5 steps to help prevent digestive problems as you age

Ageing puts the body at higher risk for an assortment of health ailments and conditions. With age, many bodily functions slow down, including your digestive tract it just might not work as efficiently or as quickly as it used to

5 steps to help prevent digestive problems as you ageThe tummy aches you may have had as a child can evolve into a long list of digestive problems as you age. They’re annoying, but the good news is that things like acid reflux and constipation are irritations that you can treat. Often, simple lifestyle changes will do the trick. “Many older adults fixate on […]

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?

What you don’t know won’t hurt you. But such is not the case when you are experiencing muscle cramps because of liver disease. The pain in your leg muscles could prompt you to have a check-up for your liver’s condition

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?Muscle cramps are commonly overlooked in liver disease cases. But there’s been sufficient medical data to demonstrate the prevalence of muscle cramps in cirrhosis patients. According to Atif Zaman, MD, M.P.H., associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, the prevalence of muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis ranges from 22-88 per cent, depending on the […]

India’s first visually challenged IAS officer takes charge as sub-collector in Kerala

Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer on Monday took charge as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram

India’s first visually challenged IAS officer takes charge as sub-collector in KeralaAlthough she lost the ability to see when she was six years of age, she did not let it deter her. She serves as an inspiration to many. Hard work will help you overcome the hardest of obstacles and Pranjal is a prime example of this. She has not let any setbacks stop her from […]

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production, finds study

Obese men hoping to sire children - beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production, finds studyWhile many facts are involved in the underlying cause of obesity-related male hypogonadism, Flinders University and UniSA researchers have found that a high fat intake from fast food meals has a decisive negative effect on a man’s serum testosterone levels. Their investigation into the impact of dietary fat on testicular endocrine function showed some alarming […]

IMA Kerala to build a doctors team willing to provide healthcare service in rural areas

To provide healthcare facilities to the rural poor, the IMA Kerala is preparing a pool of doctors who are willing to offer their services in rural areas. The government data states, only one doctor is available for 1457 patients, and in rural areas, this number is even lesser

IMA Kerala to build a doctors team willing to provide healthcare service in rural areasPeople living in tribal, rural, remote areas of India face a lot of difficulties in receiving medical care. As India is facing an acute shortage of doctors, the poor and needy patients from rural areas do not even get basic medical treatment. Health experts say the foundation of a Healthy Nation lies in the strong, […]

Study reveals: Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests

Study reveals: Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptomsResearchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or omega-3s, or to take a dummy pill instead. Omega-3s and vitamin supplements were more effective than the placebo pill at improving several symptoms, functions, and clinical domains, […]

Do you have a magnesium deficiency? Here’s how to overcome it  

Magnesium is an important nutrient needed for the proper functioning of the human body. So get to know the signs of a deficiency, your daily recommended intake, and the foods that can give you a boost of the mineral

Do you have a magnesium deficiency? Here’s how to overcome it  What is the importance of magnesium? “Magnesium is a mineral that our bodies rely on to feel fit, healthy and full of vitality,” said Australian nutritionist Fiona Tuck, noting that it is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. In addition to keeping bones strong and healthy, it plays an important role […]

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla speaks about the issue of doctor’s suicide and also helps us lookout for the warning signs. Read on to know about the measures to prevent suicide

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors  Suicide is a burning issue not just in the medical fraternity as the immense pressure takes a toll on the mental health of doctors. According to health experts, the suicide prevalence among doctors and medical students is 28 to 40 per one lakh. And it is the second leading cause of death among young […]

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation 

On Sunday, October 20, Punekars will run a marathon to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation. The run has been organised by Lions Club International District 3234D2 in Pune. The marathon will have a run of 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km i.e. half-marathon. The run has been organised at Pune near BMCC college ground

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation As per the Health Ministry’s report in 2018, only 0.80 per million people opted to donate their organs in India. And, there is a steep imbalance between the demand and supply of the organs.  The main aim of the marathon is to spread awareness among the children and youths about the importance of organ donation.  India needs 2 […]