Lifestyle changes can help you overcome high genetic risk of stroke

Individuals following a healthy lifestyle had lower stroke risk regardless of genetic risk factors compared to those with unhealthier habits such as smoking and poor diet, according to results of a prospective study of men and women in the UK Biobank database in Great Britain

Lifestyle changes can help you overcome high genetic risk of strokeHas stroke hit your family particularly hard? A healthy lifestyle may be your best defence, new research shows. A new study conducted by specialists from numerous prestigious institutions across Europe – including the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, […]

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer risk

Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large American study suggests

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer riskWhile obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss to help reduce that risk. For the current study, researchers assessed weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart. […]

‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’

In our series on strong, independent women; we bring you the story of a 67-year-old woman, who has been actively working since the last 36 years to ensure that each disabled person is treated equally and the same opportunities that any able-bodied person is provided with

‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’Meenakshi Deshpande is a 67-year-old woman who lives in Pandharpur in Solapur, Maharashtra. She was affected with polio when she was a child, at the time she was around 6 to 7 years old. As she was a handicap child she was given to any schools. But, due to her father’s resistance, she was eventually […]

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your health

When it comes to personal hygiene, most of us are pretty well-versed in how often to take a shower or how to properly wash our undergarments. However, it turns out there are a lot of other things to think about, and it's possible we are making some common hygiene mistakes and don't even realize it. No matter how clean we think we might be, a few important practices might be slipping through the cracks. No one's perfect when it comes to personal care, but the more you know, the better you can keep yourself free of unwanted bacteria, breakouts, or even illness

Here are a few personal hygiene mistakes that can affect your healthPoor hygiene can not only increase the risk of sickness but also affect our social and professional life. But even the best of us are bound to make a few errors when trying to keep up with cleanliness. Here are five common mistakes you should avoid. Wearing shoes without socks Wearing shoes without socks to […]

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in November

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to conduct a door-to-door tuberculosis campaign for two weeks this month. It aims to find the maximum of cases in congested and crammed slum areas of the city

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in NovemberThe door-to-door campaign will be held from November 12 to 24. The previous door-to-door campaign was in January, this year. From January 11 to 27. Health officers will visit the slum areas. Door-to-door check-ups will be conducted. Newly detected TB patients will be promptly treated. 297 teams of consisting of health workers have been formed. […]

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancer

Sunburn can lead to skin cancer, so it is especially important to be careful in summer. From suspect moles to suitable sunscreen, you can minimise your risk if you know the steps to take and the warning signs

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancerKnow your moles Moles are clusters of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) and are usually harmless. Melanomas – the least common, but most dangerous type of skin cancer – can arise in pre-existing moles. Things to look out for include rapid growth, a change in colour, shape or border, and a previously flat mole becoming raised. Bleeding, […]

Tips for diabetic patients to remember for celebrating a healthy Diwali

Dr Pradeep Gadge, Chief Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, shares how a diabetic patient can control and enjoy the festivities without missing out on the fun and sweets

Tips for diabetic patients to remember for celebrating a healthy DiwaliThe festival of Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. In Hindu Culture, the Diabetes mellitus is well known; it also has found its place in the Ayurvedic texts several centuries BC. It is divided into a fatal condition of childhood (type-1 diabetes), […]

A mother’s breast milk is the birthright of a newborn child

In continuation with our series on women who made a lasting impression in the medical field we bring to you the story of a pioneer. Dr Jayashree Mondkar is a doctor who helped utilise the idea of the human bilk bank, conceptualised by Dr Almeida Fernandez, into fruition. Since the past 30 year she has overseen the work-related to the milk bank and as seen it evolve from a small idea into a bigger movement, which has helped save countless lives of innocent newborn children  

A mother’s breast milk is the birthright of a newborn childWe all know, no other product available in the market, can substitute human breast milk. Mother’s milk for an infant acts as a protector, builds immune power and also helps in the overall development of a child. But, there are a few children, who are deprived of their mother’s milk. Due to various reasons, their […]

Parupalli Kashyap opens up about his struggle with asthma

The athlete made this revelation through a post on his Instagram account, where he narrated an incident about asthma affected his routine while playing the sport. Through the post he aims to encourage other asthmatics telling them that it is not a condition that stops you from living life. It’s just a speed bump which can easily be surpassed if taken care of correctly

Parupalli Kashyap opens up about his struggle with asthmaThe renowned badminton player was diagnosed with asthma in the year 2004. Pouring his heart out in an Instagram post the decorated badminton player revealed about how he wrestled with the respiratory condition. He shared how was diagnosed with asthma and what was the condition of his health before finding out that he suffered from […]

Study reveals: Health risks increase for babies born to fathers aged 45 or over

Men who start families later in life should be aware of the potential health risks to their children, according to US doctors who found that babies born to older fathers tend to have more medical issues than those born to younger men

Study reveals: Health risks increase for babies born to fathers aged 45 or overBabies whose fathers are 45 years old or over are more likely to be less healthy at birth, according to a study of more than 40 million deliveries. On average children of older fathers were born 20.2 grams lighter, and had a 14 per cent greater risk of low birth weight than infants born to […]
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