27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals survey

The ugly leitmotif of adolescent smoking addiction has come into light. According to a survey, a large number of children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are into smoking. The survey was conducted by students from class five to ninth

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals surveyThe doctors of Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted survey in 30 schools BMC schools. The doctor was surprised, as the survey that, so far, 27 per cent of children were into smoking. Tobacco products have been implicated as the main causes of oral cancer. Still, students get into smoking right from their schooling […]

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospital

Workplace phobia is characterised by a pronounced apprehensive reaction to the workplace or elements related to the workplace (e.g. coworkers, objects, situations). Similarly, a doctor has an unheard phobia which scares him from entering the hospital

Mumbai doc shivers on entering the hospitalAre you afraid of stepping in the office, due to some unpleasant experiences, fear or poor self-confidence? Beware! You might be suffering from workplace phobia. Work-related anxieties are frequent and have a negative effect on the occupational performance of the person and the person panics when approaching or even thinking of the workplace.  It can […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]

‘India is reeling under the issue of serious mental health epidemic’

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But, deteriorating mental health is a severe issue in the country. In an event on November 2, President Ram Nath Kovind stated that the country is reeling under the issue of serious mental health epidemic by pointing at the lack of mental health interventions in the country

‘India is reeling under the issue of serious mental health epidemic’Awareness regarding the mental health is the need of the hour. According to the National Mental Health Survey of 2016, nearly 14 per cent of the country’s population requires mental health interventions, tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday, November 2. We are looking at a mental epidemic that is quite serious, he added. Experts […]

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schools

School girls avoid going to school during their periods. In order to reduce the absentees and remove the misconceptions related to menstrual cycle, schools will be creating the awareness regarding the same. The program will be implemented in all higher primary schools and the other schools in the state

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schoolsThe School Education and Sports Department has now taken an important decision to implement the menstruation management program in the schools and will be implemented under the ‘Clean India, Clean School’ campaign. According to a survey conducted by the UNICEF a few days ago, in Maharashtra, only 13 percent of girls in the age group […]

This is how you can avoid HIV

HIV is considered a blood-borne illness, which means that the virus must come into contact with the blood to spread an infection. However, it is also spread through other bodily fluids

This is how you can avoid HIVSince the beginning of the epidemic in 1981, 35 million people worldwide have died of HIV and AIDS. People now live long and reasonably healthy lives with HIV, thanks in large part to antiretroviral drugs that slow the growth of the virus. Treatment is expensive, though, and is often associated with a wide range of […]

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new study

Women who participated in the study came from five very different study sites. Researchers observed a relatively consistent association in which early childbearing was associated with greater cardiovascular disease risk across these study sites, which supports the validity of the results 

Teen mother at a higher risk of heart disease, suggests new studyThe new study was led by Catherine Pirkle, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu. The first author of the paper is Nicole Rosendaal. Prof. Pirkle and her team examined the data available on 1,047 women from the 2012 International Mobility in […]

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 Mumbaikars

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. So, when Amravati’s Manoj Gupta was declared brain-dead. His wife decided to donate organs

Organ donation: A brain-dead man gifts life to 3 MumbaikarsOrgan donation has become a matter of prime importance. Considering this fact, a wife has donated her husband’s organs in Hamalpura area of Amravati district. The organs of this person helped save three lives. 52-year-old Manoj Gupta, who lived in Hamalpura area of Amravati district, had been admitted to a private hospital for treatment on […]

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for men

Men who ate alone more than twice a day were the most likely to develop abdominal obesity. Scientists also found that these individuals were more likely to be single, live alone and skip meals. In most cases, these men did not have spouses. Married men or men committed in a relationship did much better when compared to those who were single

Study reveals eating out alone is bad for your health, especially for menMen who eat alone have a 45 per cent greater risk of developing obesity, a new study has found. Researchers at Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea also found links between eating alone and high blood pressure and high cholesterol. While their findings revealed health consequences for both men and women who dined […]

20-year-old needs help, college mates step up

Everyone remembers their college days as this is the period when the memories are made. Same is for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, a S.Y. B. Com student in Kirti college in Mumbai. As he is diagnosed with Severe Aplastic Anaemia and needs the bone marrow transplant, but due to lack of funds, his family is unable to carry out the procedure. Then, all of his collegemates chipped in. But still he has not reached the required amount

20-year-old needs help, college mates step upCollege is the period when fond memories are made which will last us a lifetime. Everyone remembers the days they’ve spent in college. But for 20-year-old Gaurav Jaiswal, this period turned out to be so much more. Gaurav, is a S.Y. B. Com student at Kirti College in Mumbai. He was diagnosed with severe aplastic […]
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