Category: Health

Choosing between Natural Birth and C-section: Factors to Consider

Bringing a new life into the world is a momentous occasion filled with anticipation and excitement. As expectant parents prepare for the arrival of their little one, one of the most significant decisions they face is choosing between natural birth and Cesarean section (C-section). Both methods of delivery have their own set of considerations, and making an informed […]

STIs and STDs Impacting Fertility

Understanding the Link: STIs and STDs ·         STIs and STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS, are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. ·         These infections can affect the reproductive system, leading to complications like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. ·         The impact on fertility depends on various factors, including the type of infection, duration of […]

Mental Health Insights from the Characters of Prabhu Ram

Mental health is a complex and nuanced aspect of human existence, and exploring its intricacies through the lens of literature can provide valuable insights. One such literary masterpiece that delves into the depths of human psychology is the epic Ramayana, where the characters, particularly Prabhu Ram, offer profound lessons about mental well-being. In this article, […]

Promoting Healthy Eating Habits Among Children : A Vital Imperative

In India, where cultural diversity and culinary richness abound, fostering healthy eating habits among children is a crucial endeavour . With a burgeoning population and evolving lifestyle patterns, the importance of instilling nutritious dietary practices from an early age cannot be overstated. Healthy eating habits not only contribute to the physical well-being of children but […]

The Power of Early Detection: Women and Cancer Screening

Cancer, a multifaceted disease, can present in various forms, each posing a unique challenge. It often lurks silently, manifesting its presence when least expected. In the fight against cancer, spotting it early is like turning on a light in a dark room—it illuminates the path to better health. The crucial weapon in this battle is […]

The Power of Cancer Awareness: Uniting Communities for a Healthier Tomorrow

Cancer, a pervasive and intricate set of diseases, exerts a profound impact on individuals, families, and societies globally. In the relentless pursuit of improved outcomes, cancer awareness emerges as a potent and indispensable tool, capable of fostering prevention, early detection, and a robust support system exploring its significance, key components, and the pivotal role it […]

Data from the National Cancer Registry

Data from the National Cancer Registry ranks West Bengal amongst the top 3 in terms of prevalence in Gynecological Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Rectal cancer.  According to data, 18.9 per 100,000 women in the state have Gynecological cancers and 10.3 per 100,000 men have prostate cancer. WB is just behind Kerala in both of these […]

Take care of that ‘butterfly’ down your throat for a happier life

If you feel under the weather and drowsy at all times, are peevish and susceptible to the common cold, there is cause to sit up and take notice. You also need to be careful if there is a sudden increase or decrease in body weight, without any remarkable change in lifestyle. Your thyroid gland could […]

Bridging Hope: Addressing Birth Defects in India

Birth defects, encompassing structural, functional, and metabolic abnormalities present from birth, have emerged as a significant cause of infant mortality in developing countries, including India. Despite substantial reductions in overall infant mortality, birth defects contribute significantly to this issue, with 70% being preventable through cost-effective community genetic services. There are certain risk factors which are […]

Explore the impact of stress, sleep, and exercise on thyroid function

The thyroid, a tiny butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, regulates several body activities, including metabolism, energy generation, and hormone balance. Lifestyle variables including stress, sleep, and exercise may all have an impact on the delicate balance of thyroid function. Understanding the complicated dance between these variables can provide insight into how to maintain optimal thyroid […]

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