What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Children, young women more prone to anaemia – states national nutrition survey

In spite of government measures to fight the menace of anaemia, children continue to remain anaemic. The latest survey shows, anaemia is prevalent among children under the age of two, and in young women

Children, young women more prone to anaemia – states national nutrition surveyIn spite of continuous government measures to fight the menace of anaemia, children continue to remain anaemic. The latest Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) shows, anaemia is prevalent among children under the age of two, and, also in young women, who, in turn, had a higher prevalence of anaemia compared to their counterparts. Between the […]

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside, finds study

A global study looking at the role that iron plays in 900 diseases has uncovered the impact of both low and high iron levels - and the news is mixed

High on iron? It stops anaemia but has a downside, finds studyPeople with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to an international study led by Imperial College London, the University of South Australia (UniSA) and University of Ioannina. In a paper published today in PLOS Medicine, researchers used genetic and clinical data from […]

Does menopause affect blood count?

Menopause is a natural phenomenon which occurs in women as they age. It is defined as the permanent absence of menstrual activity due to loss of ovarian follicular development

Does menopause affect blood count?It is diagnosed retrospectively when 12 consecutive months have elapsed after a woman’s last menstrual cycle. The years leading up to menopause are called the menopausal transition, and are typically between 45 and 55 years of age. Menopause brings numerous physical and psychological changes. During the transitional phase, also referred to as perimenopause, women may […]

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the condition

Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Dr Swati Bhushan shares tips and foods which can help you to tackle anxiety and anxiety-related problems

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the conditionAnxiety disorders may affect our eating patterns adversely. For those suffering from anxiety, there could be a co-occurring eating problem. An individual develops a habit of binge eating which could, at times, spike the primary condition. Maintaining a suitable diet help boost mental health, instil confidence and reduce overwhelming stress. There are several nutrients which […]

Maha witnessed a rise in anaemia cases among pregnant women, admits health min

In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

Maha witnessed a rise in anaemia cases among pregnant women, admits health minPublic Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant has admitted this fact in the Maharashtra legislative council. Dr Sawant informed the council that 75, 235 pregnant women in Maharashtra were diagnosed with anaemia from April 2017 to March 2018. Anaemia is caused due to the iron deficiency in the body. And this is primarily because majority of […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemia

Anaemia remains a chronic problem in India. It has been termed as the top cause of disability in India. It also affects the productivity of country’s workforce. Normally, it is caused due to the lack of iron in regular diet. In India pregnant women are more prone to anaemia because of lack of iron supplementation

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemiaIron deficiency anaemia is the most common form of anaemia and seen at large in India. Taking this into account, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) launched a screening campaign today to identify anaemic patients. The campaign is launched in collaboration with Emcure Pharma Company to raise awareness about eradication of […]