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Focus : Body Weight

posted Feb 9, 2011, 3:53 AM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Feb 9, 2011, 3:54 AM ]

This time we decided to look at what people are most worried of! It’s weight. Everything from eating habits to personality is all now linked physiologically to weight.

Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is a common condition, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. As much as 64% of the United States adult population is considered either overweight or obese, and this percentage has increased over the last four decades.

Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. Increases have been observed across all age groups.

A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for the proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems, as thermal insulation, as shock absorption for sensitive areas, and as energy for future use. But the accumulation of too much storage fat can impair movement and flexibility, and can alter the appearance of the body.

The most common cause of a person being Underweight is primarily malnutrition caused by the unavailability of adequate food. The effects of primary malnutrition may be amplified by disease; even easily treatable diseases such as diarrhea may lead to death.

Some people are underweight due to genetics; others due to poverty.

Being underweight can sometimes be the result of mental or physical disease, such as hyperthyroidism, cancer, or tuberculosis. People with gastrointestinal or liver problems may be unable to absorb nutrients adequately. People with eating disorders are likely to become underweight.

We at Drogaria Raicar Provide you with Weights and Measure tagged weighing machines (Bathroom Scales) from 125 Kg- 150 Kg in different shapes to measure you weight regularly so as to optimize your life style.

Holiday Season 2010

posted Dec 31, 2010, 11:03 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Dec 31, 2010, 11:05 PM ]

Focus : Holiday Season

'Healthy' and 'Christmas' in the same sentence? It is hard to imagine, I agree.

It’s Sweet! So be indulged in festive you wait whole year round, incase you eat healthily, or has set a goal to loose weight you would be the last person to change your set doctrine.

There's a lot you can do to create healthy Christmas recipes in all sorts of small ways, to make your Christmas dinner healthier and lower in fat without compromising on taste or enjoyment. 

Here we have found few things interesting from net! Well you know your moms kitchen secret! Do let us know !

·        Turkey is by far the best choice for a healthy Christmas dinner, since goose and duck are much fattier Roast your turkey on a rack so that it doesn't bathe in fat as it cooks.

·        When you make the gravy, skim off as much fat as you can from the juices in the pan. The best low fat Christmas dinner is slices of turkey breast meat only, with the skin removed. The dark meat is higher in fat and calories.

·        Cook stuffing in a separate dish, not inside the bird. If you buy stuffing mixes, inspect the pack. Some popular brands contain unhealthy hydrogenated vegetable oils. Make your own stuffings, and use smaller quantities of healthier fats in your recipes.

·        Bacon rolls and sausages: flatten the bacon rashers with the back of a knife on a chopping board, and scrape off as much fat as you can before rolling. Bake bacon rolls and sausages in the oven, then drain off the fat and place on kitchen paper to soak up as much as possible.

·        Bread sauce: make it with semi-skimmed milk, and add just a small knob of butter to finish.

·        Cranberry relish: add sugar with a restrained hand if you make this yourself. Fresh cranberries are extremely tart, but you can sweeten them with fresh orange juice and reduce the sugar accordingly for healthy Christmas recipes.

·        Christmas pudding: traditional recipes are high in calories, but so rich that it's only possible to eat a small portion. Make it a splash of cream or custard rather than a lake, or just a dab of brandy butter.

·        An exotic fruit salad is refreshing at the end of the meal, or try a champagne or lemon sorbet.

·        In baking, reduce the amount of sugar, increase the quantity of sweet spices. Substitute up to half the fat content with pureed cooked apple. 

Have yourself a healthy little Christmas...
  • Befriend the glass of water, the bowl of salad, the plate of vegetable crudites. 
  • Make a decision beforehand that you won't have a total blow-out and leave yourself feeling unpleasantly over-full. Take small portions, use a smaller plate. everything you want, but in seriously smaller quantities.
  • A large meal once a year won't do you any harm, but make use of healthy Christmas recipes, include salads, and remember to go back to healthier way of eating as soon as you can..
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New Products : Oppo Medical

posted Dec 20, 2010, 7:24 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Dec 20, 2010, 7:25 PM ]

The hip joint is located in the pelvic girdle and consists of the  acetabulum and proximal part of femur. This is a multiaxial ball-and-socket joint like the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint. The hip joint has a stronger labral rim combined with the ligament and capsule. Reinforcement by associated soft tissues provides good stability.

