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 […]

Mumbai: Real life ‘Ghajini’ baffles doctors

Aamir Khan starrer movie ‘Ghajini’ became the talk of the town, owing to its unique story line and a health condition known as Anterograde amnesia or short term memory loss, where he had difficulty in remembering the occurred. He then wrote numbers and names on his body. But, in real life too, a Mumbai man suffers from this serious condition, which is caused by some traumatic brain injury or a mental shock. But, what surprised the doctors in Pillai’s case is his sudden wandering in places and going completely mute at times

Mumbai: Real life ‘Ghajini’ baffles doctorsOne fine day, last month Sushant Pillai (name changed) ran down to the middle of the road and refused to move from the middle of the road. On insisting to move, he would get aggressive. The 23-year-old, Pillai loved biking. However, on a fateful evening in January this year, he met with a traumatic road […]

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 […]

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unit

On the occasion of Hospice and Palliative Care day, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre launched its palliative care service in the hospital. Its services will include pain relief treatment, counseling and OPD

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unitOne of the prominent characters in the film Piku was played by Amitabh Bachchan as a doting yet open-minded father, who, in one of the scenes is ridiculed when Irrfan Khan (Rana in the film) says his father was put on the ventilator. ‘Comfort care’ or ‘palliative care’ is the need of the hour. It […]

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 […]

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in Hawaii

Rat lungworm cannot be transmitted between individuals, but anyone can acquire the disease by consuming raw or undercooked slugs, snails, freshwater shrimp, land crabs or frogs infected with the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in HawaiiAn infant was hospitalised for rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, probably after consuming a slug or snail on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to a statement from the Hawaii Department of Health. This marks the 10th case of the infection on the island and the 17th statewide in 2017. “This is an extremely unfortunate incident, […]

Mumbai: 2 dengue and 1 lepto death in August

After torrential rains lashed Mumbai on August 29, now; there is fear of widespread of dengue and leptospirosis. According to the information given by BMC’s health department, In August, dengue claimed two while malaria and leptospirosis claimed one life

Mumbai: 2 dengue and 1 lepto death in AugustBMC is taking all the necessary measures to curb the epidemic of infectious diseases in the city. Till now, the BMC has conducted surveys of 70 lakh households in Mumbai. BMC’s health department August data: 29 year-old woman lost her life due to malaria 49-year-old man lost his life due to leptospirosis Deaths due to […]

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 […]

How sleep deprived are you? Check using this fascinating tool

New Lost Sleep Calculator tots up sleep loss to show weekly, monthly, yearly and lifetime deprivation. Shows what else you could have done with all of those lost hours

How sleep deprived are you? Check using this fascinating toolThink you’re getting enough shut-eye? You may want to take this test, which reveals just how sleep deprived you really are. The new tool will reveal your sleep loss to show your weekly, monthly, yearly and even lifetime deprivation, as well as what else you could have done in that time. The tool also reveals […]