Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniors

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched one of a kind Geriatric Clinic at its hospital premises on Pedder Road on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The event was graced by award winning actress Padma Shri Shashikala who inaugurated the clinic along with other dignitaries

Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniorsEven though India is a young country, it’s important to understand and combat the healthcare issues faced by the elderly. According to statistics, in Asia as a whole, the proportion of the elderly is expected to increase from 10.5 per cent to 22.4 per cent during 2012–2050. India is situated in the grip of an […]

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection mission

Under National Leprosy Eradication Mission, Maharashtra for the first time this year will start state-wide leprosy detection mission. When 22 districts were covered last year under the mission, this year the entire state will be covered

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection missionThe mission will be implemented from September 24 to October 09. A team of two, comprising a man and a woman will visit 25 houses every day and will carry out the survey. Dr Sanjay Jathar, Addition District Health Officer, (ADHO), Pune, said, “We would be referring the newly detected patients to hospitals and soon […]

Midnight saviour: IPS officer donates blood, saves pregnant mother

An IPS officer from Chandrapur helped save the life of an expectant mother who urgently required ‘A’ negative blood. He rushed to the hospital as soon as he could. His heroic deed helped save the lives of the woman and her precious baby

Midnight saviour: IPS officer donates blood, saves pregnant motherIt was around 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, Shabana Sayeed, an expectant mother, who was in the thirties, was rushed to the civil hospital in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. Shabana was experiencing labour pains, and her condition was worsening with each passing minute. Shabana was admitted to the hospital, but, the doctors said they need ‘A’ […]

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagersXin (Daisy) Dai told the meeting that the link between paracetamol use and asthma seemed strongest in those who had a particular variant of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) gene, GSTP1. However, she warned that the research showed only that there was an association between paracetamol and asthma, not that paracetamol caused the condition; further research […]

Parents, is your child eating fake chocolate?

The Food and Drugs Department (FDA) Maharashtra has seized bogus chocolates worth Rs 18 lakhs. The chocolates have been seized from Masjid Bunder in Mumbai. The FDA has sent the seized samples for testing

Parents, is your child eating fake chocolate?Who doesn’t love chocolate? Almost everyone, regardless their age can’t resist this temptation. Chocolate is our weak point. But, are the chocolates which we are eating safe? Are your kids having unadulterated chocolates to eat? This question had risen due to the recent action, which was taken by the Maharashtra FDA against the fake chocolate […]

Here’s why boxing is a great workout for your body

If you are looking to make your daily workouts a bit more interesting, how about adding boxing to your regimen?

Here’s why boxing is a great workout for your bodyThere is no denying that many people have taken an interest in the activity in recent years. Here are some reasons why throwing a few punches could provide you with a perfect combination of fun and fitness. It makes you use every part of your body Grab the gloves if you want to challenge several […]

Using Tinder despite being committed interlinked with dark personality traits

In a new study from Erasmus University Rotterdam, people who used Tinder when in a committed relationship were found to score higher on traits like psychopathy and lower on traits like agreeableness

Using Tinder despite being committed interlinked with dark personality traitsThe study titled ‘Why are you cheating on tinder? Exploring users’ motives and (dark) personality traits’ was published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour. The researcher team surveyed nearly 1,500 users of the dating app who were asked questions about their motives for using the app and their experiences with it. More than 300 […]

Common cold: Why are some people more susceptible than others?

Whether you catch a cold this winter or make it through the season scot-free may depend in part on how many ‘stressors’ your nose and airway passages encounter, a new study suggests

Common cold: Why are some people more susceptible than others?The research looked at two defence mechanisms that cells in a person’s airway use to protect themselves from threats: one that protects against viruses like the common cold virus and another that protects against ‘oxidative stress.’ This form of cell damage is triggered by viruses and other irritants, such as cigarette smoke or pollen. The […]

Study findings reveal: People with psoriasis often face stigma, discrimination

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that speeds up the lifecycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells cause scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Some people with psoriasis develop arthritis, too

Study findings reveal: People with psoriasis often face stigma, discriminationPeople with the scaly skin condition psoriasis are often faced with people who don’t want to shake hands with them and who see them – incorrectly – as contagious, according to a new study. “Patients with psoriasis often express frustration to me that they experience discrimination in public places and the work environment,” said study […]

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis type, causing pain and stiffness in the joints as cartilage steadily breaks down. It is often referred to as ‘wear and tear’ arthritis, as opposed to rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by an immune response

Can an antioxidant offer protection from osteoarthritis?Symptoms of joint swelling and tenderness can come and go over time – or, in some people, they can be constant. The degree of severity varies a great deal between individuals. Several interventions can help manage osteoarthritis, including physical therapy, medications, and surgery. To date, however, nothing halts the progression of this debilitating condition. It […]