Thursday, September 30, 2010
Last minute registrations to Health Speaks in progress. HELP Staff helping volunteers to register and claim articles at the Health Speaks event at HELP on 25th September, 2010.
Partha from Google team helping volunteers to translate their articles.
Just a couple of the many laptops organized by Mr.Nrip Nihalani and Mr.Aditya Patkar of Plus91. Thanks to them laptops arrived in Mumbai all the way from Pune! A big thank you to those who lent their laptops for use at HELP Library on 25th September 2010 for the Google Health Speaks Event.
Dimple Batra from Google team at Bangalore - training the Reviewers. Once the volunteer completes translating an article, the Review takes over to ensure that the article is of a good standard. The aim is publish articles which are of good quality and at the same time be understood by the target audience.
Himanshu Panchmatiya a Banker by profession, and his wife Bijal volunteered at the Google Health Speaks event at HELP Library - he describes his experience in this video clipping.
Mr.Sailesh Mishra can be contacted at 98198 19145
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Mr.Arya Guruji can be contacted at 022 25322759
Before the Trip
Even healthy people may find that travelling can precipitate illness. Differences in food, climate and schedule, in addition to the possible stress of travel can make you more susceptible to illness.
Here are some tips to help you stay healthy when you travel:
- First of all, plan ahead. Get your medical and dental checkups done before your trip, so that any problems can be detected, and to relevant medicines can be taken along.
- Find out what your health insurance company will pay for if you need to consult a doctor while you're away.
- In case you are travelling abroad, you may need to obtain a special health insurance policy called an Overseas Mediclaim Insurance Policy.
- Carry adequate quantities of your regular medicines in their original containers, along with extra prescriptions for them. It would also be a good idea to carry a doctor's note, listing your medical diagnoses and the medicines you need to take. If you are going abroad, get this translated into local language (for example, French or German), if possible.
- Carry a spare pair of spectacles and an extra set of contact lenses, if needed.
- If you have medical disorders such as diabetes or epilepsy, wearing a medical information bracelet can provide life-saving information in an emergency in a foreign country
A library that empowers patients to learn about their affliction
Health information services in India is quite pathetic. We currently run one HELP service (Health Education Library for People) in downtown Mumbai, successfully.The idea is to create at least four such centers in Mumbai this year.Patient education has been shown to improve doctor-patient relationship by providing Information Therapy!
Hello Dear Readers,
As you know, we constantly try to upgrade the talks conducted at the center, you shouldn't miss!
Following is the schedule of the talks/workshops. All of these talks are absolutely Free of charge. For details log on to our website:www.healthlibrary.com.
Please do attend and also inform your friends and relatives who could take advantage of this unique free service.
To subscribe to daily SMS reminders on HELP Talks Click on the image
Click here if you are unable to view this scheduleDate Speaker Topic
How Suryayog can help in conquering Vitamin D deficiency epidemic
Know yourself through Pranayam & Meditation
The Joy of Giving
Effect of Diminishing Laughter in Your Life
Sex and Illness
9th Oct 03.30pm
How to Take Care of your Voice
Self-Healing with Visualisation & Affirmations
Graphology - a Remedy for Psychological Ailments
Saar Parikshan-Know Your Saar
Energy Remedy for Sleep
Understanding Cancer Treatment
To register call: 65952393/94, 22061101, 22031133
Dr.Leo Rebello can be contacted at prof.leorebello@gmail
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Mr.J D Jadhav can be contacted at 93214 80147
Friday, September 24, 2010
Click here to donate to HELP Library
DNA - Daily News and Analysis
Raise the bar with your charity, get rewarded
Published: Friday, Sep 24, 2010, 0:12 IST
By Namita Handa | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
If you want to contribute to society by supporting your favourite NGO, here’s a golden opportunity. After a successful first year, GiveIndia is back with its second edition of the India Giving Challenge, an online fundraising event that sees NGOs, corporates and individuals getting rewarded for raising funds for their chosen cause.
It provides a way for NGOs to raise even more money for their cause through a matching grant (Rs65 lakh), given out in the form of prizes, from GiveIndia. The Challenge is an initiative under the Joy of Giving Week. The competition began on September 8 and will be on till October 20.
“We are trying to build a community approach of fundraising through this process,” GiveIndia chief information officer Dhaval Udani said. “The competition will run for six weeks and by the end of it, we are certain that around 200 NGOs will enrol,” says Udani. So far, GiveIndia has contacted 40 corporates, out of which 20 have confirmed participation. Around 150 NGOs are participating too.
