Top twelve health benefits of swimming

Swimming is safe for most people. As with any workout, there are certain risks associated with swimming. If you’re injured or have certain medical conditions, be sure to check with your doctor before swimming laps

Top twelve health benefits of swimmingYou may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. […]

Following your ex on social media can break your marriage

Do you follow your ex on social media? Or often like or comment on his posts on Social media? Well! Your behaviour can wreck your relationship. A week ago, an Australian psychiatrist, Dr Martin Graff, introduced a psychiatric term known as ‘micro-cheating’ which includes seemingly trivial actions by an individual which may lead to serious consequences in relationships. My Medical Mantra tries to decode its presence in Indian marriages

Following your ex on social media can break your marriageMicro-cheating has been getting some serious buzz across the usual suspects. When Sapna Sharma’s husband, Sudhir (both names have been changed) got her to Human Touch clinic in Mulund, it was basically for her regression-like behaviour. Every time they argued, she would begin to behave abnormally or child-like. On repeated counselling, Dr Karia came across a […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

MP Supriya Sule to lead #NoGSTForSanitaryPads campaign

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Women’s organisations across the country have protested against the decision of the government. Now, on the issue of tax-free sanitary napkins, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP is ready to take on the Modi government

MP Supriya Sule to lead #NoGSTForSanitaryPads campaignSupriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer […]

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical tests

The patients coming to the BMC dispensaries, maternity homes, specialty hospitals and suburban hospitals will not have to go to the bigger BMC hospitals for medical tests. As, ‘Aapli Chikitsa’ scheme’s tender process is in the final phase and will be completed soon. After which, the BMC administration will take the decision of providing the medical test free of cost in all the BMC clinics

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical testsThe medical test facility is mainly available in the bigger BMC hospitals. Owing to which, the patients have to make continuous trips to the hospitals. Also, there is a long queue for medical tests and the patients have to wait for the same. The patients face commuting problem as well as they are stress out […]

Man ruptures throat by suppressing a sneeze

The man explained that he had attempted to quash a sneeze by blocking his nostrils and mouth. He experienced an immediate popping sensation in his neck, which quickly swelled up. As time passed, it became painful to swallow, and his voice vanished almost entirely

Man ruptures throat by suppressing a sneezeIf you are about to sneeze, even if you are in a quiet place, doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That’s according to a case report with […]

Now, organ donation lessons at railway stations  

There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which awareness was created regarding organ donation at Churchgate and Mumbai Central railway stations with the help of the posters

Now, organ donation lessons at railway stations  Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save up to eight lives. So, though Rajhans Prathisthan, Shrikant Apte decided to spread awareness regarding the same and decided to carry out the  organ donation  awareness campaign at the railway stations. Organ donation awareness was created at Churchgate and Mumbai Central Railway stations. On January 17, the organ […]

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them running

Tata Mumbai Marathon is round the corner and people have geared up to give their best. A lot of heart patients have also prepped up for the same. Dr Nilesh Gautam, the medical director for the Marathon this year, lists out some dos and don’ts for the heart patients

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them runningEach marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to […]

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin area

Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like fungus or yeast. The fungus thrives in warm and moist environments. People with increased risk for jock itch are those who sweat a lot due to exercise or their weight

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin areaJock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital, buttock, and thigh regions. Although uncomfortable, jock itch is not serious and can be treated and prevented very easily. Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like […]
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