We are observing both the Android and i-OS space flooded with Health and wellness apps, which are nothing but mobile application programs offering health/ fitness-related services on smartphones, tablet PCs and other digital devices. The availability of these health and wellness apps has focused interest a new domain – “digital health”. The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) distinguishes between general… Read more →
2nd Feb edition of Times of India carries a new item “PUSH YOUR MORNING JOG TO AFTERNOON” citing some research done on professional athletes at a British University. Is it an advise that should be given to our patients? Absolutely NO! Such news actually demotivates. Who amongst us – lesser mortals – can afford to do regular exercise in the… Read more →
One third cases seen by any family doctor fall under the umbrella of ‘seasonal ailments’. Monsoons bring malaria, dengue, viral fevers; summer brings heat boils, diarrhoea and heat stroke and the healthy appearing winter in addition to giving rosy cheeks has a high incidence of dry skin, with increasing in colds, sinus infections etc.
It is very common for people to walk into the clinic and proclaim, “Doc, I have tonsils! Do something.” Smilingly I say, “Welcome to the group! Even I have tonsils”. The look on their faces is worth a selfie 🙂
Times of India carried a big write-up on benefits of age old Indian practice of Kirtan and equated it to Sound Meditation. This ancient Indian practice of Kirtan (where scores of people get together and jointly sing devotional / religious songs, led by a lead singer – one who is conducting the Kirtan) has come of age and has been… Read more →
A young mother rushed into the clinic, screaming ‘save my child’. She was carrying a 1 year boy who was convulsing, frothing at the mouth (with tinge of blood) and eyes turned upwards.
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.” -Erich Fromm Researchers have, repeatedly, proven that unhappy and/ or hostile marriages are a risk factor for several health issues in the partners and has adverse effects on kids as well. Unhappy marriages means repeated marital conflicts and these… Read more →
All of us are now more health conscious & aware of the need to exercise. Weight training, treadmill, brisk walks, cycling, swimming, dancing, outdoor sport, trekking, yoga, taichi, dance forms are some of the activities we make a choice from.
Breakfast as the term denotes (break+fast) is breaking the fast! Getting up in the morning after almost after 8-12 hours of the dinner, the last meal, our stomach is absolutely empty and, for sure,we will not be able to work on an empty stomach; hence the concept of breakfast! …as well as the adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like… Read more →
8th October 2014, TOI carried an article “Number of people affected with dengue in India maybe 300 times higher than what is officially reported: ICMR study”