Special Story: Breaking silence on menstrual hygiene

Gynaecologists say most of the girls are not aware of their bodies and menstrual cycle

Special Story: Breaking silence on menstrual hygieneMenstrual hygiene is an important issue that needs to be maintained for better health. Most women go through periods very secretively and don’t really bother to figure out if practices are hygienic or not. Around the world women have developed their own personal strategies to cope up with menstruation hygiene, which vary with woman to […]

Dengue vaccination may infect you with Zika virus

As both dengue and Zika are part of one virus family, the researchers warn that dengue vaccination can backfire

Dengue vaccination may infect you with Zika virusAs per a study done by a team of researchers from Canada and China, vaccinating against dengue fever could increase outbreaks of Zika. The researchers were curious to find out how vaccinating one would affect the incidence of other as both, dengue and Zika, are part of flaviviridae family transmitted through a common mosquito host, […]

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programme

There exists a dire need to provide nutritional and economic support to TB patients

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programmeA group of tuberculosis (TB) survivors have come together to provide a comprehensive list of recommendations to the Government of India, urging it to strengthen its fight against the disease. The group called ‘Survivors against TB’ has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Minister of Health as well as the Secretary of Ministry of […]

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by Maharashtra

State govt introduces new scientific formula to find root cause of malnutrition in state’s rural areas

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by MaharashtraIn its bid to identify and treat malnutrition cases among children efficiently, the Maharashtra government has introduced a new scientific formula – Screening, Training, Treatment and Research (STTR). With this programme, the state government aims to search the root cause of malnutrition cases in Maharashtra. “The new scientific formula will help us to know why […]

Dragon Fart during surgery severely burns woman

Breaking wind during surgery proves to be quite gruesome for this woman

Dragon Fart during surgery severely burns woman    A patient who passed gas during an operation was badly burned when the fart ignited a laser being used in the surgery, a hospital report states. The unnamed woman, aged in her 30s, was undergoing surgery at Tokyo Medical University Hospital which involved a laser being applied to her cervix. As the surgery […]

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’

In a recent survey at Patna station, it was observed that 90 per cent of the people downloaded porn on free Wi-Fi service

‘Women do not watch porn is a myth’Deprived of watching porn for two days, Mahesh Shah, aged 25, failed to concentrate at work during a conference. That was a warning bell for the marketing executive as he discovered that he was a porn addict. Easy access to porn led him to watch it as an entertainment. He didn’t realise the addiction till […]

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory cases

Mumbaikars forced to leave city because of unbearable noise and air pollution

Diwali brings a threefold rise in asthma, upper respiratory casesShrishti Desai, 29, a chartered accountant and Andheri resident, is off to North-East to spend her Diwali holidays. While most of us prefer being at home and celebrate the festival of lights, Desai, who suffers from asthma, is forced to stay away from the city to avoid the firecracker pollution. City-based chest physicians confirmed that […]

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical college

Probably the youngest body to have been donated ever

Aurangabad family donates 5-year-old son’s body to medical collegeThe anatomy department doctors at Government Medical College, Aurangabad were taken aback when parents of 5-year-old Rudra Deshmukh expressed the desire to donate their only son’s body. Rudra, a cerebral palsy patient, succumbed to the disease at home. “In my entire career, I have never seen such a young body donated,” said Dr Shivaji Sukre, […]

BMC launches campaign to promote healthy lifestyle among citizens

“Do not eat after 6.30 pm. This one habit will keep you safe from diseases such as diabetes and hypertension,” advises actor Akshay Kumar

BMC launches campaign to promote healthy lifestyle among citizensWith rising non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, blood pressure, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on October 26 launched a campaign ‘Jaanbachao.in’ to promote healthy lifestyle. As a part of the campaign, a short film motivating citizens to adopt a healthy lifestyle was premiered at the launch. The film, directed by noted filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani features Bolloywood […]