Administration and government responsible for divide between patients and doctors

By projecting that doctors only want security, we are falling into the trap as people have been made to think that we are at fault – and now we want protection. As doctors, we need to rephrase our demands

Administration and government responsible for divide between patients and doctorsI think it’s unfortunate that the recent events have been turned into a Doctors vs Patients battle – at least in government-municipal hospitals. Patients are aggrieved because they did not get the support they expected. Their unhappiness starts from the shoddy registration desk (reception doesn’t exist), running around for forms for hours, terrible infrastructure, no […]

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and lead

All doctors (government or non-government) should understand that ‘healthcare’ is their kriya because they are being remunerated for that. It would be heartening if each doctor decides to undertake additional ‘karma’ as per their core competence

Charity begins at home, doctors need to step up and leadHealth is the most important asset of any living being.  The medical profession evolved as a distinct profession to safe guard this ‘treasure’ and suggest remedies when things go wrong. Healthcare is undoubtedly the noblest of all profession. However, in recent years, rampant commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare sector is the biggest challenge that society […]

These last minute exam tips are really helpful

Dr Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, shares 51 tips for students and their families on what needs to be done a day before board exams

These last minute exam tips are really helpfulIt is again that time of the year when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Most of the times, the expectations set by parents and family members prove to be an impediment in exam preparations for their […]

“I am truly dismayed,” a doctor writes an open letter to Anurag Kashyap

A disheartened Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi pens an open letter to film director Anurag Kashyap on his PIL protesting the health warning regarding smoking

“I am truly dismayed,” a doctor writes an open letter to Anurag KashyapDear Anurag Kashyap, You have filed a petition in the Bombay High Court challenging the current censor board notification that mandates certain warning in movies with smoking scenes. As a long-time admirer of your talent, I am truly dismayed. While it’s estimated that tobacco will kill one million Indians this year alone and 3000 deaths […]

Three types of depression women are likely to suffer after delivery

A point to be noted is that these disorders are more common in subsequent pregnancies. So you need to be vigilant when she is pregnant the next time

Three types of depression women are likely to suffer after deliveryDo you’ll remember the movie “Abhimaan” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bahaduri? Just try to recollect the condition of Jaya Bahaduri in that movie. After her so called abortion she starts remaining aloof, doesn’t talk much, and has disturbed sleep and also avoids social interaction. This condition comes under a category of disorders called post-partum […]

Lack of awareness leading to cervical cancer in Indian women

Indian women face a 2.5% cumulative lifetime risk and 1.4% cumulative death risk from cervical cancer. As a part of its prevention, there is an urgent need of awareness programmes to motivate women to get screened routinely and ensure follow-up treatment

Lack of awareness leading to cervical cancer in Indian womenCancer of the cervix means cancer occurring at the mouth of uterus. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer found in Indian women. India has a population of approximately 365.71 million women above age 15, who are at risk of developing cervical cancer. As per recent estimates, approximately 1,32,000 new cases have been diagnosed […]

Mind matters in Bollywood

The fact that mainstream movies have taken up issues like mental health and child sex abuse will help our society

Mind matters in BollywoodOver the last 1 month, 2 Bollywood films – Dear Zindagi and Kahaani2 have dealt into a subject – Mental Health – that has generally not been focussed in Indian cinema. Dear Zindagi, has done a brilliant job of portraying and busting myths regarding mental health problems. Even today, most of our population feels that a psychiatrist […]

Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the race

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan gives tips on how to prepare for the marathon, right from the diet, to clothes and medication

Running the Mumbai Marathon? Here is all you need to do pre, during and post the raceThere’s a lot of excitement in those running the marathon. Everyone is working on improving their speed and time. Amidst all preparations for marathon, nutrition is an important part of training. One has to eat good quality dietary fats. There are many vitamins which are fat soluble only and need fats to be absorbed. So, […]

Keep these things in mind if you’re running the Mumbai Marathon despite a heart surgery

Dr Nilesh Gautam of Asian Heart Institute says it’s a myth that one cannot run a marathon post a heart surgery. Gives a checklist for those running marathon despite a bypass and who should avoid the race

Keep these things in mind if you’re running the Mumbai Marathon despite a heart surgeryIt is a myth that those who have had a bypass surgery, or any other heart condition, cannot run a marathon. They can. All they should do is systematically and scientifically train themselves for the race and they are ready to go. Things that a participant (with a heart condition) should keep in mind Take […]

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan says detoxifying yourself not just on level of body and mind, but also behaviour and lifestyle can make a huge difference

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food,” advised Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago. Since food is source of all components that make up human body, his words will always find resonance in every era. With our fast-paced and stressed lifestyle, fatigue and even exhaustion have become a norm. It […]