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Irregular periods and abdominal pain? It could be due to ovarian cysts

Every woman is familiar with the stomach pain that comes with their monthly periods as the uterus contracts and relaxes to release blood and tissue. However, if you are suffering from unusual abdominal pain and lower back pain combined with irregular periods, be warned, this is a red flag that could indicate the development of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled ... Read More »

Unequal Gender Pay Aggravates the Prevalence of Mental Disorders, especially among Women

Despite remarkable growth in female education and a record number of women elected into the parliament in 2019, the gender pay gap is a harsh reality in India. A Monster Salary Index survey showed that the gender pay gap in the country is 19% where women (Rs 196.3) earned Rs 46.19 less as compared to men (Rs 242.49). In addition ... Read More »

Fight Against Tuberculosis Begins with Awareness: Know the Symptoms

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By Dr. Hirenappa Udnur, Pulmonologist, Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal India shares the burden of a quarter of global tuberculosis cases. Tuberculosis popularly addressed with the acronym TB is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. It can also affect other parts of the body like the spine or the brain. Lack of awareness, ignorance has made TB still prevalent ... Read More »

Good oral health – Brush up on the basics

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A clean and shining set of teeth can add charm to a beautiful smile. Being one of the most important parts of our body teeth needs to be taken care of regularly. To be precise, food enters our body through the mouth. As teeth grinds the food we chew, it is most susceptible to the build-up of plaque and cavityif ... Read More »

Cigarette smoking increases the risk of severe TB infection

Article by Dr. Pavan Yadav, Consultant – Interventional Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine and Lung Transplantation, Aster RV Hospital Tuberculosis is a rampant disease in our country with more than 27% of the world’s TB cases occurring in India, according to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2019. Curbing cigarette smoking plays a key role in overcoming the TB burden in India as smoking ... Read More »

Eye care tips for Holi amid COVID19 Pandemic

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Holi- the festival of colours is almost upon us. Like last year, the cloud of the Covid-19 pandemic hangs over the festival this year too. Though the vaccination programme has commenced; it will take some time before a large section of our population is vaccinated. Considering this, and the recent surge in the number of positive cases, we all have to keep our guard up and prevent spread of the dreaded virus by following social distancing norms ... Read More »

Smartphones – A major reason for pediatric vision problems

–       Dr Pradeep Sharma, Director – Paediatric Ophthalmology, Centre For Sight, New Delhi Taking utmost care of your eyes is essential as they are the most delicate and important organs of the body. But the rising menace of electronic gadgets in personal and office life is turning everyone into gadget addicts. It is important to know that gadgets do not emit any ... Read More »

Abnormal Head Growth Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Begins in Uterus

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In the largest and most comprehensive study to date, researchers have found abnormalities in fetal head growth in children diagnosed with ASD in childhood March 22, 2021:Researchers at The National Autism Research Center of Israel at BGU and Soroka University Medical Center have found abnormalities in fetal head growth in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in childhood. Their findings were ... Read More »

Gum disease and heart disease: The common thread

20th March is world oral health day. Dr Tilak Suvarna, Senior Interventional Cardiologist at the Asian Heart Institute talks about how the ‘plaque’ on your teeth may be connected to plaque in your arteries. The first kind of plaque is related to ‘gum disease’- the sticky, bacteria-laden film dentists refer to as plaque builds up around teeth due to poor dental hygiene. ... Read More »

how you can exercise your way to a good night’s sleep

Every year, since 2007, March 19th is observed as the World Sleep Day to increase awareness around the importance of healthy sleep. This year the theme for World Sleep Day is ‘Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.’ In order to lead a healthy life, a good night’s sleep is extremely crucial. However, an alarming number of people currently struggle to snooze at night. ... Read More »

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