Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in calls

An NGO in Pune has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of calls being received by it. With the focus on preventing suicide, psychiatrists have said that family members and friends need to reach out to people who are feeling suicidal or are going through a rough period emotionally. A nurturing and caring family is important to prevent suicide cases

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in callsWhile the rate of suicide is rising in India, a helpline for suicide prevention in Pune has seen steep rise in calls its helpline number. The largest numbers of calls are from people who belong to the age group of 15 to 25. ‘Connecting NGO’ has been running a helpline for suicide prevention since the […]

BMC Hospitals: Fire safety measures should be full proof, demand MLAs

BMC hospitals, dispensaries and medical colleges, have no NOC with regards to fire safety. Even KEM Hospital doesn’t have the NOC. So, in case of fire in the hospital, a big emergency can arise. Fire safety issue in BMC hospitals was raised in the Maharashtra assembly

BMC Hospitals: Fire safety measures should be full proof, demand MLAsAfter Kamala Mills fire, Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta, had ordered fire department to carry out fire safety audits in all the BMC hospitals and dispensaries. In which, it was revealed that KEM Hospital doesn’t have the NOC. On Tuesday, in Maharashtra assembly, BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar and Ashish Shelar raised this issue. Speaking to My […]

Sridevi’s body to be embalmed

Bollywood Superstar Sridevi (54), who ruled the silver screen in 1980s, died of accidental drowning, according to a Dubai forensics report. Earlier, it had been reported that the actress, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. As per Khaleej Times, Dubai Police has handed over the Indian Consulate and the family members of Boney Kapoor the letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor. The body will be embalmed

Sridevi’s body to be embalmedDubai Media Office has shared a series of tweets informing that Dubai Public Prosecution has approved the release of the body of Sridevi to her family following the completion of a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of her death. Dubai Public Prosecution stressed that all regular procedures followed in such cases have been completed. As […]

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older men

Just a few minutes of exercise a day, even light workouts,  can reduce an older man's risk of early death, says a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Each additional 30 minutes a day of light activity, such as easy gardening or walking the dog, was associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of death

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older menAccording to researchers, low intensity exercises are better suited to older men. The current exercise guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activities in sessions lasting 10 or more minutes. However, it may be difficult for older adults to achieve such a pattern. To discover whether other patterns of physical activity […]

HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patients

The initiative will provide free of cost viral load testing for 12 lakh PLHIV on treatment in the country at least once a year. The health minister further announced that after ‘Treat All’, Viral Load test is a big step forward in treating and monitoring people living with HIV

HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patientsCalling it a historic day, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Viral load testing for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).’ “This viral load test is of immense importance to monitor the effectiveness of treatment of patients taking lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy,” he said. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health […]

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollution

Air pollution takes a toll on the skin and hair. While most people know that outdoor air pollutants can be harmful to health, not everyone realises that even indoor pollutants can cause skin problems. Experts tell you, how to protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of air pollution

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollutionAs if the threat that pollution brings to the planet wasn’t bad enough, it also puts your skin and hair’s health in danger said experts. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, said, “Apart from sun damage,  damage is also done by the tiny air particles. As, they get into skin […]

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikas

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) impacts over 8 in every 1000 new-born children in India, the Paediatric Cardiac team at SL Raheja with an aim to effectively identify, screen and provide corrective treatment to these children, in conjunction with socially responsible stakeholders initiated a program on Saturday

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikasIn its first leg, over 300 Aanganwadi Sevikas from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation-G North Ward were engaged with over the past two days, through sessions on Congenital Heart Disease – its prevalence, identifying symptoms and ‘call for action’ steps to be taken. They were tutored to identify children with; Difficult or unusually fast breathing Bluish […]

Sridevi died due to accidental drowning, confirms Dubai Police

Sridevi, unarguably India's first female superstar, died late Saturday night in Dubai where she was attending a wedding. The cause of Sridevi's death - accidental drowning - was confirmed by the Dubai police via its official Twitter account. Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution

Sridevi died due to accidental drowning, confirms Dubai PoliceBollywood Superstar Sridevi (54), who ruled the silver screen in 1980s, died of accidental drowning, according to a Dubai forensics report. Earlier, it had been reported that the actress, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Saturday while at a family wedding in Dubai. The Dubai Media Office tweeted that Sridevi died due to due to […]

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest

Two terms with different meanings and how important it is to know what they mean

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrestHeart Attack  It occurs when blood flow to heart is blocked A blocked artery prevents oxygen rich blood from reaching a section of the heart Symptoms may be immediate.  It may include intense discomfort in the chest, shortness of breath, cold sweats and vomiting. It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is […]

After KEM, Shatabdi Hospital faces blood shortage

Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing acute blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Owing to which, the hospital has sent a letter to all Mumbai’s blood banks

After KEM, Shatabdi Hospital faces blood shortageThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]