Pune: Sassoon docs treat 14-yr-old with rare back deformity

A 14-year-old girl underwent a knife for a rare deformity, which had caused her spine to bend around 50 degrees in her upper back and 60 degrees in her lower back. Sassoon General Hospital doctors used 24 screws to straighten the spine

Pune: Sassoon docs treat 14-yr-old with rare back deformity  A 14-year-old girl underwent a knife for a rare deformity, which had caused her spine to bend around 50 degrees in her upper back and 60 degrees in her lower back. The complicated surgery was recently performed on her by doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), and 24 screws were used to straighten the […]

Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangover

A ‘fitness hangover’ isn’t just muscle soreness but complete exhaustion, nausea and even anxiety

Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangoverAt best a hangover can leave us feeling a little rough, at worst they can leave us feeling like the cold chill of the bathroom floor is all we have left to live for, but whatever stage our hangover’s at, we all accept that it’s our own fault. But what happens when your hangover isn’t […]

Know how occupational stress is taking a toll on employees

Stress is a universal and common challenge to organisation and employee productivity, it is the reality of modern-day workplace. High levels of occupational stress have been linked to an increased risk of physical injuries, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, depression and increases in negative personal behaviours such as anger, anxiety and irritability

Know how occupational stress is taking a toll on employeesStress is an inevitable part of work-life and without enough eu-stress (minimal amount of stress to perform), we all can’t function well, while on other hand, de-stress is experienced when the job demands exceeds the capacity of employees. Rapid industrialisation has taken a toll on everyone’s well-being. Job insecurity, mismanagement and law-based policies which don’t […]

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

In the past few days, Mumbai was dealing with bad air quality. While today morning, Mumbaikars woke up to light rain. The sudden temperature fluctuations can take a toll on people's health. It can increase the risk of viral fear and infections. It can be more problematic for people who suffer from asthma. Health experts say that this can lead to a rise in respiratory illnesses

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of MumbaikarsThe weekend showers are also likely to help improve the air quality in the city, which has been deteriorating since monsoon’s departure. While Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI) remained well below 50 during monsoon, it shot up to 111 for the first time in four months on Wednesday, October 16, according to System of Air […]

This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mind

While for some folks, Diwali can’t be celebrated without ushering it in by bursting firecrackers and lighting up fireworks. Apart from the environmental impacts and noise pollution it causes, one should also be conscious about its detrimental effects upon the health of birds and animals

This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mindDiwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

This is the real reason why your hands and feet feel abnormally cold

Experiencing cold hands and feet is normal from time to time. Changes in temperature, as well as health and lifestyle choices, are some of the most common causes of cold feet, and adjusting these factors will usually help relieve symptoms

This is the real reason why your hands and feet feel abnormally coldIf you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But have you ever wondered why your hands and feet feel unnervingly cold? Cold […]

Exposure to second-hand smoke linked to kidney disease

People exposed to second-hand smoke even a few days a week had more than 50 per cent increased risk of developing kidney disease

Exposure to second-hand smoke linked to kidney diseaseExposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk for chronic kidney disease, a new study has found. Korean researchers studied 131,196 non-smokers, dividing them into three groups: those who had more than three days a week of exposure to second-hand smoke; those who had less than three days a week; and those with no exposure at […]

More people might survive cardiac arrest if more bystanders tried hands-only CPR

More lives could be saved after cardiac arrest if bystanders applied cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), even if it’s just the hands-only version, a new study suggests

More people might survive cardiac arrest if more bystanders tried hands-only CPRWith hands-only CPR emerging as an alternative to the traditional method – chest compressions coupled with mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths – Swedish researchers decided to investigate the impact of the simpler method. They found that when rates of either type of CPR increased, the chances of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest doubled. “In this nationwide study […]

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among women

Women with high exposure to triclosan were more likely to have bone issues, with Chinese researchers associating the ingredient commonly used in consumer products with a twofold increase in the chance of developing bone density issues and osteoporosis

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among womenTriclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. Women exposed to triclosan, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don’t have this exposure. Triclosan has been widely used for years as an antimicrobial agent in consumer […]
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