Eustachian tube

Eustachian tubeThe Eustachian tube, also known as the auditory tube or pharyngotympanic tube, is a tube that links the nasopharynx to the middle ear. It is a part of the middle ear.

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about it

Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth. It can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy

What is Tokophobia? Here’s all you need to know about itChildbirth can clearly be a scary prospect. For women who have not given birth before, it is the great unknown. Research into women’s concerns and fears suggests that women may be anxious about the risk of injuries or complications, pain, their ability to give birth, losing control, and interactions with health professionals. Even women who […]

Do women sweat more than men? New study breaks the myth

Women, even the fittest, don't sweat as much as men. Fit men perspire most, especially during more intense exercise, but do not use more sweat glands, whereas a fit female body has just as many glands active and pumping, although they produced less sweat from glands

Do women sweat more than men? New study breaks the mythWhen we think of male hygiene, foul smells, excessive sweating, and awkward bodily noises come to mind. Meanwhile, the fairer sex is depicted as sweet-smelling, glowing, and poised. Now, a study published in Experimental Psychology has found it’s our body shape and size that determine how much we sweat, not our gender. “We found that […]

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 […]

Quick remedies for menstrual cramps

Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some remedies for menstrual cramps

Quick remedies for menstrual crampsIt’s that time of the month and you are not pleased, simply because of menstrual cramps. Women experience menstrual cramps in varying degrees. Medically, menstrual cramps are known as dysmenorrhea. These cramps usually occur in the lower abdomen and sometimes the pain can be felt in the thigh or lower back area. Here are some […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]

DizzBoard, an app to find hidden TB cases

The doctor has to register his clinic address in the app. He has to upload the patient's information and reports as well. This application can be downloaded free of cost from any android mobile phone.

DizzBoard, an app to find hidden TB casesThe app has been launched by Aseem Systems (India), and the main aim behind launching the app is to find out hidden TB cases  The doctor can upload the TB patient’s reports and information on this app. DizzBoard app can be downloaded from any android mobile phone for free   While speaking to My Medical Mantra, […]

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoid

World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, every year. The theme for 2018 is ‘Blood Connects us All’ with a goal to motivate people who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people. Thus it is important to know the things we should avoid while donating blood

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoidEfficient medical care is impossible if blood transfusion services are not available; this makes up the crux of the modern healthcare system. The objective of the Blood Transfusion Services is to provide blood and blood products that are safe and adequate to meet the needs of a patient. Many times, at blood donation camps, one […]

Over 78,000 pregnant women suffering from anaemia in Maharashtra

As per the information received from the Hospital Management Information system, in India, there are 10, 47,434 pregnant women who are suffering from anaemia. Maharashtra ranks fourth in the list after Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana

Over 78,000 pregnant women suffering from anaemia in MaharashtraAccording to the World Health Organization, India comes at the bottom of the table with 51 per cent women suffering from anaemia. The first four countries are China, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Indonesia. Anaemia is a serious condition that can have long-term health impact for mother and child A staggering 78, 143 pregnant women in Maharashtra […]

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘

In a reply to Ranjanben Bhatt, BJP MP’s question in Lok Sabha, on whether smoking increases the risk of mental illness, Anupriya Patel, The Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare stated that Studies have shown that early life exposure to smoking has been demonstrated to be associated with enhanced anxiety response in later life

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘Few other studies show that tobacco smokers are likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression over a period of time. Some studies also suggest that patients already taking antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs for anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc need higher doses of these medicines as compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health and […]