Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

The ceaseless construction works in the city and the Mumbai Metro have added on pressure on the health of Mumbaikars. While the air pollution from traffic was a hazard, the combined threat of dust and pollutions is landing more and more Mumbaikars to the doctor’s clinic

Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of MumbaikarsDoctors in Mumbai have witnessed a steady rise in patients suffering from cold, cough and allergies. What were once seasonal diseases has now become a year-round problem due to the constant exposure to dust which we face in our daily lives. Just take a stroll down any road in the city and you will eventually […]

275 million people in India to be affected by dry eye disease by 2030, predicts study

A study on Dry Eye Disease conducted by researchers at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), on 1.45 million patients was published recently in ‘The Ocular Surface’, a prestigious peer-reviewed international medical journal. Indigenously built electronic medical records system enables first Indian big data study in medicine

275 million people in India to be affected by dry eye disease by 2030, predicts studyThe team headed by Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Anthony Vipin Das analysed millions of data records using LVPEI’s indigenously developed eyeSmart Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. The study aimed to focus on the emergence of dry eye disease in India. The study estimated that based on current incidence rates, 45% or nearly half of […]

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in India

Dr Sujatha Mohan is constantly working in the field, to provide the primary eye treatment to the rural and poor people in Southern India. She has been awarded the Nari Shakti award by President Ram Nath Kovind in recognition of her relentless hard work

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in IndiaThis International Women’s Day, The Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women, was awarded to Dr Sujatha Mohan. Dr Sujatha is the executive medical director of Rajan Eye Care Hospital, and she has dedicated her work towards eradicating preventable blindness in southern India. She aims at providing […]

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soul

here are a host of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly.

Swimming has a host of benefits for your mind, body, and soulYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. Works your […]

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital to issue medical identity certificate to transgenders  

As transgenders find it hard to get inclusion in society, the lack of an official document specifying any status to a transgender future exacerbates the problem, and affects them in availing government schemes or any other benefits

Pune: Sassoon Hospital to issue medical identity certificate to transgenders  The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) will now hand over medical proofs to transgender. In this first-of-its-kind initiative medical identity proof will be given by Sassoon Hospital. Now, in order to overcome this problem the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Pune, has decided to give certificate ascertaining their transgender status. The certificate will be issued […]

4 simple ways to boost your energy

Do you sometimes feel like the Energizer Bunny when his battery runs low? You might start the day strong, but by mid-afternoon, you can't quite keep going and going

4 simple ways to boost your energyFatigue afflicts everyone at one time or another. Assuming your doctor has ruled out serious medical causes, there are a few basic steps you can take to ‘recharge your batteries.’ Pace yourself If you’re a go-getter, you probably like to keep going, but don’t risk overtaxing yourself. For example, instead of burning through all your […]

Do you have a magnesium deficiency? Here’s how to overcome it  

Magnesium is an important nutrient needed for the proper functioning of the human body. So get to know the signs of a deficiency, your daily recommended intake, and the foods that can give you a boost of the mineral

Do you have a magnesium deficiency? Here’s how to overcome it  What is the importance of magnesium? “Magnesium is a mineral that our bodies rely on to feel fit, healthy and full of vitality,” said Australian nutritionist Fiona Tuck, noting that it is essential for over 300 biochemical reactions in the human body. In addition to keeping bones strong and healthy, it plays an important role […]

Here’s how you can deal with acidity during summer

Acidity or acid reflux, is a common problem caused by excessive acids being present in the stomach. In summer, the chance for acidity is more, when food habits and routine face some changes. Some of the common symptoms of acidity include stomach bloating, vomiting sensation, frequent blood stools and frequent burping

Here’s how you can deal with acidity during summerIt is important to stay ready to face this common summer health issue. Before thinking of medications, understand that there are natural ways to prevent stomach acidity during summer. Let’s first see what causes acidity: Cigarette smoking Alcohol Excessive intake of oily foods Large meal gaps Excess intake of tea or coffee Overeating Being overweight […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplant

According to researchers, frailty is associated with lower likelihoods of being placed on the kidney transplant waitlist and of receiving a transplant

#WorldKidneyDay: Frailty may reduce kidney failure patients’ chances of getting a transplantTo order to investigate whether frailty in patients with kidney failure may affect their likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant, Christine Haugen, MD (Johns Hopkins Hospital) and her colleagues studied 7,078 potential kidney transplant candidates from 2009 to 2017. Patients were considered frail if they had 3 or more of the following components: Unintentional weight […]
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