Adjustable thigh straps for optimal fit. Hook and loop closure allows controlled fit. Provides compression around the affected area with targeted compression on the hernia, reducing the inguinal hernia.

Adjustable thigh straps for optimal fit. Hook and loop closure allows controlled fit. Provides compression around the affected area with targeted compression on the hernia, reducing the inguinal hernia.

Four adjustable straps for customized compression. Elastic fabric for strong compression. Relieves back pain and improves posture. Helps alleviate muscle pain by reducing stress on the lower spine.Available in two back heights: 13 3/4" (34cm) and 15 1/4" (38.7cm)

Oppo Medical - 3 New Products


Mobility Aid

posted Dec 10, 2010, 9:05 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Dec 10, 2010, 9:06 PM ]

Mobility aids are devices designed to assist walking or otherwise improve the mobility of people with a mobility impairment.

Traditionally the phrase "mobility aid" has applied mainly to low technology mechanical devices. The term also appears in government documents, for example dealing with tax concessions of various kinds. It refers to those devices whose use enables a freedom of movement similar to that of unassisted walking or standing up from a chair.

Walking aids include assistive canes (commonly referred to as walking sticks), crutches and walkers. As appropriate to the needs of the individual user, these devices help to maintain upright ambulation by providing any or all of: improved stability, reduced lower-limb loading and generating movement.


The cane or walking stick is the simplest form of walking aid.


A crutch also transmits loads to the ground through a shaft, but has two points of contact with the arm, at the hand and either below the elbow.

Elbow Crutches

The Forearm crutch typically gives a user the support of the cane but with additional forearm support to assist in mobility. The forearm portion helps increase balance, lateral stability and also reduces the load on the wrist.


A walker (also known as a Zimmer frame) is the most stable walking aid and consists of a freestanding metal framework with three or more points of contact which the user places in front of them and then grips during movement. The points of contact may be either fixed rubber ferrules as with crutches and canes, or wheels, or a combination of both. Wheeled walkers are also known as rollators.

Focus: mobility Aid


posted Nov 27, 2010, 9:26 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Nov 27, 2010, 9:32 PM ]

Total Dissolved Solids Digital meter.

TDS Meter indicates the amount of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in a solution. Since dissolved ionized solids like salts and minerals contribute to the conductivity of a solution, a TDS meter measures the conductivity of the solution then converts that figure to an estimated TDS reading.

A TDS meter typically displays the total weight of dissolved solids as a proportion of 1 litre of water. The unit used by most TDS meters is parts per million (ppm). For example, a TDS reading of 1 ppm would indicate there is 1 milligram of dissolved inorganic solids in each 1 litre of water.

Dissolved organic solids such as sugar, and microscopic solid particles such as colloids, do not significantly effect the conductivity of a solution so they are not measurable by a TDS meter.

Water classification

Water can be classified by the amount of TDS per liter:        

  • fresh water < 1500 mg/L TDS
  • brackish water 1500 to 5000 mg/L TDS
  • saline water > 5000 mg/L TDS

    Product Offered : TDS - 3

TDS specs

Focus Area: Air Pollution

posted Oct 5, 2010, 5:27 AM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Oct 5, 2010, 5:28 AM ]

Schematic drawing, causes and effects of air pollution: (1) greenhouse effect, (2) particulate contamination, (3) increased UV radiation, (4) acid rain, (5) increased ozone concentration, (6) increased levels of nitrogen oxides

Air Pollution Is experienced by all of us. Its not much that we talk about. It would be healthy ! if you spend a few moments to look at above picture and do inference about kind of effect that you are facing because of air pollution, And especially what you doing your self to help reduce the carbon foot print.

Focus: Ganesh Chaturthi

posted Sep 20, 2010, 11:42 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Sep 20, 2010, 11:43 PM ]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi. Though it will rain! Spirit of celebration of Ganesha are never wet, They are always high and dry.

If you are worried about H1N1 (Swine flu) be least to worry, H1N1 pandemic is over, according to global watch dog of health. So any chances of H1N1 damping the festivities are nothing but history.

Still it’s been raining heavily in most part of India, Water born diseases are source of worry. Making sure that no water is accumulated without proper flow ,in addition to keeping your surrounding clean will help you in achieving clean and awesome celebration.

