Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers

Adopting a healthful, balanced diet is considered one of the best strategies for weight loss, but - as many dieters will know - it is not as easy as it sounds

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers    If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off, a new study may help you to reach your goal. Researchers have now found that consistently losing weight in the early days of a new diet plan – even small amounts – may increase the chances of achieving long-term weight loss. It is […]

By donating his organs, my father is still alive: Daughter

At a time when organ donation has gained its much-needed credibility, a family from Nagpur has donated all the functional organs of a 49-year-old after he was declared brain-dead last week

By donating his organs, my father is still alive: DaughterVery often in our lives, trying times can take a toll on our decision-making abilities. Same is the case with a family from Nagpur, but this family has given us goals of goodness and kindness by performing actions of exemplary excellence amidst major crisis. A timely decision, by the family, has given life to seven […]

Many burn patients die in the first 48 hours owing to inappropriate primary management

Given the inadequacy for treating burns, it is unfortunate that even among doctors there is a lot of unawareness regarding the same. The need for primary burns treatment is a matter of discussion since a very long time. However, doctors now say that if this problem is solved, a lot of lives could be saved 

Many burn patients die in the first 48 hours owing to inappropriate primary managementMany lives could be saved in the country if there was adequate primary management specifically in terms of burns patients, say doctors. Let’s take the case of Sheetal Patkar (name changed). Had she been treated on time, she could have been alive, say doctors. “The problem is that most of these patients are treated by […]

Ganeshotsav: Mumbai man spreads awareness about organ donation

Have you ever spoken to your heart? Has your liver warned you to keep off the addiction? Junk food and change in the lifestyle can take a serious toll on your kidney health. But has kidney ever told you this? If no, then head to Vikas Varadkar’s house, who is a resident of Parel. As at his place, heart, liver, kidney and eyes will talk to you and vent out their emotions. Also you will get why organ donation is the need of the hour

Ganeshotsav: Mumbai man spreads awareness about organ donationOne of the biggest celebrations of India, Ganesh festival is here. The sound of Ganpati Bappa Morya is being chanted on the streets of Mumbai and other Maharashtra cities also. Sarvajanik Ganesh mandals are going an extra mile and giving social messages to raise awareness in the society. And joining the bandwagon, people by discharging their […]

Donate eyes, gift your sight

According to Organ India’s information, India requires 2 million corneas every year, but through organ donation, only 50,000 corneas are available. So out of four people who wait for corneas, three become blind due to unavailability of corneas

Donate eyes, gift your sightBy donating blood you can give a new lease of life to someone and because of eye donation, you can give vision to two blind people. Eye donation should be encouraged in a large scale, to enable another person obtain vision. More than 30 million people in our country suffer from corneal blind. Out of […]

Brave girl: Struck with cancer, but pens down a book

Diagnosed with blood cancer 18 months back, twenty-year-old Srushti Kulkarni didn’t let cancer take a toll on her aspirations. Instead she fulfilled her dream to publish a book titled ‘Kaleidoscope’, which is a collection of 17 stories penned by her

Brave girl: Struck with cancer, but pens down a bookYou are suffering from blood cancer! Anyone would be terrified by the prospect of having blood cancer. But, there are few warriors who refuse to get demoralised by the same and instead defeat cancer itself. A 20-year-old Srushti Kulkarni is one such example. Srushti was diagnosed with blood cancer 18 months ago, but she didn’t […]

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndrome

Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) often known as paruresis is when you have trouble urinating when other people are around. Depending on how serious it is, some people are not able to void without some or total privacy. In some ways, it is like urinary retention, where you "cannot go." It is commonly seen in both women and men and without treatment; it can affect your personal, social, and professional life, say doctors

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndromeParuresis or shy bladder is a syndrome with many different names, and while it may sound silly, it is real. Bashful bladder, pee-shy, bathroom phobia; no matter what term is used by the person who has the syndrome, the bottom line is that it can be very frustrating to live with. Dr Vatsala Trivedi, Consultant […]

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?

In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old

Explained: Is sedation safe for dental treatment of kids?In recent years, a few reports of sedated children dying at dental offices have come to light, alarming lawmakers, parents and the dental profession. In 2013, University of Washington researchers found 44 cases over three decades in which dental patients died after sedation or general anaesthesia. Most were 2 to 5 years old In dental […]

Combination of obesity and diabetes can cause severe abnormalities in brain structure

Researchers found, in particular, that the temporal lobe appears vulnerable to the combined effects of type 2 diabetes and being overweight or obese. The temporal lobe is implicated in language comprehension and long-term memory

Combination of obesity and diabetes can cause severe abnormalities in brain structureType 2 diabetes can cause medical complications in some organs, including the brain. This is a well-known fact. However, according to a new study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, those who are overweight and obese and have early-stage type 2 diabetes have more severe abnormalities in brain […]

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

The amendment also allows the live organ donation from first cousins having common grandparent(s) and their spouses. Also, the amendment includes live organ donation from both maternal and paternal uncles and aunts of the recipient and their spouses

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easierSoon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]