How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?

There is a complex relationship between vitamin D and psoriasis. Research suggests that if the body does not process vitamin D normally, psoriasis symptoms may become worse

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes raised, scaly patches, known as plaques, to appear on the skin These scaly patches appear most often on the knees, scalp, and the outside of the elbows, and are the result of skin cells growing abnormally quickly. People with psoriasis often experience itchiness, and burning […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital’s 2 junior resident doctors assaulted by angry relatives

In a yet another incident, two resident doctors of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, were manhandled by a patient's relatives on Saturday. The hospital administration has launched a probe into this matter

Mumbai: JJ Hospital’s 2 junior resident doctors assaulted by angry relativesTwo junior resident doctors, of the state-run Sir JJ Group of hospitals, were assaulted by a patient’s relatives  The incident took place at 7 am, on Saturday, in ward number 11 of the surgery ward  The hospital administration has launched a probe into the incident, and a complaint has been filed in the JJ Marg […]

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia risk

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This is according to an observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia riskHeavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from 2008-2013 on more than 31 million French hospital patients, including more than 1 million who were diagnosed with dementia. About 5% of the dementia patients had so-called early […]

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govt

The Maharashtra government has held a meeting with the workers who have been on strike from National Health Mission (NHM) in Mumbai, on Friday

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govtThe Maharashtra government has constituted a three-member ministerial panel to review the demands of the National Health Mission workers. The committee has worked out that the decision will be taken on their demands within three months. Till the committee takes a final decision, the government has decided not to fill the vacancies, on which the […]

Vice President addresses annual convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical College

M Venkaiah Naidu today addressed the Annual Convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), Delhi in his address he stressed upon the need of medical ethics and values

Vice President addresses annual convocation of Lady Hardinge Medical CollegeAddressing the participants, the Vice President stated training of young professionals in the sciences and art of medicine is one of the most sacred duties one can ever perform. “You are not only imparting knowledge and helping students imbibe skills but you are also facilitating the internalisation of a set of values. Patience, understanding, empathy, […]

Make registration compulsory for Ayurvedic drug stores, FDA to Maha govt 

There are over thousand stores across the state which sell Ayurveda medicines. These days, along with allopathy, a large number of people are opting for Ayurvedic medicines as well

Make registration compulsory for Ayurvedic drug stores, FDA to Maha govt The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra has presented a proposal to the government. The proposal stated that all the stores, who are selling Ayurveda drugs, should come under FDA’s purview. As of now, the stores which deal in Ayurvedic medicines, are not registered with the FDA. The FDA officers say, nowadays, a large number […]

Bollywood film-maker Anurag Kashyap quits smoking

Acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap, who was admittedly a ‘chain-smoker’ for 25 years, has finally kicked the butt and the filmmaker took to his Instagram page to post about his achievement

Bollywood film-maker Anurag Kashyap quits smokingSmoking is a tough habit to kick. Despite the urges, Anurag Kashyap, who once directed No Smoking, a movie about a chain smoker, has now decided to give up smoking. Kashyap, who regularly uses smoking as a ‘prop’ in his movies and had even filed a petition in the Bombay High Court in 2013 challenging […]

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals study

A new study of almost 5,000 adults in 10 countries, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provided strong evidence that people who had a TIA, transient ischemic attack, or minor stroke could reduce their risk of heart attack, major stroke or death within three months by 25 per cent - by adding the clopidogrel to aspirin

Adding anti-clot drug to aspirin may help reduce stroke risk, reveals studyWith a minor stroke that has mild, non-debilitating symptoms or a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) with a temporary blockage of a brain blood vessel, a patient has up to a 15 per cent chance of enduring a more severe stroke within the next three months. A stroke can be a life-changing event that can have […]

Nagpur: Weatherman issues warning, as severe heat wave to grip Vidarbha

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an intense heat wave warning for the next three days especially for the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra. The weatherman has predicted that the temperature in the few districts of Vidarbha, Maharashtra, would likely to be more than 45-degree Celsius

Nagpur: Weatherman issues warning, as severe heat wave to grip VidarbhaThe next three days are going to be very crucial for the people living in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra as the mercury is set to rise. The weatherman has issued an intense heat wave warning for all the ten districts of Vidarbha. On Friday, Chandrapur has recorded temperature more than 47.6 degree Celsius. The Nagpur […]

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Stents used in the treatment for heart ailments would be provided free of cost to all persons below poverty line (BPL), stated Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey  He also said the prices of the stents have come down significantly now than what they used to be earlier. “We have taken a decision only around two weeks back that stents for heart ailments for people belonging to BPL category will be provided free of cost,” Choubey said while replying to questions at […]