Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’

Cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in humans, the second most common cancer in women worldwide and the common cause of death in the developing countries. Large majority (around 85 per cent) of the global burden occurs in the less developed regions, where it accounts for almost 12 per cent of all female cancers. However, in India women continue to be afflicted by a disease that is potentially preventable and treatable when detected early

Cervical cancer: ‘India lacks a nationwide screening program’Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer cause of death among women in India. It is the second most common cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years. An estimated 122,844 new cases and 67,477 deaths due to cervical cancer occurred in India in 2014, contributing 26 per cent and 27 per cent to the global […]

‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’

There is no consensus among scientists about the exact reasons that an individual develops a heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian orientation. Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social and cultural influences on it, no findings have emerged that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors

‘An individual’s sexual orientation is their personal choice’Homosexuality has existed since ancient times. It has been admired as well as condemned throughout recorded history, depending on the culture in which it existed and the form that it took. Functionality of a person is not connected to his/her sexual orientation. Thus, the homosexual/lesbian could very well be mentally sound, emotionally stable, intelligent, sharp, […]

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle it

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan lists natural remedies to tackle heavy headache, dizziness and other ill-effects of heavy drinking

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle itAt the stroke of midnight on December 31, it may seem like a good idea to spend entire night ushering into the New Year over champagne and indulge in some heavy drinking, but waking up with a headache, upset tummy, feeling sick, dizzy, sleepy and confused is certainly not the best way to begin the […]

All you need to know about female sexual disorders

Sexual problems in females are very prevalent and commonly associated with physiological concerns and the quality of life. Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life

All you need to know about female sexual disordersFemale sexual disorders (FSD) include:  Sexual desire disorders Lack of interest in sex Unable to achieve orgasm Sexual pain disorders: Dyspareunia: Pain during intercourse Vaginismus: Painful spasmodic involuntary vaginal contractions  Risk Factors for FSD  Psychological factors: Anxiety Depression Persistent daily and acute stress Individual and partners variables such as history of abuse, self-esteem, relationship conflict, lack […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

How does sex addiction affect personal relationships  

A person with sexual addiction is obsessed with sex or has an abnormally intense sex drive. Their thoughts are dominated by sexual activity, to the point where this affects other activities and interactions. If these urges become uncontrollable, the person can have difficulty functioning in social situations

How does sex addiction affect personal relationships  What is ‘Sex Addiction’? A ‘compulsive preoccupation’ with any activity that can make the person ‘dysfunctional’ in the very primary areas of life such as studies/work, relationships, health, hygiene etc. could be classified as addiction. Sexual addiction, therefore, implies an unrelenting inability in a person to control one’s sexual urges/behaviour/preoccupation despite having a complete knowledge […]

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  

Poor personal hygiene makes your children vulnerable to infection. You can keep your kid away from bacteria causing disease by teaching them personal hygiene habits. It’s quite rewarding if your children already practice good hygiene. If not, now is a right time to teach them

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  Children are remarkably good at getting soiled and messy, either while playing in the muck, or by using their sauce-smeared dirty hands to scratch themselves or wipe their nose without a tissue. Childhood is the perfect time for you to start training your kid about healthy hygiene regimes. Teaching good hygienic habits is much more […]

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderly

Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity and mortality in elderly and a marker of poor physical and cognitive status. Studies in Indian population have shown that incidence of falls in elderly (60 years of age and above) ranges from 14 per cent to 52 per cent

A guide to understand and tackle falls among the elderlyWhen a person grows older, mobility concerns come in to play. Falls are one of the major health problems amongst senior citizens and a common cause of injury in this age group; an event which is most of the times accidental and seen mainly in elderly individuals. Recurrent falls are a critical cause of morbidity […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]
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