Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infections

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene. If a sore throat is persistent, you must see a doctor

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infectionsThe last two months of 2017 brought along cold winds and the city experienced the chills, a sure sign that winter was here. Although the festive season has ended and the New Year has begun, Mumbai has also experienced a shift in temperature conditions; it remains a fluctuating weather timetable. Due to the impact of […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’

Winter is high time for heart attacks. Numerous studies have shown that hospitalisation and mortality rates for heart failure patients are higher during winters. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how and why

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’Heart Failure is a chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) which despite its literal connotation doesn’t mean that the heart has failed and is about to stop working, rather it is a potentially life-threatening condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood as required by the body. An International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study […]

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 […]

After Mumbai, pollution grips Pune

Air pollution has serious effects on the human health. Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases. Now, Pune witnesses rise in pollution. While, the doctors suggest inhalation therapy to improve symptom control and lung function

After Mumbai, pollution grips PuneAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, major areas in Pune are at greater risk of causing asthma attack. According to the Air Quality Index website’s figure realised on Sunday, Bhosari and Hadapsar ranks top on the list with 223 that is Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Shivajinagar with 165 […]

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

Pneumonia can be life-threating especially to kids and people over 65yrs of age. Those people suffering from other chronic illness like lung disease, diabetes or immunocompromised condition are also susceptible as their immunity is considerably low

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winterSeasonal changes bring with them various illnesses. Other than the usual cough and flu, viral infections breeze in with the onset of the winter. One of the infections caused by viruses is known to be Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to […]

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. […]