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 […]

Singapore bans advertisements of sugary drinks. Should India follow suit?

As obesity and diabetes has become a global problem, the health ministry of Singapore has decided to ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices. It is a part of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the country

Singapore bans advertisements of sugary drinks. Should India follow suit?With this move, Singapore becomes the first country in the world to have a total ban on the advertisement of sugary drinks. Such drinks, as well as medium-to-high sugar content drinks, must also carry a label on the front of the pack to signal that it is unhealthy. Drinks affected include those in bottles, cans […]

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officers

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently cleared a proposal from the Drug Consultative Committee (DCC) to provide security to the state drug regulators engaged in the enforcement activities of Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act, 1940

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officersIn its 57th meeting, the DCC recommended that police force should be deployed along with drug enforcement officers while they are on duty so that they can be protected against attacks from drug dealers. The committee stated that they have several cases which have come to light where the life and safety of drug regulators […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

Since ancient times, in India, doctors have been treated with respect and, sometimes, even worshipped like gods. Patients have believed, trusted and had enormous confidence in them. The faith has been so strong that the medical profession was regarded as a noble profession, and their work was honoured with recognition

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancer

Getting a lot of vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, a review of studies has found

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancerSquamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can spread to other tissues. The researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, used detailed health and diet data from 123,570 men and women participating in two long-term studies. They found 3,978 cases of […]

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Try increasing your physical activity and walk 2,000 more steps every day to improve your quality of sleep, according to a new study

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trickGetting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]