Singapore bans advertisements of sugary drinks. Should India follow suit?

As obesity and diabetes has become a global problem, the health ministry of Singapore has decided to ban advertisements of certain fizzy drinks and juices. It is a part of measures to curb consumption of sugar in the country

Singapore bans advertisements of sugary drinks. Should India follow suit?With this move, Singapore becomes the first country in the world to have a total ban on the advertisement of sugary drinks. Such drinks, as well as medium-to-high sugar content drinks, must also carry a label on the front of the pack to signal that it is unhealthy. Drinks affected include those in bottles, cans […]

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officers

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently cleared a proposal from the Drug Consultative Committee (DCC) to provide security to the state drug regulators engaged in the enforcement activities of Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act, 1940

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officersIn its 57th meeting, the DCC recommended that police force should be deployed along with drug enforcement officers while they are on duty so that they can be protected against attacks from drug dealers. The committee stated that they have several cases which have come to light where the life and safety of drug regulators […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

Since ancient times, in India, doctors have been treated with respect and, sometimes, even worshipped like gods. Patients have believed, trusted and had enormous confidence in them. The faith has been so strong that the medical profession was regarded as a noble profession, and their work was honoured with recognition

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests study

A new study found that drinking soda daily increases your risk of dying from any cause

Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests studySoda lover? Can’t go a day without cooling down via a carbonated drink? Or is soda just your go-to beverage? You might want to reconsider. That’s because according to a new study, people who drink two or more glasses of any kind of soda on a daily basis has a higher chance of dying from […]

Fish consumption in childhood can lower risk of asthma, eczema – finds study

A new study found that fish consumption early in childhood could reduce the occurrence of eczema, asthma and hay fever by 28 per cent to 40 per cent

Fish consumption in childhood can lower risk of asthma, eczema – finds studyAdding fish to the diets of children early could provide protection against certain health conditions. A new study suggests that kids should start eating fish at the age of one year at least once a week to get the health benefits Researchers at NTNU or the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that exposure […]

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Ageing in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’

They have to be alert at all times; the nature of their job requires complete dedication and commitment from them. As it is not just a job, but a mission to save lives. They have to keep their emotions in check and maintain composure while dealing with relatives of a patient. An organ transplant coordinator has many roles to fulfil, such as a counsellor and a life-saver

Organ donation: ‘We have to answer all questions properly and leave no room for doubt’For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but they do not let difficult moments get the better of them. “Sleepless nights are a part of my job. When a phone rings at midnight, I have only one thing on my mind, to rush to the hospital […]

#WorldArthritisDay: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

#WorldArthritisDay: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

Maha Elections: Shiv Sena promises health check-up for Rs 1

On Saturday, October 12, Shiv Sena unveiled its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections. The manifesto was released by the working president of Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackrey and Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray

Maha Elections: Shiv Sena promises health check-up for Rs 1As Maharashtra prepares to go to the polls in next 10 days. Netas are organising big rallies, going on door-to-door visits, making poll promises and giving out sops. They are doing everything to make each vote count. On Saturday, October 12, Shiv Sena released its own manifesto promising health check-up in Rs 1. While unveiling […]

Dogs can recognise the scent of someone having an epileptic seizure

Epilepsy support dogs seem to be able to smell when their owner experiences a seizure

Dogs can recognise the scent of someone having an epileptic seizureSome people with epilepsy already have dogs that are trained to fetch help in the event of a seizure. But how these dogs know when a seizure is happening is unclear. There have even been reports of dogs predicting seizures before they happen, although this ability has never been verified in scientific tests. Amélie Catala […]