‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’

Lalita Salve, who recently approached Bombay HC, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her seniors, said she is ready to embrace her true identity. She said she will ‘go ahead with the surgery irrespective of government decision’

‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’“I am a man. No one needs to tell me this. I know it myself,” affirmed Lalita Salve, a police constable from Beed. Salve grabbed headlines recently when she approaching the Bombay High Court, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her […]

Anti-dengue vaccine: Central govt conducts a PAN India research

Dengue has created havoc across the country. To tackle it, efforts are being taken by the state and the centre through various campaigns. Still, the number of dengue patients is not going down. Since last four years, dengue cases have increased over one lakh. Owing to which, the central government is conducting a research to develop an anti-dengue vaccine

Anti-dengue vaccine: Central govt conducts a PAN India researchDengue fever is a viral flu which is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The dengue hemorrhagic fever is widely known as ‘break bone fever’ as it accompanies with severe joint pains which makes the condition even worse. There is no effective medicine and vaccine to cure dengue. Owing to which, the central […]

Explained: Why we turn to emotional eating to cope with stress

Researchers found that happy people eat typical amounts while those who are fearful or angry eat less. Researchers chalk this up to the body releasing cortisol, which preps the body for a flight or fight response, suppressing appetite. Sadness and frustration, however, encourage eating

Explained: Why we turn to emotional eating to cope with stressAfter an especially draining day, it’s not uncommon to indulge in a slice from your favourite pizza joint. Soon, that’s followed by a second slice, which is washed down with some ice cream and maybe a few cookies, too. Emotional eating is common, and the American Psychological Association estimates that about 38 percent of adults […]

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over time

Consistent heavy drinking can age the arteries prematurely by interfering with the blood flow, thus affecting the elasticity of the arterial walls

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over timeCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over a third of global deaths being attributed to a cardiovascular event. In the United States, CVD accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths, killing around 610,000 people every year. More than half of these deaths occur in men, according to the Centers for […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue Whale

The film aims to spread awareness about Blue Whale by portraying the psychology of a depressed teenager’s mind. It shows how vulnerable a person is, as they would kill themselves just to win a game  

Suicide awareness: Psychiatric society releases documentary on Blue WhaleThe world is moving towards a rather competitive phase. Practically everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Several things have been discussed in September over the Blue Whale fiasco. An increase in the non-acceptance of rejection and a rise in the need for instant gratification were identified as key factors which would […]

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three months

The number of bogus doctors in the state has gone up. The checking carried out in the 37,000 and 68 hospitals. Amongst which, 6,742 have not abided by the laws

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three monthsFrom March 15 to May 31, the health department had conducted a checking in the hospitals across the state. In which, 81 bogus doctors were found. Amongst which, an FIR is registered on 20 doctors. This information was given by Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister in the Maharashtra assembly. The checking carried out […]

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancer

Inculcating healthy lifestyle choices like exercising regularly, not smoking, drinking in moderation and maintaining a healthy BMI can make a huge difference in lowering cancer risk

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancerThe authors of a new study suggest that 20% to 40% of cancer cases—and about 50% of all deaths from cancer—might be prevented if we all did these four things: exercise regularly, maintain a healthy BMI, give up smoking, and skip alcohol or drink only in moderation. That’s it—or, rather, that might be enough to […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]