Mumbai: Driving on potholes causing an increase in back and knee injuries

Endless bumpy, pot-holed roads are causing back and neck injuries to two-wheeler and four-wheeler drivers. Driving long hours also affects posture, where the driver has to sit in one position for long periods of time

Mumbai: Driving on potholes causing an increase in back and knee injuriesEvery year, Mumbai gladly welcomes the monsoon which offers respite sultry summer weather, yet we also receive and unwanted guest, who appears each year due to the erosion of the roads, the guest that I am alluding to is none other than the infamous potholes. The promises made by the civic body are easily washed […]

Apollo Hospital hosts blood donation camp on Independence Day

On the occasion of Independence Day, Apollo Hospital organised a blood donation camp at Bombay Bunts Association at Juinagar, Navi Mumbai

Apollo Hospital hosts blood donation camp on Independence DayA blood donation camp was help in Navi Mumbai to mark Independence Day. This camp was attended by 65 people. Most of the donors, were youngsters who had recently completed 18 years of age. This was the first time that they donated blood. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Nilesh Kadam from Apollo Hospital’s Community Connect […]

Organ donation: This family from Surat helped save 628, in 13 years

Nilesh Mandlewala, the President of a Donate Life, an NGO based in Surat, Gujarat, has been working relentlessly to spread the word about organ donation. Over the last 13 years, Nilesh and his organisation has helped save 628 lives, across the India

Organ donation: This family from Surat helped save 628, in 13 yearsEach and every family in Surat, Gujarat, is aware about the concept of organ donation. If you walk on the streets of Surat you will not find a person, who is not aware of organ donation.  Surat alone counts 50% of organ donations which happen across Gujarat. This wouldn’t have been possible without the tireless […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals study

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated with increased excess heart age, and the highest elevations in EHA were noted in short sleeper

Lack of sleep can ‘age’ your heart in the long-run, reveals studyAdults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of ‘excess heart age.’ In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had […]

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

The pain from a panic attack feels sharper and localised to one area while those experiencing a heart attack report feeling more of a pressure on their chest

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attackAm I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]

Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girl

Pakistan-based doctor, Dr Huma Cheema, whom the girl was originally referred to, raised the fund for the transplant. The Apollo hospitals’ doctors assisted the surgery and were able to save the life of the girl after a 12-hour long surgery

Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girlIn a heart-warming tale of compassion and cross-border harmony, a three-year-old Afghan girl, Hadia Nesari, was saved by the diligence of Dr Huma Cheema, a Pakistan-based Paediatric Hepatologist, and the liver transplant team at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. The Apollo team comprising of Dr Neerav Goyal, Dr Anupam Sibal, Dr Shishir Parikh, Dr Arun […]

Consuming cabbage and broccoli can help prevent colon cancer

A new study emphasises the importance to gut health of eating plenty of vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and kale

Consuming cabbage and broccoli can help prevent colon cancer  Scientists say they have discovered why some vegetables – including cabbage, broccoli and kale – can reduce the risk of bowel cancers. That cruciferous vegetables are good for the gut has never been in doubt but a detailed explanation has been elusive. The team at the Francis Crick Institute found anti-cancer chemicals were produced […]

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’

On the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Delhi's Red Fort. Narendra Modi also expressed his dream to make India malnutrition free. He also launched India's ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyan Scheme

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’In India, a considerable section of the population suffers from malnutrition consisting of under-nutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. In 2015-16, according to the National Family Health Survey – IV: As much as 38.4 percent of India’s children, below the age of five, were stunted, while 35.7 percent were underweight. With over […]
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