Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Try increasing your physical activity and walk 2,000 more steps every day to improve your quality of sleep, according to a new study

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trickGetting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

A new study suggests that bathing in warm water one to two hours before bedtime can help enhance sleep

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals studyIt has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal. And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal.  As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions. “Since, the temperature has […]

Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazards

Since Monday, Mumbai’s air quality has been dipping. As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai has poor air quality. As per doctors, this can invite a plethora of health problems

Mumbaikars beware! Slipping air quality can lead to health hazardsSince Monday, the air quality in the city continued to be in ‘poor’ category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality status of Mumbai is alarming. Andheri, Juhu, Bandra, Parel and Navi Mumbai had poor Air Quality Index (AQI). Colaba had severe AQI while Worli, Bhandup […]

Dip in temperature: Cold and cough grip Mumbaikars

The unpredictable weather, chilly winds, incessant smog in the city, along with multiple mixes of weather conditions are surely making us all to feel dryness in our throat and many respiratory conditions. My Medical Mantra speaks to experts in Mumbai to see what can be done to stay away from the harmful effects of such iffy weather

Dip in temperature: Cold and cough grip Mumbaikars‘Adrak wali tea’ and ‘hot coffees’ are currently our best friends. And trust us; it’s not only for you! The winter is all out and in full swing, bringing along with it some unpredictable weather and respiratory problems. During winters, the body temperature usually drops as the environment cools. At the same time, the body […]

At 46.5 degrees Celsius, Bhira records highest temperature in India; becomes second hottest place in the world

Bhira, a small village in Raigad district of Maharashtra, is barely 124km away from Mumbai and it became India’s hottest place on March 28. Bhira also recorded second highest temperature in the world

At 46.5 degrees Celsius, Bhira records highest temperature in India; becomes second hottest place in the worldRising temperatures and soaring heat in the month of March in Maharashtra is an indication that this year’s summer will be harsh, particularly for the residents of Bhira. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on Tuesday (March 28) Bhira’s mercury rose to 46.5 degrees Celsius, making it the hottest place in India and second hottest […]

Under the weather: Viral infections rise in Mumbai

With fluctuating temperatures – where the days are becoming hotter and nights chilly – many in the city are falling prey to viral infection

Under the weather: Viral infections rise in MumbaiIndia’s financial capital Mumbai is experiencing extremely hot days and chilly nights for past few days. But, the sudden dip in night temperature is a primary cause of number of health issues. Four-year-old Arushi Sharma, who lives in Vile Parle, is ill because of the sudden change in climate. For the past few days, Arushi […]

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuse

BMC hospitals have also been asked to keep an extra stock of medicines and beds as Mumbai goes to polls for civic elections on February 21

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuseAhead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, public hospitals in Mumbai have for the first time made arrangements to tackle injuries and alcohol abuse during election campaigning. The BMC run hospitals have been put on alert for the same. “All electorates will cast their vote on 21st February. As there could be fights, alcohol abuse during […]

Viral infections are rising due to constant fluctuation in temperature

Doctors are advising people not to self-medicate and to consult doctor at the earliest if there are early signs of infection

Viral infections are rising due to constant fluctuation in temperatureCity doctors are receiving number of patients with runny nose, cold, cough and throat infection as temperature in Mumbai is fluctuating. 14-year-old Vaishnavi Shirke (name changed) resident of Andheri is suffering from cold and fever. “She is about to give her S.S.C board exam in next month, but sudden cold and fever from last two […]

Don’t blame the weather for your back pain, they aren’t linked at all

Researchers compared weather at the time patients first noticed pain with weather conditions one week and one month before the onset. They found no association between the two

Don’t blame the weather for your back pain, they aren’t linked at allPeople who claim they suffer aches and pains in damp weather are wrong, scientists say. There is no link between the two – instead cold temperatures just makes people more aware of their discomfort, new research confirms. But this is instantly forgotten when the sun comes out, two new Australian studies suggest. Almost 1,000 people […]