Tuberculosis: WHO recommends scaling up access to testing and treatment

This move will expand access to testing and care for people with latent TB infection (LTBI). People with latent TB may develop active TB in the future if they do not receive appropriate treatment

Tuberculosis: WHO recommends scaling up access to testing and treatmentThe new WHO updated and consolidated guidelines for programmatic management of Latent TB infection, recommend action on three fronts: Expanding the number of groups being prioritized for latent TB infection testing and treatment:Health practitioners have been prioritising testing and treatment of people living with HIV and children under the age of 5 who have been […]

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitamins

Doctors in Pune have warned people in regards with using multivitamins without consultation, as it  can have a negative effect on health. Doctors stressed that knowing the dosage is important. One should not consume them if one does not have any health issues as excess consumption can have side effects. As the body cannot cope with increased amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitaminsDoctors in Pune have noticed that many people are taking multivitamin tablets doctor’s prescription. Unmonitored intake of such tablets can be harmful to health Dr Ramesh Bhosale, Gynaecologist from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) said, “Excess intake of these tablets is not good for health and people these days have been found to take it without […]

NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaign

We all eat roadside hot vadapav, bhajiyas and beverages. Though, we know that the place is unhygienic we tend to eat it. This in turn affects people’s health. People suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhoea, infections and so on. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’.

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaignSince many years, The BMC health department is receiving complaints of ill health due to roadside food consumption. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the FDA has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’. Under this campaign, inquiry of the roadside sellers will be conducted in Mumbai’s 24 wards and areas. […]

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive neurological disease that is estimated to affect more than 2.3 million people across the globe. The researchers are optimistic about their early findings with skin stem cells, particularly because the treatment would be personalised to each patient, which could reduce the risk of side effects

Scientist use skin cells to repair nerve damage caused by multiple sclerosisThe study was led by scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, as part of the experiment the scientists took skin cells from adult mice with multiple sclerosis (MS) and then reprogramed them into neural stem cells (NSCs). These ‘induced neural stem cells, (iNSCs) were transplanted into the rodents’ cerebrospinal fluid. There, […]

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

At a conference held at Tata Memorial Hospital, which focused on head and neck cancer, cancer experts cametogether to launch a handbook which aims to inform and provide easy to understand guidelines for doctors practising oncology

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologistsTata Memorial Hospital (TMH) is known across the country for all the right reasons. Adding another feather to its cap, a three day conference was organised on ‘Evidence Based Management of cancer in India.’ There were multiple world leaders who participated in the conference. At the oration ceremony of the event, a handbook was released. […]

Gout medication could help in treating patients with heart failure

Researchers have shown that probenecid, a drug long used to treat gout, may be able to improve heart function in adult patients who experience heart failure. Heart failure is a condition that arises when the heart is unable to pump oxygen-rich blood well enough to support other organs

Gout medication could help in treating patients with heart failureIn a new study, the team found that probenecid, which is a drug commonly used to treat gout, improved heart function in a small number of individuals with heart failure. First study author Nathan Robbins, from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the Journal of […]

Treatment for sleep apnea is crucial, don’t overlook its symptoms

Anyone who has certain symptoms -- such as loud snoring, sudden awakening and being short of breath, waking with a dry mouth or throat, waking with a headache, not being able to stay asleep or being very sleepy during the day, may have sleep apnea and should see their doctor

Treatment for sleep apnea is crucial, don’t overlook its symptomsLast week, actress Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the “Star Wars” actress’ death. Fisher also had cocaine, methadone, ethanol and opiates in her system. Sleep apnea is when a person stops breathing while sleeping, for 10 seconds to a minute […]

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospital

BMC takes an important decision for patients suffering from thalassemia in Mumbai. In BMC’s thalassemia care super specialty hospital in Borivali, free bone marrow transplantation will be done on thalassemia patients

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospitalThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the private hospital, one has to spend around 20, 00,000-25,00,000 for bone marrow transplantation. The poor and needy cannot afford it. So, in order to help […]

Effective ways to teach children about germs

The functioning of the body can be disrupted by germs that can send wreak havoc on our body. These tiny living organisms are the root cause for major diseases not just in kids but in almost everyone. Parents generally find it difficult to explain the concept of germs to kids. Read on to help make your kids understand about germs in a simpler way

Effective ways to teach children about germs‘How do I explain the concept of germs for my kid to understand’ is the biggest distress most parent’s experience. For your children, germs are an abstract concept, something that they cannot see or feel, but trying and explaining the importance of hygiene in an easy-to-understand method which will definitely help them lead a healthy […]
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