New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your knees

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only if they lose weight through diet and exercise or diet alone, according to a new MRI study

New study suggest losing weight with exercise alone may not protect your kneesA new MRI study presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) stated that obese people who lose a significant amount of weight can slow down the degeneration of their knee cartilage, but only through exercise and diet or only by diet. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloating

Bloating can be related to stress, anxiety and eating foods high in salt and fat. Whether the culprit is dehydration, menstrual cycle, or something you ate. Experts list out certain foods can take away bloat and make you feel better

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloatingBloating is often an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen area as a result of air built-up in the digestive tract. This uncomfortable feeling can also lead to things like gas, nausea and constipation. But, the good news is that you can set your body straight by loading up on these healthy foods, say experts. Dr […]

Breakup blues: City witnesses a surge in homosexuals seeking help

Almost everyone roaming on the earth has gone through the breakup at least once in their life which immensely painful. But according to the psychiatrists in the city, a lot of homosexuals are approaching them regarding their break up and anxiety about finding life partners

Breakup blues: City witnesses a surge in homosexuals seeking helpSame sex marriages and homosexual relationships, is no longer a new phenomenon. Colleges, high schools, and offices are also becoming increasingly supportive of these same sex relationships but psychiatrists across the city say that they are finding a surge in homosexuals, approaching them post their breakups because of the need to find the ‘perfect partner’. […]

‘Outercourse’ as important as intercourse for women, says study

Sex could be synonymous to intercourse for a lot of us, however, a recent study finds that ‘penetration’ needn’t be the most important ingredient of sex. In fact, it need not be there at all

‘Outercourse’ as important as intercourse for women, says studyAccording to a study done by the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University and a research fellow and sexual health educator at the Kinsey Institute, many women report that they require clitoral stimulation to have an orgasm. For the study, Debby Herbenick, director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University […]

Why couples are not having sex? 

Sexless marriages and sexless youths are increasing all around the world. Various studies across the world point out at increase in the sexless marriages owing to a low self-esteem and body shamming or porn addiction

Why couples are not having sex? A lot of people are visiting psychiatrists for a solution to solve their sexless marriages. Surprisingly, this isn’t a very ‘Indian’ problem, but a worldwide phenomenon, according to a study. Payal and Dev Kapoor (names changed) were there for a problem which is less discussed among couples. Both in their early thirties got married about […]

Meet India’s first dentist-cum-crime solver

Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala is a forensic odontologist, who helps police solve crime using dental evidence. She is India’s first woman pursue this profession, and she enjoys every moment of her work

Meet India’s first dentist-cum-crime solverA lot of us know about forensics through crime novels, television shows or movies. It is natural get drawn into the fascinating world of cracking criminal cases using forensic evidence. Imagine doing this for real! Dr Hemlata Pandey Gala, a forensic odontologist or forensic dentist, has been helping cops crack cases using dental evidence. Her […]

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?

It is a known fact that tobacco consumption is harmful for health. In order to curb people from having tobacco, the additional director (Health), Tobacco Control Department in Delhi, has written three letters already asking the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to include a chapter regarding tobacco control in CBSE schools to create awareness among children

Chapter on tobacco control to be a part of CBSE syllabus?There have been repeated discussions about how it is important for us to get our children to understand the ill-effects of consuming tobacco. Again, the State tobacco control cell in Delhi, has written to the NCERT asking them to include a chapter on tobacco control in CBSE schools so as to tackle the menace. Dr […]

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitals

Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a database to track such patients and bring them to the hospital for the treatment. Not only this, even the doctors will be given a target by the government to get patients in the hospital

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitalsStill, medical facilities haven’t reached in the rural areas. The number of doctors there is less. Owing to which, the government has started organising medical camps. Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a […]

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor families

The Pune ZTCC today arranged an event to celebrate National Organ Donation Day which was marked on 27 November. The event aimed to spread awareness on the importance of organ donation. It also facilitated ambulance drivers and social workers working in the medical field

Organ donation: Recipients express gratitude to donor familiesIn total, 63 families were felicitated today at the event organised to celebrate National Organ Donation Day. While National Organ Donation Day was observed on November 27, ZTCC Pune had decided to celebrate it on Saturday in the city. Nirmala Tonage got an opportunity on Saturday to thank her children who decided to donate their […]

Here’s how to check for development delays in your child

New Horizons Health and Research Foundation (NHF) in association with Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (LTMGH) and University of New Mexico, USA conducted a study in Mumbai in 2015-16 to develop a brief simple screening tool that can be used by any clinician or even the mother to identify developmental delays

Here’s how to check for development delays in your childThe check-list aligns with the cultural importance of the first birthday of the child. 12 month 18 month The child clapping hands when asked to (without showing) The child saying eight or more words The child pushing her arm through a sleeve, while dressing The child saying 2-3 words representing different ideas The child picking […]