Can nutritional labelling influence your food consumption?

The Cochrane Library has recently conducted a survey. The objective of its survey was to inquire whether nutritional labelling affects people's choices while choosing healthy food options

Can nutritional labelling influence your food consumption?The recent survey underlined that nutritional labelling helps people in making informed food choices thereby making them eat healthy. It also suggests that nutritional labelling might be an option to prevent obesity. Nutritional labelling is advocated as a means to promote healthier food purchasing and consumption, including lower energy intake. Internationally, many different nutritional labelling […]

Busted: 5 myths of water

To remain healthy in many ways you should drink eight glasses of water every day - What if we tell you that this is a myth?

Busted: 5 myths of waterWhat if we also tell you that you’ve been misled all this while when it comes to water and general beliefs around it? While it is true that our body constitutes of around 70% water, excess intake of water can be fatal too. We bust common myths about water intake. Myth 1: Drinking 8 to […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’

Dr Aditya Kelkar is a phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology. He aspires to live a healthy life by following a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. He is also an avid marathon runner

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’‘Consistency in the exercise helps you maintain both mental and physical health,’ says Dr Aditya Kelkar, phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology, who aspires to live a healthy life. He follows a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. His fitness schedule involves three days of gymming and three days […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for piles

Piles – a neglected condition about which people are often embarrassed to talk about. Today, a lot of youngsters are suffering from it. Here the doctors list out the major causes, symptoms, and effective treatments, to cure piles

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for pilesPiles (haemorrhoids) are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. The size of piles can vary and are found inside or outside the anus, explained doctors. Usually the age group above 40 gets piles informed doctors. But “now-a-days, it is commonly seen in the youngsters, in the age […]

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancer

Inculcating healthy lifestyle choices like exercising regularly, not smoking, drinking in moderation and maintaining a healthy BMI can make a huge difference in lowering cancer risk

4 simple lifestyle choices that may prevent cancerThe authors of a new study suggest that 20% to 40% of cancer cases—and about 50% of all deaths from cancer—might be prevented if we all did these four things: exercise regularly, maintain a healthy BMI, give up smoking, and skip alcohol or drink only in moderation. That’s it—or, rather, that might be enough to […]

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay man

Doctors’ life is often considered to be healthy, mainly because they know the importance of a healthy lifestyle. But according to a study released by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Kerala on November 20, revealed the unbelievable facts

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay manDoctors serve souls for their healthy being. Going by logic, doctors aren’t supposed to fall sick. But, contrary to this belief, an insightful study by the IMA in Kerala has found that doctors in Kerala have a shorter life span, compared to layman, due to unhealthy lifestyle and stressful working conditions. The study enumerates largely […]

Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awareness

A hospital from Pimpri, has perfectly captured the changing lifestyle through our favourite game. Yes, snakes and ladders. Disease-free life is a ladder to a healthy life, while lack of exercise and junk food consumption, will invite diseases. So to educate people regarding this, snakes have been used. Now, this poster has become a topic of discussion on the social media

Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awarenessAs a kid, we all have played snakes and ladders, which till date, remains our favourite game. But a hospital from Pimpri-Chinchwad, has used this game in a unique way, to create awareness regarding the diseases amongst people. Do you still refuse to believe it? Read This… When you happen to visit Aadhar hospital in […]

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologist

Childhood blindness can be prevented by a proper diagnosis at an early age, regular screening and by creating awareness regarding the eye screening. As childhood blindness can be prevented with appropriate treatment

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologistChildhood blindness is a growing menace and immediate measures have to be taken to tackle it. Prof Swapan Samanta, eye department, Burdwan Medical College and Bijoy Chand Mohatab Hospital, West Bengal said that “We are creating awareness through campaigns to protect the eyes of children and prevent blindness and a state level Continuous Medical Education […]