Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and cons

Rasika Parab, Head of Department, Nutrition Therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about the pros and cons of intermittent fasting

Understanding intermittent fasting along with its pros and consThe term Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating schedule that comprises of eating and fasting phases; it can also be called intermittent calorie restriction. Here the focus is on when to eat, rather than what to eat, and hence it cannot be called diet, but rather an eating pattern or schedule. Any accurate diet plan […]

#SpinalCordInjuryDay: Here’s what you need to know about the condition

Spinal cord injury refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma, or disease, or degeneration. The symptoms depend on the severity of the injury and may include partial or complete loss of sensory function or motor control of arms, legs, or body

#SpinalCordInjuryDay: Here’s what you need to know about the conditionThe term spinal cord injury refers to damage to the spinal cord resulting from trauma (car crash or accident), or disease or degeneration (like cancer). There is no reliable estimate of global prevalence, but the estimated annual global incidence is 40 to 80 cases per million population. Up to 90% of these cases are due […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

7 Tips for dentists and surgeons to prevent occupation-based back pain

Most of us do not quite enjoy our periodic visits to the doctor as sympathy often lies fairly and squarely with the patient. However, what many people fail to appreciate is that these situations place considerable musculoskeletal demands on health professionals, such as dentists and surgeons while they are treating us in an attempt to improve the quality of our lives

7 Tips for dentists and surgeons to prevent occupation-based back painThe cause of this lies in the fact that, for a patient, medical visits typically involve sitting in a comfortable reclined position, while the dentist often has to bend to perform the oral work. In the case of a surgeon, while the patient is usually unconscious or supine, the medical professional must contort their own […]

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, desserts, and diabetes

Dr Varsha Khatry, Head, Medical and Scientific Affair, Roche Diabetes Care India, shares her insights about how an individual can take care of their health with alertness and some control over their eating habits

Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, desserts, and diabetesVighnaharta, or remover of obstacles, is a title commonly associated with Lord Ganesha. Millions of devotees invoke his name and seek blessings before commencing any new business or work. While many devotees prefer welcoming Lord Ganesha to their home, other devotees throng various well-known Mandals to have a glimpse of their favourite deity, even if […]

How to deal with stalkers

It is not uncommon to meet a woman who has experienced stalking at least once in her lifetime. Thanks to the recent Chandigarh stalking case that has grabbed the headlines and has proved that stalking is an ugly reality in India

How to deal with stalkersWhat is stalking? Stalking or harassment can be obsessive or repeated behaviour that is unwanted by the victim. It is not always about long-term relationships. Stalkers can include estranged husbands, ex-boyfriends, a one-time date or an unwanted suitor. The behaviours may seem normal and ordinary; however, when they are repeated over time they can be […]

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivors

Dr Anil Heroor, Head-Surgical Oncology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, and Dr Fabian Almeida, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how breast cancer takes a toll on the patients and how to overcome them

Know about rehabilitative care for breast cancer survivorsBreast cancer is one of the most mentally and physically exhausting diseases some women endure. The post-treatment phase is one where the body goes through physical changes, resulting in weakening of body muscles and a decrease in bone strength. When it comes to the mental wellbeing, no one can anticipate the struggle this disease brings […]

Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Is there a connection between menstruation and oral hygiene?The surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

What is the father’s role while breastfeeding an infant?

Dr Suresh Birajdar, a Consultant, Pediatrics Neonatology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar, Mumbai, shares his insights about how a father can help a new mother while breastfeeding a baby, and what are his roles

What is the father’s role while breastfeeding an infant?Do you know a husband’s or a family’s role in taking care and nurture of a baby can play a big part in that decision? The husband’s support is significant for the wife. It is because breastfeeding is not just between the mother and the baby even fathers have to do their bit for a […]

Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome and its impact

Dr Siddharth M Shah, Consultant Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares his insights about Carpal tunnel Syndrome, and how to prevent it

Understanding carpal tunnel syndrome and its impactCarpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition which affects the hand. It is characterised by pain, tingling, burning, and numbness along with the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger, the little finger is not affected. This condition begins gradually, and the symptoms are intermittent at first, however, if left untreated, it […]