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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
‘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
Baby born without anus, bent penis, tongue-tie treated successfully in Mumbai

Baby born without anus, bent penis, tongue-tie treated successfully in Mumbai

The infant underwent a series of five surgeries such as colostomy, anal reconstruction and colostomy closure to address issues of ARM, hypospadias and tongue tie

17 April,2024 04:13 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Indians up their spending on dieticians by 125 pc in FY24: Report

Indians up their spending on dieticians by 125 pc in FY24: Report

Indians have increased their spending on dieticians by a remarkable 125 per cent in FY24, indicating a strong commitment to healthy eating habits, a new report revealed on Tuesday

17 April,2024 03:00 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
IIT Madras launches India’s 1st mobile medical devices calibration facility

IIT Madras launches India’s 1st mobile medical devices calibration facility

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras on Monday launched India’s first medical devices calibration facility on wheels

15 April,2024 04:31 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Remove Bournvita from category of ‘health drinks’: Govt tells e-commerce firms

Remove Bournvita from category of ‘health drinks’: Govt tells e-commerce firms

The advisory comes on the back of an investigation by the NCPCR that found the Bournvita contains sugar levels, much above the acceptable limits

13 April,2024 04:20 PM IST | New Delhi | IANS

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