Awareness of cardiovascular and heart disease

It might be frightening but congenital defects are considered relatively common among newborns and infants. Congenital, which translates to present at birth, can mostly be treated. Most of the kids born with heart problems lead a happy and healthy future. Diagnosis The diagnosis may be made during pregnancy or sometime after the birth of the…

ADHD: how much is too much?

Tips for parent and teachers for early identification of ADHD and how to handle it. In the era of 3G and 4G, every parent feels that their children must be fast. But, as doctors we must not forget the disorder ADHD, which is being frequently observed in children. ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a…

How cool is your AC?

Once a luxury, the air conditioner has now become more of a necessity. From homes to offices and malls to cars, the air conditioner has now become ubiquitous. So much so that we tend not to even consider the fact that excessive use of the air conditioner could have adverse effects on our health. Adverse…

Ear ache in children

Earache is a very common medical problem in both children and adults. The pain of earache results from inflammation and swelling of the structures that make up the ear. The ear is made up of three parts: external ear (pinna and external ear canal), middle ear (ear drum, middle ear bones) and the inner ear….

Vaccination for diabetes in children

Extensive medical research has paved way for many new vaccines that have been launched in the market recently. Some have gained good acceptance in the medical fraternity while some are still under scrutiny. The diabetes vaccine which has been recently launched has grabbed a lot of eyeballs and people are giving it a serious thought…

Nosebleeds: cause for worry?

If you have ever had a nosebleed or attended to a person who has experienced one, you may have been astonished at the amount of blood that flows out of the nostrils. However, while the quantity of blood seems a lot, most nosebleeds can be treated easily. Why do nosebleeds occur? The nose protrudes from…

Delight in your fruit basket!

Summer is that time of the year when nature is at its abundant best, with the most conspicuous product of the season being the ‘fruit’. The season presents us with a smorgasbord of luxuriant fruits such as mangoes and mangosteens, melons and watermelons, cherries and blackberries, apples and apricots, peaches and plums, figs, gooseberries, passion…

Stay hydrated this summer

Summer is almost here and the oppressive heat is going to leave us all sweating, looking for ways to stay cool and hydrated. With the rising temperatures, it is important to drink a lot of liquids like water, juices, coconut water and water rich foods not just once or twice but throughout the day. “The…