Effective ways to help you beat the October heat

Although there’s nothing much we can do to save ourselves from the scorching heat, here are a few ways you can try to cheat this sultry weather

Effective ways to help you beat the October heatSeems like monsoon has withdrawn from the country and October heat is here torment us. Mercury levels have taken an upward path since the past two days and it might get even hotter in the days to come. Few things to take care of while stepping out in the heat Extreme heat events can trigger […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Dr Sharad Sharma, a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares the various risks of being overweight and how to identify the signs of obesity

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIn observance of World Obesity Day on October 11, it is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight […]

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

Importance of emergency care and medical checkup post-accident

Dr Sanjith Saseedharan, Head of Intensive Care Unit, S L Raheja Hospital, and Dr Sandeep Patil, Chief Intensivist and Physician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how important is the emergency care after an accident and how does it make a difference.

Importance of emergency care and medical checkup post-accidentMumbai has witnessed its fair share of casualties and in recent news, the unfortunate demise of 90’s remix singer Nitin Bali. Bali was injured after his car rammed a divider, he was taken to a hospital where he received emergency aid for facial injuries and was later discharged. However, his condition took a drastic turn, […]

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancy

Dental care has greatly progressed in India. The visit to the dentist gone from being pain-oriented to become prevention-oriented. However, there are certain areas in dental care which are as yet not considered as important as medical care by the population at large

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancyThis article will discuss and focus on aspects of antenatal dental care for the mother. Compulsory dental check-up of women after confirmation of pregnancy Dental check-up of a woman should be done in the first trimester of her pregnancy. Hormonal changes may lead to swelling of gums called pregnancy gingivitis. They should brush their teeth […]

Be cautious, sleep deprivation leads to erectile dysfunction

Dr Sandeep Patil, chief Intensivist and Physician at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how lack of sleep or change in sleeping patterns can affect the sex life of a man

Be cautious, sleep deprivation leads to erectile dysfunctionIn these busy schedules, some people cut down their sleep to make sure that other responsibilities, work and familial, are met. The urge to ‘get the job done’ somehow proves to be stressful on the body. And, getting the right amount of sleep can do wonders for your health. It plays an important role in […]

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?

A condition called ‘athlete’s heart’ wherein rhythmic disturbances and rupture of plaques in the heart may occur due to intensive training. Also, there may be exacerbation of pre-existing chronic inflammation and spread of toxins due to extreme exertion

Are you aware of the high chances of sudden cardiac death for extreme sports persons?We live in times where leading a fast-paced lifestyle is common. Despite the chaos of routine life, many seek adventure and as a result there is a rise in the incidence of individuals training in extreme sports. Extreme or adventure sports are those that involve speed, heights etc., and high level of physical exertion. The […]

A heat-buster plan to tackle the sweltering October heat  

Prajakta Borse, a sports nutritionist and clinical dietician, shares how to beat this prickly heat of the October

A heat-buster plan to tackle the sweltering October heat  We all have noticed the remarkable change and the sudden drop in the humidity with very few rain showers to almost nil causing a steep rise in the temperature. Well, let’s welcome autumn famous for its prickly sun rays throughout the day, and breezy coolant nights with clear sky glittered with stars. If this difference […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]
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