Tackling common illnesses in monsoon

Dr Upasana, Head, Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the monsoon-related ailments, its symptoms, and its prevention

Tackling common illnesses in monsoonEnjoying the first showers of the season, eating at roadside stalls, and playing in puddles, is how many of us wish to be associated with the monsoon. However, it is a busy time for doctors, as the season brings with it a multitude of illnesses; Prompt examination and treatment is of utmost importance. It is […]

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent it

Dr Dillon Dsouza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon from Mumbai, shares his insights about hearing loss and how to prevent it

Understanding hearing loss and ways to prevent itEars anatomy and function Ears enable us to collect and process sounds, transmit them to the brain, also help maintain the balance, and give us the idea of what position the head is with regards to the ground. It is done with the help of the three parts of the ear: The outer, middle, and […]

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring

Experts at Asian Heart Institute talk about the transference of not just the father’s DNA but his health to the offspring. Women’s health has long been known to affect her baby’s health both prior to and at the time of pregnancy. However, there is a growing body of evidence indicating that pre-conception health of fathers can also affect the pregnancy and the baby

Father’s Day: The passing on of paternal health to the offspring  As per a recent Lancet study the health of both women and men, before they even conceive a child, can have profound impacts on the health of their offspring – such as birth weight and brain development. “While the changing trends in society have taken a turn where fathers are now taking up roles […]

Know about the developmental advances in Total Hip Replacement

Dr Siddharth Shah, a Joint Replacement Surgeon, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares the advances in surgical approach, implants, and rehabilitation protocols, over the years, which have revolutionised the results of THR, making it one of the most successful reconstructive operations in orthopaedic history!

Know about the developmental advances in Total Hip ReplacementTotal Hip Replacement (THR) has been described as the operation of the century (Learmonth et al., Lancet, 2007) as it has completely transformed the management of elderly patients having hip arthritis. The hip consists of ball and socket joint, and THR involves replacing both with an artificial joint. Common indications for THR in Indian patients […]

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Dr Niranjan Banka, Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Liver Care, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights on the significant link between Gut functioning, and developments of Liver Diseases, and what happens if it is ignored

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

The monsoon season is a double-edged sword - while it provides the necessary relief from the scorching summer, at the same time it brings with it several vector-borne diseases and illness, which can sometimes turn life-threatening

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoonResearch by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breath

All over the world, 1 person dies every 4 seconds due to tobacco use, 8 million deaths are associated with tobacco use and many are premature deaths. 12.9% of all deaths in men in India in 2016 were attributable to tobacco while the same for females was at 5.28% and 60% all cancers in males are tobacco-related

Tobacco consumption will rob you of your breathEvery day from morning to evening you must be seeing tens if not hundreds of people smoking away, some taking a drag leisurely wiling away their time and others frantically puffing and pacing with a lit up cigarette in their fingers. The subways, doors of the local train, public buildings, and hospital walls are decorated […]

Is your child a budding athlete? Keep an eye out for sports injuries

Dr Kaushal Malhan, Director-Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his views about the various sports injuries and how it can be prevented and treated

Is your child a budding athlete? Keep an eye out for sports injuriesSports in India has become a rewarding field with easier access to sporting facilities; greater awareness about physical fitness has caused an exponential increase in many people engaging in sports. It may be at an amateur level or professional, but it has led to an increased number of people suffering from sports injuries. These are […]

Don’t let the cricket World Cup fever change your dietary habits

Now that the ICC World Cup is underway, you may have planned match screenings with your friends at home and in bars and pubs. But while you are glued to the one-day matches for the entire month and more, make sure you don’t ignore your health

Don’t let the cricket World Cup fever change your dietary habitsIt is easy to get taken in by the excitement and eat and drink junk and let your sleep and fitness go for a toss. We bring you a few tips that you can follow while watching World Cup matches on TVs so that your health remains intact post this excitement-filled month. Bring on the […]

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and facts

Dr Sharad Sharma, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares his insights in obesity and busts the myths related to it

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and factsObesity, according to NHPI, is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes adverse effects on health. Obesity is usually considered a result of an incorrect ratio of calories consumed and spent. Once believed to be a problem of high-income countries, now overweight and obese population riddles low and […]
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