Monday 26th June 2017,
Radio Metta

Health

Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

For every 100 hospitalised pediatric patients across India who may need a common antibiotic called ampicillin to fight infections, chances are it won’t help 95 of them. In 75% of hospitalised children, especially those younger than one month old, another common antibiotic, gentamycin, may not work. The reason, according a recent study by pediatricians of [...]

June 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Alarming rise in children’s resistance to antibiotics

These reasons will convince you to walk barefoot

These reasons will convince you to walk barefoot

Walk barefoot!   Walking with shoes or slippers on is like our second nature. But the next time you decide to go for a stroll, make sure to take off your shoes and walk barefoot for a while. Interestingly, walking barefoot, which is also termed as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ has several benefits which are not [...]

June 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These reasons will convince you to walk barefoot

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

You’ve probably been seeing an increase in Legionnaires’ disease coverage in the news lately. Legionnaires’ was blamed for the illnesses of four L.A. Fitness gym members in Florida late last month, and a New York City police officer is currently in the hospital recovering from Legionnaires’ as well. (Fellow cops were warned not to shower at a precinct in East Harlem, where traces of the [...]

June 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Are Occurring Across the U.S. What Is It, and Are You at Risk?

Who Can Donate Blood?

Who Can Donate Blood?

World Blood Donor Day is commemorated every year on 14th June. It is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2017 is “Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often”. According to WHO statistics, blood donation [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Who Can Donate Blood?

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Autism is a neurodegenerative disorder that surfaces in a child around the age of 2-3 years. The condition differs from person to person and manifests itself in motor disability, gestural inability, speech problems and a host of other symptoms. Risk of autism in a child often gets linked to mother’s health and the phase of [...]

June 15, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Kids

Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

The phase of pregnancy is crucial for the growth and development of the child. A pregnant woman’s diet – what she eats and the habits she follows – has a huge implication on the well-being of the child as he or she grows up. It is not just smoking or alcohol than you need to [...]

June 13, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are you Pregnant? Stop Eating White Rice to Prevent Your Kid from Obesity

Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

Come monsoon, and this is the time when thousands and thousands of people head to Hyderabad to get a dose of a miracle medicine, touted to cure asthma. This medicine is peculiar because it is no pill or syrup, but a live fish that you are made to swallow down your throat. Commonly referred to [...]

June 13, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hyderabad’s Fish Prasadam, the Miracle Cure for Asthma

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical [...]

June 12, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

If you are one of those parents who have children addicted to sugary, aerated drinks then it is better late than never to get them to stop drinking it. Given all the ill effects that such drinks have, it is easy to imagine parents loosing sleep over how to keep there kids away from these [...]

June 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Simply put, asthma is a condition wherein a person’s airway is inflamed, narrowed to an extent that it restricts him/her from breathing normally. The airway gets swollen and also produces extra mucus. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology estimates nearly 300 million people suffering from asthma across the world. Close to 250,000 die [...]

June 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A New Gene Therapy that Can “Turn Off” Asthma and Food Allergies

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem. It not only results in headaches, irritable mood, lack of concentration, etc, but several other serious health consequences too. Sleep deprivation is one of the most pressing concerns of the current generation, which unfortunately for the lack of its severe physiological manifestation has not been taken as seriously as [...]

May 31, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For

Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For

With an increase in toxins in our environment, particularly in the air we breathe and the food we eat, our health is being jeopardised like never before. So what are toxins? Is it possible to spot them and prevent ourselves from being affected by them? Are there tangible signs that may point at excess of [...]

May 30, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Think You Need a Detox? 7 Signs to Look Out For