Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the condition

Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Dr Swati Bhushan shares tips and foods which can help you to tackle anxiety and anxiety-related problems

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the conditionAnxiety disorders may affect our eating patterns adversely. For those suffering from anxiety, there could be a co-occurring eating problem. An individual develops a habit of binge eating which could, at times, spike the primary condition. Maintaining a suitable diet help boost mental health, instil confidence and reduce overwhelming stress. There are several nutrients which […]

Recent advancements in cochlear implants

Dr Dillon D’souza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon attached to Jaslok hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Desa’s Hospital, shares how the cochlear implants work and what recent technical advancements it has made in the recent times

Recent advancements in cochlear implantsWhat is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is an electronic device that takes over the work of the human ear and converts sounds to electrical signals that the brain understands as sounds. It delivers them to the brain via hearing nerve after fine-tuning the sound much like a graphic equaliser on a music system, […]

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study  The report prepared by American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies claimed that the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 18,18,691 million. More than 4,29,500 boys and 1,95,500 girls smoke cigarette each day. More than 9,03,42,900 men and 1,34,66,600 women smoke cigarettes every day, while 17,10,94,600 people use smokeless tobacco. Dr […]

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?

Rasika Parab, HOD-Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund and Dr Rajeshwari Shetty, head of dietetics, SL Raheja Hospital busts various myths about home remedies for dengue patients

Busting myths: Will drinking papaya leaves juice, goat milk help increase blood platelets?Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes a severe flu-like ailment. Diseases like dengue can directly impact the platelet count in one’s body, which makes this fever life-threatening. If affected by this virus, the platelet count can drop to as low as 20,000 – which can harm the immune system of the body. No […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat during monsoon Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections […]

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgery

A patient’s ability to regain motion and return to their daily routine, depends on the physical therapy. The body will not return to normal motions without specific training. The therapist can also provide specific guidelines to allow favourable healing

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgeryIn the evolving era of orthopaedics, the major surgeries are turning into day care surgeries. With the advent of Minimally Invasive Surgeries, the hospital stay of the patients of joint replacement and spine surgery has gone down from the traditional 7 days, to 2-3 days. The patient walks immediately on the next day of procedure; […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

All you need to know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects young people. Over time, AS can lead to fusing of the bones of the spinal vertebrae which affects mobility and can thus disrupt a person’s personal and professional life

All you need to know about Ankylosing SpondylitisThe term ‘ankylosing spondylitis’ is derived from the Greek words ankylos which means ‘bent’, spondylos which means ‘spinal vertebra’ and -itis that refers to inflammation. AS is a condition where there is swelling (inflammation) and pain in the spine or in the joint where the pelvic bone meets the base of the spine. Some of […]

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

In recent news, renowned Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shared a post on being diagnosed with high grade cancer. Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the many type of Cancers, high grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancerWhat is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]
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