Should all IVF babies have a paternity or maternity test?

Mix-ups are extremely rare but not impossible and the worry if the baby is indeed our own is understandable. If there is reason to believe that there may have been a mix up, the patient will be within their rights to get a DNA test done. DNA testing involves taking swabs from the mouth of the baby and the parents and sending it to a specialised genetics testing lab.

Should all IVF babies have a paternity or maternity test?The biggest worry in every IVF patient’s mind is the possibility of a mix up in their eggs and / or sperms and /or embryos with someone else’s, meaning that the baby that they are carrying is not their own. When a woman naturally conceives, the fertilization occurs inside her body and there is a […]

Swine flu threat: 5 deaths, 250 cases in 15 days in Mumbai

 Since January 2017, 14 deaths have been reported due to swine flu in Mumbai. Also, 250 cases of swine flu have been reported till July 15. This raises the number of swine flu cases to 672 in Mumbai this year. The threat of swine of flu has been highlighted by the civic authorities in the state and steps are accordingly being taken to reduce the danger of swine flu

Swine flu threat: 5 deaths, 250 cases in 15 days in MumbaiAccording to the data released by BMC five deaths due to swine flu have been reported Mumbai till July 15. Since January 2017, 14 deaths have been reported due to swine flu in Mumbai. Also, 250 cases of swine flu have been reported till July 15. This raises the number of swine flu cases to […]

Why do men expose themselves to women?

Exhibitionistic disorder is a condition marked by the urge, fantasy, or behaviour of exposing one’s genitals to non-consenting people, particularly strangers. The prevalence of exhibitionistic disorder is unknown, but is thought to be approximately two to four percent in the male population

Why do men expose themselves to women?Mayur Kadam (name changed) changed his profession about a year ago owing for a certain reason. He was a taxi driver who suffers from a type of sexual disorder since many years. The disorder called ‘exhibitionism’ is a kind of sexual disorder that gives Kadam, a 24-year old man, sexual pleasure by exposing his private […]

Effective use of CSR policy will help poor patients, says Girish Mahajan  

A state level workshop was organised for medical social service superintendents by Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in Mumbai. It was the first time such an event was held in Maharashtra

Effective use of CSR policy will help poor patients, says Girish Mahajan  While addressing the gathering of over 160 medical superintendents from all over Maharashtra, Minister of Medical Education, Girish Mahajan asked them to use Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy effectively to benefit patients. He also stated that the medical superintendents should consider it as a part of their job to approach various organisations to get financial […]

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai 

The first round of MEDHA received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, 15 and 16. MEDHA is a platform which works on indigenous medical device innovations; it is where interested doctors and engineers can team up to create innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai The first round of Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) 2017, organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre (BETiC) at IIT Bombay, took place at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. It received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, […]

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO 

Poor sanitation and contaminated water are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid, claimed the report. 3, 61, 000 children under five years of age die due to diarrhoea, the WHO report stated.

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO According to a study done by World Health Organization (WHO) last week, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home. This roughly means that 3 out of 10 people worldwide lack safe drinking water and 6 out of 10 don’t have good sanitation facilities according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. Poor […]

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreading

What enables cancer cells to migrate is a set of protrusions that help them to move. The team of researchers managed to successfully cut off these protrusions using a special technique

Scientist develop method to stop cancer cells from spreadingMetastasis is the main cause of death in cancer, and current treatments against it are ineffective. But new research may have found a way to slow down, and perhaps even halt, the spread of cancer cells. But new research may have found a way to control metastasis by inhibiting the migration of cancer cells. Stopping […]

Lung transplant in the government hospitals, still a distant dream for Maharashtra

Till date in Mumbai, only four lung transplants have taken place, all of which were done in private hospitals. Given that we have about 14 medical colleges in the state, the dismal number of lung transplants is disappointing

Lung transplant in the government hospitals, still a distant dream for MaharashtraOn Tuesday, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh achieved an unmatched feat of being the first government run medical institute to perform lung transplant in the country. The institute reportedly performed the transplant at about Rs 10 Lakhs, whereas such a transplant at any private hospital wouldn’t cost less […]

Sath: A blood bank on your phone

Sath is an app which makes sure that patients get blood on time. A detailed requirement of blood for the patient who is in need of the blood is posted on the timeline of the app and the notification alerts other members about the emergency. Thereafter, arrangements are made accordingly. It is is currently being used in eight districts in Maharashtra and has saved over 1200 lives. The app is available on Google Play Store

Sath: A blood bank on your phoneBlood is the fuel of the human engine and can act as a lifesaver for a patient, and that’s why a lot of efforts are put into spreading awareness about blood donation. An app that facilitates blood donation has been developed. The app named ‘Sath’ was created by a group of young corporate professionals and […]

Are only children bad at handling relationships?

Parenting is a difficult task. With more and more couples looking forward to establish careers and having a better life, having a single child is a commonly chosen option. Now, psychiatrists say that being the only child could have certain advantages as well as disadvantages

Are only children bad at handling relationships?Suchit Bhosale (name changed) walks into KEM hospital with his parents. Renuka and Suresh (names changed) have visited multiple doctors trying to understand what is wrong with their son. Suchit is 15 years old and is a complete introvert. So much so that he gets anxious with the thought of taking exams or meeting friends. […]