Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertension

City-based senior cardiologist advises one should try every possible means to prevent hypertension as there is no complete cure for it. Life style modification is very important for this. Dr Santosh Kumar Dora gives tips on how to prevent or treat hypertension

Useful recommendations to prevent and treat hypertensionHypertension is also called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for a long time. Even if the blood pressure is high, patient may feel fine. For this reason, many people who have high blood pressure don’t even know it. It is usually identified when somebody goes for a routine health […]

Five roadside food items you must avoid during summer

Managing summer heat does not just mean what to eat but also what not to eat, which is equally important for one to know. To take care of yourself and prevent your body from being affected from various health problems, one must avoid consuming the following roadside food items during the summer

Five roadside food items you must avoid during summerWhile the summer is getting warmer day by day, people are getting more lethargic, and thus, some people avoid preparing food at home and tend to eat more outside food. That might not only affect the body but could also cause other health related problems in the long run. Therefore, managing summer heat does not […]

Five things you need to know about stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter of organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply

Five things you need to know about stem cell therapyQ. What is the stem cell therapy and how is it used? A. Cell based therapy is the beginning of a new era in the world of regenerative medicine. The main goal of this form of therapy is to harness the potential of endogenous repair mechanisms to promote tissue regeneration. Autologous cell based therapy is […]

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your life

Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares how driving with proper care can save your life

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your lifeAccording to a data released in 2017, Mumbai ranked fifth among the 50 other Indian cities to have the most accidents in the year 2016. The incidences of road traffic accidents have progressively spiked over the last few years. Road traffic fatalities constitute for 16.6% of all deaths making it the sixth leading cause of […]

Is your child a budding athlete? Keep an eye out for sports injuries

Dr Kaushal Malhan, Director-Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his views about the various sports injuries and how it can be prevented and treated

Is your child a budding athlete? Keep an eye out for sports injuriesSports in India has become a rewarding field with easier access to sporting facilities; greater awareness about physical fitness has caused an exponential increase in many people engaging in sports. It may be at an amateur level or professional, but it has led to an increased number of people suffering from sports injuries. These are […]

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vape

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a consultant pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares the effects of vaping, and tips to tackle the craving for smoking

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vapeIf you are trying to nip the bud and are striving hard to do so, you’re not alone. Approximately seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit smoking, but find it difficult to do so. Often, an alternative most people turn to is electronic cigarettes to transition from traditional ones. E-cigarettes are battery-based […]

All you need to know about autism in children

Dr Riddhi Mehta, a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, shares her insights on Autism Spectrum Disorder and how to recognise it and tackle the same

All you need to know about autism in childrenWhat is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way a child communicates and relates to other people. Most children with ASD generally have difficulties in the areas of social interaction, use of verbal and non-verbal communication in social settings, restricted interests and play skills with repetitive patterns […]

#WorldHealthDay- Amazing foods to keep your hair strong and healthy

Your hair is your crowning glory. Healthy, thick and shiny tresses improve your looks by many notches. Both men and women aspire to have lustrous and full hair. If you have nutritional deficiencies, hair may be brittle or can shed. But, a healthy balanced will provide you essential nutrients for healthy hair, says Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant Nutritionist, Max Multi Speciality Centre, New Delhi

#WorldHealthDay- Amazing foods to keep your hair strong and healthyA healthy, balanced diet is the first line of defense for great hair. Just like your skin, the condition of your hair is an outward sign of inside health. The cells that make up each strand of hair require a regular supply of key nutrients. Eating a variety of healthy foods will give you the […]