Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save eight lives. In order to spread awareness of Organ donation the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train doctors from the rural areas  

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areasThe doctors will be trained on how to identify brain-dead patients. And training will be given to them about organ retrieval procedure The ZTCC has decided to part training in order to increase the organ donation awareness in the rural areas. Doctors working in the far remote and rural areas are not fully aware of […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’

Poor vision can affect a child's education and development. In the long-term their career prospects are hampered. Wearing spectacles can not only enhance the vision of a child but also will improve his/her academic performance

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’“By simply giving a pair of spectacles, we can actually give a vision to the children. Because children themselves cannot complain that they are not able to see. So we have to proactively screen them,” said Dr Parikshit Gogate, Paediatric Ophthalmologists, Dr Gogate’s eye clinic, Pune. He added, “But giving spectacles to the children, is […]