Managing heart disease during pregnancy

Pregnancy has a profound effect on the mother’s body and especially the heart. Most of these changes start in the first three months and peak during the second trimester, and plateau during the third trimester

Managing heart disease during pregnancyIncreased occurrences of heart disease have been found in pregnant women, this constitutes a substantial amount of high-risk pregnancies. Changes that occur in maternal circulation have the potential to affect both maternal and unborn baby’s health. Health records show that 4% of pregnancies may have heart issues, with no prior known existence. It is a […]

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancer

For most people, ‘curable cancers’ are a contradiction. Thousands of men, women and children across the world who have conquered cancer, compel us to break free from this belief. Cancer is curable and newer therapies are chipping in to make a cure possible

Know about the therapies which can help treat cancerFor many years the treatment of cancer was surgery and then came radiation. Chemotherapy was the by-product of the world wars; it was a shotgun remedy killing anything that grew rapidly. Cancer cells grew rapidly and were killed; normal cells that grew rapidly were also killed. The killing of normal cells resulted in side effects. […]

Set up a committee to audit implants, Delhi docs write to PM

The Delhi Medical Association, a doctor's body from Delhi, has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi. The doctors have suggested that an internal audit system should be set up to carry out an audit of the implants done in every hospital. The doctor's body has given their recommendations to the PM on various issues

Set up a committee to audit implants, Delhi docs write to PMA second opinion approach should be incorporated in all the routine, non-emergent situations requiring an implant of a stent or device in the body. And discourage the ad-hoc approach in such situations. The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) recommended setting up of an internal audit system or audit committee in every hospital, where stent and any […]

Breaking the myths associated with diabetes

Dr Tejal Lathia, a Consultant Endocrinologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, breaks the common myths of the people that diabetes can only happen if we consume sugar or sweetened food

Breaking the myths associated with diabetes“I do not consume sugar, why do I have diabetes?” This is a very common question that specialists hear while treating a diabetic patient. However, this is one of the biggest misconceptions about diabetes mellitus. The consumption of excessive sugar does not directly cause diabetes. It is a metabolism disorder caused due to lack of […]

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphone

Using a smartphone over an extended period of time puts an excessive amount of pressure on the hand, especially on your little finger. This stress could lead to the strain on the finger and may make it prone to deformity in the long-run. Today, we offer tips on how to position and handle your smartphone the right way to avoid strain on hand joints

Here’s the proper way of holding your smartphoneIn the past decade or so, there has been an incredible rise in the number of users of smartphones. This has caused a paradigm shift in the way the world communicates with each other. Social media, e-mails, texts messages, and phone banking are some of the uses that has caused this generation hooked on to […]

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettes

The Union health ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, has stated that the government is considering to put a ban on E-cigarettes. The ministry also said that E-cigarettes smoking among the young generation eventually leads to actual cigarette smoking

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettesMany studies have stated and proven that the younger generation starts smoking actual cigarettes, after smoking E-cigarettes The Union Health Ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, stated that the government is considering to put a complete ban on E-cigarettes The ministry of health also told the court that there are no specific […]

Know about urinary tract infection, its causes, symptoms and remedies

Urinary tract infections are caused by microbes such as bacteria overcoming the body's defences in the urinary tract. They can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them. Women are at greater risk of developing a UTI than are men. Infection limited to your bladder can be painful and annoying. Doctors typically treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics

Know about urinary tract infection, its causes, symptoms and remediesUrinary tract infection, also referred to as UTI, is caused due to the microbes such as bacteria infecting the urinary tract. The majority of the urinary tract infections are caused by the E-coli bacteria, which is usually found in the digestive system of a human body. Sometimes women face recurrent UTI’s as well. People of […]

What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatmentWhat is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]
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