Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

Pneumonia can be life-threating especially to kids and people over 65yrs of age. Those people suffering from other chronic illness like lung disease, diabetes or immunocompromised condition are also susceptible as their immunity is considerably low

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winterSeasonal changes bring with them various illnesses. Other than the usual cough and flu, viral infections breeze in with the onset of the winter. One of the infections caused by viruses is known to be Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to […]

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do next

Waking up with a stiff neck is not really a great way to start your day, here’s what you can do to deal with this problem

Woke up with a stiff neck? Here’s what to do nextGive your neck a gentle stretch There are a number of neck exercises that can help to relieve the pain of a stiff neck. Shelly Coffman, at 360° Sports Medicine and Spine Therapy in Portland, Oregon, recommends the following to get blood flowing, move inflammation out and let nutrients in: Lie down flat, with a […]

Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longer

The new study shows that there is a stronger biological possibility for the relationship between coffee and longevity and found that mortality was inversely related to coffee consumption for heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease

Studies suggest, drink coffee to live longerOne study surveyed more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries, making it the largest study to date on coffee and mortality, and found that drinking more coffee could significantly lower a person’s risk of mortality. The second study was more novel, as it focused on non-white populations. After surveying over 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, […]

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Matrimonial website Positive Saathi aims to help HIV positive patients meet others like them, through this event. The matrimonial meet will be held on November 26 in Kolhapur and registration is free for the participants. They will also offer free consultations with doctors and lawyers at the venue. So far, the matrimonial site has seen more than 300 successful marriages

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive peopleIn today’s day and age, HIV still has a certain stigma associated with it. People with HIV/AIDS still discrimination in society, especially when they try to find a life partner. As most people consider being in a relationship with an HIV positive as taboo. Now, Positive Saathi, India’s first online matrimony portal for HIV positive […]

Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministry

Since Modi government has come to power, a lot of emphasis has been on Ayurveda and yoga. Ayurveda is promoted as an alternative medicine. My Medical Mantra spoke to Shripad Naik, The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), about ayurvedic and allopathic doctors’ integration, government measures to take yoga-ayurveda at school level and so on

Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministryMMM: Is there are need to integrate Ayurveda and allopathy? Shripad Naik: Our focus is on the patient, may it be any medicine. We will give a medicine which is good for the patient to help him recover. Owing to which, the integration of these two branches is important. AYUSH ministry is prepared for it. […]

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development era

Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 per cent. However, progress in many countries has stalled, global targets are off-track, and persistent gaps remain in TB care and prevention. As a result, TB still kills more people than any other infectious disease

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development eraToday 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, which brought together delegates from 114 countries in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation opened the Conference, together […]

Being overweight, obese puts young men at a significant risk of liver disease

A high BMI early in life in men is associated with an increased risk of developing severe liver disease later in life, and this cannot be explained by a high alcohol consumption or viral hepatitis. Also, this risk was highly increased in those men who contracted type 2 diabetes independent of the baseline BMI

Being overweight, obese puts young men at a significant risk of liver diseaseYoung men who are overweight or obese have up to double the risk of normal-weight peers for developing liver disease later in life, a large study in Sweden suggests. If the young men also had type 2 diabetes, their risk of having liver disease by the time they reached middle age was as much as […]

Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approaches

As of Friday, November 17, only one patient from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits was on ventilator support. According to the data provided by the heath department of the PMC, till date, 7, 84,873 patients have been screened for H1N1 and 23,881 patients were administered with Tamiflu

Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approachesWith the onset of winter, doctors in Pune say that Maharashtra will witness a healthier season this year, due to the drop in number of swine flu related cases. While the total swine flu deaths across the state in the month of October were 75, the number in November was low as six. As of […]

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndrome

This condition has a capacity to bother an individual to an extent that they fall prey to depression, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep. It also leads to a scratchy sensation in the throat, anesthetised feeling, astringent taste and soreness

Does your mouth feel like it’s on fire? You may have burning mouth syndromeBurning Mouth Syndrome is a condition where a person may get a feeling of their mouth being on fire. This does not occur because of the consumption of highly spiced food. It puts the sufferers in a horrible condition as they experience a sweltering sensation of having drank or eaten something enormously hot. It brings […]

Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause

Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There’s also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly […]