Are fruits coated with wax hazardous to your health?

We all love eating fresh fruits, especially the fibre-rich apples. Apples are delicious, juicy and full of dietary fibre, which makes them a great snack to control cravings. But is it really safe to eat apples daily, bearing in mind the amount of wax that is applied to it to make it appear fresh and shiny?

Are fruits coated with wax hazardous to your health?Many of you may not be aware that apples with a shiny or glossy skin may not be fresh and of good quality as you may be thinking.  They are frequently coated with a layer of wax to make them look more alluring. While shopping for fruits you might have come across apples, pear or […]

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in Pune

After prompting, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to take action on four pathologists in Mumbai who provided their signatures to run illegal pathology labs, the Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists is set to lodge a complaint on against pathologists in Pune whose have allowed their names have been used to operate bogus path labs

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in PuneIn state of Maharashtra, be it rural or urban areas, there are thousands of illegal pathology laboratories run by unqualified personnel. This is quackery in the medical field and is hazardous to the public health. More cases are emerging about illegally-run pathology labs. The Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists have found that there […]

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhage

The doctors at Maharashtra’s first Joint Commission International (JCI), USA and NABH Accredited Hospital, The Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, successfully treat a rare neurological case and saved the life of a 35-year-old man

Pune doctors save life of a man who suffered from a rare type of brain haemorrhageThe 35-year-old Manav (name changed), got a severe headache when he took his goats for the pasture. Due to which, he started feeling dizzy, and fell down banged his head on a rock, injuring his head. A passer-by rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was primarily treated. However, due to the lack of […]

Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweating

A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Doctors diagnose man with seizures after three years of unexplained heavy sweatingThere’s nothing strange about breaking out into a heavy sweat on a sweltering day, or, after some serious physical activity. But if you regularly started sweating heavily for no apparent reason, and on a monthly basis, for that matter, well, that might be a cause for concern. That’s what happened to a 60-year-old man from […]

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?

At times, many women use certain pills to delay their menstrual cycle. There can be many reasons to delay their periods, but mostly women do this so that they can participate in festivals, weddings or religious event. But, it is advisable for women to consult a doctor before considering taking these pills as they can have a negative effect

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?Women rely on menstrual cycle extended pills to delay the onset of their periods. They may use it to delay periods so that there can attend social gatherings. Even teenage girls resort to take this pill if they have to attend a picnic. But is it safe to manipulate the natural course of menstruation according […]

Importance of emergency care post an accident

Dr Shweta Manohar, Head of Emergency and Trauma, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains why it is crucial to undergo a medical check-up post-accident

Importance of emergency care post an accidentEvery year January 11 to 17, ‘Road Safety Week’ is observed, and it focuses on interventions made year-on-year to bring down road traffic accidents. The theme for this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha , Jeevan Raksha’. Generally, the first observation following a road traffic accident (RTA), especially, a -impact one, is that the motorists and pedestrians, […]

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five years

Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi on Monday revealed his son Ayaan has been declared cancer-free. Ayaan was diagnosed with a rare case of kidney cancer in 2014 at the age of three

Emraan Hashmi’s son declared cancer-free after five yearsEmraan Hashmi, who has always kept his fans updated about his son’s battle with cancer, revealed that Ayaan, his eight-year-old son has been declared cancer free on Monday, January 11. After battling for cancer for five long years, Emraan Hashmi’s son Ayaan has emerged as a winner. Sharing the news with a heartfelt note on […]

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

This injection has been developed by a team of researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the researchers, the effect of the injection will last for 13 years. Apart from animal trails, this injection has been tested on the 303 human males, as well

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptiveWhen it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies. Now, Indians scientists have made a new male contraceptive option which can ensure […]

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principals

The Maharashtra Education Department is deliberating action against the principals those who are not cooperating for the vaccination programme. As a number of schools have not participated in the vaccination programme

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principalsThe State Education Commissioner, Vishal Solanki has written a letter to all the concern officers of the education department in the state. The letter states: Repeat sessions should be conducted in those schools where vaccination has not happened or the percentage of vaccination is very less The officers should aim at 100 per cent vaccination […]

Is your pillow hurting your neck?

Pillows can help or hurt, depending on their firmness and your sleep position

Is your pillow hurting your neck?Pillows are not just for your head and neck. Depending on your sleeping position, additional pillows can help keep your spine in the proper position. The pillow for your head should support the natural curve of your neck and be comfortable. A pillow that’s too high can put your neck into a position that causes […]
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