Category Archives: Health

Retinopathy – A severe ramification of diabetes

Diabetes has seen a surge in the recent past, however, the preventable blindness caused by the disease too is on the rise. Having more than normal blood sugar levels may not be a direct cause of blindness, but it does increase the chance of developing serious eye conditions like diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to permanent loss of vision over ... Read More »

Common skin problems in cancer patients: What you need to know?

Medical advances today have gifted new effective treatment pathways to fight cancer. While these therapies are life-saving, they sometime come with a cost. These are generally referred to as side-effects or adverse reactions. Studies suggest, two out of three people on cancer therapy experience noticeable and negative effects on skin, scalp and nail, which in turn, can truly take a ... Read More »

Understanding the challenges faced by dyslexic students

Authored by Dr. Gowri Ravi Chinthalapalli, Consultant – Child Development, Aster CMI Hospital The effect of the pandemic has been felt across the globe, both young and old alike. While to a great extent the virus has infected maximum people, Nonetheless, children have been affected the most in numerous ways. They have had to face educational, psychological and physical issues ... Read More »

Pancreatic cancer: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dr. Sanketh Kotne, Consultant Medical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Centre Vizag The pancreas is a vital organ that regulates blood sugar levels in our body. Pancreatic cancer/pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the formation of cancer cells in the ducts of the pancreas. Sometimes cancer can be formed in hormone-producing cells of the pancreas which are also called neuroendocrine tumors. It is a rare ... Read More »

Air Pollution is the Most Prevalent Risk Factor for NCDs in India, Reduces Life Expectancy by 8 years

India registers 18% of deaths annually due to air pollution while 7 million die annually across the world due to air pollution Air pollution caused a total loss of Rs. 2,60,000 crores to the Indian economy in 2019 while $9000 is spent every second in the world due to air pollution New Delhi, 25 November 2021: The Associated Chambers of Commerce ... Read More »

Know Everything About Pulmonary Fibrosis

by Dr ShyamThampi, Senior Consultant Respiratory/ Pulmonary Medicine, ACI Cumballa Hill Hospital, Mumbai Are you unable to carry out your daily activities with ease due to coughing? Is there fatigue or unintentional weight loss? Are you often breathless? Then, you need to immediately consult the doctor as it can be pulmonary fibrosis. Here, we brief you more about this. Pulmonary fibrosis is ... Read More »

Nutrition tips for dry skin

Article by Soumita Biswas, Chief Nutritionist, Aster RV Hospital To be healthy, the skin, like every other body organ, needs nutrition. Our skin serves several vital roles in addition to being a thing of beauty. The major organ that protects you from mechanical, thermal, and physical harm is your skin. It also stops hazardous substances from entering our bodies by ... Read More »

Male Infertility

Dr RaghuveerKarne, Consultant Andrologist, Oasis Fertility Beware! Your sleep pattern can reduce your chances of fatherhood Quite shocking right? But that’s the fact. Infertility issues have risen to a large extent in both men and women. There is a significant rise in male infertility in India. Lifestyle factors have become the major reason for a decrease in fertility. With many ... Read More »

Lung Cancer- symptoms, types & treatment

Contributed by Dr. Chandrashekhar Singh, Medical Oncologist, HCG Abdur Razzaque Ansari Cancer Hospital Ranchi   How common is lung cancer? Lung cancer is the most common cancer in males worldwide. if we combine both sexes approximately 2.2 million new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed worldwide which accounts for 11 % of all cancers and 2nd only to breast cancer. ... Read More »

Pregnancy Monitoring Prevents Preterm Birth

By Dr. M Niharika, Consultant Fertility Specialist, Kamineni Fertility Centre November is National Prematurity Awareness Month. A pregnancy normally lasts for about 40 weeks. Some risk factors for a premature birth include having a previous premature birth and being pregnant with multiples. Complications associated with premature birth include immature lungs, difficulty regulating body temperature, poor feeding and slow weight gain. ... Read More »