Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says study

The children of women with highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38% higher risk of allergy diagnosis, the researchers calculated. Kids of the moms in this group had a 73% increased risk of being diagnosed with an allergy to two or more allergens. And the allergic asthma risk increased by 101% for children of moms in the high-sugar consumption group

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says studyWomen who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. The researchers looked at allergies that produce respiratory and skin symptoms, including dust mites, cats and grass. “Allergic asthma” causes […]

E-cigarettes use leads to regular smoking in teens

The sample baseline of the study was 17,389 adolescents and young adults from the United States ranging between 14 and 30 years of age. The result showed that, as many as 30.4 per cent of those who were smoking e-cigarette were more likely to initiate cigarette smoking

E-cigarettes use leads to regular smoking in teensNowadays Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) also known as E-cigarettes has become an alternative to cigarettes. A recent study published by The Journal of the American Medical Association contradicts this   idea. The study showed that e-cigarette smokers will subsequently initiate cigarette smoking. The study has drawn this conclusion after statistically combining the data from previously […]

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CM

Mumbai-based activist, Subarna Ghosh, files petition to draw attention of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on rising number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. She says clear guidelines are needed for conducting Caesarean deliveries to safeguard the health and rights of women and children. However, doctors say it is unfair to see rise in C-section delivery rate in isolation as every pregnancy is different from other as it involves various factors

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CMA Mumbai activist now starts an online petition to get Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ attention on high number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. Subarna Ghosh, a member of NGO Birth India, has last week filed an appeal on change.org requesting Fadnavis to make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries. “Despite its […]

Maharashtra ranks first in terms of blood donations

Thanks to the increase in the awareness among the youngsters, Maharashtra has stood as the state with highest blood donation in 2016. The state conducted as many as 26,313 blood donation camps in 2016 and collected a total of 16.17 lakh units of blood. According to the WHO, blood donation by 1per cent of the population can meet a nation’s basic requirements of blood, and India has gone beyond 1 per cent, says Arun Thorat, Assistant Director of SBTC

Maharashtra ranks first in terms of blood donationsMaharashtra ranks first in terms of blood donation among all other states in India, thanks to the awareness campaigns about blood scarcity in the country’s blood-banks. Maharashtra has conducted as many as 26,313 blood donation camps in 2016 and collected a total of 16.17 lakh units of blood whereas Mumbai alone has conducted as many […]

City doctor to spread awareness on Zika to his fraternity

Dr Sunil Morekar completed an online course on Zika virus from University of Geneva and is now set to spread awareness on the infection in his fraternity. According to Morekar, one of the symptoms of Zika virus infection is conjunctivitis. After WHO confirmed three cases of Zika virus in India, the directorate of health services of Maharashtra had advised doctors and health officials to be alert. The WHO has also launched a Zika app with the aim to provide essential information on Zika virus disease and its suspected complications

City doctor to spread awareness on Zika to his fraternityA Mumbai-based ophthalmologist Dr Sunil Morekar, who completed an online course on Zika virus from University of Geneva, is set to spread awareness on the infection in his fraternity. After the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the directorate of health services of Maharashtra had advised […]

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youths

The global adult tobacco survey has brought a sigh of relief for the government as well. The prevalence of tobacco use among the youths aged 15-24 has gone down from 18.4 per cent in 2009-10 to 12.4 per cent in 2016-17, which is 33 per cent relative reduction

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youthsThe tobacco consumption in India has seen a significant dip of six percent in the year 2016-17, as compared to the year 2009-10. The adult tobacco survey, which was conducted by Union Health Ministry shows that tobacco prevalence has gone down from 34.6 per cent to 28.6 per cent. As per the Health Ministry, total […]

Global health body WHO updates Essential Medicines List

The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for children, and specifies new uses for 9 already-listed products, bringing the total to 433 drugs deemed essential for addressing the most important public health needs

Global health body WHO updates Essential Medicines ListNew advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections and which to preserve for the most serious circumstances is among the additions to the WHO Model list of essential medicines for 2017. Other additions include medicines for HIV, hepatitis C, tuberculosis and leukaemia. The updated list adds 30 medicines for adults and 25 for […]

Maharashtra women hospitals alerted after WHO confirms 3 cases of Zika virus in Ahmedabad

After World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms three cases of Zika virus from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, state women hospitals have been alerted to keep an eye on Zika virus symptoms. Doctors say steps need to be taken to control mosquito breeding sites which would be a great challenge

Maharashtra women hospitals alerted after WHO confirms 3 cases of Zika virus in AhmedabadAfter the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the directorate of health services of Maharashtra said women hospitals are being alerted to watch for Zika virus symptoms. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Satish Pawar, director, DHS said that Zika virus is not fatal but […]

WHO report findings say, lower respiratory tract infection second leading cause behind adolescent deaths

The report is a part of document launched at the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a Generation, on May 16 in Ottawa, Canada. Road traffic injuries and suicide are the other biggest causes of death among adolescents

WHO report findings say, lower respiratory tract infection second leading cause behind adolescent deathsThe latest report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on adolescent health reveals lower respiratory tract infection to be the second leading cause of death in the age group of 10 to 19 in 2015. The report is a part of document launched at the Global Adolescent Health Conference: Unleashing the Power of a […]

World Health Organization ropes in Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness on hepatitis

Hepatitis B vaccination is a dose with is administered within 24 hours of birth followed by three doses in the first six months of life, as per national immunisation schedule of countries in the South East Asian region

World Health Organization ropes in Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness on hepatitisIn order to boost awareness about hepatitis, the World Health Organization has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador. Hepatitis kills 4, 10,000 people in South East Asia, region every year, out of which 60% is in India due to different types of Hepatitis related issues.  90 million people suffer from chronic liver disease and […]