86% Students sleep less than 6 hours before examination, study reveals

Board exams are just about to start. Seeing this as an opportunity, a doctor from Fortis Healthcare has released a study about the analysis of sleep patterns among students who will be appearing for boards this year

86% Students sleep less than 6 hours before examination, study revealsPressure around board exams seems very natural at this time of the year. In a survey across India,  about 6,431 school going students from Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh and others cities were asked 16 questions to gain an understanding of the prevalent study habits and attitudes towards exams from schoolchildren. Dr […]

NMC bill: IMA yatra to be flagged off on February 25

As the doctor-patient relationship is at its worst point, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has planned an IMA Yatra and IMA Cycle Rally.  Public meets will be addressed by IMA leaders where people will be informed regarding IMA’s ‘Pro-People’ fights, issues of fraternity making healthcare a difficult zone for people

NMC bill: IMA yatra to be flagged off on February 25Dr Ravi Wankhedkar, IMA, President, said, “The Medical fraternity is going through a turbulent phase. Many issues and government decisions are creating negative impact on fraternity and healthcare of the country. Doctor-patient relationship and the trust on fraternity is all-time low.” IMA yatra will witness the entire leadership of IMA moving across the country. Each […]

New study investigates how our brain processes fear

New research uncovers the brain circuit involved in processing fear, which could eventually lead to new treatment options for people with mental health disorders.

New study investigates how our brain processes fearFrom an evolutionary perspective, fear and anxiety are quite useful. These deeply ingrained emotions used to protect our ancestors from predators, and in our times the “fight-or-flight” response is still a healthy reaction to dangerous situations. When fear is proportionate to the danger a person is in, it is a normal, adaptive response. However, some […]

Pune: Temperature fluctuations behind rise in viral infections

As the season is changes from winter to spring, it invites a host of health problems. This time period is conducive to the growth of viral infections. Doctors advise on how to deal with this sudden change in weather and what precautions to take

Pune: Temperature fluctuations behind rise in viral infectionsIn the last two weeks, Pune has seen many fluctuations in temperature, due to this city has seen a rise in the number of patients suffering from viral ailments. The temperatures are varying between hot and cold and during this transition, there is an increase in pathogens and allergens in the environment. Doctors have witnessed […]

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda

While addressing the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, in Australia, JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated that the Indian government aims to create integrated digital health platform and enable creation of electronic health record for 1.3 billion people of India

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda“Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has great potential towards improvement of delivery of healthcare services. India is committed to reforms in health service delivery using ICT under Digital India Program of Government of India,” stated J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his address at Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, at […]

Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’

Pooja Pachange is suffering from a serious heart ailment and the only option for her survival is to have a heart transplant. But her family hails from a very poor background and they are struggling to gather the money required for her treatment. Her husband, Sachin makes an appeal to the people who can help him save his wife

Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’“On the day when doctors informed me, that I will have to undergo a heart transplant, I had become completely numb. My husband and I felt as if an earthquake had struck us. And within no time our dreams were shattered. We didn’t know what to do. Our world just crumbled in no time.” Pooja […]

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoid

SCC and HSC exams are round the corner. A long exam is like a mental marathon in which endurance is important. Students are gearing up for the same. Along with the studies following a healthy diet is equally important. Shilpa Joshi, Consultant Dietetian and Diabetes Educator, Mumbai Diet and Health Centre, Bandra, Mumbai, tells what to eat and what to avoid

#StressFreeExam: Know what to eat and avoidDuring examination, students shouldn’t follow irregular eating habits, as this can invite acidity. Maintain appropriate food timings which includes, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Follow these vital tips during examination: Along with tea, coffee or milk have dry fruits Before going for exams eat roti and subzi or dosa. Include proteins Maintain the same eating timings […]

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parents

It is that time of the year again when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Dr Harish Shetty list four common scenarios between children and parents and how to deal with them in an effective manner

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parentsAs the 10th standard exams are approaching pressures in the families are also building up. An extremely hyped exam, this journey also is filled with aspirations and dreams of all those around the children. Parents forget that the board exams do not test the real talents of the child, be it State Board or I.C.S.E. […]

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone health

Vitamin D and calcium has long been touted to strengthen bones. However, according to a latest study, older adults who take vitamin D and calcium are no less likely to break their hips or other bones than peers who don't use these supplements

New study reveals, calcium and vitamin D supplement cannot protect bone healthIf taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider. Researchers who scoured the medical literature for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures came up empty. Their analysis focused on adults older than age […]