Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approaches

As of Friday, November 17, only one patient from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits was on ventilator support. According to the data provided by the heath department of the PMC, till date, 7, 84,873 patients have been screened for H1N1 and 23,881 patients were administered with Tamiflu

Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approachesWith the onset of winter, doctors in Pune say that Maharashtra will witness a healthier season this year, due to the drop in number of swine flu related cases. While the total swine flu deaths across the state in the month of October were 75, the number in November was low as six. As of […]

Winter: Follow these easy steps to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthy

Whether you’re hitting the slopes, heading to work or just cozying up by the fire, be aware of your surroundings. It’s easy to take good vision for granted when you should really be taking precautions. So, experts list out few ways to combat the effects of cold weather and dry air on your eyes

Winter: Follow these easy steps to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthyAs the heart of winter draws nearer and nearer we often start to realise our eyes are not quite coping as well as they usually do.  Know how to keep those peepers in tip-top condition throughout winter. We typically worry about staying warm during the winter months, and think less about protecting our eyes said experts. […]

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 […]

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woes

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Also, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. To tackle this, experts list out essential skin and hair care tips

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woesJust as you would ‘winterise’ your wardrobe, you should also ‘winterise’ your skin and hair. As the cold and dry air can really play havoc with your skin and hair, say experts. Dr Abhay Talathi, dermatologist, SkinSpace clinic, Mumbai said, “Use right quality and quantity of moisturiser depending upon your skin type and dryness the […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

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 […]

Mumbai sees rise in chickenpox cases, dip in mercury to be blamed

City doctors say 90 per cent of cases are from paediatric age group between 1 and 14 years and 10 per cent of cases are witnessed in adults aged between 25 and 30 years

Mumbai sees rise in chickenpox cases, dip in mercury to be blamedDrop in temperatures have brought back chickenpox scare. In the last few weeks, Mumbai doctors have noted a sudden surge in chickenpox cases, especially in children. Raju Mhatre (name changed), a 10-year-old Mira Road resident, did not know he had chickenpox until he visited a doctor. “Raju was complaining of small itchy boils for past […]

5 things you need to know about gaining weight in the winter

Here are five myths and facts you should know about gaining and losing those extra pounds, according to science

5 things you need to know about gaining weight in the winterLosing weight is hard. But losing weight in the winter? That can feel nearly impossible. There’s no denying the draw of holing up with a bottle of wine, hearty meal, and Netflix, but is the science really stacked against you when it comes to losing weight in the winter? Here are five myths and facts […]

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 […]

Here’s your guide to enjoying winters sans cold, cough or fever

In low temperatures immunity decreases, however proper care, diet and precautions can help you stay healthy

Here’s your guide to enjoying winters sans cold, cough or feverWhile sipping a warm cup of coffee summarises how most people like to spend their time in winter, it is also marked by a number of health problems. However, most of these conditions can be dealt with proper care, diet and precaution. In low temperatures, immunity decreases, making us vulnerable to health problems. Cold, cough, […]