Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pills

In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors  

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pillsGadge Diabetes Care Center recently conducted a survey with doctors to understand their work pressure and how much quality time they spend with themselves or families. In the survey, 40 % of the doctors were female and 60% were male. In the age group of 40 and above, the doctors using sleeping pills is below […]

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilities

The major causes of morbidity and mortality among refugees are measles, diarrhoeal diseases, acute respiratory infections, malaria and malnutrition, according to the World Heath Organization (WHO). There are many mental health issues, which remain untouched, even though every refuge is suffering from it

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilitiesThe refugee crisis is the burning issue that is debated in all national and international conferences. While political, militaristic and economic solutions are prescribed during these talks, there are no sufficient solutions and talks on health of refuges. To mark the occasion of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations […]

Why tracking your heart health while gymming matters

Understanding how to track your heart health while you work-out is important, as strenuous exercising can substantially increase short-term risks to the heart

Why tracking your heart health while gymming mattersLike every year, 2018 has seen an increase in gym-goers, as the new lifestyle trend is to flaunt a fit and lean body. To achieve the envisioned goal, people are willing to push themselves to the ultimate limit. With unfamiliarity about how the body adapts to these changes, many a times people are faced with […]

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a coffee table book ‘Touching Lives’ which includes 16 of its most path-breaking health research achievements which has left a positive impact on the lives of Indians. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister unveiled the book which will inspire more such landmark achievements from Indian scientists

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successesBe it the invaluable contribution in developing the highly effective DOTS treatment module for tuberculosis (TB) or micro-nutrient fortification of food products or life-saving interventions like oral rehydration solution and vaccines or fluorosis treatment to documenting rare blood-groups, ICMR has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision for a healthy India. As a celebration of its […]

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

How to deal with urinary incontinence, its types and treatment

Urinary incontinence, often called loss of bladder control, is the unwanted loss or leak of urine. It is a symptom, not a disease, caused by a variety of conditions, common in millions of women which can be a source of great embarrassment

How to deal with urinary incontinence, its types and treatmentOne out of every four women has urinary incontinence after the age of 30 years, and 8 out of 10 who are affected, mistakenly believe that incontinence is a normal part of ageing. They believe that it is a temporary problem which would go away on its own or they would have to just live […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]

Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinic

India has the largest population of adolescents in the world – 253 million. Owing to this demographic, it is of utmost importance to start taking adolescent health more seriously

Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinicJaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched the first adolescent clinic today in Mumbai. The clinic is aptly named ‘Lighthouse’ aims to address concerns related with the physical, mental and emotional health of the youngsters. Adolescence is a time of transition that can be filled with questions and challenges, hence this clinic intends at providing expert […]

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Vishwa Marathi Parishad choses health related literature in Marathi as key theme in conference

The organisers mentioned that there is plenty of literature available in Marathi on health related issues but it is hardly recognised as 'literature' among the literary circles

Vishwa Marathi Parishad choses health related literature in Marathi as key theme in conferenceThe Vishwa Marathi Parishad will be organising a second Vishwa Marathi Sahitya Sammelan which will be held in Bali, Indonesia the main theme of the conference is health related literature in Marathi language. The organisers mentioned that there is plenty of literature available in Marathi on health related issues but it is hardly recognised as […]