Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

IIT-B scientists develop artificial pancreas to benefit diabetes patients

Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, have created an artificial-pancreas, which would benefit the patients suffering from diabetes. Researchers say that they have implanted this device in the mice and conducted a 30-day trial and found that these implants caused no abnormalities to other organs

IIT-B scientists develop artificial pancreas to benefit diabetes patientsThe researchers from IIT-B have developed a bioartificial pancreas using a polymer-based fiber membrane, which is hollow, porous thread.  Its special feature is that it is biocompatible, so it can be put inside an animal for and can stay there for a long time. This device is a thin thread and can be injected using a […]

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplant

In what could be the first-of-its-kind surgery in the World, a US war veteran, who lost his genitals while fighting a war in Afghanistan, has received a full penis and scrotum transplant. Surgeons at Baltimore's John Hopkins University have rebuilt the veteran's entire pelvic region from the parts of a deceased donor

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplantDoctors in the United States have performed the World’s first full penis and scrotum transplant, on a soldier who was wounded while fighting in a war in Afghanistan. The surgery went on for 14 hours and surgeons connected tiny nerves, blood vessels, skin, muscles, and tendons to rebuild both, the man’s penis and its extensive surrounding […]

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettes

The Union health ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, has stated that the government is considering to put a ban on E-cigarettes. The ministry also said that E-cigarettes smoking among the young generation eventually leads to actual cigarette smoking

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettesMany studies have stated and proven that the younger generation starts smoking actual cigarettes, after smoking E-cigarettes The Union Health Ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, stated that the government is considering to put a complete ban on E-cigarettes The ministry of health also told the court that there are no specific […]

Heatwave: Maharashtra witness rise in fever, diarrhoea cases

Since the past few years, the temperature in the country has witnessed a steep increase in the summers. And this year as well, the temperatures are soaring high. Doctors are witnessing a rise in the number of cases of fever, vomiting, and various infections. So, the doctors form Maharashtra share what precautions need to be taken in order to beat the heat

Heatwave: Maharashtra witness rise in fever, diarrhoea casesMaharashtra state is reeling under a severe heatwave for the past few days. The rising mercury has already crossed the 40-degree mark, in Vidarbha and Marathwada districts. Also, the people staying in central and north Maharashtra, too have no respite from the rising temperature, and the Mumbaikars’ are sweating it out in the scorching sun. The […]

Dhol pathak group crowdfund for Deepali’s treatment

Deepali Dhomse, a 16-year-old girl from Dombivali, Maharashtra, had fallen from a crowded local train. She hails from a middle-class family, and her parents can not afford the cost of medical treatment. In order to raise funds for Deepali's treatment, 'Adishakti', a dhol pathak group from Dombiwali, has started crowdfunding. Deepali was also a one-of-the member of this dhol pathak group

Dhol pathak group crowdfund for Deepali’s treatmentDeepali Dhomse had met with an accident between Diva and Koper railway stations on the central railway, Mumbai on April 15. Deepali was immediately rushed to a private hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment. Deepali hails from a lower-middle-class family, and the family can not afford the huge costs of treatment, so ‘Adishakti’– a dhol pathak […]

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than good

Studies say earwax is produced only in the outer one-third of your ear canal, so using cotton swabs or another instrument can push earwax into the deeper part of your ear canal, near the eardrum

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than goodGuidelines have recently been submitted that support something you probably already knew, that using cotton swabs to clean your ears isn’t a good idea. The latest counsel was published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, authored by the American Academy (AAO-HNS) advisory panel of the same name. You may remember the mantra that’s been […]

5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kid

If a parent decides their child is ready for a smar5tphone, the next step, experts say, would be to give them some "cyber civics" training, which includes teaching them about things such as online bullying, the permanence of what they post and stranger danger online

5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kidIn households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: “Mom, I really want a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?” And then, after hearing the appeals, Mom (or Dad, or both parents) edge even closer to buying a smartphone for their insistent teen or tween […]

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periods

About 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. But these natural tips can help get a good night’s sleep

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periodsAccording to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. At the start of your menstrual phase (when your period begins), there’s a decline in estrogen (and a slowing of your metabolism), and you […]