As said earlier though most of initial pandemic confusion and aftermath is over, it will not be bad idea to observe bit of caution. They are simple and yet effective thus will not affect any way your celebrations.

1. Wash your hands regularly.

2. Avoid going to crowded places/Ganesh pandals during rush hours.

3. Get good sleep!

4. Drink Water and eat fruits and vegetables along with nevaris and modak's.

5. Greet your friends by Namaste. So you minimise physical contact.

6. Use Gloves to distribute solid or liquid items to public.

7. Do not spit!

8. Festival season Eat a lot; along with do not forget to exercise a bit.

9. It is advisable to use at least 3-ply face mask or alternatively your handkerchief when you go in public.

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Focus Area: First Aid

posted Sep 7, 2010, 10:38 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Sep 7, 2010, 10:39 PM ]

                                                          ISO First Aid Symbol     

First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by a non-expert person to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care past the first aid intervention. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.

While first aid can also be performed on animals, the term generally refers to care of human patients.


The key aims of first aid can be summarized in three key points:

  • Preserve life - the overriding aim of all medical care, including first aid, is to save lives
  • Prevent further harm - also sometimes called prevent the condition from worsening, this covers both external factors, such as moving a patient away from any cause of harm, and applying first aid techniques to prevent worsening of the condition, such as applying pressure to stop a bleed becoming dangerous.
  • Promote recovery - first aid also involves trying to start the recovery process from the illness or injury, and in some cases might involve completing a treatment, such as in the case of applying a plaster to a small wound

First aid training also involves the prevention of initial injury and responder safety, and the treatment phases.


The instances of recorded first aid were provided by religious knights, such as the Knights Hospitaller, formed in the 11th century, providing care to pilgrims and knights, and training other knights in how to treat common battlefield injuries. The practice of first aid fell largely in to disuse during the High Middle Ages, and organized societies were not seen again until in 1859 Henry Dunant organized local villagers to help victims of the Battle of Solferino, including the provision of first aid. Four years later, four nations met in Geneva and formed the organization which has grown into the Red Cross, with a key stated aim of "aid to sick and wounded soldiers in the field". This was followed by the formation of St. John Ambulance in 1877, based on the principles of the Knights Hospitaller, to teach first aid, and numerous other organization joined them with the term first aid first coined in 1878 as civilian ambulance services spread as a combination of 'first treatment' and 'national aid'[1] in large railway centres and mining districts as well as with police forces. First aid training began to spread through the empire through organisations such as St John, often starting, as in the UK, with high risk activities such as ports and railways.

Specific disciplines

There are several types of first aid (and first aider) which require specific additional training. These are usually undertaken to fulfill the demands of the work or activity undertaken.

  • Aquatic/Marine first aid - Usually practiced by professionals such as lifeguards, professional mariners or in diver rescue, and covers the specific problems which may be faced after water-based rescue and/or delayed MedEvac.
  • Battlefield first aid - This takes in to account the specific needs of treating wounded combatants and non-combatants during armed conflict.
  • Hyperbaric first aid - Which may be practiced by SCUBA diving professionals, who need to treat conditions such as the bends.
  • Oxygen first aid - Providing oxygen to casualties who suffer from conditions resulting in hypoxia.
  • Wilderness first aid is the provision of first aid under conditions where the arrival of emergency responders or the evacuation of an injured person may be delayed due to constraints of terrain, weather, and available persons or equipment. It may be necessary to care for an injured person for several hours or days.
  • Hydrofluoric Acid first aid - taught to first aiders in the chemical industry where hydrofluoric acid may be used. Instructs the first aider how to initially treat (with calcium gluconate) any skin that has been splashed with the acid.

