Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?

It is important to remember that anyone who experiences abnormal symptoms should visit their doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. It is important to do this because if doctors discover a more serious condition, the person can receive treatment immediately

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?At some point in their lives, most men and women will experience itchy nipples. Many factors that can cause the condition, most of which are not cause for concern. However, some symptoms should not be ignored. Itching nipples can be a sign that something more serious is going on. What are the causes of itchy […]

Here’s why your doctor’s white coat can be a potential health risk to you

A defining symbol of a profession may also be teeming with harmful bacteria and not washed as often as patients might hope

Here’s why your doctor’s white coat can be a potential health risk to youA recent study of patients at 10 academic hospitals in the United States found that just over half care about what their doctors wear, most of them preferring the traditional white coat. Some doctors prefer the white coat, too, viewing it as a defining symbol of the profession. What many might not realize, though, is […]

#WorldPneumoniaDay: Here’s how to protect yourself from this condition

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs with a range of possible causes. It can be a serious and life-threatening disease

#WorldPneumoniaDay: Here’s how to protect yourself from this conditionPneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to an infection which causes inflammation in the […]

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss

Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. But prolonged use of conatct lenses can be hazardous to your health. Apart from causing nasty infections, it can also increase your risk of blindness

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision lossThe study reported that sleeping in your lenses can be lead to dangerous consequences for your health and can even cause irreversible eye damage. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems. Six tales […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

How a colour-coded idea at ‘this’ hospital helps brings down the infant mortality rate

Nashik Civil Hospital has implemented a unique idea which helps safeguard the health of infants. The hospital does not repeat a single bed sheet, thereby ensuring protection from germs and infections

How a colour-coded idea at ‘this’ hospital helps brings down the infant mortality rateThe Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) at Nashik’s Civil Hospital uses innovative colour-coded bedsheets for each day of the week. This, in turn, is helpful for the newborns as it protects them from contracting an infection. The different colours serve a purpose as they ensure that the bedsheets have been washed and sterilised by the […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babies

Mothers’ breast milk can provide protection against infection that lasts for life, finds new research in mice by an international team of scientists including experts at the University of Birmingham

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: Breastfeeding moms’ milk can transfer lifelong protection against infection to babiesPreviously, it was generally thought that immunity against illness is passed from mum to baby for only the period they are breastfed and this protection ends when breastfeeding stops. It was also thought that this immunity was transferred by a mother’s proteins such as antibodies that are used by the immune system to neutralise bacteria […]

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritis

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon-related diseases. So far, for the month of June, the BMC has reported 282 cases of hepatitis, 777 cases of gastroenteritis, 310 cases of malaria, 8 dengue cases, and 5 cases of leptospirosis  

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritisWhen the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit […]

Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

The more infections or hospitalisations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder

Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disordersGirls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

No one likes looking in the mirror to find red eyes, looking back. Typically, it’s nothing to worry about, often just a harmless reaction to dust or allergens. But that’s not always the case. There are times when inflamed eyes are a signal that you need a doctor’s attention right away

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remediesHow can you tell the difference between common, benign reasons for irritation and more unusual, concerning problems? “There are really three important symptoms that should make someone seek attention if their eyes are bothering them,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. “If, besides redness, there is pain, extra light sensitivity or blurred vision, patients should get […]
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