Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

Valentine’s Day: Reasons worth celebrating for singles

If you have the predicament of being all by yourself this 14th Feb, let’s take a look at some things that we tend to ‘forget’ during a break up and a few ‘unconventional’ reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: Reasons worth celebrating for singlesValentine’s Day always comes with its very own and unique sense of keenness.  Nearly everybody seems to have an infectious smile of anticipation and a spring in their step. Celebrating this ‘Day of Love’ is now a very important event in the social calendar and for many a personal one too. But for some people […]

What the colour of your phlegm says about your health

The body is a mucus-making machine, producing about 1 to 1.5 litres of phlegm every day, even when you’re healthy

What the colour of your phlegm says about your healthIt’s not uncommon when you develop a hacking cough from deep down in your lungs to cough up a gel-like substance known as phlegm, or sputum. While you may think nothing of it, simply associating it with your sickness, the colour of the mucus can tell you some things about the pathogens invading your body. […]

Woman gives birth to a baby at Dadar Station

Today is Valentine’s Day and on this special day, a pregnant woman Jyoti Pawar, gave birth to a baby at Dadar railway station, Mumbai. The delivery was carried out by the ‘One Rupee Clinic’ doctors

Woman gives birth to a baby at Dadar StationThe woman gave birth to the baby at Dadar railway station at 10.30 am. The delivery was carried out by the ‘One Rupee Clinic’ doctors. Mother and the bay, both are fine. On Wednesday morning, Jyoti  Pawar was travelling from Kalwa to CST.  But, as soon as the train reached Dadar station, she started getting […]

10 super foods to prevent breast cancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference

10 super foods to prevent breast cancerNo food or diet can prevent one from getting breast cancer; it is not 100% effective. However, nutrition is an important aspect and plays an important role in decreasing the chances of breast cancer. Even if you are diagnosed with it, eating and maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet can make a significant difference and […]

Students pledge to choose a partner who is not an addict

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, message to get addiction-free was sent across by the addiction free Maharashtra campaign. The youngsters who participated in it said that, chose a life partner who is not addicted to any vices

Students pledge to choose a partner who is not an addictAddiction is a condition that results when a person engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behaviour is out of control and causing […]

Pune: KEM Hospital develops women’s safety app

The unique home-grown app helps to protect women from potential sexual assaults. This app can send distress calls to the Maharashtra police. The app also sends a message to the its call centre and a fixed number of pre-selected contacts

Pune: KEM Hospital develops women’s safety appAs sexual assaults against women are on rise, experts have welcomed this initiative, especially, as it is taken by a hospital. The potential victim by pressing the button on the app can alert the community in the immediate vicinity. ‘NO’ app is now downloadable on play store: NO KEMHRC The KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune […]

India: ‘HIV numbers have declined in last three years’

Due to mass awareness program run by government to prevent HIV in India, the HIV numbers have declined in the last three years, minister of health and family welfare replied to a question asked in the Lok Sabha. The minister also informed that the states of Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have seen as the emergence of new hotspots of HIV

India: ‘HIV numbers have declined in last three years’HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of […]

Union govt to state: Give blood for free

Most public health facilities in states do not charge any cost for blood, they are collecting processing charges at varying rates ranging from Rs 50/unit of blood to Rs 1050/unit of blood. These processing charges not only add to Out-Of-Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) at point of care to patients but also discourages voluntary donation as there is misconception that blood banks are collecting charges on blood donated free of cost. Owing to which, the government of India has instructed all states/UTs to ensure that patients receive blood, after due processing, free of cost

Union govt to state: Give blood for freeThere is no substitute for human blood. It cannot be manufactured and humans are the only source of blood for those who need this life-saving fluid. Reducing OOPE is the key objective of National Health Mission (NHM). So, this measure will provide immense relief to patients across the country in public health facilities by reducing […]

Mumbai to Goa: A march to create awareness on organ donation

Organ donation is the need of the hour. To create awareness regarding the same, the ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ will conduct an organ donation march from February 23rd to April 15 from Mumbai to Goa

Mumbai to Goa: A march to create awareness on organ donation1 donor can save up to 8 lives. Owing to which 10 Mumbaikars have come forward. Also, they have organised an organ donation march from February 23rd to April 15 from Mumbai to Goa. The march will begin from KEM Hospital at 9:00 am on February 23rd. And will proceed through the Konkan villages. The […]