Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]

Intern doctors pay raise issue to be sorted out in two months: Girish Mahajan 

Intern doctors from Maharashtra have been on a strike since June 13. Their demand is to raise their pay from existing Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000. The Medical Education Minister has assured that this issue will be sorted out within two months

Intern doctors pay raise issue to be sorted out in two months: Girish Mahajan 2,300 Intern doctors from 18 medical colleges across Maharashtra are on indefinite strike since June 13. The doctors are protesting against the government, in order to raise their stipend from Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan said, “Within one-and-half to two months’ time, after consulting […]

‘Pedal for Child Heart’: Fortis Hospital organises cyclothon to raise funds for children

Funds collected from this initiative will be utilised for the benefit of underprivileged children. This initiative bolsters Project Aasha, an initiative by Chief Minister’s Relived Fund (Maharashtra) and Fortis Hospital, to fund surgeries of children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases

‘Pedal for Child Heart’: Fortis Hospital organises cyclothon to raise funds for childrenCongenital Heart Diseases (CHD) impacts approximately 8 amongst every 1,000 newborn children in India. To bridge this gap, Chief Minister’s Relived Fund and Fortis Hospital, Mulund, joined hands to fund surgeries of children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases, thereby bringing down the burden. To further this cause Pedal for Child Heart was conceptualised. Driven jointly […]

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoon

Many people are climate sensitive and often experience cold, cough, allergies, headache, joint pains and triggering of existing complaints. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of it

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoonWe all enjoyed mangoes, jack fruit, ice apples (tadgolas) in summer and now the rains are here to give us respite from prickly heat. Fill in your plate with all seasonal greens and fruits. Some vegetables many of which you may not have even heard of should be the part of your meal, now, since […]

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in life

A recent study suggests that living with moderate to severe anxiety in midlife may lead to dementia in later years. Clinically significant anxiety in midlife was associated with an increased risk of dementia over an interval of at least 10 years

Anxiety in middle age could lead to dementia later on in lifePeople with moderate to severe anxiety in middle age may be more likely to develop dementia as they get older, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from four previously published studies that tracked a total of almost 30,000 people for at least a decade. In each of the smaller studies, there was a clear […]

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargement

Prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia can cause problems with urination that many men find frustrating. Could yoga help manage the symptoms of this condition?

Try these six yoga poses to deal with prostate enlargementBenign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is caused by changes in hormone levels as a man gets older. It is a normal part of the aging process and is not dangerous. Even so, the problems an enlarged prostate can cause are irritating, and many men look for ways that they can improve their symptoms. This article explores […]

Yoga can help manage metabolic syndrome, prove researchers

A new study investigates, focusing on how yoga affects people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a condition frequently associated with type 2 diabetes and heart disease

Yoga can help manage metabolic syndrome, prove researchersThere have been several studies which have showcased that practicing yoga can be beneficial to our health. As International Yoga Day is soon to be held on June 21, here are few recent studies which have highlighted the potent power of yoga. Some studies have suggested that yoga boosts brain health and cognition, as well […]

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisis

In its meeting which was held on Friday, June 15 has decided to form a task force which will aim at curbing obesity in the country. The task force will be formed under the leadership of Dr Shashank Shah, a senior bariatric surgeon from Pune

IMA to set-up national level task force to deal with obesity crisisAs obesity in India is on the rise, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to form a national level task force with an objective to curb obesity in India. A recently conducted study concludes that obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women […]

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologist

Dr Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati, India’s first cardiologist, turns 101 this month. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan in 1992, she still serves as the director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologistShe is the woman who took to monitoring of hearts for the first time in India. She sought an appointment with Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then health minister, way back in 1954. Following which she was offered a lecturer’s position at Delhi’s Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her MBBS at the Rangoon Medical College, […]

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 years

As a patient who was suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) cancer, which affects blood and bone marrow, she put up a brave fight against the disease. Even though she had limited resources, the victory of Vidya Patil, who hails from rural areas of Maharashtra, is quite commendable

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 yearsVidya Patil, has been fight the battle against with CML since the last 21 years and her fight has succeeded, as her cancer is now under control. Doctors say it is very rare to see, CML patients living for more than two decades. “I belong to a village in Barshi taluka. Our financial condition is […]
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