‘Acidity can be managed with right diet and sleep routine’

Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker who is 39-years-old, suffered from acidity, migraine and PCOS. Though, she has a hectic work schedule, she has been able to manage all of these with ease. Due to lifestyle alterations and proper fitness routine

‘Acidity can be managed with right diet and sleep routine’Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, Bariatric and Laparoscopic GI surgeon at Global Hospitals and MGM Hospital, swears by her fitness and diet routine. But, Dr Bhasker whose eating habits went haywire during post graduation suffered from acidity, migraine and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). “My schedule was hectic, due to which my eating habits went terribly wrong. Since last […]

State’s new contraceptive method gets overwhelming response in Mumbai

Few months ago, in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy, the state government provided free 'Contraceptive Injection' (Antara) for women in the government and municipal hospitals. Women have given a good response to this initiative. As, since the month of July to October, 1,986 women in government and municipal hospitals have taken it

State’s new contraceptive method gets overwhelming response in Mumbai‘Antara’ injection was available earlier in private hospitals. However, women could not afford as it was costly. Owing to which, the state government made it available for women in the municipal and government hospitals. To increase the use contraception and to safeguard the health of the couple, family welfare department has taken initiative to provide […]

Childbirth goes the designer way in Pune

From arranging a dinner date on the day the pregnancy is confirmed to celebrating baby showers at hospitals, maternity centres in the city are going beyond the clinical route to offer personalised experience to parents-to-be

Childbirth goes the designer way in PuneChildbirth is a celebratory occasion for every family. There was a time when parents-to-be would choose hospitals to deliver their babies based on the reputation of doctors. Now is the age when they look for facilities to enhance the unique experience of childbirth. Parents-to-be in Pune are increasingly opting for boutique birthing centers, with premium […]

Winter: Follow these easy steps to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthy

Whether you’re hitting the slopes, heading to work or just cozying up by the fire, be aware of your surroundings. It’s easy to take good vision for granted when you should really be taking precautions. So, experts list out few ways to combat the effects of cold weather and dry air on your eyes

Winter: Follow these easy steps to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthyAs the heart of winter draws nearer and nearer we often start to realise our eyes are not quite coping as well as they usually do.  Know how to keep those peepers in tip-top condition throughout winter. We typically worry about staying warm during the winter months, and think less about protecting our eyes said experts. […]

‘World Diabetes Day’: Integrated diabetes care centre to be launched in Pune

Growing concerns among the country about diabetes is not a news anymore. On November 14, on the occasion of ‘World Diabetes Day’, an integrated diabetes care centre will be started in Pune

‘World Diabetes Day’: Integrated diabetes care centre to be launched in PuneAn Integrated Diabetes care centre will soon come up at Baner, Pune where all medical care from ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and allopathy along with research will commence. According to experts, India is witnessing a surge in patients being affected with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. “Since the type 1 […]

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking help

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. To help people control it, in the year 2013, KEM Hospital had launched ‘Hitguj’ helpline. The number of women who call on the helpline is more than men

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking helpStress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real or perceived challenge or threat to a person’s well-being can cause stress. Patient becomes mentally ill, if […]

Smart midnight snacking options to control hunger

We’ve all heard the warnings: Indulging in a late-night snack is a one-way ticket to weight gain, insomnia and poor eating habits. But if your stomach is grumbling as the clock chimes midnight, eventually you’re going to go with your gut. Here, experts list a few healthier options for you

Smart midnight snacking options to control hungerWhen hunger strikes in the middle of the night, your first impulse is likely to grab a midnight snack. But more than any other meal you consume during the day, you need to be extra mindful about the nutritional content of the foods you eat late at night. According to experts, it’s not great to […]

Forgetful? Look for these early signs of dementia

‘Of all the things, I miss my mind the most,’ this quote by renowned author Mark Twain speaks of memory loss and dementia. Dementia is a neurological disease that usually occurs after the age of 60, says Arti Shroff, Mumbai-based clinical psychologist

Forgetful? Look for these early signs of dementiaDementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. It is marked by memory loss, impaired cognitive functions, compromised volition as well as changes in personality. It is caused by the degeneration of the brain […]

Amazing foods to keep your hair strong and healthy

Your hair is your crowning glory. Healthy, thick and shiny tresses improve your looks by many notches. Both men and women aspire to have lustrous and full hair. If you have nutritional deficiencies, hair may be brittle or can shed. But, a healthy balanced will provide you essential nutrients for healthy hair, says Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant Nutritionist, Max Multi Speciality Centre, New Delhi

Amazing foods to keep your hair strong and healthyA healthy, balanced diet is the first line of defense for great hair. Just like your skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients. Eating a variety of healthy foods will give you the […]

Patients find it awkward to ask for help from the psychiatrists, says study

Last week, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind stated that the country is reeling under the issue of serious mental health epidemic. Further pointing at the lack of mental health interventions in the country, he also pointed out that according to the National Mental Health Survey of 2016; nearly 14 per cent of the country’s population requires mental health interventions. Now, a study reaffirms that visiting a psychiatrist is still very awkward

Patients find it awkward to ask for help from the psychiatrists, says studyOur focus is on whether we need a psychiatrist these days, with so much pressure on the mind not merely because of stress but also due to another obvious reason which can hold a person back from resorting to pay a visit to the healers of the mind, and what likely is the reason?  It […]