Conditions that often require first aid

  • Altitude sickness, which can begin in susceptible people at altitudes as low as 5,000 feet, can cause potentially fatal swelling of the brainor lungs.
  • Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition in which the airway can become constricted and the patient may go into shock. 
  • Bone fracture, a break in a bone initially treated by stabilizing the fracture with a splint.
  • Burns, which can result in damage to tissues and loss of body fluids through the burn site.
  • Choking, blockage of the airway which can quickly result in death due to lack of oxygen if the patient’s trachea is not cleared.
  • Childbirth.
  • Diving disorders, drowning.
  • Heart attack, or inadequate blood flow to the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle.
  • Heat stroke, also known as sunstroke or hyperthermia, which tends to occur during heavy exercise in high humidity, or with inadequate water, though it may occur spontaneously in some chronically ill persons.
  • Heavy bleeding.
  • Hyperglycemia (diabetic coma) and Hypoglycemia (insulin shock).
  • Hypothermia, or Exposure, occurs when a person’s core body temperature falls below 33.7°C (92.6°F). 
  • Insect and animal bites and stings.
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  • Poisoning, which can occur by injection, inhalation, absorption, or ingestion.
  • Seizures, or a malfunction in the electrical activity in the brain. 
  • Muscle strains and Sprains, a temporary dislocation of a joint that immediately reduces automatically but may result in ligament damage.
  • Stroke, a temporary loss of blood supply to the brain.
  • Wounds and bleeding.

Noted first aid associations

    Symbol of the Red Cross                     Maltese or Amalfi Cross                           Star of life

For first Aid training one may kindly contact above agencies.

Drogaria Raicar, Stocks various First Aid Box kits for Home, Institution, Industries.

Medical Waste Disposal



Focus area: stethoscope

posted Aug 23, 2010, 11:10 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Aug 23, 2010, 11:10 PM ]

The stethoscope (from Greek στηθοσκόπιο, of στήθος, stéthos - chest and σκοπή, skopé - examination) is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening to the internal sounds of an Human/Animal body. It is often used to listen to lung and heart sounds. It is also used to listen to intestines  and blood flow in arteries and veins. In combination with a sphygmomanometer, it is commonly used for measurements of blood pressure. A stethoscope that intensifies auscultatory sounds is called phonendoscope.


Early stethoscopes.

The stethoscope was invented in France in 1816 by René Laennec at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital - Paris. It consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural. His device was similar to the common ear trumpet, a historical form of hearing aid; indeed, his invention was almost indistinguishable in structure and function from the trumpet, which was commonly called a "microphone".

In 1851, Arthur Leared invented a binaural stethoscope, and in 1852 George Cammann perfected the design of the instrument for commercial production, which has become the standard ever since.

Rappaport and Sprague designed a new stethoscope in the 1940s, which became the standard by which other stethoscopes are measured, consisting of two sides, one of which is used for the respiratory system, the other is used for the cardiovascular system

After abandoning by philips, which was bought from HP, who bought design of Rappaport and Sprague design and sold, some cardiologists still considered the original Rappaport-Sprague to be the finest acoustic stethoscope.

Several other minor refinements were made to stethoscopes, until in the early 1960s Dr. David Littmann, a Harvard Medical School professor, created a new stethoscope that was lighter than previous models and had improved acoustics

Stethoscopes are often considered as a symbol of the doctor's profession, as doctors are often seen or depicted with a stethoscope hanging around their neck.


Acoustic Regular stethoscope.

Electronic With noise reduction and recording facility.

Fetal stethoscope or Fetoscope is an acoustic stethoscope shaped like a listening trumpet. It is placed against the abdomen of a pregnant woman to listen to the heart sounds of the fetus. The fetal stethoscope is also known as a Pinard's stethoscope or a pinard, after French obstetrician Adolphe Pinard (1844–1934).
Drogaria RaicarStocks various Stethoscope items for home, Students, Doctors and specialist.

Focus Area: Disposable Goods

posted Aug 8, 2010, 10:40 PM by Manguirish Naik Raiker   [ updated Aug 8, 2010, 10:41 PM ]

disposable (also called disposable product) is a product designed for cheapness and short-term convenience rather than medium to long-term durability, with most products only intended for single use. 

In the years where blood contamination and other contamination can give rise to various serious ailments usage of disposable products have gained much popularity.

Medical & hygiene products

  • Toilet paper
  • Condoms and other contraception products
  • Disposable enemas and similar products
  • Cotton swabs and pads
  • Medical and cleaning gloves
  • Baby and adult diapers, and training pants
  • Shaving razors, waxing kits, combs, and other hair control products
  • Toothbrushes, dental floss, and other oral care products
  • Hospital aprons
  • Disposable panties in postpartum
  • Syringes
  • Sample collection Bottles
  • Caps, Shoe covers.

Drogaria RaicarStocks various disposable items for hospital and personal use.

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