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 […]

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancer

In the study published in the journal Science, researchers treated the lab-grown 'mini tumours' with a range of drugs. They then looked to see how this compared to how successful treatment was in those patients. The approach found a drug that had a chance of shrinking a patient's tumour in almost nine in 10 cases

Scientist create ‘mini-tumours’ in laboratory to help fight against cancerScientists have been able to predict how cancer patients will respond to therapy by growing miniature versions of their tumours in the laboratory. They say the groundbreaking work could lead to ‘smarter, kinder and more effective treatments.’ The study, in the journal Science, was 100% accurate at telling which drugs would fail and this could […]

Veteran actor Dalip Tahil unravels his fitness mantras

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, actor Dalip Tahil, spills the beans about his fitness goals, know- how’s of yoga and diet - all of which is his secret for his emotional, physical and mental well-being!

Veteran actor Dalip Tahil unravels his fitness mantrasPower pact performer Dalip Tahil, who has displayed impeccable acting skills in movies like ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, ‘Baazigar’, ‘Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke’, ‘Ishq’, ‘’Bhag Milkha Bhaag’ and so on, reveals  his keep-fit formulas. Now, he will also be seen in Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Daasdev’. Fitness freak and a yoga lover, Bollywood’s versatile actor says […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal. And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal.  As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions. “Since, the temperature has […]

‘Women with intermediate or higher risk should be evaluated’

Bollywood superstar Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. As per experts, women should have a thorough knowledge about heart disease and its symptoms. As, this will help in timely diagnosis and treatment

‘Women with intermediate or higher risk should be evaluated’A 38-year follow-up from the Framingham Heart study evaluated the incidence of sudden cardiac death in women compared with men. The study revealed that women had a lower sudden cardiac death (SCD) rate than men at all ages. The risk of sudden death among women with coronary heart disease is one-half that of men with […]

Golden rules for great hair

No matter how strong and beautiful your hair appear to you, pay careful attention to their hair care regimen to grow keep them at its best. As, hair care is one of the mandatory aspects of our beauty regime. Dr Apratim Goel, dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio lists out hair care tips. Besides, she tell you more about natural hair care and remedies for hair care

Golden rules for great hairWhich is the single most important factor to maintain healthy hair? It’s not expensive products and exotic oils, but a balanced healthy diet followed regularly. Hair needs to be nourished on daily basis. Since, everyone these days is on weight loss diets, remember that you are compromising the hair nutrition as well. Hair needs carbs, […]