Know your in-game injuries

Dr Shreyash Gajjar, a Consultant and Unit Head, Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, shares tips about different sports injuries and their care

Know your in-game injuriesFootball is one of the most popularly played sports in India. It combines speed, agility, power, strength and hence requires quick movements and changes in direction in addition to avoiding contact with other players in a high-speed environment. As a consequence, the risk of injury is high. The injuries commonly associated with football are: Hamstring […]

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in children

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver; it is contagious in nature, and can transmit from the mother to her newborn baby. Babies who suffer from Hepatitis can develop serious complications as they grow older

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in childrenOur liver performs several critical functions that have an effect on our metabolism, aids bile production, filtration of toxins from your body, breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins etc. Hepatitis is categorised by its diverse forms according to the virus type, which are A, B, C, D, and E, which can be seen among children. […]

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatment

According to WHO, 325 million people across the globe are affected by Hepatitis B and C. In fact, 60% cases of liver cancer are caused by late diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B and C. This is why the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018 is ‘Test. Treat. Hepatitis’

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatmentJust like every year, World Hepatitis Day will be marked on July 28th to raise awareness about the disease hepatitis and its causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which is usually caused by viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), drugs (community alternative medicine or over the counter […]

Here’s what you need to know about breast lift surgery

Dr Viral Desai, a celebrity cosmetic surgeon, DHI India, and CPLSS, shares how a breast upliftment surgery can be helpful for the women

Here’s what you need to know about breast lift surgeryWhat is breast lift treatment? The breast lift is a procedure for correcting the size, contour, and elevation of the breasts. Breasts naturally droop with age, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and after weight loss. It is because of stretching of the skin and fibrous ligaments that support the breast tissue. It is not possible to […]

Five common reasons why a man should consult a urologist

Dr Sumit Mehta, Consultant Urology, Andrology & Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, shares how a minor issue, if ignored, can create bigger problems for men

Five common reasons why a man should consult a urologistAs a man gets older, he starts facing some health-related issues. Health issues among men are more varied than what most people think; however, some issues are more common than the others. The most common being that of the urinary tract system and reproductive organs. In this case, visiting a urologist, an expert specialising in […]

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the condition

Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Dr Swati Bhushan shares tips and foods which can help you to tackle anxiety and anxiety-related problems

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the conditionAnxiety disorders may affect our eating patterns adversely. For those suffering from anxiety, there could be a co-occurring eating problem. An individual develops a habit of binge eating which could, at times, spike the primary condition. Maintaining a suitable diet help boost mental health, instil confidence and reduce overwhelming stress. There are several nutrients which […]

Recent advancements in cochlear implants

Dr Dillon D’souza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon attached to Jaslok hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Desa’s Hospital, shares how the cochlear implants work and what recent technical advancements it has made in the recent times

Recent advancements in cochlear implantsWhat is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is an electronic device that takes over the work of the human ear and converts sounds to electrical signals that the brain understands as sounds. It delivers them to the brain via hearing nerve after fine-tuning the sound much like a graphic equaliser on a music system, […]

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid box

Dr Md. Shakeel Ahmed, Head of Emergency and Trauma Department, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how a small, handy, first-aid kit can work wonders in this monsoon

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid boxRains bring relief from the scorching heat and bring a sense of happiness amongst children and youngsters who love the showers. This, however, is the busiest season for doctors across the country, as rains bring along viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and other diseases as well. Keeping a first-aid kit handy for monsoon is an […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]
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