GiveIndia is a donation platform that allows people to support a cause of their choice from about 200 NGOs, which are scrutinised for transparency and credibility. The organisation helps NGOs with sample letters that must be sent out to the donors and on using social networking sites to ensure optimum benefits. “NGOs are not too technology-savvy. Through this, we try to enhance their fund raising ability,” Udani said.
Vinayak Lohani, founder and head of Parivaar Education Society, an NGO, which won the Challenge last year, said, “A healthy competition like this helps to energise our donors and volunteers, and helps in network building.” The NGO collected 23 lakh last year and won Rs12 lakh from GiveIndia. It has already won the first week of the competition this year. Fourteen corporates and 100 NGOs raised Rs91 lakh from about 5,000 donors last year and received Rs56 lakh in matching grants.
IndiBloggers, the largest community for bloggers, has partnered with GiveIndia for its India Giving Challenge. It has a discussion forum where bloggers clear their doubts or queries about the online competition. “This way, we reach out to a wider audience and their questions are answered by GiveIndia,” explained Renie Ravin, managing director, IndiBloggers.
Those who wish to participate, log on to www.GiveIndia.org/IGC2010 or www.giveindia.org
He can be contacted on 98202 18176
Thursday, September 23, 2010
He can be contacted on 98208 00120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Dr.Imtiyaz Kondkari can be contacted at 93222 53527
Dr.R.K.Saksena can be contacted at 94232 15040.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Dr.Muneerah Kuraishi can be contacted at 9322263489/ 9224531106
A sprain is an injury that causes a stretch or a tear in a ligament. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones at the joint. Sprains may be classified as mild, moderate, or severe.
Measures for Self-Care:
The general rule for treating sprains is R-I-C-E:
- R for rest. Rest the joint! Avoid activities that cause pain. If you have an ankle sprain or knee sprain you may need crutches.
- I for ice. Apply ice and cool the injury to avoid swelling and every 3 to 4 hours. Do this for 2 to 3 days or until the swelling goes away. The ice will help to numb the pain.
- C for compression. Tie an elastic crepe bandage around the injured joint to reduce the swelling and inflammation.
- E for elevation. The injured part should be elevated so that gravity helps the circulatory system to reduce the swelling.
- You can also take pain-killers to reduce the pain.
- Symptoms of a severe sprain.
- If a mild sprain persists longer than 2 weeks.
- Pain, swelling or bruising worsens despite treatment.
Inability to move the limb or joint.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Mr.Nitin Jain can be contacted at 98191 06275
Measures for Self-Care
- Don't eat solid foods; don't drink milk.
- Drink only clear liquids (such as clear soups or coconut water). Take small sips; i.e., drink only one to two ounces at a time. Suck on ice chips if nothing else will stay down.
- After you stop vomiting, continue with clear liquids. Gradually return to regular diet, but wait about 8 hours from the last time you vomited to eat solid foods. Start with foods that are easy to digest.
- Don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, and don't take aspirin.
- Very severe stomach pain, which lasts for more than two hours.
- Yellow looking skin or if the whites or the eyes appear yellow.
- Vomiting which lasts for more than 12 hours (two to six hours for a small child) without subsiding.
- Vomiting caused by a serious head injury.
- Vomiting accompanied a stiff neck, fever, headache, and lethargy.
- Vomiting which is black or bloody.
- Dehydration (symptoms: very little or no urine, extreme thirst; and lightheadedness; dry skin that doesn't spring back after being pinched; sunken eyes; and confusion). Vomiting occurring after a mild blow or injury to the head.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Mr.Saradindu Chanda can be contacted at 2807 3103.
Mild to severe throat pain, with or without swollen neck glands. The inside of the throat and/or tonsils could turn bright red or could be marked by white spots.
Measures for Self-Care
- Mix one-fourth teaspoon of salt in half a cup of warm water. Gargle every few hours with this mixture, preparing it afresh each time.
- Drink plenty of warm liquids, such as tea and soup.
- Don't smoke at all.
- Avoid eating spicy or hot foods.
- Suck on a medicated lozenge frequently.
- Take an over-the-counter medicine for relieving the pain and/or fever.
- Sore throat that occurs along with: fever; swollen, enlarged neck glands; headache; chest, or ear pain; bad breath; skin rashes; abdominal pain; vomiting; or discharge of dark urine.
- The back of the throat turning very red or developing white spots.
- A mild sore throat that lasts for more than two weeks.
- Extreme difficulty while breathing or if the lips turn purple.
- Inability to swallow your own saliva.