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

Do not self-medicate, warn doctors

With 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 proper medical consultation. For one, most of the winter illness are mild illness, caused by […]

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

An 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 […]

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

Usually 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 […]

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

Our 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 […]

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7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter months

After 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Airport security trays carry more germs than toilets, reveals study

Here’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 […]

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