Why your heart remains immune to cancer?

Though found in every possible part of the body, a fluid-filled sac called pericardium does its job of protecting our precious hearts

Why your heart remains immune to cancer?Food for thought: there are cancers of the brain, blood, lymph nodes, lungs, bone, and every other bodily organ, part, or system imaginable. Why, then, do we never hear about heart cancer — could it be our hearts, long symbolized as the root of loving emotion, are somehow immune to the dreaded disease? Unfortunately, the […]

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sick

Continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But that's nothing compared with what these doctors go up against each day

How doctors who deal with germs all day long avoid getting sickDodging a cold can be pretty challenging when you’re working in an office. As soon as one person starts coughing, you can usually be sure it’ll get around the office faster than a bad email chain from Steve in accounting. If that’s not enough, continuous stress has been shown to suppress the immune system. But […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]

Thane gets affordable dialysis centres

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has taken a decision of providing dialysis centres in Thane, for the patients who belong to the weaker section of the society. The facility is made available for those whose income is less annual income is of less than one lakh. Dialysis centres will be started from Monday, November 27

Thane gets affordable dialysis centresPeople, who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, have to go for dialysis, thrice a week. They spend Rs 1,800 to 2,000 in the private hospitals. To make it affordable for the patients, dialysis centres have been started near Kores Hospital at Vartak Nagar, materinity hospital near Kopri and one hospital at kasarvadavali. These three […]

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health Min

Highlighting the importance of transparency between regulatory authorities and pharma sector, Nadda stated that the coordination between the National Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical sector will enable launch and registration of new health technologies

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health MinThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today inaugurated  the ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The Health Minister further stated that there is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgery

On Monday evening, Mumbai police’s tweet about rescuing an abandoned infant in Kanjurmarg, hit the headlines. Immediately after the news spread, the infant was admitted to Sion Hospital and LTMG medical college. The infant is fine now, informed the hospital

Abandoned baby saved by Mumbai police to undergo surgeryOn the wee hours of Monday morning, an abandoned baby was found in an auto rickshaw in suburban Mumbai. After which, the infant was immediately admitted to the Sion Hospital by the police. The baby girl has been identified with a brain condition. However, she is fine now. “Yesterday, the baby was brought to us by the […]

Know how to use a public washroom safely

Using a public washroom can be uncomfortable, as people are hesitant to enter it, due to the fear of contracting germs and bacteria. Here, experts give you tips to use a public washroom in most hygienic way

Know how to use a public washroom safelyPublic restrooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Even a clean public restroom can harbour many germs just by the fact that so many people use the same facility all day long. Owing to which, experts advise to follow a proper hygiene. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “One […]

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in women

Diabetes has a certain stigma associate with it. This holds true for many women in an Indian household, who feel insecure and timid due to this condition. This contest aims to help women regain and reclaim their self-confidence by making them more outspoken and open

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in womenA Pune hospital will soon be hosting a unique beauty pageant titled, ‘Miss Diabetic Queen Contest.’ In society, people suffering from diabetes are viewed differently. This contest aims to dispel the myths associated with diabetes and motivate diabetic patients to develop an active and cheerful approach towards life. The women participating in this event should […]

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dog

A dog, whose penis, testicles and front paws were chopped off is undergoing treatment at Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. He has developed septicaemia and the expenses to treat him is likely to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dogIn a case of extreme savagery against animals, a street dog was found in a critical condition at Mira-Bhayander with his penis, testicles and front paws chopped off. The animal was rescued from the street on Saturday by two animal lovers and brought to Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. “Champion was brought to us […]