Is your child receiving 100% nutrition to build stronger Immunity?

For generations now, mothers have been chasing their children to eat whole meal. Most mothers with kids between 4 to 12 years of age keep laying impetus on nutritious food. They are under constant pressure to ensure that their children develop healthy eating habits in order to build an immune system. Now, it’s for you to decide how will you protect you children and provide them with 100 per cent nutrition and build stronger immunity

Is your child receiving 100% nutrition to build stronger Immunity?In today’s time, there are challenges in building a healthy immune system in growing children. This has also been due to environmental factors, intake of junk food, kids not venturing outdoors as much as they used to earlier.  It is not only the food intake that affects the overall health of an individual but a […]

What does WHO’s annual TB report mean to India?

According to the annual report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 30, TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. Moreover, all the 7 countries that top the list of TB burden are from Asia or Africa. My Medical Mantra tries to ask experts about this unsolved pivotal problem country

What does WHO’s annual TB report mean to India?Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most rampant causes of death in the country. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual TB report, the disease remains to be the top infectious killer even in 2016. The report further adds that, India tops the list of countries with highest number of patients infected by TB with […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop you

When temperatures drop and windows and doors stay shut, viruses can thrive indoors and upper respiratory tract infections take a toll on your health. City experts offer tips to stave off the winter blues and sniffles

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop youAlthough winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy from upper respiratory tract infections. Dr Aditya Agrawal, a chest specialist at Bhatia Hospital said, “The number of patients with respiratory […]

Health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough

Tissue samples from 1,178 women with the most common form of breast cancer were used in the experiment. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 per cent higher in women with the immune cell 'hotspots'

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough  Researchers have found a way to potentially identify women at risk of relapsing breast cancer. Patients with high numbers of immune cell ‘hotspots’ around tumours were 25 per cent more likely to see the cancer return within a decade, indicates a study. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 […]

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’

Monsoon invites a host of diseases. Water-borne diseases like typhoid, malaria, dengue, conjunctivitis, gastrointestinal disturbances are persistent. Hence, it is time for us to keep our body resistant against diseases by boosting our immunity and taking precautions against these diseases and up the water intake

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’Though, you are tempted to have chai and bhajiya. Avoid consuming it from outside. As high humidity can spoil the chutney. Opt for dry pulse and dal based chutney (added with moong, tamarind and garlic to add a flavor), instead of green chutney. Spices create a lot of irritation in the GI system , which […]

Your appendix serves an important biological purpose

Appendix has historically been viewed as a vestigial organ with no real function. But new research suggests it may actually be protecting beneficial bacteria living in the gut

Your appendix serves an important biological purposeThe appendix, notorious for its tendency to become inflamed or even rupture, has historically been viewed as a vestigial organ with no real function. But new research supports the idea that the appendix may indeed serve a purpose: to protect beneficial bacteria living in the gut. Heather F. Smith, PhD, associate professor at Midwestern University […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]