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Understanding India's falling fertility: FAQs answered by health expert

Understanding India's falling fertility: FAQs answered by health expert

The average dip in fertility rate among young adults is influenced by various factors, but it's essential to note that infertility affects about 10 to 15 per cent of couples

20 April,2024 06:27 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Food regulators red flag ‘cancer-causing’ ingredient in certain MDH, Everest

Food regulators red flag ‘cancer-causing’ ingredient in certain MDH, Everest

Food regulators in Hong Kong and Singapore have warned people against using four products from two big spice brands --- three from MDH and one from Everest -- over the presence of ethylene oxide at “levels exceeding the permissible limit”

20 April,2024 04:24 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Stress affecting family planning and pregnancy in predominantly 30-40 yrs of age

Stress affecting family planning and pregnancy in predominantly 30-40 yrs of age

Stress during pregnancy can cause preterm birth, low birth weight and developmental issues in the child. Mothers experiencing chronic stress may be more prone to conditions such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, informs Dr Preethika Shetty

19 April,2024 05:56 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
NCPCR asks FSSAI to review sugar content in Nestle's baby food products

NCPCR asks FSSAI to review sugar content in Nestle's baby food products

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Thursday asked the Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) to take a "comprehensive review" of the sugar content in Nestle's baby food products, after a report showed violation of health guidelines

19 April,2024 04:23 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
UP SDMA issues heatwave advisory for voters

UP SDMA issues heatwave advisory for voters

The Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has issued an advisory for voters, especially senior citizens and individuals with special needs, in anticipation of the impending heatwave and high temperatures expected during the polling days

19 April,2024 04:03 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
'No scientific evidence proving the safety and effectiveness of liver detox'

'No scientific evidence proving the safety and effectiveness of liver detox'

The liver is a self-sufficient organ capable of filtering toxins without the need for special cleanses. Products marketed with claims of detoxifying the liver are not regulated or approved and lack substantial evidence to support their effectiveness

19 April,2024 03:24 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS
How fatty liver can harm the health of pregnant women and babies

How fatty liver can harm the health of pregnant women and babies

Liver problems are rampant in pregnant women. Doctor tells us how untreated fatty liver can give a tough time to a pregnant woman and her unborn baby

19 April,2024 02:51 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
‘One in every five individuals is affected by fatty liver’

‘One in every five individuals is affected by fatty liver’

Cases of fatty liver, attributed primarily to sedentary lifestyles and increased social drinking habits, escalated dramatically in recent times, with approximately one in every five individuals now being diagnosed with this condition, say doctors

19 April,2024 02:46 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Why Mumbai experts feel there is insufficient awareness about Haemophilia

Mid-Day Premium Why Mumbai experts feel there is insufficient awareness about Haemophilia

Every year, World Hemophilia Day is observed on April 17. While the bleeding disorder is genetic, Mumbai health experts believe there is a lack of awareness about it in India leading to several misconceptions. While the onus is on the person suffering from it, it is important for people around them to also know more about the disorder

19 April,2024 09:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Nascimento Pinto
World Liver Day 2024: Why it is important to keep your liver healthy

World Liver Day 2024: Why it is important to keep your liver healthy

A concerning trend in recent years is the rise of fatty liver disease, which is increasingly affecting individuals as young as early teenagers. According to health experts, sedentary lifestyles, coupled with the consumption of unhealthy, and fatty junk food, have contributed to this alarming phenomenon

18 April,2024 08:43 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

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