India houses 60% of world’s new leprosy cases: NCPEDP

Leprosy is one of the world’s oldest diseases. While recognised as a disability under the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Act of 1995 and is completely curable, persons affected by leprosy continue to face discrimination not only from society at large, but also from other people with disabilities

India houses 60% of world’s new leprosy cases: NCPEDPIndia accounts for over 60 per cent of annual new cases of leprosy and is home to around 800 self-settled leprosy colonies. According to the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). WHO data reveals that in 2016, a total of 2,14,783 cases of leprosy were reported worldwide. There were 18,000 child […]

Here’s why you should not hold your urine for too long

Holding in pee for extended periods of time can cause bladder infections, kidney ailments warn doctors

Here’s why you should not hold your urine for too longHave you ever been stuck in a massive traffic jam in Mumbai? Does anyone of you experience traffic snarls in Delhi? If you ask this question to a Mumbaikar or a Delhiite, where huge traffic jams are normal, 100% of the people would respond saying yes. And the most common issue we face while get […]

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM Fadnavis

While giving a written reply in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated, factors like increase in population, congested buildings and lack of proper ventilation are responsible for the rise in TB cases

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM FadnavisMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has admitted that Mumbai, has recorded a rise in the number of tuberculosis cases. From April 2017 to March 2018, Mumbai has recorded 45,000 TB cases. While the number of MDR-TB patients is 4,891. As India, is gearing up to eliminate the menace of TB, Mumbai, the financial capital of […]

Patients find it harder to sleep in hospitals, reveals study

Hospital patients get a lot less sleep, wake up more frequently during the night, and rise earlier in the morning than they would in bed at home, a Dutch study suggests

Patients find it harder to sleep in hospitals, reveals studyWhile previous research has also tied sleep problems in hospitals to worse outcomes for patients, few studies to date have quantified exactly how little rest patients get, researchers note in JAMA Internal Medicine. For the current study, researchers examined data collected from about 2,000 adults who spent a night at one of 39 hospitals in […]

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin disease

A health camp was organised at Pune’s Yerwada Central jail on a request made by Maharashtra charity commissioner Shivkumar Dige

Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin diseaseDoctors from Pune’s Aundh Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) volunteered to examine the inmates. The health camp was organised on Thursday, July 12. The doctors checked their blood pressure and tested their blood sugar levels, along with doing other medical examinations. Upon doing skin examinations, it was found that many prisoners were suffering from skin […]

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptoms

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery. One study suggests that the appendix may have some role in gut immunity, but nothing is definite. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptomsAppendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?

This is the fourth suspected death due to Leptospirosis. In the month of June, three Mumbaikars had died due to leptospirosis. The latest death due to leptospirosis is yet to be confirmed by the BMC’s Epidemiological death committee

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?A 17-year-old from Worli, Mumbai has suspected to have died due to leptospirosis in the city As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the teenager had walked through the flooded water in Worli Seaface and other areas The BMC has recently released the latest data of the monsoon-related disease in Mumbai. As per the data […]

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new study

Researchers say dietary fats, not sugars or proteins, are the only cause of weight gain. They found that carbohydrate and protein intake had no effect on body weight

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new studyScientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet – fat, carbohydrates or protein – caused mice to gain weight. Since food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of […]

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be making

Your eyes might be easy to take for granted, but your vision is too important for that. It might be time to take a closer look at your eye-care routines to see if you’re doing more harm than good

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be makingYou don’t get annual eye exams It’s a good idea to see your eye doctor each year to make sure all is well, especially once you’re over 40. They’ll check how well you can see, and they might put drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, your pupils to help them to check for […]
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