Obesity, The Silent Epidemic

Obesity is now one of the leading health conditions in most countries. It is associated with other diseases like hypertension and diabetes (collectively called metabolic syndrome) and can reduce life expectancy by up to 15 years. This means that a healthy man who could have lived up to the age of 80 will pass away… Continue reading Obesity, The Silent Epidemic

What to expect in the NICU

Having a new baby is an incredibly exciting and joyful experience, but it can be deeply stressful if that new baby is unwell and needs additional care. Whether they’re born prematurely or arrive with a birth defect or illness, some babies need a little extra help in those early days, weeks, or months. That’s where… Continue reading What to expect in the NICU

Let the Vitamin D in!

A blog by Dr. Shipra Patil  Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is produced by our body when our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. There are two types of Vitamin D. Vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, is a plant source and is obtained from irradiated fungi, such as yeast and mushrooms. Most… Continue reading Let the Vitamin D in!

Detecting Breast Cancer Early

Your frequently asked questions, answered by Specialist General Surgeon, Dr. Jawaher Charles Mathias. 1. What are the different ways to detect breast cancer? Good history and examination, ultrasound scan, Mammogram (Xray) after 40 years, are the basic tests. Sometimes MRI scans of breasts.  Followed by needle or biopsy of the suspicious lump to be examined… Continue reading Detecting Breast Cancer Early

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How much do you know about breast cancer?

Around 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, and the World Health Organization estimates 685,000 people around the world died of the condition in 2020. Those are sobering statistics. With upwards of 2.3 million global cases each year, breast cancer is one of the most common… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How much do you know about breast cancer?

Toddler Temper Tantrums

A blog by Dr. Ashok Lodha A temper tantrum is a behavioural episode characterized by extreme anger and frustration and seen most commonly between 18–36 months of age. Children will often express frustration through excessive crying, screaming, and violent body motions such as shoving or throwing things, falling to the floor, or even banging their… Continue reading Toddler Temper Tantrums