Over 700 college students attend first youth summit programme on reproductive health

Initiatives such as FOGSI-MOGS Youth Summit are a step towards further empowering young girls and boys with the desired knowledge on reproductive health and healthy living

Over 700 college students attend first youth summit programme on reproductive healthTo empower schoolchildren with knowledge about reproductive health, gynaecological societies have initiated a campaign where their representatives are organising workshops to spread awareness on reproductive and general health. Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (MOGS) held their first FOGSI-MOGS Youth Summit at Sathaye College and Welingkar Institute […]

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay 

The Assam government has proposed to link geriatric care to the pay of its employees from the 2017-18 fiscal to ensure that they look after their parents

Assam govt tells its employees – Take care of your parents, or we’ll do so from your pay Presenting a Rs 2,349.79 crore deficit budget on Tuesday, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said every government employee must take care of his or her parents. If they don’t, the government will deduct a part of the employee’s salary and give it to the neglected parents for their sustenance, Sarma told the assembly “Care for […]

Incidences of fatty liver disease on the rise due to unhealthy lifestyle of Mumbaikars

Fatty Liver Disease is an accumulation of fat in the liver. When the process of fat metabolism is disrupted, the fat can accumulate in the liver in excessive amounts, thus resulting in a fatty liver

Incidences of fatty liver disease on the rise due to unhealthy lifestyle of MumbaikarsFatty Liver disease is increasingly becoming a key reason for liver failure disease say experts. Unhealthy lifestyle and junk food are the biggest reason which leads to this situation in a metropolitan city like Mumbai. “Obesity is the biggest cause of Fatty Liver Disease. This is especially true in urban cities like Mumbai. The most […]

Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientists

Researchers have demonstrated that it is possible to communicate with completely paralyzed patients by using a brain-reading cap to decode thought patterns

Patients with absolutely no control over their body have finally been able to communicate, say scientistsA brain-computer interface was used to read the thoughts of patients to answer basic yes-or-no questions. One man was able to repeatedly refuse permission for his daughter to get married. The study on four patients in Germany- published in PLOS Biology – also showed they were happy despite the effects of being “locked-in”. The patients […]

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?

Worrisome statistics released by Mumbai police reveal that city registered highest number of child sexual abuse cases in 2016 - 908. In comparison to last four years, number of cases have increased by 486

Is Mumbai unsafe for kids?Despite all the efforts to sensitise children, parents and the society at large on child sexual abuse, the recent data released by the Mumbai police give a disturbing picture. Mumbai registered 908 child sexual abuse complaints in 2016, which has increased by 102 cases than the previous year. In fact, it is worrisome to note […]

Six friends with a story to tell out on streets to spread awareness on cancer

The group calls themselves ‘Gaatha’ and they have so far performed more than six street plays and every play has a different cancer story to tell

Six friends with a story to tell out on streets to spread awareness on cancerIn last seven months, Sikander Ali along with his five friends has been roaming the streets of Mumbai and presenting their play to spread awareness on cancer. His friends, who stay in Andheri are struggling actors but decided to channelise their talent by conducting street plays on cancer. Their group is called ‘GAATHA’ and they […]

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetus

SC has asked KEM Hospital to evaluate the woman’s condition and submit its report. Sonography tests have revealed that both the kidneys in 21-week-old foetus are absent and it will not survive after birth

Another Mumbai woman moves SC for permission to abort underdeveloped foetusIn less than a month, second woman from Mumbai has approached the Supreme Court (SC) with a plea to abort her unborn child diagnosed with a serious developmental defect that is incompatible to life. It means the child will not survive after birth. On Friday, while hearing her plea, SC ordered KEM Hospital to evaluate […]

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patients

Researchers found that those who saw the same General Physicians (GP) between 40 and 70 per cent of the time had 9 per cent fewer unnecessary admissions to hospital than those who only saw the same GP less than 40 per cent of the time

Visiting same doctor likely to bring down frequent hospitalisation in elderly patientsThe risk of older patients being admitted to hospital can be slashed if they see the same GP on every visit to their surgery, a study has found. It reinforces the value of family doctors who know patients well and suggests GPs could be the key to reducing unnecessary hospital admissions, a problem pushing A&E […]

6 effective benefits of exercise

If there was a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed

6 effective benefits of exerciseThis fall I flipped through a Time magazine and started skimming the article on exercise. OK, I thought. I know this. Then I stopped. I was blown away. “If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would likely be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed,” the doctor […]

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniques

Experts from Asian Heart Institute trained the BEST staff in CPR. It will further make a team of master trainers who will teach the skill at their respective depots

BEST bus drivers and conductors trained in life-saving techniquesOver 100 Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees, including conductors, drivers and other staff, learnt how to save a person using the life-saving technique – cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation (CPR). The BEST staff were trained by Asian Heart Institute (AHI) at Colaba Bus Depot, Mumbai, on Thursday (February 2). The training is part of AHI’s commitment towards […]