DigitalHealth: AI powered diagnosis engines a boon for healthcare

Our country is facing a shortage of doctors. But the new technology is offering solution to this problem now. There are many AI powered on-demand healthcare service which enables virtual medical consultations which are coming up in the country which are offering digital consultations to doctors. 

DigitalHealth: AI powered diagnosis engines a boon for healthcareThe mfine, an AI powered on-demand healthcare service which enables virtual medical consultations, was recently launched in Pune. mfine has partnered with ten of the city’s leading hospitals which include Motherhood, Cloudnine, Oyster and Pearl, Shree Hospitals and Sancheti Hospital amongst others. Such companies are becoming health companion for consumers, enabling them to consult doctors, anytime and from anywhere. To increase accessibility for consumers […]

Title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ is derogatory, unethical and inhuman: IMA

Indian Medical Association and Indian Psychiatric Society strongly condemn the title and poster of the upcoming film ‘Mental Hai Kya’ and appeal the producer to withdraw these teasers and revise the title and content too if it has any such provocative sequence, dialogue or song. 

Title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ is derogatory, unethical and inhuman: IMAThe makers have recently released a poster which shows the two lead actors facing each other as they balance a blade between their tongues. Brilliant imagination! But can we call it creative too? Creativity is all about producing a useful novelty. Yes, it is a novelty but would you call it useful? In a time […]

Pune: Do not collect food from eateries violating norms: FDA warns online good companies

According to FDA officers, for the last two months, they have noticed violations in the quality and hygiene by online food delivery apps.

Pune: Do not collect food from eateries violating norms: FDA warns online good companiesPune FDA has recently taken action against restaurants and food delivery apps. The FDA officials have sent notices to around 150 restaurants running without proper license. “In the action taken by the department, around 150 were found running without proper FDA license, as per Food Safety and Standards Act,” said Suresh Deshmukh, joint commissioner FDA, […]

Soon your dentist to become your family physician

NITI Aayog, along with the Health Ministry, is mulling a proposal to allow dentists to practice family medicine or mainstream medicine. The idea of a bridge course is under consideration of the officials, which will create mid-level health providers

Soon your dentist to become your family physicianTo curb the shortage of doctors in the country, the Union Health Ministry is mulling to create a mid-level cadre, by allowing dentists to practice family medicine. The NITI Aayog has issued a letter, on April 18, to all the concern stakeholders to attend the meeting regarding this, held on April 22. The letter states, […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weight

While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower your body's levels of inflammation at least a bit, these eight foods truly go above and beyond

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weightChronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What’s more, research published in the journal Diabetes has linked elevated levels of inflammatory markers with future weight gain. While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birth

Women who plan for a baby at the age of 40 and above may increase the risk of delivering preterm before the 37th week of pregnancy. The study focused on preterm babies delivered during weeks 32 to 36 of pregnancy, as well as on extremely premature infants delivered before 32 weeks

Advanced maternal age linked with increased risk of preterm birthThe higher risk of preterm births for women over 40 may not be completely explained by their greater use of reproductive technology or medical interventions like induced labour or planned caesarean deliveries, a Canadian study suggests. The study confirmed that women over 40 do have the highest risk of preterm births: 7.8 % of pregnancies […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart disease

A new study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, shows the many ways in which depression negatively affects health and highlights the benefits of exercise for relieving depression and keeping the heart healthy

Regular exercise can help prevent depression and heart diseaseDepression raises the risk of heart disease in people who haven’t had a history of cardiovascular problems. For those who have already been diagnosed with heart disease, depression raises their mortality risk. In fact, some studies have revealed that people with depression are at high risk of arrhythmia. Others, meanwhile, have pointed out that people […]
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