Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]

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Can back pain be a symptom of a mental disorder?

Can a poorly fitted bra be the cause of your back pain?

Most women would agree that the right bra can provide more than a few benefits. However, there are enduring myths about the power of the right bra, says Deborah Venesy, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and medical spine specialist at Cleveland Clinic. 4 myths and simple solutions Myth: The right bra can improve […]

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New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to know

New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to know

Researchers have linked insufficient sleep with a range of health problems. These include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and mental health issues. Several widespread misconceptions about what constitutes good sleep hygiene could contribute significantly to the sleep deprivation crisis, suggests new research. Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Health at New York […]

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Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerous

The world greets new born babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to disease-causing microbes. Babies can deftly parry exposures to certain harmful substances, thanks to antibodies passed onto them in the womb. But this kind of inherited immunity is short-lived, so a child must develop her own immune system response to combat life-threatening […]

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Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

Doctors at the workshop said that there is need to change the attitude about Caesarean delivery in society. The awareness workshop underlined that through C-section deliveries there is more scope made available to ensure safety of mother and child. The conveners were Dr Vaijayanti Patwrdhan and Dr Mangala Wani. In the total number of deliveries […]

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Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

“I was astonished at the sheer ignorance among girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Most of them had not even spoken to their mothers about their periods. It is very important to solve any queries related to menstrual hygiene as it is very imperative in a woman’s life,” said Sejal Grover, a second-year MBBS student from Sion […]

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Medical science says likeness attracts likeness. Opposites attract is actually a myth

Ever felt instantly attracted to a stranger but you couldn’t figure out why? Though you might have brushed it off as fate or destiny, a recent study has a much more scientific explanation: We may subconsciously be more attracted to strangers when we feel that we can accurately interpret their facial expressions and emotions. If […]

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