At-home blood pressure monitors can be inaccurate, experts urge to validated instruments

10 per cent of people who visit experts complain about inaccurate readings. People with hypertension need to be careful while monitoring their blood pressure at home

At-home blood pressure monitors can be inaccurate, experts urge to validated instrumentsAt-home blood pressure monitors make it convenient for people to check their readings, but many of them still want assurance that the numbers are accurate for health reasons. Differences between readings at home and at the doctor’s clinic may reveal that something is wrong with an at-home monitor. Hence, if you’ve been checking up on […]

Take up issue of daycare surgery centre with state govt: Pune IMA asks Maha IMA

At present when there is no independent authority to regulate them, the current rules for them are very stringent. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune branch wants a relook at the current rules

Take up issue of daycare surgery centre with state govt: Pune IMA asks Maha IMAIMA Pune has asked state IMA to take up the issue of regulating ‘daycare surgery centres’ or ‘outpatient surgery centres’ with the state government. With technological advancements, many surgeries now take just one day of hospitalisation or even less than that. Such centres are now expanding in all cities with just Pune having around 400 […]

World Hypertension Day: How to keep your blood pressure under check

On the occasion of World Hypertension Day on May 17, heart experts at Asian Heart Institute share seven heart-healthy tips to help keep your blood pressure in check

World Hypertension Day: How to keep your blood pressure under checkHypertension is also called ‘the silent killer’ because high blood pressure often causes no symptoms for a long time. “Hypertension, in addition to a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and nicotine use, is a major contributing risk factor for heart disease. Prevalence of hypertension in young individuals is on the rise. One of the main reasons […]

Curbing a skin oil might help curb acne, study suggests

Acne is the bane of many teens, and even some adults. Now, researchers say they might have hit on a new approach to easing the condition

Curbing a skin oil might help curb acne, study suggestsThe key lies in a naturally produced skin oil called sebum, explained a research team led by William Esler, a researcher with drug giant Pfizer in Cambridge, Massachusetts Sebum is important to the skin’s health because it helps regulate temperature and repel microbes, the team said. But an excess of sebum production has also long […]

Love sipping mango juice? Think twice as it could be unsafe

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided a Mulund-based mango juice shop vendor on suspicion that artificial sweetener was being used in the products. The FDA officials seized mango juice, sugar and food colour worth Rs 8.87 lakh from a private company called Vijay Traders

Love sipping mango juice? Think twice as it could be unsafeDo you drink mango juice from outside? But are you sure that the mango juice that you are about to drink safe for consumption? Since the FDA has taken action against a private company in Mulund for selling mango juice of bad quality. They were tipped off on receiving a complaint. As a part of […]

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetes

Understanding where adults with diabetes in India are lost in the diabetes care cascade is essential for the design of targeted health interventions and to monitor progress in health system performance for managing diabetes over time

Only 50% of Indians are aware that they are suffering from diabetesOnly half of Indian adults in most productive age group (15-49) are aware about their diabetes state. And just one fourth those diagnosed and treated have blood sugar under control. In a large-scale population-based study of diabetes care in India published in BMC Medicine, carried out by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India […]

Eating while keeping mental health in mind

Tanisha Sanghavi, shares how little care and mindful eating can help enhance the functioning of the brain, and what food are beneficial for better brain functioning

Eating while keeping mental health in mindWith anxiety and stress at its peak in an individual’s life due to various reasons, it results in diminished brain functioning. A constant supply of fuel is required for the brain, and it comes from the food one eats. To overcome this decline in brain functioning, we need to rely on different alternatives to cope […]

Pune: Woman writes 3000 recipes to encourage healthy eating in youngsters

A 67-year-old Pune woman underwent bariatric surgery and lost 30 kgs. After which she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi

Pune: Woman writes 3000 recipes to encourage healthy eating in youngstersA 67-year-old Pune woman weighed around 95 to 100 KG before undergoing bariatric surgery. After losing 30 kgs, she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi. She says, “Much about your weight depends on what you eat.” Anuradha Tambolkar underwent bariatric surgery in 2012, and she […]

Is the mango that you are eating safe for consumption?

Have you been consuming extra juicy and sweet mangoes lately? Beware, they might be chemically ripened. A majority of mango sellers resort to artificial ripening mangoes using toxic chemicals like calcium carbide and ethylene powder to meet the demand in the market. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned mango sellers that they will face a fine of 5 lakhs and be arrested if they are caught selling such mangoes

Is the mango that you are eating safe for consumption?It is summer-time; which clearly means, it is time to gorge on some succulent and sweet mangoes. These bright yellow delights are not just delicious, but have many health benefits to offer. Mangoes come packed with a host of nutrients like fibre, vitamin C, vitamin A and numerous antioxidants that promote health. While this fruit […]

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake right

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium in women, and how to maintain calcium required for daily life

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake rightOsteoporosis is a bone disease in which there is a reduction in bone density, which make the bones easily breakable. Low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones leading to repeated fractures. 1-2 women and 1-4 men over the age of 50 will experience Osteoporosis-related fracture […]