Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopause

The study highlighted that laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs. This is important because menopause comes when a woman has no eggs left

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopauseAccording to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women can reduce their risk of an early menopause by increasing their intake of vitamin D. Laboratory evidence showed that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs; […]

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospital

Recently a 10th standard boy from Chakan, Pune had met with a bike accident on March 19, while he was still in the middle of appearing for his SSC examinations. He had suffered a major fracture in his right ankle and was unable to walk. That’s when Dr Vijay Gokule stepped in to help him write his papers from the hospital  

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospitalSSC board exams are a milestone in our academic life. Every student works hard to secure a good result, so that they can have a bright career ahead. Ganesh Hake, a 15-year-old student was doing the same; he put in his best efforts for the exams. But unfortunately, he met with an accident, while his […]

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you out

Mumbaikars can now find a public toilet nearby with the ease of just one click. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has uploaded information regarding all public toilets in the city on Google Maps. It will guide you by showing public toilets which are in your vicinity

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you outLocating a public toilet in a city like Mumbai is like searching for a needle in a haystack. As the number of toilets are very few. But now, Google will help you to find the exact location of nearby public toilets. Just search it on Google and you will surely find it. Since the last […]

Male birth control pill moves one step closer to be a reality

Researchers study proved that sperm would remain healthy and viable after taking the medication as only their transport had been halted. Libido and sexual activity would also remain normal. With the non-hormonal approach, sperm are unaffected so the contraception is likely to be reversible once the medication wears out

Male birth control pill moves one step closer to be a realityA hormone-free male contraceptive pill may soon become a reality, with scientists from the Monash University moving closer to developing a new combination of oral contraceptive drugs that together block the transport of sperm during ejaculation. This pill would have the unique ability to bypass the side-effects that have up until now hindered development of […]

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quota

The percentage of seats to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5% in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quotaThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation for admission to PG medical courses in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. Commenting on this decision,  Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda stated that after twenty years the Government […]

Down syndrome no disability for Sahil Baride

Baride was seven-year-old when his parents introduced him to swimming, initially it was to improve his physical strength, breath control and health but eventually this turned into his passion

Down syndrome no disability for Sahil BarideAn special Olympic swimming champion, whose presence of mind and courage has helped in saving many lives by preventing a fire accident, a music lover who also plays musical instruments, Sahil Baride is like any other young boy who has many dreams. It is true that this 25-year-old Andheri resident is living a happy life, […]

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancer

Also referred to as gastric cancer, stomach cancer is most common among older adults; around 60 percent of adults diagnosed with the disease are aged 65 or older. Previous studies have suggested that compounds found in tomatoes - such as lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red colour - may help to fight cancer

Whole tomato extract can play a role in preventing and treating stomach cancerWhen it comes to fighting stomach cancer, these two varieties of tomato namely, San Marzano and Corbarino can be a lifesaver. Researchers from Italy and the United States found that theses tomatoes blocked the growth of stomach cancer cells and dampened their malignant characteristics. Study co-author Prof. Antonio Giordano, director of the Sbarro Institute for […]

Brain training games can help older adults with hearing loss, suggests study

 For many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy places is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Brain training games help individuals by giving them the ability to train or ‘remap’ the neural connections in the brain to deal with either tinnitus or background noise

Brain training games can help older adults with hearing loss, suggests studyHearing-impaired adults who play computer games designed to improve audio skills may have an easier time understanding conversations in a noisy room, a small experiment suggests. Researchers asked 24 elderly adults who used hearing aids to spend 3.5 hours a week for eight weeks playing computer games. Half of the participants were randomly assigned to […]

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study presents puberty as a risk factor for obesity, linking a greater Body Mass Index (BMI) to girls who experience their first period earlier than usual

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri award

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday evening gave away prestigious Padma awards to 89 winners at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among the awardees, were Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang who are well-known for revolutionising the healthcare sector in the Naxalite-hit district of Gadchiroli

Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri awardHighlights of Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang lifelong work Doctors who were over 30 years transformed healthcare in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Established Shodh Gram, a model Gond tribal village in Gadchiroli with tribal friendly amenities like hospitals, canteen, temple, training centre, pharmacy etc. Their home-based newborn care model significantly reduced infant mortality. It was adopted […]