Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals study

Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests

COPD may strike women harder than men, reveals studySmoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. “Physicians need to be aware that symptoms for women may be worse for a given level of lung function and that exacerbations may be […]

This is what you can do if you have an asthma attack at home

An asthma attack occurs when the muscles surrounding the airways tighten (bronchoconstriction) and your airways become too narrow for you to breathe effectively. This is due to untreated airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction. An attack can happen suddenly if your asthma is not under control and you are exposed to one of your triggers

This is what you can do if you have an asthma attack at homeAn asthma attack occurs when these symptoms escalate, making it very difficult to breathe. Steps to take immediately The following actions can help to manage an attack: Sit up straight and try to remain calm. Do not lie down. Take one puff of a reliever or rescue inhaler every 30 to 60 seconds, with a […]

Five early symptoms of pneumonia parents must watch out for

Dr Jesal Sheth, a senior consultant, paediatric and neonatal Intensivist at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares various symptoms an infant might display if he/she is infected with pneumonia and ways to prevent it

Five early symptoms of pneumonia parents must watch out forFor new parents, it is often difficult to comprehend and manage the health concerns their newborns. There are two factors to help deal with the illnesses in the infants; first is to understand the problem through knowledge, and the second is to stay calm and composed during the ordeal. While it is difficult to understand […]

Lungs not just for breathing, key partner in blood formation

Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced about half the platelets, blood components necessary for stanching, in the creatures' circulation, according to a release

Lungs not just for breathing, key partner in blood formationAll this time we thought lungs were just for breathing. It turns out they also play a key role in how blood is formed, suggests a study in Nature out of the University of California-San Francisco. Scientists studying the lungs of mice discovered to their surprise that the lungs produced about half the platelets, blood […]

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]

Getting ready for marathon? Don’t forget these things

Running a marathon, requires endurance and skill and also awareness on the needs to be done on the day of the race. Here is an essential list, which will help you have a smooth run. Ready, set, go

Getting ready for marathon? Don’t forget these thingsYou’ve logged the miles and put in the work—and you have the toenails, calluses, and chafe scars to prove it. Now it’s race day. Here’s what to do—and what not to do—to ensure you make it to your start and finish lines sweaty and smiling. (That is, of course, assuming you already asked yourself these […]