Health matters: Clinic Launched

Hair loss is a condition that affects approximately 60 per cent of women and 80 per cent of men at some point in their lives. Demanding lifestyles and stress are the major causes of hair loss in India apart from hormonal imbalance and medication. Dr Batra's has recently launched their first B-perfect clinic in Pune. "Hair loss can be the result of nutritional deficiency, emotional distress or any other underlying disorder and illness," a statement issued by Dr Batra's clinic said. Trichologists look at hair loss problems in a holistic way. Healthy, good looking hair improves a person's quality of life, including interaction with people, relationships, success at workplace and business. On the other hand hair loss affects a person's psyche — most ofthe time with loss of self esteem. "There's a growing awareness about Trichology, and more people want to be treated for their particular hair condition," the statement added.

National Conference

The 17th National Conference of the Aerobiological Society of India will get underway from December 13 to 15 at the Kothrud campus of MAEER's MIT group of institutions. Nearly 200 researchers will be presenting papers on issues concerning various topics including environment and allergies. Aerobiology is a branch of biology that studies organic particles, such as bacteria, fungal spores, very small insects and viruses which are passively transported through air. Studies have proved valuable in issues related to health of humans, flora and fauna, Dr T N More, President of Indian Aerobiological Society said.

Blood Donation Camp

HDFC Bank organised a nationwide Blood Donation Campaign on December 7. Large numbers of volunteers lined up to give blood at the 974 designated centres in 572 locations across the country, making this India's biggest single-day donation campaign. The Bank had tied up with Red Cross, major hospitals and blood banks to provide technical assistance. They started this initiative in 2007 when over 4,000 volunteers came forward for a national cause. "In the very first year, over 4,000 units of blood were collected. Since then, the quantum of collection had jumped ten-fold to touch over 40,000 units last year," said, Bhavesh Zaveri, Country Head, Operations and Cash Management Product, HDFC Bank.

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