P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes Day

Over the years, India has risen up to become the second largest diabetes nation in the world with close to 70 million patients suffering from the disease. This number is now expected to grow and reach 120 million in the next few years

P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes DayDiabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, lower limb amputation, kidney failure and blindness. Due to alarming increase of diabetes amongst the middle-aged population, along with its improper management, a number of patients with kidney disease and heart ailments have increased […]

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’

Survivors Against TB, a group of TB survivors, wrote to JP Nadda, the Union Health Minister, inquiring about the government’s proposed scheme of providing direct economic benefits to TB patients undergoing treatment. This scheme was conceptualised as part of the National Strategic Plan 2017-22 to ensure that TB would not be a cause of increased debt and poverty for TB affected families especially those below the poverty line

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’Recent reports in the press indicate that there is delay and possibly resistance within government on providing Direct Benefit Transfers to Tuberculosis (TB) patients. By delaying this scheme, the government is denying the bare minimum economic benefits to TB patients to help them survive this disease. People, who contract TB frequently, experience severe economic barriers […]

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancer

We do know obesity is a cancer risk factor that you can modify, through exercise and diet. Make sure you're doing at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking. And if you're overweight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about whether you need to change your eating habits

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancerBeing obese is a known risk factor for developing some cancers. However, which kinds of are associated with obesity is still debated. A recently published study in the BMJ aims to narrow it down. European researchers combed through observational studies that looked for links between being overweight and getting cancer. Out of 36 kinds of […]

8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravings

Although nutritionists know all about clean eating, they are humans too. So, what do they do when they feel like indulging in sweets? Here’s how they find ways to pamper themselves and tame the urge without cheating the diet plan

8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravingsEven with all their know-how about clean eating, nutrition experts are still human. This means that they get plagued by sugary cravings just like the rest of us. What they don’t do? Let a little hankering for something sweet turn into an all-out dessert fest. Nope, they know that it’s entirely possible to tame a […]

What causes frequent belching?

Normal belching does not require any treatment. However, if belching becomes excessive, you should contact a medical professional to explore possible conditions that may be causing the problem. Treatment will depend on the cause

What causes frequent belching?Belching is the act of expelling air from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs when the stomach distends, or expands because of too much swallowed air. Belching releases the air to reduce the distention. Other names for belching include burping and eructation. What causes belching? Belching occurs when the stomach fills with swallowed air. […]

To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise target

Those mail carriers, who walked for more than three hours a day, covering at least 15,000 steps, which is about seven miles, generally had normal body mass indexes, waistlines and metabolic profiles

To rev up fitness, walking 15,000 steps a day should be new exercise targetTaking 10,000 steps per day is often suggested as a desirable exercise goal for people who wish to improve their health. But a new study of postal workers in Scotland suggests that that number could be too conservative and that, to best protect our hearts, many of us might want to start moving quite a […]

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in Mumbai

Less than a week ago, My Medical Mantra reported about the acute shortage of blood across blood banks across the city. There is some relief though, as Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp at Sion Hospital

Sion Hospital organises blood donation camp, amidst blood shortage in MumbaiMumbai is currently facing an acute shortage of blood. City blood bank officials, last week said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps. In a positive turn of events, the Mumbai Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) organised a blood donation camp in Sion Hospital that was […]

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric ward

To mark Children’s day Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, as the ward lacked the basic instruments due to unavailability of the same

Children’s Day: MARD donates surgical equipment to Sassoon Hospital paediatric wardOn the occasion of Children’s Day, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated surgical instruments to the paediatric ward of Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Vane, Secretary General of MARD, Pune said, “When we were on duty in the ward, the nursing staff informed us about unavailability of some the instruments. We were […]

Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of him

Eshaan Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. At the time, he was his school’s star swimmer. He was initially hesitant to accept this diagnosis; but now believes that more awareness on diabetes is required among people. He never let his condition hinder his progress and is an inspiration for other youngsters suffering from type 1 diabetes

Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of himEshaan Shevate is the youngest Indian with type 1 diabetes to trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes mountains right up to Machu Picchu, Peru. Apart from mountaineering, he is also an accomplished state level swimming champion. Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. He was his school’s star […]

Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near school

The Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil said that despite the prohibition of selling tobacco products within a radius of 100 yards from the school premises, tobacco products are being openly sold. Strict measures need to be taken to stop the sale of tobacco products in the village, locality and the cities. Also, a helpline will be started where anyone can call and report the unauthorised sale and consumption of tobacco in a restricted place

Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near schoolThe Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil has said, there are many laws present in Maharashtra to prevent the consumption of tobacco by children, especially the presence of COTPA (Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act. 2003) and Juvenile Justice Act. The COTPA and JJ Act will be implemented strictly by the police to ensure […]