‘Political will can help create healthier cities’

Today, the Director General of World Health Organization, made an appeal to mayors all over the world to take a decision to make healthier cities. He stated that ‘As mayors, you have power to make decisions that affect health of millions of people. The solutions are often simple and affordable. What is missing is political will’

‘Political will can help create healthier cities’Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to all the mayors in the world that if they have political will, they can create healthy cities. In a tweet he said, ‘Mayors have the power to make decisions that affects the millions of people. The solutions are often simple and affordable. For […]

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budget

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. There was a provision of Rs 12,167 crore rupees for the public health department in 2017. The NGO demands, that in the current budget, the provision has to be increased to Rs 17,675 crore rupees

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budgetAccording to the July 2017 figures of Integrated Child Development Scheme: In the state, out of 60.26 lakhs children, under 6 years of age – 6,34,634 children are weighing less than normal 83,500 are of extremely low weight and 5,51,000 thousand children are of medium weight Integrated Child Development Scheme’s expenditure has been cut down […]

‘I have got my son back in the form of his twins’

Being a mother is the hardest job in the world. Furthermore, nothing can be more painful for a mother than mourning her child’s death. Though, the news of her son’s demise came to her as a shocker. This courageous mother pulled herself together and did something unusual after her son lost his battle against cancer

‘I have got my son back in the form of his twins’We all have heard that after the husband’s death, wife cryopreserves semen and with the help of surrogacy, she fulfils her dream of becoming mother. But, in a rare scenario in Pune, Rajashree Patil, 49-year-old mother of late Prathamesh Patil cryopreserved his semen. And with the help of surrogacy she is now a proud grandmother of […]

Dementia: India needs a separate national programme, say experts

Age UK found that as of November, out of the 458,461 people with a recorded diagnosis of dementia, only 282,573 had a new care plan or at least one care plan review on record in the previous 12 months. My Medical Mantra talks to the experts and decodes the Indian scenario

Dementia: India needs a separate national programme, say expertsMore than one in three people in England diagnosed with dementia are not getting the follow-up care they are entitled to, a charity has said. The NHS specifies that everyone diagnosed with the condition should have an individual care plan that is reviewed at least once a year. Speaking about the Indian scenario, Dr Avinash […]

Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soil

For the first time in 30 years, a new type of antibiotic has been unearthed, buried in dirt. Experiments suggest the antibiotic family, known as malacidins, can kill several 'superbugs'. The antibiotics' unique approach to killing pathogens targets bacteria's cell walls, which did not cause drug resistance in the laboratory

Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soilUS scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes. Tests show the compounds, called malacidins, annihilate several bacterial diseases that have become resistant to most existing antibiotics, including the superbug MRSA. Experts say the work, published […]

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressure

The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. It is not clear why this change happens or why it tends to get worse over time in people with high blood pressure that has not been treated

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressureDiseases of the heart and blood vessels are linked with high blood pressure. The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. […]

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

Valentine’s Day: Reasons worth celebrating for singles

If you have the predicament of being all by yourself this 14th Feb, let’s take a look at some things that we tend to ‘forget’ during a break up and a few ‘unconventional’ reasons to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: Reasons worth celebrating for singlesValentine’s Day always comes with its very own and unique sense of keenness.  Nearly everybody seems to have an infectious smile of anticipation and a spring in their step. Celebrating this ‘Day of Love’ is now a very important event in the social calendar and for many a personal one too. But for some people […]

Woman gives birth to a baby at Dadar Station

Today is Valentine’s Day and on this special day, a pregnant woman Jyoti Pawar, gave birth to a baby at Dadar railway station, Mumbai. The delivery was carried out by the ‘One Rupee Clinic’ doctors

Woman gives birth to a baby at Dadar StationThe woman gave birth to the baby at Dadar railway station at 10.30 am. The delivery was carried out by the ‘One Rupee Clinic’ doctors. Mother and the bay, both are fine. On Wednesday morning, Jyoti  Pawar was travelling from Kalwa to CST.  But, as soon as the train reached Dadar station, she started getting […]

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]