Children with obesity at a fourfold increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes imposes a heavy burden on society as the condition is common and costly to treat. Estimates indicate one in 11 adults have type 2 diabetes, equal to around 415 million people worldwide

Children with obesity at a fourfold increased risk of type 2 diabetesChildren with obesity are at a four-fold increased risk of having type 2 diabetes as compared to children with a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range, says a study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society Researchers from King’s College London looked at electronic health records from one of the largest primary […]

Shocking: DIY slime project brutally burns 11-year-old girl

The Quinns had encouraged their daughter Kathleen to make the slime seeing it as a welcome distraction to social media and other technology. Doctors say Kathleen’s creations included Borax One as a key ingredient, which is likely to have caused the injuries

Shocking: DIY slime project brutally burns 11-year-old girlA Massachusetts family is warning others about the dangers of do-it-yourself homemade slime after their 11-year-old daughter suffered second- and third-degree burns on her hands, which doctors said is likely the result of prolonged exposure to one of the recipe’s key ingredients. Kathleen Quinn, who at one point was making the slime on a daily […]

Mumbai doctor starts online petition to ban spitting in public

Spitting is a leading cause behind the spread of communicable diseases like TB, swine flu, avian flu, pneumonia and gastro-intestinal diseases

Mumbai doctor starts online petition to ban spitting in public  In a bid to spread immediate awareness on health hazards caused by spitting, a Mumbai onco-surgeon has started an online petition to ban chewing tobacco / supari / paan in all public places under Indian Penal Code Section 268. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, who has been […]

Administration and government responsible for divide between patients and doctors

By projecting that doctors only want security, we are falling into the trap as people have been made to think that we are at fault – and now we want protection. As doctors, we need to rephrase our demands

Administration and government responsible for divide between patients and doctorsI think it’s unfortunate that the recent events have been turned into a Doctors vs Patients battle – at least in government-municipal hospitals. Patients are aggrieved because they did not get the support they expected. Their unhappiness starts from the shoddy registration desk (reception doesn’t exist), running around for forms for hours, terrible infrastructure, no […]

Lok Sabha passes Mental Healthcare Bill, decriminalising suicide, but doctors are sceptical over its implementation

The Mental Health Care Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha, with 134 official amendments in August 2016. This Bill decriminalises suicide, and empowers the patients for mental healthcare

Lok Sabha passes Mental Healthcare Bill, decriminalising suicide, but doctors are sceptical over its implementationThe Lok Sabha today passed a very important Mental Health Care Bill, which provides mental healthcare and services for the people with mental illness and ensures these persons will have the right to live a life with dignity. This Bill also decriminalises attempted suicide.  In effect, IPC provisions cannot be invoked in case of an […]

BARC scientists develop low-cost and small sized ECG machine

Scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) have developed a credit card-sized Tele-ECG machine that can transmit an ECG over mobile phones to save lives. This 12-channel ECG machine costs just Rs. 4,000 and is possibly the smallest of its kind

BARC scientists develop low-cost and small sized ECG machineUsually accustomed to spending most of their time making nuclear weapons, a group of scientists in India have developed a unique life-saving device, a low-cost, affordable solution for the rural masses of India at that. It is estimated that one person in India dies due to a heart attack every thirty seconds. While adequate facilities […]

Mumbai & Thane temperatures reach new high, doctors give tips to beat summer heat

Mumbai recorded temperature as high as 38.4 degrees Celsius on Monday and Thane reached 42 degrees Celsius – highest in recent years. Meteorological Department of India says summer will be above normal

Mumbai & Thane temperatures reach new high, doctors give tips to beat summer heatWith Mumbai recording temperature as high as 38.4 degrees Celsius on Monday and Thane reaching as high as 42 degrees Celsius – highest in the recent years – Mumbaikars and Thanekars sweat out in socking sun. Both the cities recorded the season’s highest temperatures in afternoon. VK Rajeev, Zonal Head, MET Department, said, “This is […]

Maharashtra Yoga Utsav 2017 ends on a high note

The 3 day utsav saw 40 workshops and 20 speakers promote and develop yoga especially the youth and encourage them to establish faith in the preventive and holistic nature of yoga

Maharashtra Yoga Utsav 2017 ends on a high noteMaharashtra Yoga Utsav a 3 day event from 24th to 26th March, organized by Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, saw participation by 13 Yoga schools, 20 distinguished speakers and over 40 workshops on Yoga. On the last day a lot of activities were held, the day began with mass demonstration – Yoga Protocol for Diabetes at Marine Drive. The utsav […]

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigma

In his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about depression, encourages people who are a victim of it to speak up about it with others. He also spoke on how to identify if a person is depressed and how to deal with them

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigmaIn an address to the nation through his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about depression. This year, depression is the theme of World Health Day, which falls on April 7. In his speech which was broadcast on March 26, Modi said, “Suppression of depression is not good. Expression is always […]

Another blow to Indian drug-testing industry: EU recommends suspension of 300 drugs tested by Indian firm

The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on its website, is the latest blow for India's drug-testing industry, which has run into a series of problems with international regulators in recent years

Another blow to Indian drug-testing industry: EU recommends suspension of 300 drugs tested by Indian firmEurope’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to “unreliable” tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs. The decision, announced by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on its website, is the latest blow for India’s drug-testing industry, which has run into […]