Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in Africa

Through this partnership with India, Merck Foundation also aims to provide one-year oncology fellowship training for African doctors

Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in AfricaMerck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany and the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), a premier cancer centre in India, announced the signing of an MOU, aimed to provide fellowship program to Africa candidates. This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation […]

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!

The summer, apart from the incessant heat bring in its wake a host of skin and hair problems. With summer officially here, experts tell you how to protect your skin and take care of your tresses

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!Summer heralds the arrival of sweat, lack of energy, dehydration, seasonal diseases, harsh sunburns, deep tanning and myriad skin and hair problems. With blazing heat, the body’s first defense organ, the skin and hair takes the onslaught of the scorching sun-rays. Know how to keep our skin healthy and hair lustrous. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

The condition also negatively impacts quality of life. Medical practitioners surveyed feel that peppermint oil is a safe and better treatment option that can help alleviate symptoms. Over 3,000 patients and 300 medical practitioners participated in the survey

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeismA study conducted by the Heart Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national health NGO has revealed that about 5 to 10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help. The study aimed […]

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI

In a recent Right to Information (RTI) query, shocking facts have emerged from Maharashtra, which has shown malnutrition to be one of the biggest contributing factors for the rise in infants and child mortality

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI424 infants died in Mumbai within first hour of the birth 1,525 babies died within one year after their birth Pneumonia is responsible for the death of 111 babies. While, 12 babies died due to diarrhoea To curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issues

In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought treatment for mental health issues

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issuesThe study was conducted in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, Sion Hospital. The study titled, ‘Study of the Morbidity Patterns in the MCGM healthcare facilities of City of Mumbai,’ the survey aimed to examine the disease patterns in the city of Mumbai, to study the drug requirements in view of current morbidity patterns and […]

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weight

Sleep deprivation has long been linked to an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, and inadequate sleep has been linked to difficulties with weight loss

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weightEven when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests. Over eight weeks, researchers asked 15 overweight and obese adults to focus only on cutting calories and another 21 participants to both cut calories and […]

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?

Researchers suggest that the mechanism at play could be a stress response in the nervous system that is activated by exposure to noise. The stress response prompts a surge of hormones, which damages the blood vessels. The findings revealed that traffic or aircraft noise contributes to hypertension, diabetes, and other risk factors for heart disease

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?The idea that heart disease may be caused by traffic noise may seem far-fetched. But growing evidence is linking environmental noise to the development of heart conditions including arterial hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Although healthcare providers will focus on traditional risk factors when they diagnose, prevent, and treat heart disease, ever […]