What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no more

Determined, strong-willed and proficient are words synonymous to Dr Kirpal Chugh. Chugh, who was 85-years-old, was an inspiration for many and passed away on Sunday morning, due to blood cancer. While the entire medical fraternity is saddened because of his death, My Medical Mantra remembers him for his wonderful achievements

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no moreOn Sunday morning, Dr Kirpal Chugh passed away owing to blood cancer, with which he was diagnosed with about two years ago. He will be fondly remembered as the father of nephrology in India, who single-handedly separated this discipline from medicine and then developing it into a super-specialty. He was a renowned professor and the former […]

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s death

On Sunday, Dadar police arrested four Elphinstone residents, claiming that they were the ones who had opened a manhole on August 29, when torrential rains had hit Mumbai

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s deathIn a twist of events in Dr Amarapurkar’s death, Dadar police revealed a shocking detail. Police claim that the youths residing in the Elephinstone area had opened the manhole to drain the water. In regards to which, police arrested Dinar Pawar, Nilesh Kadam, Rakesh Kadam, Siddhesh Belsekar as they opened the manhole saying that the […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies

When it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies

Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnanciesContraception, is a well-known form of birth control, it is a measure taken in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, temporarily or permanently.The ideal and most used contraceptives are widely acceptable, inexpensive, simple to use, safe, highly effective and require minimal maintenance or supervision. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means […]

Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men: Study

The study reveals that poor health and lack of emotional closeness have been observed to be affecting the desire of sex in men and women. The attitude of looking at sex only for procreation also results in lack of interest in it.

Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men: StudySex plays an important role in strengthening a relationship, if both partners are equally involved in it. Sex plays an essential part in a relationship. But a study done by British Sexual Attitudes suggests that women are more likely to lose interest in sex than men. These findings are published after interviewing nearly about 5,000 […]

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’

My Medical Mantra speaks with Dr Suresh Patankar regarding his nomination to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. It is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors and regulates higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’Dr Suresh Patankar, a Pune-based urologist and President of Ace Multispecialty hospital, has been recently nominated to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. The CCIM is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani. It regulates Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. […]

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomy

An oral chemotherapy for lung cancer affected the speech of a 72-year-old woman. Doctors detected a clot in her brain and decide to remove the clot using a technique called ‘Endovascular Thrombectomy’. The treatment is routinely performed on patients with acute stroke caused due to a block in the cerebral arteries

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomyWhile undergoing oral chemotherapy for lung cancer on September 7, the speech of a 72-year-old woman started getting affected. Furthermore, she complained of severe weakness on the right side of her body. She was then rushed to Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai. The doctors performed an MRI of the brain which revealed a complete blockage […]

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)

It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which brought a smile on the faces of cancer patients who are usually engaged with their treatment and battling this disease

Dance guru Shiamak Davar celebrates Rose Day with Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)On the occasion of Rose Day, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) along with Shiamak Davar launched Rose Day with the Rose Day Carnival, a  fun filled evening with dance and entertainment on Thursday, September 14 2017 for cancer patients at St Andrew’s auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. It was an evening filled with enthralling performances to which […]

American pop star Selena Gomez gets a kidney from a close friend due to lupus

 The autoimmune disease causes inflammation in your body, which can damage your joints, heart, kidneys, and brain, according to the Lupus Research Alliance

American pop star Selena Gomez gets a kidney from a close friend due to lupusNow, the 25-year-old singer and actress recently revealed that she recent underwent a kidney transplant—which was donated by a close friend—due to her battle with the disease. Just a few years ago, Selena Gomez revealed she underwent chemotherapy to treat her lupus, a disease in which your immune system attacks and destroys the healthy tissues […]