B’day Bash: 4 Pune friends organise a blood donation camp

While most of us choose to throw a lavish birthday bash, these four friends from Pune chose to set an example with a novel idea of organising a blood donation camp which will help tackle blood shortage. Thus, saving precious lives

B’day Bash: 4 Pune friends organise a blood donation campIt would be a rather unusual birthday bash for four friends from Pune, who have come up with a unique idea. They want to celebrate their birthdays collectively on October 29, by organising a blood donation camp. Since dengue is on the rise, there has been a shortage of blood bags in Pune. Owing to […]

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’

The couple has researched extensively to develop microbicides for HIV prevention for over 20 years. They discovered CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel, the first drug proven to be effective in the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 in women

AIDS research: Indian-origin couple gets prestigious award for scientific ‘breakthrough’A globally-acclaimed South African Indian-origin researcher couple was honoured today with a prestigious award for their exceptional contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS. Professors Salim Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim received the award from the Institute for Human Virology (IHV) in Baltimore in the US. The award was presented to them by Robert Gallo, […]

Go ‘Clean’: Nursing students perform a street play

They say, ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’, keeping up with that, a street play was organised. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital and all the heads of the department and professors were present for the same

Go ‘Clean’: Nursing students perform a street playCleanliness is a most important topic for everyone. If we maintain cleanliness in our daily life we feel lots of benefits. If we talk about our health (physical, mental, social and psychological), we notice that how important the personal cleanliness and cleaning of environment is necessary for us. The whole environment is our home which […]

250 differently able kids dance their way to glory

An NGO, founded by Ace Choreographer and Dance Legend, Shaimak Davar; Victory Art Foundation conducted its annual Presentation for the third consecutive year on 25 October, which was held at the St Andrew Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. More than 250 differently abled kids from 10 different NGOs performed at the event

250 differently able kids dance their way to gloryCelebrating India’s spirit of Unity in Diversity, glorifying many festivals, languages and cultures of our country, Victory Presentation brought in unique opportunity for all the children from different NGOs and Institutes who have been trained by Shiamak’s finest dance faculty to show that they are differently abled and not disabled. Though they might not have […]

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

The condition known as hematohidrosis is a rare disease characterised by blood oozing from intact skin or mucous membranes, such as from inside the nose. Symptoms can include sweating blood, crying bloody tears, bleeding from the nose, or bleeding from other skin surfaces, according to the National Institutes of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. There is no known cure for hematohidrosis

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctorsA young woman in Italy has a rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood, according to a new report of her case. The 21-year-old told her doctors that, over the last three years, she periodically experienced bleeding from her face and palms, without any cuts or skin lesions. These bleeding episodes typically […]

Type 3c diabetes: New diabetes type identified by scientists, commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes

Researchers noted that people with type 3c diabetes are twice as likely to have poor blood sugar control as those with type 2 diabetes. They were also five to ten times more likely to need insulin, depending on their type of pancreas disease

Type 3c diabetes: New diabetes type identified by scientists, commonly misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetesMost people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system destroys the insulin producing cells of the pancreas. It usually starts in childhood or early adulthood and almost always needs insulin treatment. […]

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant women

The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Apart from lowering the maternal deaths, the project will also aim to lower the deliveries undertaken in private hospitals by improving the public healthcare facilities in the state

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant womenIn order to zero in on maternal deaths and infant mortality in Junnar and Purandar talukas of Pune district, the Pune Zilla Parishad’s health department has started a unique pilot project. The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Under […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target will be around 400 villages in respective districts selected for the program

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutritionThe State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in children

The experts warn the cities and concerned authorities/ agencies to pay adequate attention. And urge the healthcare providers to take responsibilities to sensitise people about pollution and its harmful effects on children. They also informed that preventive measures need to be taken now; otherwise India would face a catastrophic rise in healthy emergency for kids

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in childrenDiwali is celebrated as a festival of Joy but can also bring trouble and sorrow to people who are suffering from Asthma. Fire crackers worsen the existing pollution which acts as a trigger to precipitate respiratory problems both in children and adults. With changing weather at this time of the year there is an increase […]