Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Women: ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’

Breast cancer is one of the most belligerent cancer among women leading to death. Age doesn’t matter for a breast cancer, but the risk doubles each decade after menopause, after which the surge slackens. Survival rates of breast cancer have now improved worldwide, because of the advanced medical facilities and diagnosis at an early stage

Women:  ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’Doctors say that breast cancer cases are increasing in developing countries due to increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles. In fact, due to a lack of awareness, majority of breast cancers are detected late in developing countries. “Every woman should be aware of the symptoms, as after puberty a woman breast consists of connective tissues, fats, thousands of […]

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study  The report prepared by American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies claimed that the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 18,18,691 million. More than 4,29,500 boys and 1,95,500 girls smoke cigarette each day. More than 9,03,42,900 men and 1,34,66,600 women smoke cigarettes every day, while 17,10,94,600 people use smokeless tobacco. Dr […]

Maintaining ethics at all costs

We have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard

Maintaining ethics at all costsWe have been reading occasionally of substandard medical care provided by some medical practitioners/institutions. In this context, I thought I should bring to the fore a supreme sacrifice by a colleague of mine, maintaining medical ethics of the highest standard Two weeks back, I was requested to come to Spandan Heart Institute, Nagpur, to operate […]

‘That’s when I had stopped using lipstick’

After transforming from Lalita to Lalit, Tuesday, literally was Lalit’s day out. For the first time, Lalit stepped out of the hospital to return to his native place as a man. Lalit says he is eager to join his police duty soon and his very optimistic about his new life and new changes in the body

‘That’s when I had stopped using lipstick’“In 2009, I came to know that I am different from the other girls, that is when I stopped using lipstick. Then I never looked at it nor did any make-up. I could feel from the inside that I was different. Finally, I have my own identity now,” said Lalit Salve. Lalita finally got her […]

Tips to stay stress-free at work

Stress is something that can hit someone irrespective of the level in the business and research depicts that it is widespread and is not confined to any particular job or industry. If stress becomes extreme or is prolonged for a period of time, it can lead to a physical or mental illness

Tips to stay stress-free at workStress occurs when you cannot cope and you do not know how and what to focus on. Stress at work can increase chances of sickness, absence from work, staff turnover and other issues such as errors. Understanding how to spot the signs of stress in your team, and then know what to do to reduce stress, […]

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

These ultra-micro-preemies are among the smallest twins to ever survive in India. The twins weighed just 475 and 617 gram at the time of birth  

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against oddsA frightening dream transformed to reality for couple Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh, when their twin baby boys, born weighing just 475 grams and 617 grams, fought for four months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Born to Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh from Jalore, Rajasthan, the […]

Overcoming his shortcomings, boy with writing disability clears HSC

Anurag Thombre, a 20-year-old resident of Panvel, Maharashtra, has a writing disability since birth. Though he couldn’t write, he cracked the HSC exam with a first class. Instead of writing Anurag was granted special permission by the board to appear for the exam with the help of a computer

Overcoming his shortcomings, boy with writing disability clears HSCAnurag has had a writing disability since his birth. A child who is has a writing disability cannot write anything as they cannot move their hands. But, Anurag has scored a first class in the HSC exam of the Maharashtra Board. The Maharashtra HSC board had given him special permission to take his exam by […]

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should follow

Feminine hygiene has an impact on the overall health; feminine hygiene needs to be observed stringently especially during menstruation. With a lot of discussions on GST being imposed on sanitary pads, we look at what other things are important in maintaining hygiene for women

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should followMost women would believe that the only product to maintain hygiene for them during periods is a sanitary napkin or tampon. In our listicle, we look at products that can be used to maintain menstrual hygiene. When we talk about menstrual hygiene, we focus on treating vaginal discharge, infections, odour and itch issues etc. related […]

Maharahtra police grants permission to Lalita Salve for sex change surgery

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cleared the file from his office on April 18 to allow Beed constable Lalita Salve to undergo the gender reassignment surgery. Salve had earlier met the CM’s and sought his intervention. CM Fadnavis had taken a holistic view of her case.  Lalita was employed as a female cop and was a part Beed’s all-women squad. However, later after she realised about underdeveloped male organs in her body, she applied for a sex change operation

Maharahtra police grants permission to Lalita Salve for sex change surgeryLalita Salve, a female constable in Maharashtra Police, will now set to undergo a sex change surgery. Director General of Police (DGP) Maharashtra, has given her the permission to undergo a sex change operation On Monday, May 21, Lalita received a letter for the DGP officer informing about the permission being granted to her. Soon, […]