Use of cellphones by pregnant mothers may lead to behavioral problems in children, study says

Birks and her colleagues analyzed data on more than 80,000 mother-child pairs in Denmark, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands and Korea. They found consistent evidence of increasing risks of behavioral problems particularly, hyperactivity in 5 to 7 years old children the more their mothers talked on cell phones during pregnancy

Use of cellphones by pregnant mothers may lead to behavioral problems in children, study saysChildren, whose mothers used cell phone quite frequently, during the pregnancy, are likely to be more hyperactive, than those, whose mother used cell phones less frequently. But lead author Laura Birks is not advising would be mothers to hang up their cell phones. She cautioned that, she couldn’t say if electromagnetic radiation from cell phones […]

World Down’s Syndrome Day: New medical advances help patients live a better life

March 22 is observed as International Down Syndrome Day. While medical science is advancing, children affected with down syndrome can now do their routine activities with much independence and ease. Cell-based therapy and neuro-rehabilitation have helped pave a new way to make patients more independent. This combined approach has shown success in patients 

World Down’s Syndrome Day: New medical advances help patients live a better lifeShayne is an eight-year-old boy from Uganda who had issues in interacting with other children of his age as well as with his family (except his parents). He also lacked self-care skills and was a slow learner. Shayne was diagnosed as a case of Down syndrome early after birth and has ever since been a […]

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for Holi

Holi is all about colours, but it’s also an excuse to eat foods that awaken the senses and keep your spirits high. Not only for the bevy of colours, we love to be immersed with but also for the mouth-watering delicacies like puran poli, sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and so on. With variety of deep fried food dishes and sweets in front of you, it is really difficult to control yourself. So, if you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds. Here, experts list out what to eat and avoid

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for HoliDon’t make Holi an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and invite health risks. Just make them in a healthier way which does not affect your waistline or disrupt your weight loss plans. Dr Ankita Ghag, Clinical Nutritionist, Vacchan Aarogya and Diabetes Care 365 said: Instead of bhang consume milkshakes, aam panna, jal jeera, thick lassi, veggie smoothies, lemon […]

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this Holi

Holi is a festival brings a lot of happiness and joy. But, it can also invite a lot of skin and health problems. As there is the danger of having low-grade colours being put on you that may lead to itching, rashes and so on. Know how to take care of your skin and hair by following these simple steps

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this HoliHoli is a celebration that has been enjoyed by people since centuries ago. This festival is to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to mark the beginning of spring and is celebrated by playing with colours and water. Even though some groups have started producing organic powders, many of the ones that are […]

How to care for your hair and skin this Holi

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a dermatologist, Lejeune medspa, shares her insights on how to take care of the skin pre and post the festival of colours - Holi

How to care for your hair and skin this HoliThe colours, the chemicals in the colours, and the sun combined can play havoc on the hair and skin. Follow these simple steps for taking care of your skin while enjoying the festive mood. Pre-care Apply light and gentle oil, like almond oil, so that the colours do not penetrate the shaft of the hair. […]

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing Holi

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. The riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to damage as almost always colour is applied to the face, starting from the eyes moving onto the cheeks

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing HoliRegrettably, most of the Holi colours sold these days contain harmful chemicals. In fact most are dyes meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not meant to be used on humans. All these are toxic and can cause skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness, and much more. The base in which […]

Organ donation: 59-yr-old brain-dead woman helps saves three lives

Recently, a cadaver donation took place in Navi Mumbai, wherein a 59-year-old woman helped save three lives of patients who were waitlisted for an organ transplant. This was the 26th organ donation done in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: 59-yr-old brain-dead woman helps saves three livesThe organ donation took place at Apollo Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. The organs were retrieved from a 59-year-old woman who declared brain-dead during the course of the treatment. Snehalata Shidgane, a 59-year-old woman, was rushed to Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai on March 18, in a critical condition. On examination, she was diagnosed with brain […]

Gautam Gambhir appeals people to donate blood for Indian Army

I Am Still Human is a social organisation which will be organising a blood donation camp with and for the Indian Army. This program will take place on Sunday, March 24 at the historic India Gate in New Delhi. Cricketer Gautam Gambhir has requested his fans and people of the nation to come forward and donate blood

Gautam Gambhir appeals people to donate blood for Indian ArmyWhen we see or witness attacks like the ones done in Uri and Pulwama in Kashmir, our blood boils when we see terrorist massacre our soldiers. There is an outpouring of grief and posts of gratitude on social media. But now is the time you can prove your love towards the soldiers of the country […]

Pune docs help kidney transplant patient who miscarried twice, safely deliver baby

Doctors at Aditya Birla Hospital in Pune helped a kidney transplant patients successfully deliver a child after almost three years. Prior to this pregnancy, the woman had suffered from two miscarriages

Pune docs help kidney transplant patient who miscarried twice, safely deliver babyTwo and half year ago, Megha (name changed), a 33-year-old resident of Sangli district underwent a kidney transplant at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, under consultant Nephrologist and transplant physician Dr Manish Mali. The woman was keen on pregnancy but had history of two spontaneous miscarriages prior to transplant. “As per the European guidelines for pregnancy […]

#HealthyHoli: Here’s how to protect your eyes and skin this Holi

Playing colours is a favourite part of Holi especially for small children and youngsters. While nobody can stop them from enjoying their day, the festival can be best enjoyed by exercising a caution to avoid damage to eyes, skin and hair

#HealthyHoli: Here’s how to protect your eyes and skin this HoliThe riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. If you have wondered how to protect my eyes and skin from Holi colours, then doctors are ready to offer […]