Maharashtra govt takes proactive measures to tackle Nipah virus

The state government has taken proactive measures to tackle with the threat of Nipah virus which has claimed the lives of 10 people in Kerala. Isolation wards have been set-up in civil hospital and doctors, nurses have been advised to wear protective gear. Samples will be sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology, if a patient shows symptoms of Nipah virus

Maharashtra govt takes proactive measures to tackle Nipah virusThe state government has directed all civic hospitals in Mumbai to create isolation. Doctors and the nursing staff have been advised to wear hand gloves and protective gears when treating the patients.  A special Swine-flu ward in Mumbai’s Kasturbha hospital will be used to treat the suspects with Nipah virus Maharashtra government has issued a […]

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Eating at odd times of the day disrupts the skin’s biological clock, and impacts the effectiveness of enzymes which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. People who either have jet lag or work night shifts could be damaging their health in the long-term

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease riskAre you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementia

The findings suggest this benefit is likely from important nutrients found in these vegetables, such as foliate, lutein and nitrate, which were also associated with slower cognitive decline. This may be because the nutrients protect against inflammation, stress and damaging changes in the brain

Consuming leafy green vegetables can keep your brain young, prevent dementiaEating plenty of leafy green vegetables every day could ward off dementia in later life, new research suggests. A study of elderly people found those who ate around one serving of leafy greens each day had brains that were the equivalent of 11 years younger than those who never or rarely ate the vegetables. A […]

Rashes are a symptom of many medical problems

Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems and sometimes, they are just simply asymptomatic.  Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes

Rashes are a symptom of many medical problemsI recently received a call from MC, an old patient of mine, about the appearance of  multiple, non-itchy red spots on her legs extending all the way up to the waistline.  She took a picture, but there was no close up view of the exact appearance of her rash for me to check. And since […]

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?

There is a complex relationship between vitamin D and psoriasis. Research suggests that if the body does not process vitamin D normally, psoriasis symptoms may become worse

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes raised, scaly patches, known as plaques, to appear on the skin These scaly patches appear most often on the knees, scalp, and the outside of the elbows, and are the result of skin cells growing abnormally quickly. People with psoriasis often experience itchiness, and burning […]

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia risk

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This is according to an observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France

Heavy alcohol consumption tied to higher dementia riskHeavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from 2008-2013 on more than 31 million French hospital patients, including more than 1 million who were diagnosed with dementia. About 5% of the dementia patients had so-called early […]

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Stents used in the treatment for heart ailments would be provided free of cost to all persons below poverty line (BPL), stated Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey  He also said the prices of the stents have come down significantly now than what they used to be earlier. “We have taken a decision only around two weeks back that stents for heart ailments for people belonging to BPL category will be provided free of cost,” Choubey said while replying to questions at […]

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?

Excessive salt intake wipes out levels of good bacteria in the gut and this can cause blood pressure to rise, a German study has found. The findings of the study have raised hopes that a simple probiotic could be used as a tool to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke caused by hypertension

Can gut bacteria help us deal with high blood pressure?An overwhelming proportion of existing studies warn that a high intake of sodium drastically increases your chances of high blood pressure. Here at Medical News Today, we have reported on studies showing that too much salt can double your chances of heart failure, and that even a low intake of salt may still put you […]

Long march: 8,000 health workers to protest against govt policies

Doctors, nurses and the medical staff who are attached with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Maharashtra, are upset with the government’s attitude towards them. They allege that the government is deliberately not paying the heed to their demands. In order to make themselves heard, around 8,000 doctors and nurses will start the long march from Nashik to Mumbai

Long march: 8,000 health workers to protest against govt policiesThis will be one of the largest long marches in which the health workers are protesting for their demands. My Medical Mantra spoke with Nandkishor Kasar, President of the Union of National Rural Health Mission workers to know about their protest and long march. MMM: Can you tell us something about the long march? Nandkishor […]

Amar Gandhi Foundation to conduct free blood pressure check-ups at religious places  

Know your numbers is the theme of World Hypertension Day 2018. May Measurement Month is an initiative led by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and endorsed by the World Hypertension League (WHL)

Amar Gandhi Foundation to conduct free blood pressure check-ups at religious places  As part of the global ‘May Measurement Month,’ Mumbai-based Amar Gandhi Foundation and Mumbai Kidney Foundation launched a month-long hypertension screening campaign across Mumbai on May 16. Talking about this initiative Dr Bhupendra Gandhi of the Amar Gandhi Foundation said “Raised blood pressure is the biggest single contributing risk factor for global death and the […]
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