Text neck syndrome: Answer lies in good posture

Apart from other strenuous daily activities, bending the neck forward resulting from the use of the phone, as well as other devices such as computers, tablets and reading books, seems...

What should be prioritised in the health sector in 2017?

2016 has seen enormous developments in the health sector. Various initiatives and campaigns have been held in the fight against numerous infectious and non-communicable diseases in the country. However, much...

How to deal with an asthmatic child

Asthma is a chronic condition with symptoms of cough, chest tightness, with or without difficulty in breathing. These symptoms occur periodically and are usually associated with certain triggering events.

Good and bad cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance produced from the liver from certain fats in the diet. A small amount is derived from animal based foods such as meat and egg yolk. Educated...

Ask Dr. Rachna Pande

Dear Doctor, I have been using lotion for the past five years and want to switch to Vaseline. Will this have any effect on my skin?

Diarrhoea: Why children are the most vulnerable

Diarrhoea is characterised by passage of loose or watery stool or a more frequent need to have a bowel movement than is normal for the individual. The World Health Organisation...

Health sector: What stood out in 2016


The health sector has had a lot happening in the course of the year and as it we wait to welcome the New Year, we look back at the events...

The food your nervous system needs to function well

The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.

Adolescence and nutritional needs

Adolescence is the age which is midway between childhood and adulthood. At this age, physical and hormonal changes occur in the body putting increased demand of nutrients on the body.

Ask Dr. Rachna Pande

Doctor, I have many whitish spots on my hands and feet that just appeared mysteriously. What causes this and how do I remove them?

Simple magical ways to lose weight

A person is said to be overweight when he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of over 25.9, whereas one whose BMI is over 30 is considered obese,...