5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your vision

Regular eye check-ups could help monitor and maintain your good vision. But there are other ways that could help you prevent eye damage and improve your eyesight

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your visionYou may be working in the office, the road, kitchen, construction area or just in your room, and your eyes play a very important role in your daily activities: from turning off your alarm to preparing your bed for a good night sleep. You need to keep your eyes healthy. Washing your hands, adding vegetables […]

Pune: A liver transplant couldn’t save his life, but ‘this’ procedure could

At times, there are certain patients who cannot undergo a liver transplant due to certain medical complications. Recently, one such patient was admitted to a hospital in Pune. He was treated through an alternate procedure known as Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). The treatment proved to be successful. And the doctors ultimately managed to save his life

Pune: A liver transplant couldn’t save his life, but ‘this’ procedure couldPatients who cannot undergo liver transplant due to lack of availability or any other reason, get treatment under Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT). Anish (name changed on request), 30-year-old IT professional’s Acute Liver Failure (ALF) was triggered by viral Hepatitis A. In such cases, doctors have started using CRRT technique and his life was saved […]

Medical fraternity reacts on the ban of private practice by govt doctors in Andhra Pradesh

An expert committee for the review of the health sector in Andhra Pradesh suggested that there should be a ban on private practice by government doctors

Medical fraternity reacts on the ban of private practice by govt doctors in Andhra PradeshActing on the recommendations of the expert committee on healthcare, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday directed that private practice by government doctors be banned and they be financially compensated in lieu of the loss incurred – it could either be in the form of non-practising allowance or commensurate hike in salary. […]

Here why lifting weights can be beneficial for healthy ageing

People who discovered that they enjoyed and felt capable of completing a weight-training session subsequently joined a new gym and showed up for workouts

Here why lifting weights can be beneficial for healthy ageing  Weight training by older people may build not only strength and muscle mass but also motivation and confidence, potentially spurring them to continue exercising, according to an interesting new study of the emotional impacts of lifting weights. The findings intimate that people worried that they might be too old or inept to start resistance […]

Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new study

Health warnings printed on individual cigarettes could play a key role in reducing smoking, according to new research from the University of Stirling

Warnings on individual cigarettes could reduce smoking, suggests new studyExperts from Stirling’s Institute of Social Marketing examined smokers’ perceptions of the warning ‘Smoking kills’ on individual cigarettes – as opposed to the message only appearing on packs. The team, led by Dr Crawford Moodie, found that smokers felt the innovative approach has the potential to discourage smoking among young people, those starting to smoke, […]

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetable

What is your favourite vegetable? Pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, green beans or else? Well, perhaps it is time for you to a bit broadening your knowledge about types of vegetables. Have you given a bite to tindora? Tindora is one of the vegetable commonly found as part of Indian cuisine but unfortunately, the health benefits of ivy gourd also known as tindora or tendli vegetable is not a piece of common knowledge yet

Here’s all you need to know about this diabetic-friendly vegetableIvy gourd is a plant grown in tropical climates that are used for food and medicinal purposes. There are different species of ivy gourd, including Coccinia indica, Coccinia cordifolia, and Coccinia grandis, which are often compared to bitter melon. In addition to being a staple of Indian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisines, the fruit is believed […]

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’

The aunt of an eight-and-a-half-month old girl child, helped give a niece a second chance at life by donating a part of her liver to her. The child was suffering from a rare liver disease known as Biliary Atresia (BA) and weighed just 4.7 kgs at birth. This made her the lightest baby in Western India

Her mother gave ‘birth’ to her, but her aunt gave her ‘life’The liver transplant was necessary and needed to be performed in the nick of time, otherwise, the child could not have survived due to this condition. The parents of the child were candidates for donating their liver, but their liver did not match with the baby. That is when the aunt stepped in to save […]

Early maternal anaemia linked to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

The timing of anaemia, a common condition in late pregnancy, can make a big difference for the developing foetus, according to research at Karolinska Institutet published in JAMA Psychiatry

Early maternal anaemia linked to intellectual disability, ADHD and autismThe researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children. Anaemia discovered toward the end of pregnancy did not have the same correlation. The findings underscore the importance of early screening for iron status and nutritional counselling. An estimated 15 to 20 per cent of pregnant […]

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  

While there are a handful of reasons that may cause anaemia, diet usually plays a large role. This is especially true for those on a strict plant-based, vegetarian diet 

5 sources of iron-rich foods for vegetarians to prevent anaemia  Iron, one of the most important minerals in our diet, plays an important role in maintaining our energy levels. Not getting enough iron can result in the deficiency known as anaemia, putting you at risk of various health problems. Gender plays an important role in determining how much of the nutrient you need. It is […]

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tips

It is no brainer that not regulating the time with electronics may keep your child quiet. But, too much screen-time is a strict no-no for kids

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tipsToo much screen-time can invite dozens of health problems like obesity, may encourage violent behaviour, and to top it all, children may become anti-social too. In this article, we lay-down a few vital tricks to help you limit the screen time of your child Has your kid become a disconnected zombie? Does your child refuse […]