‘Children ditch pens for the love of gadgets’

In the good old days, children had no internet, Youtube and gadgets like a tablet or smartphone to play with. In the present modern era, children are introduced to gadgets as soon as they are born and a lot of academics happen via. Thus, children develop a longing for electronic media and the love of a chalk, slate and the blackboard has faded away

‘Children ditch pens for the love of gadgets’Good handwriting is a hallmark of good education. When I was in school, we had handwriting periods and teachers would spend hours emphasizing on the finer nuances of good handwriting. We learnt intricate details about good handwriting that range from the curves of the letter ‘y’ and ‘f’ and the need for proper dashes to […]

Explained: ‘Broken heart syndrome’ and how to deal with it

In medicine, ‘Broken heart syndrome’ refers to a form of ‘Stress Induced Cardiomyopathy’. However, today the term is used in a more conventional sense; as an indicator of the emotional numbness experienced following a break-up

Explained: ‘Broken heart syndrome’ and how to deal with itA ‘heart break’ is perhaps one of the most universally established terms for conveying distress. Its use can vary from being used as a substitute for a dish gone wrong in the kitchen, by fans to emphasise the frustration when your team loses, by parents to underline the anger of disappointing results and used by […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this Holi

Holi is a festival brings a lot of happiness and joy. But, it can also invite a lot of skin and health problems. As there is the danger of having low-grade colours being put on you that may lead to itching, rashes and so on. Know how to take care of your skin and hair by following these simple steps

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this HoliHoli is a celebration that has been enjoyed by people since centuries ago. This festival is to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to mark the beginning of spring and is celebrated by playing with colours and water. Even though some groups have started producing organic powders, many of the ones that are […]

How to care for your hair and skin this Holi

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a dermatologist, Lejeune medspa, shares her insights on how to take care of the skin pre and post the festival of colours - Holi

How to care for your hair and skin this HoliThe colours, the chemicals in the colours, and the sun combined can play havoc on the hair and skin. Follow these simple steps for taking care of your skin while enjoying the festive mood. Pre-care Apply light and gentle oil, like almond oil, so that the colours do not penetrate the shaft of the hair. […]

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing Holi

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. The riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to damage as almost always colour is applied to the face, starting from the eyes moving onto the cheeks

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing HoliRegrettably, most of the Holi colours sold these days contain harmful chemicals. In fact most are dyes meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not meant to be used on humans. All these are toxic and can cause skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness, and much more. The base in which […]

World Oral Health Day: 10 rules for maintaining oral hygiene in children

Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral health is something to be valued. And anything that makes taking care of teeth fun, like brushing along with your child or letting them choose their own toothbrush, encourages proper oral care

World Oral Health Day: 10 rules for maintaining oral hygiene in childrenTo help your children protect their teeth and gums and greatly reduce their risk of getting cavities, teach them to follow these simple rules for maintaining oral hygiene: 1) First dental visit should be done on the first birthday of the kid. 2) The approach of the dental treatment differs as the paediatric dentist understands the […]

Concrete policy needed to tackle violence against doctors

Praveen Dixit, DGP (Retired), shares how a healthcare institute should tackle the violence against doctors in assault cases, and to create a safer place for all

Concrete policy needed to tackle violence against doctorsLast week, in Sassoon Hospital at Pune, a local corporator allegedly assaulted a resident doctor, when she noticed that the latter did not attend a patient on priority. As a result of which, the resident doctors association has threatened to go on a strike unless the police arrest the corporator, and a case, under the […]

Time, important thing to be aware of during a mass casualty incident  

Dr Ajit Baviskar, Head of Department (HOD), Global Hospital shares how a budding doctor or a resident doctor should handle an MCI situations and what shoud hey do in the crucial initial minutes of the incident

Time, important thing to be aware of during a mass casualty incident  The first action is to establish that the scene is safe. In this case, there’s a concern for other traffic, unstable vehicles or spiDRlled fuel. Call for resources as necessary to manage the unsafe scenes. Management of those tasks can be handed over to police, and firefighters. Patient assessment After the scene is determined to […]

What’s the secret of a healthy life? Bass Ek Chammach Kum!

Dr Mayuri Trivedi, a Nephrologist and Renal Transplant Physician at PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre shares the harmful effects of excess salt in our daily life, and how to stay healthy

What’s the secret of a healthy life? Bass Ek Chammach Kum!Anything salty and with a crunch is a world of perfection to me. Anyone, who loves food, will agree to these lines without any doubt. But, think twice about it, anything that is salty, and with a crunch may not be the perfect thing to keep you healthy. As far as 6050 BC, salt has […]
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