Sleeplessness in kids on rise, doctors worried

Experts say that a majority of children who complain about sleeplessness are addicted to smartphones and television shows. Doctors say that it is only when children show visible signs of sleeplessness, that parents realise this is a problem

Sleeplessness in kids on rise, doctors worriedSleeplessness seems to be a prevalent issue these days. While some say it is due to the fast paced life in cities, experts point out that sleeplessness among children is a very prominent problem and it is caused due to television and over usage of gadgets. Experts say that a majority of children who complain […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]

Pune hospital bags ‘Kayakalp’ award for cleanliness

The Kayakalp scheme which was launched in 2015 covered 10 central government institutions and district hospitals in the year of launch. The current year the Kayakalp assessment in states covered over 700 district hospitals, over 5,000 community health centres and over 25,000 primary health centres

Pune hospital bags ‘Kayakalp’ award for cleanlinessDistrict Hospital located in Pune has bagged second place for the ‘Kayakalp’ award in the year 2016-17. ‘Kayakalp’ is an initiative for awards to encourage every public health facility in the country to work towards standards of excellence to help facilities stay clean and hygienic. Dr R K Shelke, Civil Surgeon, Pune, said, “We had […]

Study reveals India in need of its own lipid guidelines

In a cross-sectional physician survey, the researchers found that every physician had their self-reported perspectives on managing an abnormal amount of lipids in the blood. The survey included 404 physicians. The study, which was published in Lipids in Health and Disease's latest edition, is said to be the first survey in India to understand lipid management practices followed by the physicians. Currently, there are no uniformly accepted Indian guidelines

Study reveals India in need of its own lipid guidelinesIndia needs its own lipid guidelines, says a latest study published in a medical journal. In a cross-sectional physician survey, the researchers found that every physician had their self-reported perspectives on managing an abnormal amount of lipids in the blood. The survey which was anchored by department of cardiology of Hero DMC Heart Institute, Dayanand […]

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitals

Currently, there are seven contraceptive methods available under the National Family Welfare Programme and out of which six are for women. The National Health Mission’s thrust areas under the family planning programme are to increase male participation in the process. Given the fact that the percentage of female sterilization is way higher than men, Health Mission also aims at promoting Non-scalpel vasectomy

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitalsPrior to the World Population Day that is observed on July 11 every year the Maharashtra government will make injectable contraceptives for women available at public hospitals for free. This contraceptive method for women is included in the Union Government’s National Family Welfare Programme. The inaugration ceremony for the state will be on July 10. […]

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government award

Instances of malnutrition and the resultant deaths from it are not new in predominantly tribal district of Palghar. The state government has decided to felicitate a medical officer from Jawhar Taluka of Paghar district who in is fighting this menace in his own way

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government awardDr Bharatkumar Mahale, Gynecologist and Medical Officer at Jawhar Sub District Hospital in Palghar, is trying to tackle malnutrition by enabling woman to ensure proper spacing between two pregnancies. He has done the highest number of Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD) procedures, one of the family planning tools which save women for the next 10 […]

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Apart from discussing a lot of important issues, the G20 Summit 2017 may see world leaders discuss about tuberculosis (TB) and how deadly the disease can get

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequateIndia’s effort to fight tuberculosis (TB) is ‘inadequate’ says a latest report which will be discussed during the G20 Summit of 2017 that starts today in Hamburg, Germany. The report titled ‘Out of Step’ 2017 was released on July 5 by two international organizations: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Stop TB Partnership, reviewing 29 countries […]

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputations

A BETiC team at IIT Bombay has developed a semi-automatic non-invasive device for screening a diabetic foot condition. It detects the stiffness of the tissues on the sole of feet and categorises the condition of the foot in green, yellow and red risk zones. The clinicians can warn patients susceptible to diabetic foot ulceration in advance, potentially saving them from an amputation

Device designed at IIT Bombay to save over 100,000 diabetic foot amputationsDiabetes causes multiple complications because of the high level of glucose in the blood. One of them is diabetic neuropathy, which largely affects nerves in feet, which may result in ulceration on the feet. Non-healing ulcers can lead to amputation. So it is important to detect ulceration process before it starts and prevent it. A […]

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia risk

These findings suggest walking speed could be a predictor of future cognitive impairment in older adults. With an estimated 47 million people diagnosed with dementia and 9.9 million new cases every year, it's imperative to focus on prevention and early treatment to delay the progression of the disease

New study suggests slow walking speed linked with increased dementia riskThe way we walk can say a lot about us; fast walkers are seen as individuals with high energy, while slow walkers are seen as more relaxed. Our gait can reveal more than just our personality – it may also predict our brain health. A recent study published in Neurology suggests there’s a link between […]

India to get an import alternative of an important dental treatment chemical

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) is vitally used for root canal treatment by the dentists. Currently, doctors use MTA manufactured by an American company which is very much costlier and not everyone can afford it. So, to curb this problem, the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai has joined hands with Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College, Nagpur to develop an import alternative of MTA which would be available at affordable prices for common people

India to get an import alternative of an important dental treatment chemicalToothache can make life painful and high costs of dental treatment aggravate the pain. Soon this pain will ease, as India will get an indigenously developed and manufactured Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA), an important chemical in dental treatment. The Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai has joined hands with Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College, Nagpur […]