Doctors go an extra mile to help the stranded staff

Rains have created havoc. Heavy rains have thrown normal life out of gear in Mumbai and its adjoining areas, disrupting rail, road and air services. While the whole city was trying it's might to reach the nearest safe shelter, MARD an organization of doctors at Sion Hospital lent a helping hand to their staff

Doctors go an extra mile to help the stranded staffDoctors are known for their usual habit of helping humans and as a responsible citizen, they have discharged their duties too. On Tuesday, while the city was trying it’s best to strive through floods, the Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) at Sion Hospital made arrangements for its resident staff and faculty including ward staff as […]

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers

Adopting a healthful, balanced diet is considered one of the best strategies for weight loss, but - as many dieters will know - it is not as easy as it sounds

Consistent weight loss in the first few weeks of dieting may help to achieve long-term weight loss, according to researchers    If you’re looking to lose weight and keep it off, a new study may help you to reach your goal. Researchers have now found that consistently losing weight in the early days of a new diet plan – even small amounts – may increase the chances of achieving long-term weight loss. It is […]

Pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes in surprising ways

Anyone who has begun an exercise program knows, the relationships between exercise, appetite, weight control and hunger are complex and often counterintuitive

Pushing yourself during exercise affects appetite, sometimes in surprising waysSome types of exercise may be better than others at blunting appetite and potentially aiding in weight management, according to an interesting new study of workouts and hunger. The arithmetic involved seems straightforward. You burn calories during exercise and, over time, should drop pounds. But the reality is more vexing. In both scientific studies and […]

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relatives

At Solapur civil hospital, youngsters from Solapur began an initiative known as 'Roti Bank', in order to provide food for patients and their relatives coming in for treatment. This initiative has received a great response from the people of Solapur

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relativesA large number of people from rural areas come to seek treatment in Solapur’s civil hospital. And the relatives of these patients stay with them until their treatment is completed.  But due to poor financial conditions, people can’t afford to spend money on food. Due to this reason, a few youngsters have come together and […]

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 […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersPART 2  Staying hydrated is important during lactation but drinking water becomes a chore, let’s look at interesting ways to achieve it: Herbal tea: Boil tulsi, ginger, and lemongrass, mint (you can decide the quantity and choose all or just one or two ingredients). Before drinking, add lemon juice and jaggery or even green tea […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height. Given below are healthy eating habits that you can include in your day to day life

‘A full proof meal plan to combat childhood obesity’While passing by a school or a college, as an observer, I found that six out of ten young children and adolescents are obese. Even those who do not look obese or rather thin also carry high body fat – the unhealthiest tissue of the body; additionally very less muscle mass- the healthiest tissue of […]

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is like immunisation, it’s about taking preventive measures in the form of modified life style so that we don’t land up with any kind of diseases in future. Or if at all a person is suffering from any disease, it will help in the management of the disease. As development of a disease is a process, it doesn’t happen suddenly. So give your diet a healthy boost

‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]