Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR report

The report states that around 65 per cent of deaths were reported and the cause behind those deaths were non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Communicable diseases forms 24 per cent, while the injuries form 12 per cent as the cause behind total deaths reported in Maharashtra

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR reportA recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

20-year-old needs help, college mates step up

Everyone remembers their college days as this is the period when the memories are made. Same is for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, a S.Y. B. Com student in Kirti college in Mumbai. As he is diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia and needs the bone marrow transplant, but due to lack of funds, his family is unable to carry out the procedure. Then, all of his collegemates chipped in. But still he has not reached the required amount

20-year-old needs help, college mates step upCollege is the period when fond memories are made which will last us a lifetime. Everyone remembers the days they’ve spent in college. But for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, this period turned out to be so much more. Gaurav, is a S.Y. B. Com student at Kirti College in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with severe aplastic […]

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for money

The last six years have been difficult for the Gulwani’s, as Krishna, their six-year-old son, was detected with thalassemia major when he was just six months old. Krishna’s hapless father Jitendra Gulwani works as a salesman in Ajit Medical and Provision Store in Dadar and he urgently needs a monetary support which will help his son to lead a healthy life

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for moneyJitendra Gulwani was more than pleased to have been blessed with two kids. But, tables turned when his younger son, Krishna who was merely six months old, suffered from thalassemia major. Since last six years, Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion, which is a highly expensive and painful procedure. The only remedy for this disease […]

What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemia

Anaemia remains a chronic problem in India. It has been termed as the top cause of disability in India. It also affects the productivity of country’s workforce. Normally, it is caused due to the lack of iron in regular diet. In India pregnant women are more prone to anaemia because of lack of iron supplementation

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemiaIron deficiency anaemia is the most common form of anaemia and seen at large in India. Taking this into account, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) launched a screening campaign today to identify anaemic patients. The campaign is launched in collaboration with Emcure Pharma Company to raise awareness about eradication of […]