Household disinfectants linked with obesity risk in children, warns study

Canadian researchers have shown that commonly used household cleaning products could be making children overweight by causing changes in their gut microflora

Household disinfectants linked with obesity risk in children, warns studyThe researchers studied the gut microbiota of 757 infants aged 3 to 4 months and established their weight once they reached 1 and 3 years old. They also assessed household exposure to detergents, disinfectants and eco-friendly cleaning products. To analyse information on the microbes found in the faecal matter of infants, the team used data […]

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions study

US researchers have highlighted a connection between cadmium exposure and impaired contrast sensitivity. Writing in JAMA Ophthalmology, scientists described their findings from an observational study of 1983 participants from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions studyExposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests. Researchers found that higher levels of cadmium in the blood were associated with diminished contrast sensitivity, they report in JAMA Ophthalmology. “This particular aspect of […]

Maharashtra: Police bust illegal abortion racket in Sangli, 2 doctors arrested

Police in Sangli have busted an illegal abortion racket; an FIR has been filed against three doctors, two has been arrested. As of now, the police have got the information about nine illegal abortions performed by the doctor trio

Maharashtra: Police bust illegal abortion racket in Sangli, 2 doctors arrestedIn yet another shocking incident, which has come in the light, three doctors from Sangli, Maharashtra have been booked for performing an illegal abortion. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, DYSP, Ashok Virkar said, “We had arrested Dr Rupali Chogule on September 17, and her husband Dr Vijaykumar Chougule on September 18, in connection with […]

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% cases

Tuberculosis remains the world’s most lethal infectious killer. It claims more lives than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. TB is also a preventable, treatable, curable disease. Fewer people fell ill and died from tuberculosis last year but countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. WHO calls for urgent action to #EndTB

WHO report: 10 million people developed TB in 2017; India accounts for 27% casesTuberculosis (TB) remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday. WHO, in its latest 2018 Global TB Report, says countries are still not doing enough to end TB by 2030 and calls for an unprecedented […]

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?

Senior knee and hip surgeon, Dr Kaushal Malhan who is attached to Fortis Hospital, Mulund, busts various myths of the elderly, who hesitate to opt for joint replacement surgery and believe in the various myths

Joint replacement surgeries: Why do senior citizens hesitate?The increase in life expectancy, over the years, has resulted in the rise of the population of the elderly. Age and pain go hand in hand, so does the risk of progressively painful health conditions. Today, senior citizens lead an active lifestyle. Some of them are compelled or otherwise even continue to earn a living […]

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patients

Various initiatives have been started by the Sewri TB Hospital administration to lift up the morale of the patients. Recently, a library was stared for the patients and performances were given by musicians. These measures have reduced the number of absconding patients

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patientsIn 2018, just 76 patients absconded from the hospital and 341 patients sought discharge against medical advice (DAMA). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has witnessed a rise in people suffering from tuberculosis. Under a Right to Information (RTI) report filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, it was revealed that at Sewri’s Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital, […]

Mumbai: Civic body to upgrade peripheral hospitals to a ‘multi-speciality’ centres

The move aims at strengthening and providing the state of art healthcare facilities especially in the western and eastern suburbs. More than 60% of Mumbaikars live in western and eastern suburbs of the city. And the move will provide hassle-free medical facilities to the people

Mumbai: Civic body to upgrade peripheral hospitals to a ‘multi-speciality’ centresThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upgrade the peripheral civic-run hospitals in the city into multi-speciality hospitals. Sources say the BMC has proposed two thousand crore rupees to strengthen the health system in the city While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of Mumbai’s civic-run KEM hospital, and Director of […]

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your life

Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares how driving with proper care can save your life

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your lifeAccording to a data released in 2017, Mumbai ranked fifth among the 50 other Indian cities to have the most accidents in the year 2016. The incidences of road traffic accidents have progressively spiked over the last few years. Road traffic fatalities constitute for 16.6% of all deaths making it the sixth leading cause of […]

These common habits can be damaging to your skin

You’ve been eating the right kind of foods, maintaining a good sleep schedule, and even wearing sunscreen on a daily basis. So if your skin still showing some signs of damage, one or more of these common habits might be to blame

These common habits can be damaging to your skinSleeping on your front or your side Going to bed in the prone position (i.e. sleeping on your stomach) could affect the quality of skin in certain individuals. As this position requires placing our face directly on the pillow, it exposes us to a whole night of direct friction as well as the dirt and […]

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniors

No detectable benefit was seen from regular use of low-dose aspirin for people 70 and older who don’t have heart disease, researchers say

Study reveals: Daily aspirin could harm healthy seniorsTaking aspirin can help protect older adults who have suffered heart attacks, strokes and related complications in the past. But a large, international study has found the drug was unlikely to extend the lives of healthy people over the age of 70. The findings of the research were published in three papers in the New […]