Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity is a disease and goes beyond just social image. The World Health Organization estimates that between one-fourth and one-third of cancer cases in the world are attributable to excess weight and physical inactivity. This also stands true to a host of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, asthma etc

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgeryObesity 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 […]

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

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Why vaccines are necessary and how rumours around it can be dangerousThe 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 […]

7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe in

You might have heard that sinus surgery often fails, or that you need an antibiotic if your mucus is yellow. Here we separate fact from misconceptions

7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe inIf you are familiar with the sometimes debilitating symptoms of sinusitis, you might know a thing or two about the condition. Or do you? There are a couple of myths that even die-hard sufferers who’ve seen it all still tend to believe. Sinusitis is contagious Sinusitis itself is not contagious, but if you catch a […]

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

As C-section deliveries are increasing in the country, the Pune Obstetrics and Gynaecologists Society Pune (POGS) had arranged an awareness workshop on Thursday for giving modern perspective about normal and Caesarean deliveries

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveriesDoctors 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 […]

Busted: 5 myths of water

To remain healthy in many ways you should drink eight glasses of water every day - What if we tell you that this is a myth?

Busted: 5 myths of waterWhat if we also tell you that you’ve been misled all this while when it comes to water and general beliefs around it? While it is true that our body constitutes of around 70% water, excess intake of water can be fatal too. We bust common myths about water intake. Myth 1: Drinking 8 to […]

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students from KJ Somaiya Hospital, KEM hospital as well as LTMG Medical College in Sion conducted an event named ‘Periodoubt’ on November 20 to teach students from a local municipal school about 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 […]

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

This preference for likeness is so strong, that we even tend to choose partners who physically resemble ourselves or our parents

Medical science says likeness attracts likeness. Opposites attract is actually a mythEver 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 […]

It’s official. People are afraid of blood donation

It’s official. People are afraid of blood donationUsually, not many people are comfortable with the thought of blood donation. It is not because they are afraid of the needle, but there are several myths that surround blood donation.  In an interesting survey of over 200 people by Dr Sagar Mundada has revealed that people are afraid of donating blood. His survey has […]