Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

#DahiHandi: 60 Govindas injured, one loses life

Every year during the Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai, several Govindas get injured while building the human pyramid. This year, too, one Govinda has lost his life, and around 60 Govinda's have been injured. Out of which 40 are still admitted in hospital

#DahiHandi: 60 Govindas injured, one loses lifeIn an unfortunate incident, one Govinda has died in Mumbai, and 60 Govindas got injured during the Dahi Handi celebrations.   As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), of the 60 Govindas, as many as 40 Govindas are admitted to different hospitals in the city and are undergoing treatment. Doctors informed those Govindas, who suffered minor injuries […]

Accidents just happen, do they?

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how little, unattended things can lead to some serious mishaps, how to prevent them? And how and what to do during such instances

Accidents just happen, do they?Accidents are the main reason for injuries and sometimes death amongst the children. As a fact, the place, that people feel the safest, their house, hide various hazards; the prime cause is sheer negligence. A minor distraction can lead to some serious injuries, many accidents, that happen in and around the home can be avoided. […]

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic child

As the children gear up for their examinations, I would like to talk about something which isn’t spoken so openly. While each parent and each child prepares for these set of examinations with all their heart, mind and soul, a lot of us are still unaware of the situations that some of these kids with type 1 diabetes and their parents go through

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic childAs the semester exams in school are quickly approaching. Today, I want to speak with you about exams and type 1 diabetes and how children are affected by them. See basically, type 1 diabetes is a very taxing disease, it is difficult for the children to fight disease day by day, taking insulin shots three […]

Effective ways to de-stress yourself while taking care of your baby

Dr Sushma Tomar, Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how new mothers can take care of themselves while taking care of their babies

Effective ways to de-stress yourself while taking care of your babyThe birth of a baby challenges a mother in many ways. You are likely to feel exhausted, excited and worried all the same time, about the baby, and that is why you tend to be stressed. Thus, it is crucial to take care of yourself, especially, during the initial months’ post-delivery. A mother’s job can […]

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with it

In India, infertility has become a growing cause for concern. Going by current estimates, around 1 in 5 Indian couples will experience problems with infertility. Understanding the hurdles in conception, the solution could help couples take steps to manage their condition

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with itMotherhood is every woman’s dream. For any woman trying to start a family, an infertility diagnosis can be shattering. It is recommended that couples should visit a fertility specialist if they haven’t been able to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex. For women with age above 35, this duration falls to six months. […]

15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which begins on August 25 and continues till September 08, we aim to highlight the current scenario of eye donation in the country, which requires strong awareness and the willingness of people to come forward and pledge to donate their eyes

15 facts about eye donation you must know aboutIn India, only 10% of eye transplantation demands are met due to lack in availability of corneas. There are over 1.5 million people in India who suffer from corneal blindness out of which 80% cases related to blindness are preventable. Corneal blindness is one of the most important causes of blindness in India and this […]

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, economical and least contaminated mode of feed that a new mother can provide to her newborn

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeedingIt is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins and minerals and fluid, that is more than enough to sustain the newborn’s needs in the first six months of life. It helps provide the baby with essential immunoglobulins which provide protection from infections as well as chronic diseases. Besides the baby, it also […]

Sleep medication and its use and abuse

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, how the excessive use of sleeping pills can abuse your body. Also, it may cause addiction for that drug. Dr Shakeel, explains how to take care and differentiate between use and abuse

Sleep medication and its use and abuseInsomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person is trying to sleep. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, around 30% of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10% have been […]

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]
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