WCD Ministry to formulate guidelines for Children’s Hostels

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is formulating guidelines for children's hostels, prescribing the minimum standards of care that should be provided to children

WCD Ministry to formulate guidelines for Children’s HostelsThis comes in the wake of institutions, housing children on the request of parents who are unable to take care of them and their education or due to other circumstances which force parents to keep them at children’s homes, not registering under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015. The Supreme Court […]

Doctors perform ‘awake’ brain surgery to remove 1.5 cm tumour from woman’s brain

During the whole procedure of around two hours, the medical team actively interacted with the patient to ensure she could articulate what she felt and followed the instructions essential in monitoring her limbs movements

Doctors perform ‘awake’ brain surgery to remove 1.5 cm tumour from woman’s brainA team lead by Dr Abhijit Kulkarni, Consultant Neurosurgeon at SRV Mamata Hospital (Dombivali), performed complex brain tumour surgery while 55-year-old Anita Chalke was conscious throughout the whole procedure to lower the risk of any damage to functional areas of the brain that could affect movements of hand and leg Anita Chalke, a 55-year-old woman, […]

IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctors

The current curriculum does not offer any dedicated course to medical students on medico-legal topics and future doctors start their practice with many ununderstandable areas related to it.  When medico legal cases are hampering doctor-patient relations, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune have come ahead to make doctors more aware on medicolegal issues

IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctorsIn order to make doctors more competent and confident while handling patients, IMA Pune had recently organised a certification course on medico-legal issues. The branch has also compiled material on the topic which is available on demand to any practicing doctor or medical student.  The course will be organised by IMA Pune on its demand […]

A dozen benefits of eating eggs

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk

A dozen benefits of eating eggsEggs are an important and versatile ingredient for cooking, as their particular chemical makeup is literally the glue of many important baking reactions. Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been enjoying and nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious […]

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals study

Women who go through the menopause early are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, while women who go through it late are at increased risk of breast, womb, and ovarian cancers

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals studyEating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say […]

Mumbai docs witness rise in new asthma cases

While there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution

Mumbai docs witness rise in new asthma casesAnd also, fine particulate matter which are tiny air pollutants, are a major concern for people’s health when their levels in air are high. PM2.5 is tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated. All of the above factors make the citizens more prone […]

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

Want to lose weight? Follow these 5 healthy habits

Paying attention to your eating habits and other lifestyle routines can help nudge down the number on the scale

Want to lose weight? Follow these 5 healthy habitsOften, the hardest part about losing weight isn’t about knowing what to eat. You’ve heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make those healthy choices part of your everyday routine without feeling too deprived. When you come home Where […]

Does your child suffer from chronic sinusitis? Know how to address it

Dr Asmita Mahajan, a consultant neonatologist and paediatrician, at S.L. Raheja Hospital in Mahim, explains why does your child suffers from chronic sinusitis and what are the signs and symptoms a parent should watch out for

Does your child suffer from chronic sinusitis? Know how to address itSinuses are air pockets on both sides of the nose; like the nose, they are also lined by Mucus skin. The Ethmoid and the Maxillary Sinus are formed in the 3rd to 4th gestational month and, accordingly, are present during the birth. Sphenoid Sinuses are generally pneumatised by 5 years of age and the Frontal […]

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depression

The study by researchers at The Ohio State University was presented November 06 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depressionThe immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. Areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation showed signs of inflammation in the study, which used an animal model of postpartum depression to examine the possible connection between the immune system, the brain […]