Doctors Day: ‘A doctor hopes to get respect from the patient and family’

On the eve of Doctors Day, we find ourselves at a time when the doctor-patient relationship is being strained with each passing day

Doctors Day: ‘A doctor hopes to get respect from the patient and family’There are many reasons which have led to the burden on the doctor-patient relationship. The commercialisation of medical education, rapid increase in business minded corporate hospitals, an ever- increasing population of patients with a limited number of doctors to serve them and unrealistic expectations from patients. On this Doctors Day, let’s just step back and […]

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?

Rasika Parab, HOD-Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Rajeshwari Shetty, head of dietetics, SL Raheja Hospital busts various myths about home remedies for dengue patients

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes a severe flu-like ailment. Diseases like dengue can directly impact the platelet count in one’s body, which makes this fever life-threatening. If affected by this virus, the platelet count can drop to as low as 20,000 – which can harm the immune system of the body. No […]

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women. On average, women develop cardiovascular disease, about 10 years later than men. Although, rates of heart disease among younger women (aged 35 to 54) are actually increasing, a trend thought to be attributable to obesity

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?One in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease, compared to 1 in 31 women who die of breast cancer. While the actual numbers of deaths from heart disease have declined among both men and women, more women die of cardiovascular disease each year than men. It is thought that this difference is partially due to […]

Monsoon: How to deal with fungal infections and other skin conditions

It is that time of the year when we welcome rains with open arms. Heavy downpour reminds us lazy days, umbrella, masala chai, samosas and just chilling in a blanket at home. But, the rains bring not only a welcome respite from the heat of summer; they also bring a whole new set of problems for your skin

Monsoon: How to deal with fungal infections and other skin conditionsLong hours of staying in wet clothes, repeated exposure to contaminated water and constant high environmental humidity cause physical discomfort as well as myriad of skin problems and allergies. Humidity is a very familiar breeding ground for a host of bacteria, fungus & other infections that grow on the skin unchecked. Also the high acid […]

How to take care of joint and muscle pain in dengue?

Dengue is also known as ‘Break Bone Fever,’ the pain in the joints and muscles are sometimes severe. In dengue, the arthritis is reactive in nature, and sometimes it takes more than 2 to 3 weeks to get rid of joint pain

How to take care of joint and muscle pain in dengue?As the monsoon progresses across the state, there is a threat of monsoon related disease, especially those transmitted through mosquitoes such as malaria, chikungunya, and dengue. Dengue and chikungunya are related to joint swelling and pain, even after complete cure the residual joint stiffness and pain lingers on, and this can which affect the daily […]

7 common causes of miscarriages

There is no experience more difficult than having to go through a miscarriage during pregnancy. Miscarriage is not only physically taxing, but very emotionally challenging as well. Yet, pregnancy loss can be even harder to deal with especially when it occurs time and time again

7 common causes of miscarriagesOne out of every 5 to 6 pregnancies ends in a miscarriage i.e. the pregnancy is lost. And if it happens three times in a row to a woman, then it can be disastrous. Recurrent pregnancy loss is one such situation which carries the burden of immense emotional stress to the couple concerned. To understand […]

Impact of viral infections on diabetics

Dr Tejal Lathia, a consultant endocrinologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi shares how viral fever can have an impact on diabetes

Impact of viral infections on diabeticsThere is an intricate relationship between the viruses and diabetes. A virus is a microscopic organism, which leads to commonly occurring diseases like cold, cough, diarrhoea, and also, diseases like dengue as well. Viral infections are common in young children and the elderly. There are very few medicines that work in viral infections. Diabetes mellitus […]

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your food

Humans develop a set of teeth from an early age, for a good reason. We are supposed to chew and swallow our food. Many robust defences are built into this process. These days millions of people all over the world, consume smoothies for better health. Every year, few of them lose their life in unforeseen circumstances due to toxicity developed in certain juices

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your foodRecently, cases of people who died due to consuming bottle gourd (dudhi/lauki) juice have been reported in the country. The juice that they consumed, unfortunately, was bitter due to excess content of cucurbitacin. This is a natural toxin produced by the cucumber family of vegetables. Its bitterness is a warning sign to avoid it. What […]

#BacktoSchool: 5 topics to discuss with your child

While it is slightly difficult to keep an eye on your child, all the time during school, maintaining a communicative relationship will help ease these gaps and ease your mind. Encouraging healthy habits at a young age will soothe this process

#BacktoSchool: 5 topics to discuss with your childAt school, a child may be facing pressures, and this certainly affects the parents as well. As a parent, one may be worrying about certain things like their child’s academic performance, mental health, stability and relationships with fellow classmates and teachers Here are a few topics to discuss with your child, as they head back […]

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneys

Yoga is an ancient practice and a form of therapy which harmoniously combines the mind-body relaxation techniques

International Yoga Day: 5 reasons why yoga is good for your kidneysRegular practice of yoga improves the musculoskeletal system that provides form, support, stability and movement to the body. It also positively influences the autonomic nervous system that helps the body rest, relax, and digest food. This is turn improves many lifestyle diseases including kidney disease. The five main ways in which yoga helps a kidney […]