‘I don’t cover my face anymore, I am proud of who I am’

Continuing with our series on strong, independent we bring to you the courageous story of Laxmi Agarwal who overcame the both physical and mental scars and help empower acid attack survivors. She has been through difficult times herself and overcome all odds to stand where she is today. Along with Laxmi, another confident crusader for acid attack victims is Sia Parker, who is promoting awareness on skin donation, which ultimately helps acid attack survivors get new skin after plastic surgery

‘I don’t cover my face anymore, I am proud of who I am’‘‘तेजाब हर किसी के दिमाग में है, दिमाग से तेजाब को निकालने कि जरूरत है, यदि ऐसा होगा तो अॅसिड अॅटॅक के मामले घट सकते है |’’ (Everyone has acid inside their minds, we need to remove this acid from their mind-set. If this happens it can help reduce the number of acid attack cases.) […]

Five ways music could improve your health and well-being

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

Five ways music could improve your health and well-being  More effective workout Most of us prefer listening to music when we go out for a run or when sweating it out at the gym. But is there a scientific basis to explain why? Turns out, a good soundtrack can increase the efficiency of your workout by delaying tiredness. In a recent study, researchers […]

Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet study

The number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal

Caesarean sections deliveries are on a rise globally, reveals Lancet studyThe number of babies born through caesarean section almost doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015, from 12 to 21 per cent of all births, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet journal. In 15 countries, more than 40% of births happen through this procedure. In 2015, use of C-section was ten […]

Effective ways to help you beat the October heat

Although there’s nothing much we can do to save ourselves from the scorching heat, here are a few ways you can try to cheat this sultry weather

Effective ways to help you beat the October heatSeems like monsoon has withdrawn from the country and October heat is here torment us. Mercury levels have taken an upward path since the past two days and it might get even hotter in the days to come. Few things to take care of while stepping out in the heat Extreme heat events can trigger […]

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]

Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritis

World Arthritis Day is observed on 12th of October every year and the theme for this year is “It’s in your hands, take action”. It means that your health is in your hands and in order to live a healthy and fit life, it is important to take proper diagnosis and treatment in right time

Younger urban women are at a higher risk of arthritisIt is a known fact that Arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of Osteoarthritis is rapidly lowering. Statistics reveal that Osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having beaten heavyweights like Cardiac Disease, Cancer and AIDS. The burden of Osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Know the measures to have best oral health

October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Oral heath includes fresh breath, strong teeth and healthy gums. That's why it's important to brush every day, and also to get regular check-ups and cleanings at the dentist’s office

Know the measures to have best oral healthOral diseases are the most common non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death. Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. WHO defines oral health as “a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat […]

Global Hunger Index: One in five children in India are underweight

The Global Hunger Index report 2018, was released on Thursday. Though the number of undernourished children has gone down, over the years. The hunger situation in India is still considered as serious

Global Hunger Index: One in five children in India are underweightAccording to the Global Hunger Index report 2018, India ranks 103rd among the 119 countries. The current hunger situation in India is categorised as ‘Serious’. Compared to the last ranking India has dropped three positions In India, one in five children is underweight. But, the percentage of undernourished children has come down to 14.8 in […]

Mumbai: First-of-its-kind, Maharashtra doctor treats turtle through physiotherapy

The Turtle treatment and wildlife Transit Centre in Dahanu have successfully treated an Oliver Ridley turtle

Mumbai: First-of-its-kind, Maharashtra doctor treats turtle through physiotherapyThe turtle was found injured at Vasai. It had injured his right leg and was unable to walk. The doctors at the Turtle treatment and wildlife Transit Centre treated the turtle through animal physiotherapy. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Dinesh Vinhalkar said, “The turtle was brought to our treatment centre as he was […]