Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazards

Since Monday, Mumbai’s air quality has been dipping. As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai has poor air quality. As per doctors, this can invite a plethora of health problems

Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazardsSince Monday, the air quality in the city continued to be in ‘poor’ category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality status of Mumbai is alarming. Andheri, Juhu, Bandra, Parel and Navi Mumbai had poor Air Quality Index (AQI). Colaba had severe AQI while Worli, Bhandup […]

Dip in temperature: Cold and cough grip Mumbaikars

The unpredictable weather, chilly winds, incessant smog in the city, along with multiple mixes of weather conditions are surely making us all to feel dryness in our throat and many respiratory conditions. My Medical Mantra speaks to experts in Mumbai to see what can be done to stay away from the harmful effects of such iffy weather

Dip in temperature: Cold and cough grip Mumbaikars‘Adrak wali tea’ and ‘hot coffees’ are currently our best friends. And trust us; it’s not only for you! The winter is all out and in full swing, bringing along with it some unpredictable weather and respiratory problems. During winters, the body temperature usually drops as the environment cools. At the same time, the body […]

Is honey a strong antidote to cough?

Study finds drinking tea or warm lemon water mixed with honey is a time-honoured way to soothe a sore throat. But honey alone may be an effective cough suppressant, too

Is honey a strong antidote to cough?Drinking tea or warm lemon water mixed with honey is a time-honoured way to soothe a sore throat. But honey alone may be an effective cough suppressant, too. In one study, children age 2 and older with upper respiratory tract infections were given up to 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of honey at bedtime. The honey […]

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 […]

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

Pneumonia can be life-threating especially to kids and people over 65yrs of age. Those people suffering from other chronic illness like lung disease, diabetes or immunocompromised condition are also susceptible as their immunity is considerably low

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winterSeasonal changes bring with them various illnesses. Other than the usual cough and flu, viral infections breeze in with the onset of the winter. One of the infections caused by viruses is known to be Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to […]

‘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 […]

Can lung cancer be detected early?

In the 20th century, the world population began to experience rising mortality from lung cancer caused by chronic exposure to tobacco smoke. This epidemic of lung cancer deaths is now receding in some nations where tobacco control has reduced smoking, but it is rapidly rising in others, says Dr Unmil Shah, Pulmonologist at Global Hospitals, Mumbai

Can lung cancer be detected early?Although, lung cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed among men and women (after prostate cancer and breast cancer), the annual burden of this disease is larger than that of any other cancer. It accounts for 13 per cent of all new cancer cases and 19 per cent of cancer related deaths worldwide. In […]

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 […]