Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]

Medical college adopts village, takes charge of health needs

Going beyond their call of duty, students and staff of Government Medical College, Miraj, have started a social initiative for the betterment of the village

Medical college adopts village, takes charge of health needsIt 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 […]

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctors

Six to eight hours sleep is mandatory and before going to bed one should avoid having tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol, mobile phones and electronic gadgets it affects functioning of brain and causes lack of sleep.

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctorsDid 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 […]

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

Doctors observe that in India, migraine has become a major health concern as it is most common in youngsters and women; 6 out of 10 women suffer from it

Neurologists say they are getting 5 to 6 new migraine cases everydayMany 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 […]

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

The Olympic gold medallist in wrestling also said not only is sleep necessary for good health, but sleeping in right place is also important. 93% Indians are reportedly sleep deprived

‘Good sleep helped me remain active,’ says wrestling champion Geeta PhogatEmphasising 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 […]

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

Often the only solution is to fully remove the region containing the tumour, resulting in damage to the patient’s face in Sujata’s case doctors reconstructed the jaw bone with the help of left leg bone

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old womanSujata 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, […]

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

As the SSC/HSC exams are just around the corner, it is very common for students and parents to feel panic and be tensed. We spoke with experts who gave a quick do’s and don’ts to follow before and during the exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for examsPsychiatrists 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. […]

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your health

Colon cancer is one rapidly increasing cancer in India especially in Mumbai and one of its reasons is a lack of fibre intake

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your healthThe amount of fibre consumed by people is dropping at an alarming rate. This has led to a rise in health problems among people, say doctors. They believe westernisation of our food habits has led people to be prone to diseases like colon cancer, obesity and health problems related to obesity, constipation, etc. Dr Nupur […]

Crash diets do not serve their purpose and put an immense pressure on the body

Proteins, sodium, potassium and carbohydrates are very essential for your body. While on a crash diet, people concentrate more on reducing calories and do not intake adequate amount of nutrients

Crash diets do not serve their purpose and put an immense pressure on the bodyEvery second person out there is trying to lose weight and there are many who believe that crash diet is the apt solution to lose weight quickly. But, crash diet comes with its own pros and cons. Doctors say many Mumbaikars are falling prey to various diseases because of crash dieting. From college students to […]

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

Neurologists explained that strokes in the younger generation are caused due to factors such as developing blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, extensive smoking and consumption of alcohol and junk food

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