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 […]

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winter

In winter months our skin and hair face a lot of issues such as dryness and chapping and diseases such as eczema, psoriasis can flare up. Skin care and hair care therefore needs to be altered to keep skin looking supple and healthy

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winterHere are a few essential tips to maintain healthy skin and hair, this winter Use moisturising creamy face washes and body washes that hydrate and don’t strip the skin of essential oils. Moisturise with a body emollient containing ceramides and or paraffin that forms a barrier on the skin and prevents evaporation and retains water. […]

Youth’s Internet addiction causes him to lose a year of college

The education of a 21-year-old boy from Panvel suffered a major setback due to his severe Internet addiction. This case study highlights the emergence of Internet addiction as a disorder which is slowly but steadily taking over the minds of youngsters

Youth’s Internet addiction causes him to lose a year of collegeThe boy is a student who was in his first year of engineering. Vivek Singh (name changed), had developed a habit for staying online for more than 16 hours a day. He spent most of his days watching videos on YouTube and eventually neglected his studies and stopped going to college. He went to college […]

Is fluoride good or bad for teeth?

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which is helpful in protecting against dental cavities. However, the excessive consumption of fluoride can have deleterious effects on teeth and overall human health

Is fluoride good or bad for teeth?What are the major sources of fluoride? Fluoride is added to tap water in many countries and can also be found in several naturally occurring foods. A fluoride concentration of 0.7 to 1.2 ppm (parts per million) is considered to be most beneficial for body and teeth. The various sources of fluoride are described below: […]

Awareness for eye and hand protection among radiologist needs to be increased

Over the years there has been a steady increase in the number of Image Guided Procedures being performed all across the world and with it the quantum of radiation exposure medical professionals are being subjected to

Awareness for eye and hand protection among radiologist needs to be increasedAs a case in point, there has been an alarming increase in the global epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases; India has 32 million people suffering from heart disease. As a result, Cath Labs in hospitals are witnessing an exponential increase in the number of angiography and angioplasty procedures carried out in a day. The more the […]

Union cabinet gives nod for construction of three new AIIMS Hospitals

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for establishment of three new AIIMS facilities in Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat

Union cabinet gives nod for construction of three new AIIMS HospitalsEstablishment of three new AIIMS at Vijaynagar, Samba, Jammu at a cost of Rs.1661 crore, Awantipura, Pulwama, Kashmir, at a cost of Rs.1828 crore and, Rajkot, Gujarat at a cost of Rs.1195 crore. These AIIMS will be set up under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The creation of one post of Director in the […]

How emerging technology is reshaping the private healthcare sector in India

It is not just green corridor, stem cell therapy and robotics. Virtual reality, patient personalisation and augmented reality are now emerging trends in private healthcare sector in India

How emerging technology is reshaping the private healthcare sector in IndiaThe corporate world and healthcare industry in India are working together to assimilate the new trends. Thousands of people are getting video consultations without visiting the hospital. Many are using their mobile phones to diagnoses the disease that they are suffering from. The technology is enabling the healthcare industry to become more self-sufficient and to […]

India’s first toe implantation surgery performed in Pune

A 52-year-old man, for whom even performing simple daily tasks were daunting, became the first Indian to undergo a toe implant surgery performed at Sahyadri Super Speciality Hospital, Hadapsar, Pune

India’s first toe implantation surgery performed in PuneWhen painkillers stop working, a small arthritic joint damage, in the toe, can feel like a weight of a bedsheet and cause agonising pain. For a 52-year-old man, for whom, even performing simple daily tasks were daunting. He has been suffering a progressive, worsening pain in his big toe for years. Due to which, he […]