Crash diet can invite heart problems

A crash diet is a diet for losing weight by limiting calories in a very short period of time. Although, it helps in quick weight reduction, it is bad for health. As per experts, if not treated it can lead to heart problems in the long run

Crash diet can invite heart problemsUnsupervised internet and WhatsApp-based crash diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet. In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase […]

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseSome people with NAFLD may have a more serious condition named non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In NASH, fat accumulation is associated with liver cell inflammation and different degrees of scarring. NASH is a potentially serious condition that may lead to severe liver scarring and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver sustains substantial damage, and the liver […]

Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to give command of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the civic-run hospitals into the hands of private doctors. As per the administration, no doctors were ready to work in the ICU department of the civic-run hospital. Hence, the BMC administration has decided to appoint private doctors to work in the ICU’s of 12 suburban civic-run hospitals

Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitalsThe BMC which is the country’s richest civic body is not getting enough doctors to man the ICU departments of suburban hospitals. In order to fill in the vacant posts, the administration has decided to appoint private doctors to be in charge instead. A proposal regarding appointing the private doctors as in charge of the […]

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their families

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide nutritious food to the TB patients. Not only TB patients, but the families of the TB patients will also be included in this ration. 8 kgs ration will be provided to the TB patients for free at 641 DOTs centres in Mumbai

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their familiesDuring the discussion held in the standing committee meeting, corporator Rakhi Jadhav raised the question on nutritious food for the family members of the TB patients. Corporator Rais Shaikh, highlighted the points, whether the administration will provide nutritious food to the doctors and the health workers who get infected with tuberculosis while treating the patient. […]

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMR

Professor Balram Bhargava had taken charge of Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-cum-Secretary Department of Health Research (DHR) on April 16

Dr Balram Bhargava takes over as Director General of ICMRDr Bhargava is also a professor of Cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS); he is a leader in the field of biomedical innovations public health and medical research. He graduated in medicine (MBBS) and he went on to secure MD and DM with specialisation in Cardiology. He is a […]

Here’s how to deal with sunstroke, know its symptoms and treatment

Heat stroke or sunstroke generally occurs when an individual has been too hot for too long, whether working, exercising, or simply sitting in a hot environment. If left untreated, damage to internal organs can occur. The longer it is left, the more serious heatstroke can become. In some cases, heatstroke can be fatal.  People who are more susceptible to heatstroke, include young people, older adults and overweight individuals

Here’s how to deal with sunstroke, know its symptoms and treatmentWhat is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a potentially serious medical condition where a person has become so hot that their body can’t cool down and their temperature gets dangerously high. Sunstroke is a form of heat stroke caused by being exposed to harsh sunlight. Although it normally affects people during a heat wave it […]

This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplants

Jérôme Hamon received the world’s first full face transplant near Paris in July 2010. But after catching a cold he took antibiotics incompatible with his treatment. His condition deteriorated and earlier this year he underwent a second transplant. He now insists he is getting used to a new identity and feels ‘very well in myself’

This man is the only person in the world to receive two face transplantsA man in Paris has become the world’s first to successfully receive two facial transplants. Jérôme Hamon, 43, underwent his first face transplantation procedure in 2010 to treat neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder characterised by the growth of tumours along nerves in the skin, brain and other parts of the body. Yet Hamon’s body rejected the […]

Provide health cards to Anganwadi, Asha workers: Supriya Sule

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule raised a demand to provide health cards to the Anganwadi and Asha workers in Maharashtra. Sule had tweeted, ‘State government should step forward to help the Anganwadi and Asha workers who work tirelessly in the adverse conditions. The state should make provision for their breast and cervical cancer investigation’

Provide health cards to Anganwadi, Asha workers: Supriya SuleIn Maharashtra, there are about 2 lakh Anganwadi workers who are working ceaselessly in the rural areas for the betterment of Adivasi people and around 57,000 Asha workers working with the government to provide medical and health facilities to the poor and needy people. In the remote and interior tribal areas, the Anganwadi and Asha […]

J P Nadda urges TB survivors to raise awareness about the disease

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, today held a high level meeting to review the status of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) and the progress made under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)

J P Nadda urges TB survivors to raise awareness about the diseaseDuring the meeting, Nadda directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at the district level. He further directed the officials to take up new interventions in areas where the prevalence is high and mount aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of leprosy in […]

Indian scientist develop Ayurvedic medicine to cure dengue

Scientists in India have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue, it is claimed to be the first in the world, and the medicine is most likely to be available in the market by the next year. Dengue is caused by the aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in clean water. The symptoms of dengue include high fever, joint pains, headache, nausea, vomiting, dip in blood pressure along with a characteristic skin rash

Indian scientist develop Ayurvedic medicine to cure dengueDengue is emerging as a major health problem in tropical countries and is drawing the attention of government and all health agencies due to its fatality and limitations of treatment in conventional system. Though dengue fever does not last beyond a week, in some cases there is severe drop in the level of platelets which […]