Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic child

As the children gear up for their examinations, I would like to talk about something which isn’t spoken so openly. While each parent and each child prepares for these set of examinations with all their heart, mind and soul, a lot of us are still unaware of the situations that some of these kids with type 1 diabetes and their parents go through

Exam days: Here’s how parents and teachers should care for a diabetic childAs the semester exams in school are quickly approaching. Today, I want to speak with you about exams and type 1 diabetes and how children are affected by them. See basically, type 1 diabetes is a very taxing disease, it is difficult for the children to fight disease day by day, taking insulin shots three […]

Effective ways to de-stress yourself while taking care of your baby

Dr Sushma Tomar, Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, and Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how new mothers can take care of themselves while taking care of their babies

Effective ways to de-stress yourself while taking care of your babyThe birth of a baby challenges a mother in many ways. You are likely to feel exhausted, excited and worried all the same time, about the baby, and that is why you tend to be stressed. Thus, it is crucial to take care of yourself, especially, during the initial months’ post-delivery. A mother’s job can […]

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with it

In India, infertility has become a growing cause for concern. Going by current estimates, around 1 in 5 Indian couples will experience problems with infertility. Understanding the hurdles in conception, the solution could help couples take steps to manage their condition

Common causes of female infertility and ways to deal with itMotherhood is every woman’s dream. For any woman trying to start a family, an infertility diagnosis can be shattering. It is recommended that couples should visit a fertility specialist if they haven’t been able to conceive even after one year of unprotected sex. For women with age above 35, this duration falls to six months. […]

15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which begins on August 25 and continues till September 08, we aim to highlight the current scenario of eye donation in the country, which requires strong awareness and the willingness of people to come forward and pledge to donate their eyes

15 facts about eye donation you must know aboutIn India, only 10% of eye transplantation demands are met due to lack in availability of corneas. There are over 1.5 million people in India who suffer from corneal blindness out of which 80% cases related to blindness are preventable. Corneal blindness is one of the most important causes of blindness in India and this […]

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, economical and least contaminated mode of feed that a new mother can provide to her newborn

Do’s and don’ts to remember while breastfeedingIt is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins and minerals and fluid, that is more than enough to sustain the newborn’s needs in the first six months of life. It helps provide the baby with essential immunoglobulins which provide protection from infections as well as chronic diseases. Besides the baby, it also […]

Sleep medication and its use and abuse

Dr Mohammed Shakeel, HOD-Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, how the excessive use of sleeping pills can abuse your body. Also, it may cause addiction for that drug. Dr Shakeel, explains how to take care and differentiate between use and abuse

Sleep medication and its use and abuseInsomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person is trying to sleep. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, around 30% of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10% have been […]

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?

It is safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is suffering from common illness such as a cold or flu, as these gems do not pass on through breast milk. However, some infectious diseases may impede breastfeeding, either on a temporary or permanent basis as they might get transmitted. A mother should avoid or take necessary precautions if they are suffering from the following illnesses

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?Breast milk is paramount for a new born baby as its benefits extend beyond basic nutrition. It comprises of all the vitamins and nutrients a baby requires and is enriched with disease-fighting properties. For the first six months, a new born baby is completely dependent on the mother’s milk as the baby cannot consume other […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and child

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August), Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility explains the health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and childNothing can be compared to the properties that are contained in human milk and breastfeeding offers tremendous health benefits to both mother and the child. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility shares, “Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition you can give to your baby rather than putting expressed milk in […]
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