Nair hospital doctors hold candle march for #JusticeForDipali

Doctors attached to Mumbai's civic run Nair hospital, had held a candle march to support #JusticeForDipali campaign on Thursday, April 05. Dipali Lahamate, a 24-year-old dental intern student had died in a hit and run case in Mumbai. Doctors are protesting to get justice for their beloved colleague

Nair hospital doctors hold candle march for #JusticeForDipaliDoctors working with Mumbai’s Nair hospital, had held a candle march protesting to get justice for Dipali Lahamate Around 350 doctors had participated in the candle march showing their solidarity for their deceased colleague. Intern and senior doctors had participated in the candle march Doctors demanded stern action against the accused driver, who had hit […]

Inspirational tale: This Mumbai girl fought against all odds to become a doctor

Roshan Shaikh is a 23-year-old differently abled Mumbaikar, who has successfully completed her MBBS degree. She has now joined Mumbai's civic run KEM hospital for postgraduate studies in pathology. Roshan had met with an accident, in which she lost her both the legs. But, that didn't deter her from pursuing her dreams

Inspirational tale: This Mumbai girl fought against all odds to become a doctorIf you have the determination, courage and a positive attitude towards your life, nothing can stop you from making your dreams come true. An example of this is Mumbai’s Roshan Shaikh who never let her emotions get the better of her. Even though, she lost both of her legs in a near fatal railway accident […]

Maha: 20 doctors with bogus degrees suspended

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has suspended 20 doctors across the state, for submitting fake documents for obtaining additional qualification registration. According to MMC officials, 70 to 100 odd doctors are still on the radar. The MMC had earlier received several numbers of complaints about the bogus doctors. Owing to which, the MMC had started the drive to inspect the documents submitted by the doctors for receiving additional qualification certificate

Maha: 20 doctors with bogus degrees suspendedMMC suspends 20 doctors for submitting forged documents and degrees for registration certificate. 70 to 100 odd doctors are still under suspicion. MMC officers are checking the authenticity of their documents. MMC has suspended the license of four pathologists. In order to curb the menace of bogus doctors across Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Medical Council had […]

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weight

Obesity can affect not only humans but our pets too. We, as people try and keep a check on our weight, so why can't we do the same for pets? It is important to maintain the weight of the pets as they may also face the health problems similar to us. Veterinarians advise that wrong dietary habits and lack of exercise can lead to obesity in pets and can prove harmful to them in the long-run

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weightA daily workout or an exercise may help you keep fit and healthy! But, imagine if you don’t shed that extra ounce on your belly, then what will happen? You will go on to put on some weight and then it may result in you becoming obese or fat. But have you ever taken a […]

WHO and WMA renew commitment for universal health coverage

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Medical Association (WMA) to reaffirm and consolidate cooperation between the two health organisations

WHO and WMA renew commitment for universal health coverageAt a ceremony at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva today, the two bodies agreed to foster understanding on topics of common interest, including the development, improvement and protection of health, and action on the social determinants of health. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and WMA President Dr Yoshitake Yokokura jointly signed the Memorandum, which […]

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TB

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have joined hands and launched a partnership for a TB-free India. Their aim is to utilise the 100,000 strong network force of Indian-Origin doctors to diagnose and treat tuberculosis in India

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TBAccording to the Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on April 02, these doctors will support health programs in India, engage AAPI’s network of private charitable clinics for TB awareness, detection and treatment, and explore opportunities for collaborations between U.S. and Indian medical schools to exchange cutting-edge healthcare solutions. Home to more than one-fourth […]

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say experts

Senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, often at times go missing from their homes. According to recently released Indian National Crime Records Bureau 2016 - reportedly there are total of 30,767 missing senior citizens. In 2016 alone, 13,236 were reported missing. 17,531 were reported missing from the previous years. Only 9,467 were found, i.e. just 30.8% among these figures

Nationwide program needed for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, say expertsOn Wednesday, an incident was reported wherein a senior citizen from Versova went missing and was found after 30 hours in Cuffe Parade. Kiran Sharma (name changed), a 76-year-old suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes has no memory of how he reached Cuffe Parade. On Wednesday noon, patrolling policemen spotted Sharma in Cuffe Parade. He couldn’t […]

NMC Bill: Homeopathy doctors call off hunger strike

Doctors from the All India Homeopathy Doctors Federation have decided to cease their hunger strike which had been in progress since the last three days. They decided on this after medical education secretary Sanjay Deshmukh assured them that their demands will be taken into consideration

NMC Bill: Homeopathy doctors call off hunger strikeAround 500 odd doctors had been protesting for their demands to include the bridge course for AYUSH doctors as it was originally included in the NMC Bill draft. On Wednesday, the homeopathy doctors marched from JJ hospital to Azad Maidan, in order to give voice to their demands. Committee member of the All India Homeopathy […]

Kolhapur: Wrestler suffers a severe neck injury, in critical state

A 20-year-old Wrestler from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, suffered a severe neck injury while competing in a wrestling match on Monday. Nilesh is currently undergoing treatment at Karad's Krishna hospital. Doctors say, his condition is critical and he’s battling for life

Kolhapur: Wrestler suffers a severe neck injury, in critical stateDreams of a budding 20-year-old wrestler came crashing down when he suffered a critical neck injury in a local wrestling tournament. Hailing from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Nilesh Kandurkar was unbeaten in the local tournament and had a dream a be a big wrestler one day. Unfortunately, on Monday, his dreams came to an end, when he met with an accident, […]

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?

Not every migraine is tied to a trigger. But if yours are, one of the best ways to prevent them is to learn your triggers and do your best to avoid them. For some people, that means saying no to certain foods

How does food play a role in triggering migraines?Why does food cause headaches? The exact cause for migraines isn’t yet known. But doctors agree that brief changes in your brain activity bring them on. These affect your blood vessels and nerve signals as well. The result: throbbing head pain that can sometimes last for days. Many things can cause migraines, like medicine you […]