Condom ads banned but what about pan masala? Asks Pahlaj Nihalani

On Monday, the government imposed the ban condom ads on television. After which, Pahlaj Nihalani, Former Censor Board Chairperson raised a question on banning the pan masala ads as it is harmful. According to The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Maharashtra survey, current ‘pan masala with tobacco’ users - men, 2.1 per cent, women, 1.2 per cent, urban, 2.05 per cent and rural, 1.3 per cent

Condom ads banned but what about pan masala? Asks Pahlaj NihalaniAccording to experts, many leading Bollywood celebrities feature in pan masala ads which can send across a wrong message in the society. On Monday, The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Immediately after this, […]

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant women

For, an unusual sight even for winter, Mumbaikars woke up to dense haze on Saturday morning. And it continued to envelope the city through for almost three to four days, leading to low visibility. The pollution took a toll on the health of many. However, the number of respiratory illness have increased from 6 to 9 per cent and can increase further, said experts

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant womenA dense haze had descended over Mumbai, affecting visibility on the streets and putting respiratory disease patients in peril. According to doctors, this poor air quality can lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes it difficult for you to breathe. Also, the impact of pollution has been seen on the pregnant women. Also, it can […]

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service for second opinion turns out to be a boon for many cancer patients living in lower middle income countries for providing tailor evidence based treatment plans to individuals based on affordability and access to therapies. Tata Hospital's online platform for cancer patients will now be available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertiseNavya, the Hospital’s online platform was created for giving opinions to cancer patients and so far had a remarkable impact on diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The online service provides multidisciplinary expert opinions within 24 hours to thousands of cancer patients around the world. Gitika Srivastava, founder of Navya said, “There is no real […]

Can eating pani puri be life-threatening?

There are few things in life that can give us same feeling of satisfaction as a plate of pani puris. The way this delicacy melts in our mouth and teases our senses is just heavenly. But, this wasn’t the same in case of a 46-year-old truck driver from Kanpur, who reportedly lost his life as the puri got stuck between his foodpipe and windpipe

Can eating pani puri be life-threatening?Right from children to adults, everyone enjoy eating pani puri. But, according to a shocking report, few days ago, Naresh Sachan, a 46-year-old truck driver from Kanpur’s Ghatampur, died because of eating pani puri in a wrong way. Further, the report said that according to doctors, the puri got stuck between his foodpipe and wind […]

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govt

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. My Medical Mantra tries to answer why safe sex is a taboo and how the recent Lancet report study is a shocker for us by claiming that teenage abortion is a startling reality in the country. However, experts say that these ads need to be informative, useful and should be presented in a better way

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govtRecently, a study published in the Lancet journal highlighted how abortions in India are a stark reality. And majorly about 81 per cent of these abortions are done by taking medicines at homes instead of going to the hospitals. On one hand, we are fighting the menace of self-supervised abortions and on the other; we […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

Clean Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door survey to resolve cleanliness issues

To improve the ranking of Mumbai city on the clean cities matrix of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ survey, the Brihanmubai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has found out a new way ‘Feet on Street Survey’ to get more feedback of citizens on city cleanliness

Clean Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door survey to resolve cleanliness issuesIn order to promote and encourage cleanliness among citizens in, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has formed a team of health workers, who will visit the 24 the wards across the city. To seek a public feedback on cleanliness by holding a survey in which the representatives of BMC-appointed agency will meet Mumbaikars’ to seek […]

Meet a doctor who ‘acts’ to highlight a social cause

Dr Anant Kadethankar is renowned in Aurangabad as well as in the army hospital. Since the year 1995, Dr Kadethankar is serving the patients for free, in the Aurangabad’s army hospital from past 22 years

Meet a doctor who ‘acts’ to highlight a social causeDr Kadethankar served the country for five years. After that, he started giving free treatment to the patient’s in the army hospital. In the year 2014, the Army honoured him with certificate for treating the patients. He served in Indian Army’s medical core regiment. Dr Kadethankar is multi-talented. He is a cardiologist, an actor, director, […]

Maha: More minors resort to smoking, says survey

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Maharashtra, fact sheet was released on Friday, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence declined among adults in Maharashtra but more sustained efforts are required to reduce tobacco use prevalence. Also, prevalence of tobacco use among age group of 15 to 17 has increased from 2.9 per cent to 5.5 per cent

Maha: More minors resort to smoking, says survey  The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. The second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) 2016-2017 released on Friday, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence has declined among adults in Maharashtra- from 31.4 per cent […]

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tips

Diet and exercise are important parts of managing PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). As, women with PCOS often have higher levels of insulin (a hormone) in their blood with trouble maintaining a healthy weight. Knowing the right foods to eat as well as the kinds of food to limit can improve the way you feel. It will also help you lose weight. Eating well, staying active, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve PCOS symptoms, say experts

Suffering from PCOS? Manage it with these useful diet tipsPolycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone imbalance causes them to skip menstrual periods. A PCOS diet is crucial role in the management of PCOS, not only for weight loss and maintenance, but also to regulate insulin levels. […]