Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s health

Dr Parul Tank, a consultant psychiatrist from Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how excessive gaming can impact your child’s health both positively and negatively and what should a parent do

Decoding the effect of gaming addiction on children’s healthHave we ever considered gaming addition as a mental health issue? Maybe not, with a hope that this phase will pass, we usually brush it under the carpet. Excessive gaming, like any other activity, has its impact. Video games started off as a way for kids to pass the time, back in the 50’s, but […]

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?

Dr Narayan Gadkar, Consultant Cardiologist, Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares about what one should do if there is a family history of Heart disease

When heart disease runs in the family, what should one do?As a family, we share happiness, difficult times, and a myriad of other aspects of life! However, we also share genes, behavioural and lifestyle traits, which are not just restricted to the present generation. Through our ancestors to our future generations, the genetic material is passed between families – so do many diseases that exist […]

Here are effective treatments which can help you deal with hair loss

Dr Mohan Thomas, a senior cosmetic surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Institute shares about the techniques and development of techniques for hair restoration

Here are effective treatments which can help you deal with hair lossNowadays, one of the biggest concerns for most people and predominantly in men is hair loss. Hair is an important determinant of physical attractiveness and means of expressing one’s feeling and individuality. Although female pattern hair loss is also common, however, not many women consider taking treatment as they think that oiling will improve hair. […]

Medical insurance for infertility treatment: First step towards empathy

Dr Duru Shah, Director, Gynaecworld, Center for Assisted Reproduction and Women’s Health, shares how insurance policies can help the infertile couples to opt for affordable and safe treatment

Medical insurance for infertility treatment: First step towards empathyInfertility is fast becoming a huge concern in India. With 30 million infertile couples currently, by 2020, as many as 2, 50,000 IVF cycles will be performed in the country. Needless to say that the cost of infertility treatments, too, continues to rise, making it unaffordable to a large number of couples. There is a […]

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?

Senior knee and hip surgeon, Dr Kaushal Malhan who is attached to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, busts various myths of the elderly, who hesitate to opt for joint replacement surgery and believe in the various myths

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?The increase in life expectancy, over the years, has resulted in the rise of the population of the elderly. Age and pain go hand in hand, so does the risk of progressively painful health conditions. Today, senior citizens lead an active lifestyle. Some of them are compelled or otherwise even continue to earn a living […]

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 […]

Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heart

Dr Hasmukh Rawat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD - Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how alcohol consumption can affect the health of the heart, and what problems it can cause

Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heartWe all are aware of the fact that too much of anything can turn out to be bad for you. Today, young adults do not understand the importance of preventive health care and turn a deaf ear to the most advice given in this regard. For a majority of this group, socially recognised lifestyle habit […]

Here’s how diabetic patients can prevent UTI infections

A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that grows within the urinary tract anywhere from the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and through to the urethra

Here’s how diabetic patients can prevent UTI infectionsWomen are 10 times more likely to get a UTI than men because of their anatomy. Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection include – pain or burning when you urinate, strong-smelling urine, itching. There are other several causes to urinary tract infections improper hygiene can be the leading cause of urinary tract infections. Another […]

What is tennis elbow and how to treat it?

Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. ‘Tennis elbow’ is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles those results in elbow pain

What is tennis elbow and how to treat it?Symptoms: The symptoms of tennis elbow develop gradually. In most cases, the pain begins as mild and slowly worsens over weeks and months. There may or may not be specific injury associated with the start of symptoms. Due to tennis elbow person may feel pain or burning on outer part of the elbow. The grip […]

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiology

Dr Rajat Bhargava, HOD-Radiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how radiology departments, in a hospital, is an important asset. He shares how radiologist plays an important role in detection of the disease and its cure

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiologyIt was a routine day for me in my radiology department with several scans piled up. However, the flow got interrupted regularly with a stream of clinical colleagues, who came to see the scans of their patients. It was in the midst of this; one of my colleagues barged in and wondered if one of […]