Glucometer – device every doctor should keep to detect hidden diabetic cases

Glucometer – device every doctor should keep to detect hidden diabetic cases      Every Doctor Must Have a Glucometer Handy The scenario: India has been witnessing an alarming rise in incidence of diabetes according to the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet on diabetes, an estimated 3.4 million deaths are caused due to high blood […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoid

World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, every year. The theme for 2018 is ‘Blood Connects us All’ with a goal to motivate people who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people. Thus it is important to know the things we should avoid while donating blood

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoidEfficient medical care is impossible if blood transfusion services are not available; this makes up the crux of the modern healthcare system. The objective of the Blood Transfusion Services is to provide blood and blood products that are safe and adequate to meet the needs of a patient. Many times, at blood donation camps, one […]

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritis

Evidence shows that osteoarthritis is commoner in urban areas, as against rural areas, and may be one of the reasons for an increasing trend in younger people

Younger woman in urban areas more prone to arthritisIt is a known fact that arthritis is seen more commonly amongst women. Recently, it has been noted that the age of osteoarthritis is lowering rapidly Statistics reveal that osteoarthritis will soon be the number one ailment having trounced heavyweights like cardiac disease, cancer and AIDS The burden of osteoarthritis in young women patients is […]

Delhi: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition stable

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition is stable and he is responding to the treatment. He will remain in the hospital till the infection is controlled, says AIIMS

Delhi: Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition stableAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has released a medical bulletin on Tuesday morning, June 12 The medical bulletin states that Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition is stable and responding to the treatment  Former PM will remain hospitalised in AIIMS, till the infection is controlled  The Medical bulletin states, Former Prime Minister […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

Tackling diabetes amongst pregnant women

Dr Anil Bhoraskar, a senior diabetologist and Dr Alka Kumar, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist from SL Raheja Hospital inform us on how to tackle diabetes in a pregnant woman

Tackling diabetes amongst pregnant womenDiabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder caused due to either insulin deficiency or decreased sensitivity to the action of insulin. In pregnancy, this condition exists in a few varieties: A known diabetic woman becomes pregnant. A woman, who has a history of pre-diabetes, becomes diabetic during pregnancy. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) when woman becomes […]

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared for

Since monsoon has started to pour early this year it is important for each one of us to be prepared in tackling emergencies, especially when children are involved. Read and remember these measures well, as they can be utilised when medical emergencies strike

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared forAt most times, parents and immediate caregivers are the first responders when their child faces an emergency; medical aid and ambulatory services come second. It is therefore important that the parents be prepared for and be aware of want to tackle emergencies such as bleeding, fits, choking, burns, bleeding nose and diarrhoea. Bleeding: Lay the baby […]

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship

The euphemistic Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Syndrome (MIL - DIL) occurs when the two ladies of the house do not get along, resulting in tension, affecting the overall atmosphere at home

A guide to understand the new age mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationshipThese issues have always been present, but it has become even more prominent in today’s changing times. New age women are known to be empowered as they earn independently, achieve higher education and manage their own finances. Without complete control of their father’s, brothers or even husbands, they have set their own standards. This however, […]
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