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
Millions of people around the world live with diabetes. Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders with increased blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Figures from 2021 show that around 10% of the global population suffers from diabetes, and since it is often linked to obesity, those statistics look likely to rise as obesity… Continue reading Everything you need to know about diabetes
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
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!
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
A blog by Dr. Seejo George What Is Snoring? Most of us can agree that snoring is not a foreign concept. Simply put, snoring is “noisy breathing” while you sleep. It’s a common condition that can affect anyone, although it happens more often in men and in people who are overweight, and it also tends to get worse with… Continue reading Is your snoring affecting your health?
You might be surprised to hear that around 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut. Most of us spend very little time thinking about the health of our intestines, but paying a little more attention to our gut health could have a significant impact on our overall well-being. In recent years, doctors… Continue reading The importance of probiotics for gut health
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?
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
The school year is right around the corner and as all parents have their children’s health and best interests in mind, it can be stressful getting them ready for the academic year. In recent years, there has been an increase in health concerns and there have been many discussions and thoughts about protecting children, especially… Continue reading Go Back To School Feeling Fit As A Fiddle!