What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?

For prevention of cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) experts point out two types of interventions: population-wide and individual, which are recommended to be used in combination to reduce the greatest cardiovascular disease burden

What needs to be done to reduce the burden of heart disease?CVD’s are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Examples of population-wide interventions that can be implemented to reduce CVDs include: Comprehensive tobacco control policies Taxation to reduce the intake of foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt Building walking and cycle paths to increase physical activity Strategies to reduce […]

#EndTB: Only 30% of TB cases notified by private sector, states Maha govt  

Inactive participation in the private sector for notifying and treating tuberculosis (TB) cases, disregard in following cough-related etiquette and unaware individuals in investigating themselves for TB are the major challenges state is grappling with while eradicating TB

#EndTB: Only 30% of TB cases notified by private sector, states Maha govt    State TB officials, at a media workshop on TB on Friday, mentioned that when around 60% of cases are being identified by public sector, private sector is contributing by only 30 per cent in identifying new TB cases in Maharashtra. Disregard in follow basic coughing etiquette is aiding the spread of new infections. Officials […]

Soon, #organdonation pledge to be displayed on driver’s licence

On the occasion of My Medical Mantra’s second Anniversary, families who had donated organs of their loved ones were felicitated by Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur. The union minister praised My Medical Mantra for promoting the #organDonation movement and, also lent his support for the cause

Soon, #organdonation pledge to be displayed on driver’s licenceNitin Gadkari informed about the government’s decision to display organ donor status upon a person’s driving licence, in Nagpur on Saturday, December 8 Now soon, in the near future your driving license will display an individuals pledge to donate his organs. Union Road-Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari informed the governments decision. While lending his support […]

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Yes, it’s not your imagination that you may have gone up a shoe size or two over the years. Feet flatten over time due to a loss of elasticity in supporting tendons and ligaments, resulting in a lower arch and an elongation of the sole, along with a spreading of the toes. Pregnancy and weight gain can also increase your shoe size

Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to scienceBy the time you reach your 50th birthday, you’ve probably also reached another milestone: you’ve put 75,000 miles on your feet. You may reach this milestone much earlier if you’ve led a foot-active lifestyle. By age 50, you may have lost nearly half of the fatty padding on the soles of your feet. And you […]

Can lip balm make your chapped lips worse? Here’s your answer

You need your lips to talk, take duck-face selfies and kiss your loved ones. That's why dry, chapped lips can not only be itchy and painful; they can sometimes be downright embarrassing. But repeatedly applying lip balms and products may not help your case

Can lip balm make your chapped lips worse? Here’s your answerLip balms provide only temporary comfort, and some types can make scaly lips even drier. That’s because, in part, when the thin film of moisture from the lip balm evaporates, it dehydrates your lips even more. “It starts a vicious cycle,” Dr Leah Jacob, an assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University, told Live Science. […]

5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyes

Eye redness occurs when the vessels in your eye become swollen or irritated. Redness of the eye, also called bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health problems

5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyesRed eyes (or red eye) is a condition where the white of the eye (the sclera) has become reddened or ‘bloodshot.’ The appearance of red eye can vary widely. It can look like there are several squiggly pink or red lines on the sclera or the entire sclera may appear diffusely pink or red. While […]

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancer

Mannose sugar, a nutritional supplement, can both slow tumour growth and enhance the effects of chemotherapy in mice with multiple types of cancer, a new study shows. The findings are a step towards understanding how mannose could be used to help treat cancer

Researchers reveal: Sugary supplement mannose could help fight cancerTumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much sugar cancer cells can use. “Tumours need a lot of glucose to grow, so […]

Maha: Soon, all govt medical colleges to introduce psychiatry in post-graduate courses

At the moment, out of the 17 government medical colleges in Maharashtra, there are nine colleges which offer a post-graduate course in psychiatry. And eight government medical colleges do not have this course for post-graduate students. The Maharashtra Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has written a letter to the Medical Council of India to start a post-graduate course in psychiatry  for MBBS students

Maha: Soon, all govt medical colleges to introduce psychiatry in post-graduate coursesWith better awareness about mental health and mental illnesses more and more people are coming forward to seek professional; but, herein lays a dilemma. As the number of patients is increasing day by day, even as, the number of psychiatrist in the state fall short to deal with this issue. With better awareness about mental […]

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity is a disease and goes beyond just social image. The World Health Organization estimates that between one-fourth and one-third of cancer cases in the world are attributable to excess weight and physical inactivity. This also stands true to a host of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, asthma etc

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgeryObesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]