A blocked nose?
DR. GIRISH RAI AND DR. USHA CHENNURU
Blocked nose can lead to chronic problems if not treated separately and immediately.
A blocked nose is a common symptom faced by many people who have a cold. It makes breathing difficult and interferes with one’s daily routine. If this happens during sleep, it is far more distressing. Chronic, untreated […]
DR. RISHMA DHILLON PAI
Regular screening helps detect and treat malignancies in time.
Women’s health has several unique issues: problems of menstruation, child bearing, hormonal and other gynaecological diseases. The most worrisome is cancer. Certain cancers are unique to women like cervical cancer, ovarian and uterine cancer. B reast cancer, though it occurs in men also, is […]
DR. KUSHAGRA KATARIYA
The causes of heart disease are complex. Busting some myths.
It’s always about the heart! Anything remotely related to it has never been spared of speculation and debates. But there is a thin line that separates the myths from the facts.
Myth 1: Heart disease affects only the old/middle aged.
Many people think that heart disease […]
Looking and feeling good in the heat is possible as long as you eat right.
If it is summer in Mumbai, it must be Alphonsos!” runs a popular line. Mango season it definitely is, with the aroma permeating every nook and cranny of the city. The presence of the Alphonso mango and its more modest […]
Dr. M. BALAKRISHNAN and Dr. REKHA BALAKRISHNAN
Diabetes affects the nerves in the eye causing loss of vision. A look at treatment options for diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy.
DIABETES is considered the mother of all diseases, as it affects almost every part of our body. Most commonly it affects the kidneys, the eyes and the peripheral nerves. […]
Divorce is a reality today and we need to come to terms with this.
At a recent seminar on marriage, one participant asked me whether scientists would ever be able to isolate the ‘divorce gene’. She was convinced that divorce ran in families and gave me an impressively long list of friends, relatives and acquaintances […]
(from The Hindu archives)
Meet Meenakshi, a beacon of hope for women who are HIV positive.
IT has taken one woman to kick-start a revolution of silenced women in Tamil Nadu by bravely telling people “I’m HIV positive.” At meetings in villages and towns, R. Meenakshi, 27, stands tall on the podium and recounts the grim […]
Dr. RAMESH BABU SRINIVASAN
What is Phimosis? When is circumcision required?
THE term “Phimosis”, derived from Greek word for “muzzling”, has been widely applied to narrow foreskin. Normally, the skin over the tip of penis folds on itself. This extra skin is called foreskin. In newborns, the under surface of the foreskin is fused to the head […]
DR. SHEELA NAMBIAR
Keeping obesity under check helps you deal with Polycystic Ovaries.
Anxious mothers with their young daughters and young women wanting to conceive often approach the Gynaecologist with an ultrasound report that says she has something that sounds quite ominous – Polycystic Ovaries.
“Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome” (PCOS) is really a constellation of various disorders that have […]