In slum areas, suppose we identify a patient and we put them in an isolation ward, but then if their other contacts have to be home-quarantined it's not possible for them to remain in the home. Then we are actually shifting them to some lodge and some hostels. … [Read more...] about Why Mumbai has scary coronavirus figures
By Dr Major Guruprasad Thimmaiah Twenty-three-year-old Abhinav was diagnosed with diabetes and borderline high cholesterol levels during his pre-employment check-up by his new organisation. A brilliant student throughout his academic career, Abhinav studied for 12-14 hours every day, frequently ate outside, and had minimal physical activity. However, Abhinav's is not an isolated case. Like him, many young people with similar habits, including children, are increasingly developing diabetes. The people in our country urgently need to focus on non-communicable lifestyle disorders like diabetes. With more than seven crore diabetic patients, India is home to second largest number of people living with diabetes worldwide, after China. Diabetes can affect to anyone and we cannot ignore this pandemic. The theme for this year's World Health Day is 'Health for all' - and on this day, let's dig deeper into factors responsible for this life-long disorder. Understanding Diabetes In simple … [Read more...] about World Health Day: Insufficient sleep and wrong lifestyle choices can push you towards diabetes
Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation sealed off the Kalanagar area in Mumbai's Bandra East after a tea seller was suspected to have contracted COVID-19 near a government guest house, located near Matoshree, the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. … [Read more...] about Area around Thackeray’s house sealed after tea seller tests positive
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurring at the site of some injury on the skin is a common occurrence for Indian skin types. This could be from a pimple to a mosquito bite, or even a minor scratch on the skin. For problems which leave marks, prevention is the key. It would be good to place silicon inserts and toe protectors, that are available online, in your shoes. Once some injury has occurred on the skin, it is best to try and shorten the healing process as much as possible — to avoid or minimise the risk of scarring and pigmentation, and avoid the offending footwear till the skin heals. For shoe bite marks that have already occurred, foot creams containing lactic or salicylic acid work well. … [Read more...] about Why do we get pimples mostly on the face?
Through its large events, Tablighi Jamaat — which reportedly has long served as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups — has emerged as the super-spreader. Its four-day gathering of 16,000 at the Sri Petaling Mosque in Kuala Lumpur at the end of February spread the disease to six Southeast Asian countries. Its March 11-12 congregation in Lahore attracted up to a quarter of a million participants, but ended up creating the largest viral vector in the Sunni world and spreading the coronavirus far and wide — from Kyrgyzstan to Gaza. … [Read more...] about The perils of political and religious extremism, writes Brahma Chellaney