#WorldMenstrualHygieneDay: Menstrual hygiene tips that parents should give their daughters on menarche

Method of sanitation There are a number of ways including the use of sanitary napkins, tampons and menstrual cups to stay clean. In India, most unmarried girls prefer to use sanitary napkins. Frequent switching between brands can make you uncomfortable and may lead to rashes. Changing pads/cups/tampons regularly The standard time to change a sanitary […]

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Medical college adopts village, takes charge of health needs

Medical college adopts village, takes charge of health needs

It takes a village to raise a child – this African saying has come true closer to home at Patgaun, Maharashtra. Till recently, Sangeeta Kochrekar (name changed), who suffers cerebral palsy, was fully dependent on her parents for care. Today, the 21-year-old now has several carers, thanks to a social initiative under which her village […]

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Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctors

Did you know that there is all but one common cause of all the dreaded disease we are facing today? It is – lack of sleep! Doctors treating patients for heart ailments, hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, etc., have found one thing to be common amongst all their patients. They are all sleep deprived. Renowned cardiologist […]

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New treatment can give instant migraine relief to children, teenagers

Neurologists say they are getting 5 to 6 new migraine cases everyday

Many people who suffer a headache heavily rely on a pain reliever or quick nap to get rid of it. But, so is not the case with those who suffer from migraine headaches, as the debilitating pain can get so intense that relief may seem impossible. Doctors observe that in India, migraine headache has become […]

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‘Good sleep helped me remain active,’ says wrestling champion Geeta Phogat

Emphasising on the importance of getting adequate sleep, India’s first gold medallist in wrestling, Geeta Phogat said sleep hygiene is extremely important. Phogat was speaking at the launch of Godrej Interio mattress and its Sleep@10 campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday (February 22). She said not only is sleep necessary for good health, but sleeping in […]

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New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old woman

Sujata More, a Ratnagiri resident suffered from ameloblastoma tumour (it is a rare tumour, commonly appearing in the jaw). “She often used to complain that something is biting her from the inside and also she was not able to have food properly. So we thought of getting her admitted to KEM hospital” said Aruna Rahatwal, […]

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Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for exams

Psychiatrists say all work and no play makes students dull and depressed. Dr Hozefa Bhinderwala, Psychiatrist and Author of the book ‘Small steps to Big Reading’ said that, students should believe in themselves rather than doubting things. “Along with students it is also important that their parents should stop torturing their kids about ‘Board’ exams. […]

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Wake-up call: Brain tumour linked with the use of cell phone

Uncommon rise in brain stroke in young generation due to unhealthy lifestyle, say doctors

Recently, a 24-year-old youth suffered from a brain stroke and was declared brain-dead at Wockhardt Hospital. But, this is not a rare occurrence as city neurologists have observed an upsurge in brain stroke among youngsters in the last few years. Today, people as young as 18 suffer from brain stroke and neurologists blame unhealthy lifestyle […]

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