Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal. And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal.  As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions. “Since, the temperature has […]

Golden rules for great hair

No matter how strong and beautiful your hair appear to you, pay careful attention to their hair care regimen to grow keep them at its best. As, hair care is one of the mandatory aspects of our beauty regime. Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio lists out hair care tips. Besides, she tell you more about natural hair care and remedies for hair care

Golden rules for great hairWhich is the single most important factor to maintain healthy hair? It’s not expensive products and exotic oils, but a balanced healthy diet followed regularly. Hair needs to be nourished on daily basis. Since, everyone these days is on weight loss diets, remember that you are compromising the hair nutrition as well. Hair needs carbs, […]

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaign

We all eat roadside hot vadapav, bhajiyas and beverages. Though, we know that the place is unhygienic we tend to eat it. This in turn affects people’s health. People suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhoea, infections and so on. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’.

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaignSince many years, The BMC health department is receiving complaints of ill health due to roadside food consumption. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the FDA has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’. Under this campaign, inquiry of the roadside sellers will be conducted in Mumbai’s 24 wards and areas. […]

Your diet can influence the risk of depression

Several studies done across the world have proven that there is a visible connection between the food we consume and the impact it has on our mental health. So far, these studies have clearly stated that a Mediterranean diet is the most helpful for mental health. A recent study published by Harvard University has found that there is a staunch connection between diet and depression, here’s what doctors in Mumbai have to say on the same

Your diet can influence the risk of depression‘You are what you eat they say,’ and rightly so, says a study by Harvard University. The study enumerates that a healthy dietary pattern is directly associated with decreased risk of depression. ‘The gist is, eat plants, and lots of them, including fruits and veggies, whole grains (in unprocessed form, ideally), seeds and nuts, with […]

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoid

SCC and HSC exams are round the corner. A long exam is like a mental marathon in which endurance is important. Students are gearing up for the same. Along with the studies following a healthy diet is equally important. Shilpa Joshi, Consultant Dietetian and Diabetes Educator, Mumbai Diet and Health Centre, Bandra, Mumbai, tells what to eat and what to avoid

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoidDuring examination, students shouldn’t follow irregular eating habits, as this can invite acidity. Maintain appropriate food timings which includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Follow these vital tips during examination: Along with tea, coffee or milk have dry fruits Before going for exams eat roti and subzi or dosa. Include proteins Maintain the same eating timings […]

Worried about hair in your food?

Assume yourself going out for dinner and ordering your favourite meal. Then, you spot a single small hair nestled into it which spoils your dish, mood and hygiene as well. You feel disgusted right?

Worried about hair in your food?Hair is one of the most commonly found ‘foreign bodies’ in food and a physical contaminants in food along with stones, metals and so on. Finding a hair in your food is gross, no question. But the fact of life is that hair ends up in our food quite often and quite accidentally, whether it’s in […]

22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point. Abbott recently conducted a nationwide- Gut Health Survey to assess the condition of constipation sufferers in the country, as well as the association of Constipation with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and anorectal disorders

22% of  Indians suffer from constipation, says surveyStomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food ration

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. The few months after the TB detection are vital. The patients can face serious health hazards if they do not get nutritious food and the medicines. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free ration for two months to the newly detected drug-resistant TB patients which are registered in the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) Centres

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food rationNewly detected TB patients will get nutritious food ration.  BMC’s health department will provide nutritious food ration to drug-resistant TB patients.  The nutritious food ration will be provided at the BMC’s DOTS Centre from the month of February. The BMC has taken this step to enable the TB patients to acquire the nutritious food. Recently, […]

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals“Years ago, we all believed that you needed to eat multiple times a day to keep your metabolism stoked. … You had to keep feeding the fire and keep the furnace burning. But that theory goes back and forth, and newer research is showing that it really doesn’t slow metabolism if you’re not eating multiple […]