The festival of colours and joy has finally arrived. While on the positive side you have fond memories of gulal, rain dancing, and pichkaris, but there are other problems which you might face pertaining to skin, hair and eye allergies. Moreover, you can’t just ignore the tons of calories which add up to the bulges. So this Holi, let’s pledge to make it better and ‘swachh’ for everyone around.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or in Hindi we call it “Kaladama” as deposition of black tar occur in the lungs. This is different from asthma (dama).
Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation is a blessing for patients suffering with various types of incurable blood disorders. This procedure does not need complete match of donor’s tissue.
In today’s world of air and chair car travel, the emphasis is on traveling light. There is hardly any scope for carrying home cooked food and having it on the way as it used to happen 20 years ago when a journey itself used to be an event and a great deal of preparation used to go into it including carrying the food and the water.
Tobacco, the herb which was known for its medicinal properties has now become the deadliest substance in the world. It is the single greatest cause of preventable mortality and morbidity. Our country sees one million deaths per year. Around 90 million Indians are left diseased and 270 million people are living in distress owing to the consumption of tobacco.
By Mrs. Sunita Roy Chowdhury, Chief Dietician, Department of Dietetics, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi 110005.