65% counsellors believe students not aware of mental illnesses: Fortis Mental Health Program study

Search engines and social media were reported as a preferred source of information for students about mental health. Fortis Mental Health Program conducts a survey to ascertain the need for a mental health curriculum in schools

65% counsellors believe students not aware of mental illnesses: Fortis Mental Health Program studyTo emphasise the need for incorporating a mental health curriculum in schools, Fortis Healthcare’s Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, under the aegis of Dr Samir Parikh, conducted a survey among 200 school counsellors, special educators, and occupational therapists across 130 schools in Delhi/NCR and Mumbai. The survey questionnaire consisted of 17 questions to […]

Elections 2019: Tips for officers on election duty to avoid back pain

Dr Sheetal Adhalakha, a Spine Specialist at QI Spine Clinic, suggests ways for people on election duty to take care of their posture

Elections 2019: Tips for officers on election duty to avoid back painOfficers on election duty are the invisible part of the voting process. They sit in one place, in the same position, at the polling booths without taking any break. For officers already having back pain, this gets worse. “In an age where doctors are considering sitting as the ‘new smoking,’ people with desk jobs sit […]

Add virgin coconut oil in seniors diet to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that are classified as a ‘superfood’. It contains a combination of fatty acids that have a positive effect on your health such as weight management, cognition and energy boost. Realising the benefits of Coconut oil, renowned nutritionist Sheryl Salis, R.D, C.D.E, Consultant Nutritionist, shares her insights on preventing Alzheimer’s by adding a simple ingredient in your diet

Add virgin coconut oil in seniors diet to prevent Alzheimer’s diseaseAlzheimer’s disease in older adults is known to be the most common cause of dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest of daily tasks. It is also now known as insulin resistance of the brain. Dementia ranges in […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]

Myths and facts about oral cancer

Dr Donald Babu, a Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, busts the myth about the oral cancer in people

Myths and facts about oral cancerCancer is defined as the irrepressible growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer looks like a growth or sore in the mouth that does not heal. Oral cancer is among the top three Cancers in India; number one among all cancers in men and number three among women. […]

Summer food: What to eat and avoid

Dr Usha Kiran Sisodia, Head Dietician, Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital, shares how to stay healthy and what foods can help you beat down the effects of summer.

Summer food: What to eat and avoidAs Summer arrives, we are tempted to have Ice-cream, shakes, dessert, and importantly the king of fruits — mangoes. However, we need to be smart in our selection, as each body type is different and one must ensure that they eat right kind of food that suits them and not get carried away with the […]

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive way

By developing methods to inculcate healthy eating habits in your child, you can provide them a nutritious diet. Teach your children the pros of eating healthy and make them aware of the consequences of unhealthy eating habits

Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive wayMost families these days rarely get a chance to sit down and savour a homemade meal on a daily basis due to busy schedules to get all the work done. A child’s diet is inconvenienced due to lack of proper preparation or consuming a lot of takeout/ready-to-eat food, which can be unhealthy. This tends to […]

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in children

There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but parents tend to ignore them or pass them off as usual mood swings. If there is a doubt that your child is being highly temperamental or suicidal, parents should immediately seek help from counsellors at school or a mental health expert

Here’s how parents can help prevent suicide in childrenIn recent times, due to the influence of technology, kids have become aloof and do not share much with their parents. It is at this time that the parents need to be cautious to identify signs that might lead to self-harm or worse, suicide. There are times when kids show clear signs of depression, but […]

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]