‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollution

Team India's skipper Virat Kohli believes in voicing his opinion on issues which are of utmost important. Now, Virat who hails from Delhi has urged people to fight against pollution. In a short Twitter video, he described measures that public could adopt to curb it

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollutionFor quite a few years, Delhi has been suffering from smog and then severe levels of pollution. But, the situation gets worse as winter begins to set in. Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli has appealed people to join hands against pollution.  In a short Twitter video with the hashtag #Muje fark padta hai, Kohli said, “Agar […]

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked nose

Although a cold can pass quickly, typically in just five to 10 days, a blocked nose is a major factor that contributes to us feeling under the weather

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked noseA blocked nose is primarily caused by inflamed nasal passages, according to GP Dr Roger Henderson. The body’s immune system – its natural defences – attempts to fight off the cold or flu virus by targeting the inflamed areas. While antibodies attack the virus, blood vessels around the nasal passage begin to swell up, causing […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage

During Diwali, after donating frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune, has now donated syrups and medicines to the orphanage kids

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage  Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city. Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation […]

This winter, keep influenza at bay

Influenza cases peak in winter and just after the monsoon. At times, the flu can be deadly. Experts advise quick medical attention to prevent it

This winter, keep influenza at baySeasonal influenza is characterised by a sudden onset of high fever, cough), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “It is a very common communicable disease which affects young, elderly, diabetics, those who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung […]

An alcoholic suffers rare side effect of an ‘unsupervised’ de-addiction medicine

Alcohol addiction wreaks havoc on the body and mind. Most doctors prescribe Disulfiram, an antabuse for de-addiction. But for this 32-year-old Mumbaikar, an over dose of the medicine led to body stiffness and staring spells

An alcoholic suffers rare side effect of an ‘unsupervised’ de-addiction medicineAlcohol addiction affects people from all walks of life. For whatever the reason a person starts taking alcohol, tolerance and dependency can develop quickly, before the user even realises the pattern of addiction taking hold which can take a toll on a person’s health. Similarly, to help a 32-year-old Mumbai man get de-addicted; his family […]

Deafness: Commonly seen in the age group of 18 to 25, say doctors

Earache can be painful. Earache is more common in children than it is in adults. The pain from earache can be constant or it may come and go. It can feel like a burning sensation or a sharp, or dull, pain. According to doctors, improper ear care can cause deafness amongst children and youth in the young age. Ear infections, continuous use of head phones and often use of cell phone are the leading reasons behind deafness

Deafness: Commonly seen in the age group of 18 to 25, say doctorsMost ear pain clears up on its own without any treatment. But if it’s not getting better, or if you have other, more serious symptoms, you may need to see a doctor.  Dr Bachi Hathiram, ENT surgeon and HOD of Nair Hospital said, “Young generation is crazy about mobile phones. Continuous use of ear phones can […]

Unbearable heat forces Mumbaikars to visit hospitals

In the end of August, Mumbai witnessed a heavy downpour. But in the beginning of September, there was a sudden rise in the temperature as heat in Mumbai is on its peak. A thick haze enveloped the city, despite a high temperature in the day. As Mumbai’s air quality worsened, people suffered from respiratory ailments like cough and cold and fever

Unbearable heat forces Mumbaikars to visit hospitalsMumbaikars are reeling with heat and experiencing the October heat, in the month of September itself. People are sweating it out due to unbearable heat and humidity. Since Mumbai is experiencing heavy rains and heat and humidity at the same time, which has affected their health. Lot of people are making trips to the private […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Under the weather: Viral infections rise in Mumbai

With fluctuating temperatures – where the days are becoming hotter and nights chilly – many in the city are falling prey to viral infection

Under the weather: Viral infections rise in MumbaiIndia’s financial capital Mumbai is experiencing extremely hot days and chilly nights for past few days. But, the sudden dip in night temperature is a primary cause of number of health issues. Four-year-old Arushi Sharma, who lives in Vile Parle, is ill because of the sudden change in climate. For the past few days, Arushi […]