Did you walk on waterlogged streets? You’re prone to infection

As the roads waterlogged and rail services disrupted, many people prefer walking on streets which may be dangerous as they become prone to many diseases. City doctors share symptoms and precautions to get proper treatment for these diseases

Did you walk on waterlogged streets? You’re prone to infection  The Mumbai city has witnessed an incessant rain on Wednesday, July 24. As the lifeline of the city-suburban local trains are disrupted and roads are waterlogged, many Mumbaikars have walked to a safe or the desired destination while some others were spotted having fun in playing on the flooded streets. The water on the […]

All you need to know about foot and ankle injuries in seasoned players

Dr Anup Khatri, a Consultant Orthopaedic, Global Hospital, Mumbai, shares his views about the common type of injuries that the seasoned player suffers and how to avoid, and treat them

All you need to know about foot and ankle injuries in seasoned playersIt is no brainer that when there are physical activities, there is a possibility of one suffering from an injury. Overuse and acute sprain and strain injuries are the common ones. An overuse injury may occur from excessive wear and tear of the body, especially in areas subject to repeated activity. The joints of the […]

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritis

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon-related diseases. So far, for the month of June, the BMC has reported 282 cases of hepatitis, 777 cases of gastroenteritis, 310 cases of malaria, 8 dengue cases, and 5 cases of leptospirosis  

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritisWhen the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit […]

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?

Check whether daily use of flip flops can cause foot problems or not . As your heels hit the ground with more force when there's nothing but a measly piece of foam separating your foot from the ground, walking in flip-flops accentuates the heel-strike impact, which could end up causing pain, especially if you stand or walk in them for extended periods of time

Can daily use of flip-flops cause foot problems?Their history dates to ancient Egypt. They became popular in the United States after World War II when servicemen brought the Japanese versions home as souvenirs. The Dalai Lama frequently wears them. And many people today consider them an essential accessory of summer. But the simple sandals known as flip-flops simply aren’t a good fit […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?

A middle-aged man has died in Mumbai on the evening of Monday, June 25. The BMC’s health officials suspect that the man died after contracting leptospirosis. The death occurred at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital. Last year, leptospirosis claimed the lives of three people

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?This could become the first case, where leptospirosis has claimed the life of a person during on-going monsoon season The monsoon in Mumbai has now already set. For the month of June, the island city has witnessed the second highest rainfall in the past 10 years. But apart from this Mumbai, has witnessed its first […]

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streets

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued health guidelines as a precautionary measure, as symptoms of these diseases can be visible only after a few days. So, if you have waded through rainwater already, or in coming days you might have to make your way through waterlogged streets, don’t forget to take these medications for your better health

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streetsThe monsoon arrived in the city with a bang. Mumbai witnessed its first spell of monsoon on Saturday. And as far as the condition of the roads was concerned, the visuals were pretty much the same as every year. The roads were waterlogged, and yet again the claims of BMC were washed away. Many Mumbaikars […]

Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over Mumbai

Medical experts fear that the city may have to face a new challenge - the possible outbreak of leptospirosis. It is one of the most widespread diseases generally transmitted coming in contact with water contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with unhealed breaks in the skin, eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Post deluge, fear of leptospirosis looms over MumbaiAfter July 26, 2005, the other date which every Mumbaikar will never forget is August 29, 2017; as these were the days on which Mumbai bent its knee before the incessant rains. As the rains have now taken a break, Mumbai has again stood on its feet, but experts fear that the city may have […]