinion

Be Safe not Sorry, take a Second Opinion

There is just one expert view on second opinion: take it every time you are diagnosed with a serious health condition, particularly those involving the brain or any vital organ. For long it was pure common sense: If we don’t think twice about seeking a second opinion on a car we wish to buy, then […]

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Winning in sports: More brain than brawn

Even as India’s champion athletes return from the 21st Commonwealth Games covered in glory, many of us continue to rub our eyes in disbelief at some of their astonishing feats. How did Manika Batra, a 22-year-old novice beat the world No 4 table tennis player not once but twice over an incredible week? How did […]

Brain: The king and the king-maker

The brain is a mini-universe, which provides an insight into many aspects of life. It’s an engineering marvel, a model of precision, perfection and performance. An integration of all universal phenomena that revolve around mankind and evolution. The structure and function of brain is a museum of art, education, culture and knowledge. It is an […]

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Migraine: A headache for more women than men

We have all had our headaches, both real and figurative. Be they dull and throbbing or sharp and stinging, headaches are always disruptive and often lead to behavioural changes too. But what is not this commonly known and has, therefore, given rise to some fairly insensitive jokes is that women are far more likely to […]

Brain Attack

Globally more people are falling to strokes than ever before and the numbers are only rising making them the leading cause of disability and an important contributor to health care burden and costs. Two hundred / lakh population suffer from strokes resulting in death or, worse, crippling disability. Every year, the number of new cases […]

When in doubt, a Second Opinion could save your life

“In the digital world of electronic health records, easy data upload and video conferencing you can get an expert second opinion with the click of a few buttons. It is no longer necessary to travel long distances to personally consult doctors for an opinion.” — Dr NK Venkataramana, Chief Neurosurgeon & Founder, Brains Hospital, Bangalore […]

Neuro-Endoscopy : Minimal invasion, Maximum results

When we think of endoscopy, we invariably think of a tool used for diagnosing gastro or urological conditions. Seldom, if ever, do we associate endoscopy with the brain or spine, although this technology has been used for both diagnosing and treating neurological disorders for nearly three decades. When I started endoscopic surgeries in the early […]

BRAIN ATTACK – Myths and Truths

Myth: Brain attack is a rare disease. Truth: Brain attack is the third most common cause of death and the leading cause of acquired disability in India. One in six people worldwide has a stroke in his lifetime with one person developing it every 45 seconds. Twenty lakh people suffer a brain attack in India […]

How is a brain attack connected to memory?

Brain attack or stroke (mythical names lakva, parsva vayu) is a sudden loss of brain function due to abnormalities in brain blood circulation. It is similar to a heart attack where the blood supply to the heart is abruptly cut-off, leading to chest pain. Though the symptoms of brain attack vary depending on which part […]