Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Expressing deep concern over the recent act of violence against doctors, the Union Health Minister stated that incidents of assaults on doctors are reported from different parts of the country and this leads to sudden strike by doctors, gravely affecting the healthcare services

Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh VardhanRepresentatives from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Delhi Medical Association (DMA) also called on Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday, June 15. “State governments that do not have specific legislation to protect doctors and health professionals to consider enacting one immediately,” stated Dr Harsh Vardhan. In view of the recent assault on doctors in West […]

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics can do more than improve your gut health. They also may indirectly enhance your brain, too

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive functionResearch shows that the gut and brain are connected, a partnership called the gut-brain axis. The two are linked through biochemical signalling between the nervous system in the digestive tract, called the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system, which includes the brain. The primary information connection between the brain and the gut is […]

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds study

Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds studyPatients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. But earlier research hasn’t given doctors a clear sense of whether patients with specific types of emotional distress might put patients at greater risk […]

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to put curbs on advertisement or promotion of unhealthy food not only inside school premises but also in the vicinity of schools

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAIThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed banning advertisements of unhealthy food in and around school premises in an attempt to promote safe and wholesome food among school children, its CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said on Thursday, June 13. With such a move, the regulator aims to promote wholesome and nutritious […]

Father’s smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids, reveals study

While prenatal smoke exposure has long been linked to an increased risk of childhood asthma, the current study offers fresh evidence that it’s not just a pregnant mother’s smoking that can cause harm

Father’s smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids, reveals studyChildren who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they’re in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6, according to a study of chemical changes to DNA. Researchers followed 756 babies for six years. Almost one in four were exposed to tobacco by […]

Vithoba ‘dindi’ Facebook page to create awareness on organ donation

With thousands of followers on Facebook, the Facebook ‘dindi’ page has come up with an initiative where this year the awareness will be created on organ donation

Vithoba ‘dindi’ Facebook page to create awareness on organ donationThe Facebook dindi is an initiative which brings online, the annual Pandharpur Yatra to the famous Vithoba temple at Pandharpur in Maharashtra. Facebook Dindi 2018 was created by Swapnil More Inamdar, a descendant of Sant Tukaram and bachelor of computer science (BCS) graduate, to keep the pilgrimage tradition alive amongst the technologically savvy youth, for […]

Organ donation: 19-year-old youth gives new lease of life to five patients

An organ donation occurred on Friday, June 14 at Yashodhan Hospital in Solapur. In a tragic incident, a woman lost both her husband and her son. Even though she was facing a difficult time, the woman had a humane spirit and consented to donate her son’s organs after he was declared brain-dead

Organ donation: 19-year-old youth gives new lease of life to five patientsA mother who lost her husband just last week, gave consent to donate organs of her 19-year-old son. The woman was aware of the concept of organ donation. Her son now lives on through others. The young boy from Solapur was declared brain dead post an accident has saved the life of five people. Sukant […]

Differently-abled individuals get a platform to shine through Abilympics

The Abilympics is a skill-based competition that provides a platform for the differently-abled. Organised every year, its events test competitors’ mental, physical and creative abilities. Participants get a chance to display skills at everything from computer programming to floral arrangement

Differently-abled individuals get a platform to shine through AbilympicsThis was not an ordinary classroom, nor an ordinary training centre or neither a mundane event. This was for differently-abled individuals. Working on his task of Character Designing, Kishore Mohite from Pune with hearing impairment is in the hope of winning the ICT competition. Orthopedically handicapped Anita used to work as an accountant. Today she […]

IMA to observe nationwide strike on June 17

Junior doctors in West Bengal are on strike demanding adequate security in hospitals after violence against medicos in Kolkata. Indian Medical Association has declared a nationwide strike on Monday, and junior doctors from many cities have also joined the protest

IMA to observe nationwide strike on June 17Striking junior doctors of Kolkata’s government hospitals today defied Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 2 pm deadline to get back to work, saying that won’t happen until they get better security. In a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata […]

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds study

Sleeping with a cellphone, bright alarm clock on or a television next to your bed puts women at risk for weight gain, a new study found

Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity, finds studyThere is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report that sleeping with a light or television on puts women at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese. How much a person weighs is down to a complex interplay of […]