How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

Kids more prone to blood cancer

Doctors say 80 per cent cancer cases among children are curable if the disease is diagnosed early

Kids more prone to blood cancerEvery month over 30 children visit Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) enquiring about cancer. According to CPAA, cancer is becoming more common among children. Most common cancer which children are prone to is ‘blood cancer’. Akmal, an eight-year-old boy from Jharkhand is suffering from blood cancer for the past year-and-a-half. Doctors say he has 80 […]

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetus

SC has asked KEM Hospital to evaluate the woman’s condition and submit its report. Sonography tests have revealed that both the kidneys in 21-week-old foetus are absent and it will not survive after birth

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetusIn less than a month, second woman from Mumbai has approached the Supreme Court (SC) with a plea to abort her unborn child diagnosed with a serious developmental defect that is incompatible to life. It means the child will not survive after birth. On Friday, while hearing her plea, SC ordered KEM Hospital to evaluate […]

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patients

Researchers found that those who saw the same General Physicians (GP) between 40 and 70 per cent of the time had 9 per cent fewer unnecessary admissions to hospital than those who only saw the same GP less than 40 per cent of the time

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patientsThe risk of older patients being admitted to hospital can be slashed if they see the same GP on every visit to their surgery, a study has found. It reinforces the value of family doctors who know patients well and suggests GPs could be the key to reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, a problem pushing A&E […]

6 effective benefits of exercise

If there was a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed

6 effective benefits of exerciseThis fall I flipped through a Time magazine and started skimming the article on exercise. OK, I thought. I know this. Then I stopped. I was blown away. “If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed,” the doctor […]

Vitamin C increases efficiency of TB drugs

Tuberculosis is a major worldwide public health problem, infecting the lungs and other organ systems. In 2016, the disease sickened more than 10 million people worldwide, and killed 1.7 million

Vitamin C increases efficiency of TB drugsA new study claims that tuberculosis patients would experience potentially less negative impacts if they include green vegetables, bell pepper, berries and oranges in their daily diet. Studies in mice and in tissue cultures revealed that providing Vitamin C, along with tuberculosis drugs, would benefit the patient in the long run by removing the disease’s […]

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniques

Experts from Asian Heart Institute trained the BEST staff in CPR. It will further make a team of master trainers who will teach the skill at their respective depots

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniquesOver 100 Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees, including conductors, drivers and other staff, learnt how to save a person using the life-saving technique – cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation (CPR). The BEST staff were trained by Asian Heart Institute (AHI) at Colaba Bus Depot, Mumbai, on Thursday (February 2). The training is part of AHI’s commitment towards […]

There are absolutely no health benefits of drinking alcohol

There is no real connection between alcohol and good health; and even “moderate drinking” may be detrimental, especially in elderly individuals

There are absolutely no health benefits of drinking alcoholEvery so often, research surfaces that highlights the supposed benefits of drinking alcohol, but a new study suggests these findings are exaggerated; there is no real connection between alcohol and good health; and even “moderate drinking” may be detrimental, especially in elderly individuals. Although studies have noted a common trend between moderate alcohol consumption and […]

MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public health

All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there are around 500 illegal labs

MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public healthIn state of Maharashtra, be it rural or urban areas, there are thousands of illegal pathology laboratories run by unqualified personnel. This is quackery in the medical field and is hazardous to the public health. Dr Sandeep Yadav, president of MAPPM said, “All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there […]

India’s first bike ambulance for tribals launched in Gujarat

The service, launched with the help of Suraksha Setu programme of state home department, aims to give quick treatment to people injured in road accidents on highways and remote tribal areas

India’s first bike ambulance for tribals launched in GujaratTribals staying in remote areas of Narmada, Gujarat, will now not have to worry about getting immediate treatment in any case of medical emergency as Narmada police authorities have introduced ‘Bike Ambulance Service’. The service is launched with the help of Suraksha Setu programme of state home department. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, […]