BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailments

In order to treat cases related to monsoon-related illness, the civic-run hospitals have started a monsoon Out Patient Department (OPD) in their premises. The civic-run hospitals will also soon organise blood donation drives as a precautionary measure to be prepared for emergency cases

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailmentsUsually after the heavy rainfall, a few weeks later more and more patients come for a medical check-up. Infections by virus and bacteria are main threats, hence, people need to adopt preventives measures and it is advisable to visit doctors. In the last three years (2015-2018), there were 97 deaths caused due to dengue in […]

The truth about fruit

The eat-right prescription brings all of that knowledge and expertise to your very own kitchen. No fad diets. No quick-fixes. No eliminating traditional foods. From buying the right ingredients, to planning meals, and involving kids in cooking, The eat-right prescription combines medical and scientific knowledge with practical wisdom. It’s the go-to guide for individuals and families who want to eat right, stay healthy and lead productive, happy lives

The truth about fruit“My team and I often hear the most ill-informed stories about food and fitness. While it can be funny, it’s also unfortunate that people do not have access to scientific truths about something that is so essential to their well-being. One of the most misunderstood foods are fruits. They are neither the miracle cure for […]

What is fried rice syndrome? Here’s what you need to know about it

Bacillus cereus is a toxin-producing bacterium that is one of the most common causes of food poisoning, also called ‘fried rice syndrome.’ Starchy foods, such as rice, are the most common types of food affected

What is fried rice syndrome? Here’s what you need to know about itAn estimated 63,000 cases of food poisoning caused by B. cereus occur each year within the U.S., according to a 2019 article published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology. However, the vast majority of cases go unreported, because the symptoms are generally mild and subside on their own with rest and hydration. Leftover fried rice […]

How to get chronic daily headaches under control

Some people get headaches daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. Chronic daily headache is notoriously difficult to treat and, understandably, often produces anxiety and depression

How to get chronic daily headaches under controlAlmost everyone gets a headache from time to time. Some people, though, get them daily or almost every day. This problem is known as chronic daily headache. Women are twice as likely as men to have it. People with this condition get headaches every day or nearly every day for a prolonged period of time […]

Researchers believe that our voice can reveal whether we’re getting ill

Canary Speech developed algorithms after examining speech patterns of patients with Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinson's. It enabled them to spot a number of tell-tale signs both pre and post-diagnosis

Researchers believe that our voice can reveal whether we’re getting illOur voices are amazing things. We can use them to sing, shout and whisper sweet nothings. We can use them to activate gadgets and prove who we are to banks. And now researchers believe they can also reveal whether we’re getting ill. A US start-up called Canary Speech is developing a way of analysing conversations […]

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter months

The winter months aren’t always full of cheer as the cold and dry conditions can make it difficult on your lungs. Sometimes the weather is frigid and cold and it can be hard to catch your breath. In nasty weather such as this, the cold weather and your respiratory system don’t mix well.

7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter monthsAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter has arrived. The nights are getting longer, and the New Year excitement is at peak, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illness. It majorly impacts your respiratory […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your health

When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us are pretty well-versed in how often to take a shower or how to properly wash our undergarments. However, it turns out there are a lot of other things to think about, and it's possible we are making some common hygiene mistakes and don't even realize it. No matter how clean we think we might be, a few important practices might be slipping through the cracks. No one's perfect when it comes to personal care, but the more you know, the better you can keep yourself free of unwanted bacteria, breakouts, or even illness

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your healthPoor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to […]

Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, reveals study

Next time you go through airport security, you may want to wash your hands afterwards. A new study finds airport security trays are a hotbed for germs that can cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold

Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, reveals studyHere’s a question: In which parts of the airport do you think you are most likely to come into contact with viruses? British and Finnish researchers examined various surfaces of the Helsinki Airport in Finland to find out. The study titled ‘Deposition of respiratory virus pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports’ was published in […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Do not self-medicate, warn doctors

It is important that the patients understand, that chemists are not allowed to dispense medications like antibiotics, pain relief medications, anxiolytics etc. without a doctor’s prescription. The reason is that chemists may have an understanding of the drug and its actions, but lack the clinical skills and lack understanding of the effects of a particular drug on the body

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Do not self-medicate, warn doctorsWith the winter approaching, self-medication becomes a major concern for doctors. Often it is the friendly chemist, friend or patient themselves who suggest self-medicating based on the common symptoms. Needless to say it is completely inappropriate to take medications without a proper medical consultation. For one, most of the winter illness are mild illness, caused […]