Make love during pregnancy, but understand your partner’s comfort

Most Indian couples do not discuss this doubt they have about having intercourse while a woman is pregnant. It may be because they are shy or consider speaking about it a taboo. They instead rely on myths and beliefs or lay literature. This further adds to confusion. In this column a doctor shares genuine advice about what can be done in such a situation

Make love during pregnancy, but understand your partner’s comfortSneha and Arun walked into my cabin. The couple was excited as they were expecting their the first baby. It was Sneha’s third month of pregnancy and her second visit to me. This time Arun’s mother was also accompanying the couple. The mother looked happy and watchful too. After the consultation we had a quick […]

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

Excessive exposure to radiofrequency radiation due to the use of mobile phones has dramatically increased. The radiofrequency radiation has a carcinogenic effect which could be an important factor in regards to deterioration of health

Wake-up call: Brain tumour linked with the use of cell phone  The potential connection between cell phones and its harmful effect on the brain is controversial. On the occasion of Brain Tumour Awareness Month and World Brain Tumour Day, let’s focus our attention on symptoms and therapeutic strategies to fight this epidemiology. The rapid rise in communication technology has given rise to the inseparable relationship with […]

Electronic Stethoscopes: Have you seen a stethoscope around an eye surgeon’s neck?

Ocular auscultation is the physical exam that consists of listening to the vascular sounds of the eye by placing the stethoscope on the surface of the eyelids and surrounding structures. This is because in some conditions the eye may show a ‘murmur’ .The eye does ‘murmur’ and listening to it may help an eye surgeon not miss a diagnosis

Electronic Stethoscopes: Have you seen a stethoscope around an eye surgeon’s neck?A complete medical consultation includes a detailed history taking asking patient about everything related to his complaints and a complete examination which includes inspection , palpating ( touching and feeling whether the part is hot or cold , soft or hard) , percussion and auscultation (hearing with a stethoscope). Ocular auscultation is the physical exam […]

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertension

City-based senior cardiologist advises one should try every possible means to prevent hypertension as there is no complete cure for it. Life style modification is very important for this. Dr Santosh Kumar Dora gives tips on how to prevent or treat hypertension

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertensionHypertension is also called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for a long time. Even if the blood pressure is high, patient may feel fine. For this reason, many people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. It is usually identified when somebody goes for a routine health […]

Hypnodontics an easy way to treat patients afraid of dentists

Dr Prachi SS dwells into the concept of dental hypnosis, wherein hypnosis is used to calm the patients and then treat them for their dental flaws

Hypnodontics an easy way to treat patients afraid of dentistsBuddha describes human mind one which is filled with drunken monkeys – jumping around, screeching, and chattering endlessly. He suggested that the only way to tame it is through meditation. Meditation is a well-known way to calm the mind, but another very close concept to meditation, which is often misunderstood, is hypnosis. People have been […]

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  

All over the world there are about 5% to 10% of children who suffer from learning disabilities. The figures reveal that the vast majority of children with learning disabilities are never diagnosed even after 70 years of Independence

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  Ishaan Awasthi in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ epitomised the plight of children with learning disabilities. But, little has changed since then in the country. Except four states, the rest of the country has never heard about learning disabilities (LD). The numbers of children diagnosed and registered as having learning disabilities during 2014, 2016 CBSE (10th and […]

How to protect your eyes from summer heat

With mercury levels rising, Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman of Dr Agarwal's Group of Eye Hospitals, gives quick tips on how to prevent eye problems during summer to ensure your eyes remain healthy

How to protect your eyes from summer heatThe merciless summer is here and that calls for numerous health problems, including the harmful effect on our eyes. With increase in intensity of heat now, it is essential for us to be aware of precautions and preventive measures to avoid eye problems. During summer, when somebody sees the sunlight directly, due to the sharp […]

World Liver Day: Spreading awareness about liver disease and liver cancer

Patients with liver disease suffer from many disabling symptoms and also have a high risk of death due to the disease. Patients with liver failure may need a liver transplant to save their lives, which is a very major surgery

World Liver Day: Spreading awareness about liver disease and liver cancerApril is the month chosen to spread awareness regarding liver disease and April 19 is celebrated as World Liver Day. Liver disease is increasing and is one of the most common diseases in the world. Figures by the World Health Organization (WHO) attribute more than 2 lakh deaths in India due to liver disease every […]

Here are foot care guidelines for diabetics while travelling

Diabetes affects the nerves and gives rise to insensate feet. Lack of sensation makes the feet more prone for injuries, trauma, infections etc. While traveling demands a lot of walking, one needs different footwear for long hours and in case of absence of any immediate medical aid, it can precipitate injuries and thereby infections

Here are foot care guidelines for diabetics while travellingWhen its summer time, its travel time. Thousands of people across the country will pack their bags and zoom off to the destinations of their choice. One wants to travel to enjoy, seeing new places and being with their family and friends. Enjoy, of course, but a word of caution for all diabetics. If you […]

How can women with PCOS improve their chance of pregnancy?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. It is estimated that about 8-10% of women in the reproductive age are affected by PCOS. Often women do not realise that PCOS is the underlying problem of their infertility

How can women with PCOS improve their chance of pregnancy?PCOS: An infertility issue PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is the most common endocrine disorder in women and a leading cause of infertility. It is estimated that about 8-10% of women in the reproductive age are affected by PCOS. Often women do not realise that PCOS is the underlying problem of their infertility. Do all women […]
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