BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishap

The decision has been taken after the incident which took place in KEM hospital. Wherein part of the ceiling in the dialysis unit had collapsed injuring two people

BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishapLast week’s horrifying accident at Mumbai’s civic-run hospital had left the BMC administration with a red face. To make amends, it has now taken upon the task of conducting a structural audit of all the major and peripheral hospitals in the city. I.A. Kundan, Additional commissioner (Health) BMC, has issued an order to the health […]

Surprisingly, only 33% of women pay attention to their health reveals survey

One of the leading general insurance companies in India led a survey on women’s awareness on health and critical illness. Among other findings in the survey, it was revealed that critical illnesses are on the rise by 88%, the main reasons behind this is lack of physical activity, also only 6% of women have a critical illness cover against 22% who have a health insurance

Surprisingly, only 33% of women pay attention to their health reveals surveyThe survey was conducted with an aim to accelerate dialogue around various aspects of women being aware of their own health and wellness. The survey involved online quantitative interviews with 1,000 working women, aged between 22 to 45 years, across eight locations including metro and non-metro cities. According to the study conducted by the company, […]

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early death

Despite the study showing an increased risk of death, researchers are still unsure about the biological reason behind why the group of drugs are associated with an early death. Since the research was an observational study, no cause and effect can be determined

Common medicines used to treat heartburn linked to early deathA common type of heartburn medication is linked to a higher risk of early death, according to a new study. The medicine, in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) has previously been tied to a greater chance of negative health effects, such as kidney disease and various types of infections. But, the […]

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagers

The findings provide additional evidence over how school timings impact adolescent health. The results of the study showed that good baseline sleep hygiene was directly associated with lower average daily depressive/anxiety symptoms across all students

New study links early school timings to depression in teenagersTeenagers who start school before 8:30 a.m. are at a higher risk of depression and anxiety, even if they are doing everything else right to get a good night’s sleep, a study has found. The study not only reinforces the theorised link between sleep and adolescent mental health, but is among the first to demonstrate […]

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategy

On Saturday, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association had organised a DOTS TB project program. At the event, TB experts, pharmacist, policy makers deliberated regarding how the menace of TB can be cured and what kind of polices can be introduced to benefit TB patients

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategyTuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable. Over 10 million people contract TB every year. WHO South-East Asia Region, which hosts about one-fourth of the global population, shares a disproportionate 46% global TB disease burden. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in […]

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plastic

The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from March 18, said Ramdas Kadam , the Environment Minister. This government’s decision has garnered a lot of support from celebrities

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plasticThe ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic. Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term, said Kadam. Plastic used to cover medicines, forest and horticulture products, solid waste, tree saplings and the use of plastic in special economic zones for […]

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new study

People who reported significant financial stress were 13 times more likely to have a heart attack than those who had minimal or no stress. The researchers studied over 106 patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction but without any symptoms of cardiac diseases

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new studyPeople worry about money — a lot. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), 72 per cent of those in the United States felt the weight of financial stress at least once in the past month. Another sizeable 22 per cent said that they experienced extreme financial stress in the past […]

Sena MLC Anil Parab alleges, illegal gutka manufactures using lizard tail

Shiv Sena Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) Anil Parab alleged gangs manufacturing gutkha in Mumbai, are using lizard tail to make it intoxicative. He made this allegation on the floor of the house, while Maharashtra lawmakers were deliberating on the menace of gutka

Sena MLC Anil Parab alleges, illegal gutka manufactures using lizard tailTo make it intoxicative, gangs producing gutka are using lizard tail in their product. The use of lizard tail is rampant in Mumbai slums. The state must act against these gangs under Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). On one hand, Maharashtra is contemplating to make sale of gutka a non-bailable offence in the […]

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer prevention

The department of Preventive Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital has taken up the initiative of capacity building by training all the paramedical and medical staff of the Maharashtra State Health Services in cancer prevention activities

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer preventionIn the current training programme, the front-line workers  — ANMs, LHVs, PHWs and ASHAs from Pune and Satar district under the Public Health Department, Maharashtra State are being trained for creating the necessary cancer awareness on prevention and early detection of oral, cervical and breast cancers. Breast, cervix and oral cavity cancers are the top three […]