Poor sense of smell could be indicative of serious illness, finds study

Should you be worried about your poor sense of smell? Studies state that it may indicate a serious illness. For most people, their sense of smell is the least important out of all the senses, which includes sight, touch, hearing and taste. After all, losing your sense of smell couldn’t be worse than being mute, blind or deaf, right?

Poor sense of smell could be indicative of serious illness, finds studyWell, as it turns out, losing our sense of smell is worse than one may think. That’s because losing it completely comes at a really significant cost, since much of our life depends on our olfactory system to make itself work. This includes enhancing the taste of what we eat, stimulating our appetite and even […]

Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent it

Dr Dillon Dsouza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon from Mumbai, shares his insights about hearing loss and how to prevent it

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent itEars anatomy and function Ears enable us to collect and process sounds, transmit them to the brain, also help maintain the balance, and give us the idea of what position the head is with regards to the ground. It is done with the help of the three parts of the ear: The outer, middle, and […]

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislative assembly, the state’s chief minister spoke about the toll that drugs and alcohol has had on the lives of youngsters. From 2014 to 2016 – 1,075 youth lost their lives as a result of their addiction to these harmful substances

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]

Ekta Kapoor issues clarification over ‘Mental Hai Kya’ film title

Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday said that her film Mental Hai Kya is sensitive towards the mental health issues and the title of the movie does not intend to hurt sentiments

Ekta Kapoor issues clarification over ‘Mental Hai Kya’ film titleIn April, the film faced criticism from psychiatrists and mental health experts for being derogatory to those suffering from mental illnesses, following which they demanded a change in the title of the film from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The film has been mired in controversy ever since it was announced. The title […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

‘Yoga is the only path to live a stress-free life,’ PM Modi speaks ahead of #InternationalYogaDay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, June 18 asked people to make yoga an integral part of their lives and urged them to take part in the International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21

‘Yoga is the only path to live a stress-free life,’ PM Modi speaks ahead of #InternationalYogaDayWe all are aware of the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a yoga enthusiast and the brain behind the establishment of International Yoga Day – June 21. The day is marked each year with yoga events in the country and abroad. With International Day of Yoga around the corner, Modi shared a message […]

Two hours a week spent outdoors in nature linked with better health, finds study

Spending time in nature can boost overall well-being, but how much exposure do we need? A new study concludes that 2 hours each week is enough to reap the benefits. Spending just 2 hours a week in green spaces such as parks, woodlands and fields has been linked with people feeling healthier and happier

Two hours a week spent outdoors in nature linked with better health, finds studyThe health benefits of being out in nature have been well-documented and will seem common sense to many of us, but until now no one has quantified exactly how much time might be beneficial. The magic number emerged from analysis of a survey of 20,000 people in England, who reported how long they spent in […]

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 years

A committee headed by Maharashtra health department's principal secretary will conduct a probe into several cases of hysterectomies that have come to light in Beed district, state health minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday in the state Legislative Council

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 yearsRaising the issue in the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena MLA Neelam Gorhe and Dr Manisha Kayande,  Shiv Sena Spokesperson and MLA said some women engaged in sugarcane cutting work in Beed got their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work and fines due to menstruation. Responding to her, Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde said […]