What to do during a heatstroke and how to prevent it

With the hottest season of the year in progress, Mumbaikar’s are bracing themselves to deal with the extremities that summer brings. Although, it’s a great time for a range of activities, like sports, vacation time etc., summer brings along several health problems. Number one on that list is the probability of experiencing a ‘heatstroke’

What to do during a heatstroke and how to prevent itWhat is a heatstroke? A heatstroke is a result of prolonged exposure to extremely high temperatures, and is earmarked as a medical emergency. Usually combined with dehydration, this ultimately leads to a failure of the body’s temperature control system. The core body temperature stretches farther than 40 degrees Celsius, which is a hallmark symptom of […]

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPR

CPR is an emergency technique that combines the use of chest compressions and artificial ventilation to maintain blood supply to the brain. It helps sustain intact brain function until further treatment is done

Emergency first-aid: Learn the basics on how to perform CPRA survey conducted by an online doctor consultation platform indicates that about 98% of the country’s population is not trained in the basic life-saving technique of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). CPR is the most crucial and basic procedure to save a life in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. CPR is easy to learn and […]

Don’t sleep with your cell phone, warn health experts

The California Department of Health has released an advisory cautioning about the risks of cell phone radiation exposure. Radiations from the devices have been tied to cancer and infertility. Exposure risks are highest when cell phones have fewer bars of service or are downloading or streaming media

Don’t sleep with your cell phone, warn health expertsThe California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks. California released guidance for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that cell phone use may be linked to cancer, attention, mental health and reproductive health […]

What causes nosebleeds during summer and how to prevent them

Nosebleeds are caused by a small blood vessel rupturing. There are two main types of nose bleed, upper and lower septum nosebleeds. In children, many doctors feel that nasal drying is a common cause of nose bleeds. Although the sudden trickle of blood may make an individual get panicky, nosebleeds are hardly a serious cause of concern

What causes nosebleeds during summer and how to prevent themThe medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Because of the position of the nose – right in the middle of the face – and its high density of blood vessels, most of us will have had at least one nosebleed at some time during our lives. Although seldom a cause for alarm, nosebleeds can […]

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancer

Prostate cancer occurs because of the uncontrolled growth of cells in the prostate, which is a gland in the male reproductive organs that produces a fluid that forms part of semen. It sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that urine passes through on its way out of the body

Mediterranean diet offers protective effect against prostate cancerIn a report on their findings that is published in The Journal of Urology, the researchers write that guidelines for preventing prostate cancer should aim to “consider whole dietary patterns instead of individual foods.” Lead investigator Dr Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, from the Instituto de Salud Carlos III at the University of Alcalá near Madrid, Spain, explains […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Stool colour Healthy bowel movements typically produce stools that are brown in colour. Common colour changes that can indicate […]

Aurangabad: Ghati Hospital resident doctors call off mass bunk

Resident doctors agreed to resume their duty after speaking with the hospital administration. They had organised this mass bunk in response to an assault on one of their colleagues

Aurangabad: Ghati Hospital resident doctors call off mass bunkOn Wednesday, April 25, Dr Harshad Chavan was manhandled by a group of 20 odd men who were accompanying a patient at Aurangabad’s Ghati Hospital. To show their solidarity against this attack, 322 resident doctors who work at the hospital had organised a mass bunk. They have not joined their duty since past three two […]

Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adults

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments

Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure issues as adultsMore than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests. High blood pressure, or hypertension, can be a particular problem for childhood cancer survivors because many of them have heart damage as a result of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Even when they do get diagnosed […]

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older women

A new study of older women living in Australia finds that eating more vegetables - especially cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower - might help to prevent clogged arteries, a main cause of heart attack and stroke

Eating more vegetables interlinked with better artery health for older womenElderly women who eat more vegetables may be less likely to develop hardening of the arteries, an Australian study suggests. Researchers surveyed 954 women aged 70 and older. They also used ultrasound to assess the thickness of the walls of the carotid artery in the neck, and the extent of plaque accumulation. Thinner artery walls […]

Maha govt begins survey to collect data on cadaver donation

The Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra, Girish Mahajan has written a letter to Tata trust, seeking help in creating a mechanism which can help boost cadaver donation in Maharashtra state. The state has requested Tata trust to design a model to activate government hospitals to identify and declare brain-dead patients and to counsel their family to donate the organs

Maha govt begins survey to collect data on cadaver donationThe incidents of organ failure are rapidly increasing in Maharashtra and in the country as well. And the only way to meet the shortfall of the organs is to promote cadaver and deceased organ donation. The Maharashtra government has requested Tata Trust and Mohan Foundation to help boost the organ donation campaign in the state. […]
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