#HealthOfKerala: 100 doctors from Maharashtra reach Kerala with medical aid

The Maharashtra government has sent this team of doctors to offer healthcare services to the flood-affected people. Girish Mahajan, the Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra is leading this team with the relief efforts

#HealthOfKerala: 100 doctors from Maharashtra reach Kerala with medical aidOver 82,000 people in Kerala have been displaced due to the floods that have ravaged the state over the last nine days. More than 324 people have been killed between and, more than 3,14,000 people have been shifted to 2,094 relief camps. The medical team is equipped with first-aid kits and necessary medicines. The state […]

Provide better facilities to civic and govt hospitals: Central MARD to Maha govt

The Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have written a letter to the Maharashtra government, which puts forth their grievance on the recent spate of attacks on doctors working in government and civic-run hospitals in the state

Provide better facilities to civic and govt hospitals: Central MARD to Maha govtThrough the letter, the doctors have also addressed the issue of poor medical facilities and the shortage of medical equipment and essential medicines. The letter states that during times of medical emergencies doctors are blamed for the death of a patient and relatives allege medical negligence. The doctors themselves are constrained as adequate facilities are […]

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

Experts had assumed those heightened risks were explained by kids living longer with the disease, but the new analysis indicates that some other factor associated with onset in early childhood may also be involved, according to the report published in The Lancet

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancyThe earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sitting

Sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the office, watching television, playing video games, our lives are easily filled with physical inactivity. The negative health consequences of sedentary living are also growing clearer

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sittingThe researchers found that compared to prolonged sitting, taking regular breaks to perform short, repeated bouts of activity lowered concentrations of blood sugar and blood sugar in the bloodstream for up to nine hours after a meal. As Dr Meredith Peddie, co-author of the new study, explains, “Most of us spend about 75 per cent of our […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says study

A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 per cent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says studyEarlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a paper published in the BMJ that urged doctors and patients alike to acknowledge the possibility that type 2 diabetes is reversible through weight loss. Another study we reported on showed that caloric restriction helped 40 per cent of the participants in the study to achieve remission. […]

#KeralaFloods: Maha to send team of 60 doctors to provide medical aid

In Kerala, fear of outbreaks of epidemics like dengue, chikungunya, malaria, diarrhoea, typhoid, leptospirosis, cholera, jaundice and viral fever in the state post flood. The number of leptospirosis cases reported since 1 June stands at 292. Fear is being expressed that all such cases will increase more now.

#KeralaFloods: Maha to send team of 60 doctors to provide medical aidTo help the Kerala state government and to provide medical aid to the flood-affected people, the Maharashtra government has decided to send a team of 60 doctors to Kerala. The team will carry the necessary medicines, and is expected to leave on Monday afternoon.   Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan will be leading the team. Over […]

Five ways to help you to stop smoking

Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the American Lung Association

Five ways to help you to stop smokingDeciding that you are now ready to quit smoking is only half the battle. Knowing where to start on your path to becoming smoke-free can help you to take the leap. We have put together some effective ways for you to stop smoking today. Quitting smoking is not a single event that happens on one day; it […]

7 salt related myths you need to know

Too much sodium in our diet may not be good for our health, but eliminating our entire sodium intake can also have an undesirable effect on our physical well-being

7 salt related myths you need to knowFor people dealing with high blood pressure, controlling their sodium intake has turned into a matter of life and death. Contributing to lakhs of death globally each year, high blood pressure has been named the leading risk factor for death in women. On top of high blood pressure, too much sodium in our diet can […]

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressure

The theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day is ‘Know Your Numbers’ with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness. Along with this, it is also to focus on the eating habits also that can also trigger high blood pressure

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressureHypertension, also known as high Blood Pressure, is a lifestyle disease; eating habits can have an impact on your blood pressure on day-to-day and long-term basis. It can damage arteries and can cause heart failure, cerebral stroke, kidney failure and damage our eyes. It is noted that up to 25 -30% urban and 10 -20% […]