This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health experts

No matter how much bad press it gets, the baby walker is still very much alive and kicking. Even though this common childhood toy provides absolutely no benefit and can put children in harm’s way, many parents across the globe are still using them. Now, a new study has revealed some data on just how risky this practice truly is, and we should all pay attention

This baby toy can causing serious injuries, caution health expertsAccording to a new study, hundreds of thousands of babies have been injured while using baby walkers. The results of the study appeared in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics this week. The team of researchers looked at emergency visits due to injuries caused while using infant walkers between 1990 and 2014. They found […]

Mumbai: Doctors perform first-of-its-kind cardiac surgery on 14-year-old boy

Authorities of Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) Hospital, is a 207 bed hospital, which is managed by Narayana Health. The aim of the hospital is to offer affordable yet world-class medical care for infants, children and adolescents. Over 500 cardiac surgeries were performed in the last one year

Mumbai: Doctors perform first-of-its-kind cardiac surgery on 14-year-old boyThe super speciality tertiary care paediatric facility at Haji Ali showcased a successful case study of India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Intracardia Repair of Tertalogy of Fallout with Bentall operation’ on a 14-year-old boy. Dr Pradeep Kaushik, senior cardiac surgeon at Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, identified this child with abnormal function of heart and adopted the Bentall […]

Here are effective treatments which can help you deal with hair loss

Dr Mohan Thomas, a senior cosmetic surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Institute shares about the techniques and development of techniques for hair restoration

Here are effective treatments which can help you deal with hair lossNowadays, one of the biggest concerns for most people and predominantly in men is hair loss. Hair is an important determinant of physical attractiveness and means of expressing one’s feeling and individuality. Although female pattern hair loss is also common, however, not many women consider taking treatment as they think that oiling will improve hair. […]

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley and is suggested to affect the development of type 1 diabetes. In animal studies, a gluten free diet during pregnancy almost completely prevented type 1 diabetes in offspring, but no intervention study has been undertaken in pregnant women

High gluten diet in pregnancy linked to higher risk of diabetes in kidsA high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes, suggests a study published by The BMJ today However, the researchers say that further studies are needed to confirm or rule out these findings before any changes to dietary recommendations could be justified. To […]

Medical insurance for infertility treatment: First step towards empathy

Dr Duru Shah, Director, Gynaecworld, Center for Assisted Reproduction and Women’s Health, shares how insurance policies can help the infertile couples to opt for affordable and safe treatment

Medical insurance for infertility treatment: First step towards empathyInfertility is fast becoming a huge concern in India. With 30 million infertile couples currently, by 2020, as many as 2, 50,000 IVF cycles will be performed in the country. Needless to say that the cost of infertility treatments, too, continues to rise, making it unaffordable to a large number of couples. There is a […]

Eyebetes Foundation organised free check-ups for devotees at Siddhivinayak temple

Eyebetes Foundation lead by Dr Nishant Kumar has organised 11 days’ free eye check-up for the devotees of Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi. About 2000 devotees have screened only in 1 day on 18th of Sep and more than 4000 have attended diabetes and eye check camp, so far

Eyebetes Foundation organised free check-ups for devotees at Siddhivinayak templeEx-Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar attended diabetes and eye check-up camp at Siddhivinayak temple appreciated the effort taken by Eyebetes Foundation. Dr Nishant Kumar, an ophthalmologist at Eyebetes Foundation says, “Many people avoid going for regular health check-up. To create awareness, we came up an idea to organised diabetes and eye check camp during festive season.” […]

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say experts

International Childhood Cancer Month is celebrated every September to raise awareness and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families

Childhood cancers are curable if treated early, say expertsAccording to a report by World Health Organization (WHO) with access to quality care, more than 80% of children with cancer can survive, living full and healthy lives. However, many children in low-income and middle income countries do not receive or complete care, and, as a result, over 90% of childhood cancer deaths occur in […]

Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizen

If you are a senior citizen, you can relate to the travail of travel. It is difficult for anyone to travel alone but more so for elderly people. With the advent of social media, people are now closer than ever. It has proved to be efficient in times of crisis, an example of this incident of an elderly man who felt ill while travelling back to Mumbai

Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizenRecently, a 64-year-old man named Anoop Kumar Pandey was travelling from Chapra, Bihar to Mumbai. He felt ill midway; he began feeling uneasy and felt cold. He was in the second AC. It was past 11 p.m. on a Monday (Sept. 17) night. Before his condition could take a turn for the worst, he called […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengue

September has witnessed a rise in cases of the vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. In total, 307 cases of malaria and 213 cases of dengue respectively, were recorded in civic-run hospitals. August recorded. The cases of dengue have shot up as they were just 82 cases of dengue in the  month of August

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengueThe city also witnessed 19 cases of leptospirosis this month. The number of deaths due to leptospirosis was one, while dengue also claimed one life. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report on monsoon-related diseases: Diseases September 2017 September 2018 (Till 16 September) Malaria   849 307 Gastro   532 227 Hepatitis   105 […]
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