Sassoon Hospital to teach patients about antibiotics

In its bid to spread awareness about antibiotic resistance, the Microbiology Department of Sassoon General Hospital has decided to hold a presentation in different OPD’s. The said presentation will be in Marathi, so that the common man can also understand about antibiotic resistance

Sassoon Hospital to teach patients about antibioticsImage source: Google Image use for representational purposes only Have you ever wondered why doctors make such a hue and cry about antibiotic resistance? Imagine you have a relative admitted in a hospital, who is ill and has an infection from a bug, which is not responding to antibiotics, the only alternative you have is […]

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar’s health remains stable

Lata Mangeshkar who had complained of breathlessness on Monday, November 11 is being treated at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar’s health remains stableAccording to a highly placed source in Breach Candy hospital, the legendary singer was brought to the hospital on Monday, November 11 with a complaint of breathlessness. She has been under observation since and reported stable by the doctors. Currently, she remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, informed a source. A […]

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus along with its symptoms and risk factors

Dr Smriti Naswa Singh, a Consultant Dermatologist & Cosmetic Dermatologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about the Herpes Virus and how one can prevent it from happening

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus along with its symptoms and risk factorsHerpes is a viral contagion caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-1 and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) -2 are the two types of virus that cause this infection. While HSV-1 is common and results in sores near the mouth, HSV-2 infection results in sores near the genital and rectal areas. HSV-1 is […]

‘Water bell’ for health, Mangaluru school’s reminder for students to drink water

A bell in a school has a special connection with the students. Weaving this unique thread, a school from Mangaluru, Karnataka, has initiated a special drive for the students. Here, the bell rings, and student pick up their water bottles and start drinking water

‘Water bell’ for health, Mangaluru school’s reminder for students to drink water  Sound’s strange right? What’s the connection between a bell and drinking water? ‘Water Bell’ an initiative has been launched by Indraprastha School in Uppinangady, Mangaluru. And, its aim is to encourage students to drink more water. In this school, the bell rings thrice a day, to remind students to drink water. While speaking to […]

Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in life

Research published online today in Journal of the American College of Cardiology, confirms that women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s

Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for heart conditions later in lifeThe study looked at an average of seven years of follow-up data on more than 220,000 women who were recruited between 2006 and 2010 by the UK Biobank, a large research cohort in the United Kingdom. The study made three significant findings. “Research over the past decade has shown there are sex-specific risk factors for […]

#WorldPneumoniaDay: India ranks 2nd when it comes to pneumonia-related deaths among children

Pneumonia has globally killed more than 800,000 babies and young children last year - or one child every 39 seconds - despite being curable and mostly preventable, global health agencies said on Tuesday, November 12. It is also the day, which is observed as World Pneumonia Day

#WorldPneumoniaDay: India ranks 2nd when it comes to pneumonia-related deaths among children  Most deaths around the world occurred among children under the age of two, and almost 153,000 within the first month of life. Sounding the alarm about this forgotten epidemic, six leading health and children’s organisations are today launching an appeal for global action. In January, the group will host world leaders at the Global […]

In a first, Spanish man contracts dengue through sex

The virus is almost always spread by mosquito bites in tropical countries. The man had not visited any high-risk areas, but his partner had been to Cuba. When Madrid officials tested their sperm they found the same strain of dengue

In a first, Spanish man contracts dengue through sexSpanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world-first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a […]

CM Patnaik announces award for organ donors, after man from Odisha helps save four lives

A 22-year-old youth from Ganjam district, who was declared brain-dead, helped save four lives by donating his organs. The Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik has announced an award in his honour which can help motivate organ donors from Odisha and facilitate organ donation

CM Patnaik announces award for organ donors, after man from Odisha helps save four livesOdisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, has announced an annual award in the name of ‘Suraj’ whose organs were been donated by his parents CM Patnaik has also announced an award of Rs 5 lakh to the family in recognition for their inspiring humane act With an aim to promote the cause of organ donation and […]

What causes people to poop right after eating?

People may sometimes feel the urge to poop immediately after eating. When this happens, the person may feel as though the food is passing straight through them. However, this is not the case

What causes people to poop right after eating?In fact, it can take 1-2 days before food finishes its journey through a person’s digestive tract. Therefore, a person who poops shortly after eating is likely to be passing food that they ate a day or two earlier. The most likely cause of needing to poop right after eating is the gastrocolic reflex. This […]

6 health benefits of using sesame oil

Sesame oil is a vegetable oil derived from yellowish-brown seeds grown in Africa and India. Sesame oil can be used on food to marinate, add dressing and flavour. It can be used as an ingredient to add a little something to sauces, noodles, stir-fries, and dips by purchasing online or at the local grocery store

6 health benefits of using sesame oilThe oil has become more popular lately since it is not expensive to process and extract. The best time to extract the oil is when the seeds are at a ripe stage and the outer shells naturally shed. A lot of manual processing delays the production and supply of sesame oil which is so in […]
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