WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusively

The study released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that in five of the world’s largest emerging economies — China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria — the lack of investment in breastfeeding results in an estimated 236,000 child deaths per year

WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusivelyThe Global Breastfeeding scoreboard evaluated 194 countries and found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breastmilk). Evidence explains that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for the child as well as the healing mother. It showed that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for […]

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?

The app named SlipBuddy offers a unique three-pronged approach to overeating, and, ultimately, aims to alter the user's behaviour, instead of just tracking metrics. The app integrates behavioural strategies and technologies such as machine learning, text mining, and mobile devices

Can this new smartphone app prevent overeating?Obesity is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and it affects more than one third of adults. Many conditions that are related to obesity are preventable, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Progress has been made to address the obesity epidemic. After decades of increases in […]

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illness

If you are a hardcore video game player and can't let that controller go away for a moment, then you must know that World Health Organization (WHO) thinks that your actions could make you a patient of mental illness

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illnessThe World Health Organisation (WHO) will include “gaming disorder” in its international list of illnesses to be released early in 2018. Across the globe, e-sports is a growing trend that reached new heights of fandom in the last few years. Several thousand hardcore gamers throng events every year to participate in huge conglomerations of people […]

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s face

It is expected to take surgeons about 12 hours to remove the tumour and reconstruct the boy's nose. Doctors say Emanuel will also need more surgeries to reconstruct his cheek, jaw and to implant prosthetic teeth

Florida doctors to remove 10-pound tumour from 14-year-old boy’s faceIt started out as what his mother thought was just a pimple, a small indignity for a boy beginning puberty. About two years later, what appeared to be a blemish has grown into a 10-pound tumour on 14-year-old Emanuel Zayas’ face. The mass that’s bigger than a basketball is benign, but threatens to fracture the boy’s […]

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their head

Cancer is often referred to as a very painful disease. As a Christmas Santa, two volunteers from a childhood cancer Centre shaved off their heads to make the children suffering from cancer feel good and smile

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their headChristmas is for spreading smiles and much awaited joy. To make these cancer survivor children happy, two volunteers from Access Life Assistance Foundation shaved-off their heads as a gesture to help other children feel that they aren’t alone. “We were equally surprised and glad to see our care-takers do this for our children. The smiles […]

What is basal insulin and its uses

Basal insulin is also known as background insulin. It in keeping blood sugar levels stable during periods of fasting, such as between meals or during sleep. During these times, the body keeps releasing sugar (glucose) into the bloodstream. This gives energy to the body's cells

What is basal insulin and its usesPeople diagnosed with diabetes benefit from increasing their body’s natural insulin levels by injecting insulin. Different types of insulin are available. They can be classed by: how quickly they work (onset time) how long their effects last (duration) when they peak (peak time) Basal insulin is one type of insulin that is available, and it […]

‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj Ahir

On Monday, Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial statement while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Irked by the absence of some doctors at a function attended by him, he alleged that they should be gunned down and their non-attendance amounted to naxalism

‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj AhirOn Monday, Hansraj Ahir, the Union Minister of State for Home, got angry on the doctors who didn’t attend a hospital inauguration ceremony. Ahir made the controversial statements while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial and a shocking statement. […]

Not getting sleep within 30 mins of hitting the bed? You need self-help

Not getting enough sleep is linked to putting on weight, fatigue, depression and can affect the fertility of couples who are trying for a baby

Not getting sleep within 30 mins of hitting the bed? You need self-helpIf it takes you more than half an hour to fall asleep at night, and find yourself counting sheep, you may have a sleeping problem. Waking up at night and taking more than 41 minutes to drift back off is another sign of poor quality sleep. The first guidance to be published on what exactly […]

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victims

At least 23 people were killed and 38 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains. The victims were taken to KEM Hospital. However, KEM Hospital administration received flak for numbering the dead bodies. Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands to identity mass casualty victims

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victimsIn September this year, the head of the Forensic department of the Hospital was heavily criticised for numbering Elphinstone stampede victims.  While numbering victims of mass casualty is a scientific method, the Hospital had a set up a committee to prepare SOPs for mass casualty management.   Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands […]

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM Fadnavis

If the patient is denied treatment due to the lack of money, contact us, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. CM also said that, facilities for poor patients are provided by the Health Minister department and Mahatma Phule Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana. The cancer patients will also be provided facilities through these schemes

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM FadnavisCM Fadnavis did the bhoomi pujan of  Khandesh Cancer Centre and inaugurated Ram surgical maternity Hospital. CM Fadnavis said, “After Uttar Pradesh, the highest percentage of cancer patients is being detected in Maharashtra and it is a matter of concern. The patients as well as his family, both suffer. To provide good facilities to the […]