Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

A pregnant woman and her unborn child need to be protected from various infections and illnesses; vaccination could be one of the ways to protect both the mother and the baby. It is important for a woman to be informed on what vaccinations should be taken and when

Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancyThe immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoon

Preparation for monsoon not just about protecting oneself externally but it is also about changing ones diet to keep in tune with the new season. Experts say that monsoon brings many viral and infectious diseases along with it. It is therefore necessary to have a good immune system to fight such diseases

Diet chart: Choose the right food this monsoonWhile monsoon has already arrived in Mumbai, it will soon making its way across India country, people are gearing up their preparations for the season. While they are busy buying umbrella and repairing their house, hardly anyone is thinking about what diet should be followed in the monsoon season. Neeta Somkunwar, a nutritionist and dietician […]

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 — […]

Healthy diet for a working woman

A good diet plan which is well balanced and includes all the vital nutrients is very essential for any working woman. It’s not just limited working fraternity but also to every girl and a homemaker. A diet chart should be planned in a way which is not too complicated to follow; it must remain flexible, and include a wide variety

Healthy diet for a working womanWomen today are balancing between the demands of family and career, along with the pressure to look healthy and to eat a certain way, many women are finding it very difficult to maintain a healthy diet. A balanced diet is a basic essential for a women’s health. Women likewise men should enjoy a wide variety […]

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 […]

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infections

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene. If a sore throat is persistent, you must see a doctor

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infectionsThe last two months of 2017 brought along cold winds and the city experienced the chills, a sure sign that winter was here. Although the festive season has ended and the New Year has begun, Mumbai has also experienced a shift in temperature conditions; it remains a fluctuating weather timetable. Due to the impact of […]

Maharashtra: Swine flu cases on the rise

In 2015, there were 8,583 positive cases, while in 2014; the total positive cases were only 115. While 2016 had seen 26 swine flu deaths, 2017 witnessed 777 swine flu deaths

Maharashtra: Swine flu cases on the riseIn 2017, the state has witnessed exponential growth in the number of swine flu positive cases. When 2016 reported just 82 positive cases. 2017 has reported 6,142 positive cases. Pune circle, which comprises of Pune (PMC, PCMC and rural areas), Satara (city and rural parts), Solapur (corporation and rural parts) recorded maximum 5,456 cases and […]