80% blindness cases can be prevented if treated in time

On the occasion of World Sight Day, doctors encourage eye-donations

October 13 is observed as World Sight Day as announced by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim is to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The day is marked with various important advocacy and communications events on eye care. The theme […]

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in India

The ‘epidemic’ of kidney failure has reached gigantic proportions in IndiaKidney failure occurs due to a variety of reasons and can largely be grouped into two types – those that are completely reversible (acute) and those that are not (chronic). The chronic disease eventually progresses to end stage when the only treatment options are dialysis or kidney transplantation, the latter being the preferred option. Both […]

Ways to beat back pain

Back pain is uncomfortable, episodes of which vary; they may be acute, sub-acute or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterised as a dull ache, shooting or intense pain, or a burning sensation. The pain may extend into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include […]

This touch therapy heals without popping pills

This touch therapy heals without popping pillsOur understanding of a healthy body goes beyond the Newtonian concept which advocates the “one size fits all” statement. There is a deep shift in the perception about disease management today that goes beyond the ‘popping the pill’ culture. People are becoming more responsible and research on the ability of the body to find its […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

Attention Men: Osteoporosis no more common just among women

Brittle bones and its chances of breaking is not just common among women any more as the doctors have observed a steady rise osteoporosis among men too

Attention Men: Osteoporosis no more common just among womenOsteoporosis is common in men, too, but it is a highly ignored health issue, say orthopaedic surgeons, who are seeing a rise in number of men with osteoporotic fractures. The surgeons say though the ratio of osteoporosis in men and women stands at 6:4, negligence and poor awareness among men has led to the late […]

Gadget hygiene for children

Though technology is a boon, many children are slowly getting addicted to it. Gadget hygiene, like physical hygiene or emotional hygiene, is very important for the family to prevent its misuse. Following are some ways to keep a tab on the wrong use of technology. Give a cell phone, do not gift it Whenever a […]
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