Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  

The study randomly assigned patients to perform yoga and conventional exercise or asanas, in addition to standard chemotherapy. The sample size for the study was 605 patients, with at least a year of follow-up.  The improvements were found on those performing these asanas regularly

Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  

It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect foetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian now identifies the types of physical and psychological stress that may matter most

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  The study was published online in the journal PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The womb is an influential first home, as important as the one a child is raised in, if not more so,” says study leader Catherine Monk, Ph.D., professor of medical psychology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians […]

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouth

Doctors reveal how an innocent habit of putting a pen or a pencil in the mouth can damage one's jaw overtime. And the effects can it cause to you or your kids

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouthHave you ever been scolded by you mother/father or elders in the house – to not hold or put the pencil in your mouth? And most of the time the answer would be a loud yes! All of us have had the habit of holding or putting a pencil in the mouth, while we are […]

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss

Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. But prolonged use of conatct lenses can be hazardous to your health. Apart from causing nasty infections, it can also increase your risk of blindness

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision lossThe study reported that sleeping in your lenses can be lead to dangerous consequences for your health and can even cause irreversible eye damage. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems. Six tales […]

India’s first visually challenged IAS officer takes charge as sub-collector in Kerala

Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer on Monday took charge as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram

India’s first visually challenged IAS officer takes charge as sub-collector in KeralaAlthough she lost the ability to see when she was six years of age, she did not let it deter her. She serves as an inspiration to many. Hard work will help you overcome the hardest of obstacles and Pranjal is a prime example of this. She has not let any setbacks stop her from […]

IMA Kerala to build a doctors team willing to provide healthcare service in rural areas

To provide healthcare facilities to the rural poor, the IMA Kerala is preparing a pool of doctors who are willing to offer their services in rural areas. The government data states, only one doctor is available for 1457 patients, and in rural areas, this number is even lesser

IMA Kerala to build a doctors team willing to provide healthcare service in rural areasPeople living in tribal, rural, remote areas of India face a lot of difficulties in receiving medical care. As India is facing an acute shortage of doctors, the poor and needy patients from rural areas do not even get basic medical treatment. Health experts say the foundation of a Healthy Nation lies in the strong, […]

Study reveals: Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptoms

Children with autism who take supplements of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids may have fewer symptoms than kids who don’t, a research review suggests

Study reveals: Vitamins, omega-3 supplements may improve autism symptomsResearchers examined data from 27 trials involving a total of 1,028 children with autism spectrum disorder. Kids were randomly selected to take various dietary supplements, including vitamins or omega-3s, or to take a dummy pill instead. Omega-3s and vitamin supplements were more effective than the placebo pill at improving several symptoms, functions, and clinical domains, […]

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla speaks about the issue of doctor’s suicide and also helps us lookout for the warning signs. Read on to know about the measures to prevent suicide

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors  Suicide is a burning issue not just in the medical fraternity as the immense pressure takes a toll on the mental health of doctors. According to health experts, the suicide prevalence among doctors and medical students is 28 to 40 per one lakh. And it is the second leading cause of death among young […]

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation 

On Sunday, October 20, Punekars will run a marathon to spread awareness of the importance of organ donation. The run has been organised by Lions Club International District 3234D2 in Pune. The marathon will have a run of 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km i.e. half-marathon. The run has been organised at Pune near BMCC college ground

Pune: Marathon to be organised to spread awareness on organ donation As per the Health Ministry’s report in 2018, only 0.80 per million people opted to donate their organs in India. And, there is a steep imbalance between the demand and supply of the organs.  The main aim of the marathon is to spread awareness among the children and youths about the importance of organ donation.  India needs 2 […]