Doctor removes pendant stuck in year-old child’s food pipe for 5 days

Child was rushed to Fortis Hospital, wherein the small pendant was removed using endoscopy procedure under full general anaesthesia

Doctor removes pendant stuck in year-old child’s food pipe for 5 daysAn accidentally swallowed pendant stuck in food pipe of a one-year-old Mumbai child was removed by doctors of Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Aarav Koli (name changed) had swallowed a small pendant with Lord Ganesha’s picture on it and it remained in his body for five days. Dr Nutan Desai, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Fortis Hospital who treated […]

Minor fire breaks out at Tata Hospital, no casualties reported

Fire broke out in basement of main building of Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre on Saturday morning. Four fire engines and water tankers were rushed to the spot. No casualties were reported

Minor fire breaks out at Tata Hospital, no casualties reportedA fire broke out in the basement of main building of Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) on Saturday (February 10) morning. Four fire engines and water tankers were rushed to the spot. No casualty was reported. SH Jafri, spokesperson, Tata Memorial Hospital, said, “A fire broke out at 8am in the store room of dispensary. […]

Largest parasitic fibroid weighing 5.5kg removed from woman’s intestine

Surgeons at Kokilaben Dhirubhai AmbaniHospital removed the parasitic fibroid in a three-hour-long surgery, which is claimed to be country’s largest parasitic fibroid removed till date

Largest parasitic fibroid weighing 5.5kg removed from woman’s intestineTanvi Arora (name changed), a 39-year-old Mumbai resident, was in a state of shock when she discovered that her enlarged abdomen was not excess fat, but a result of parasitic fibroids which were developing in her intestines. The parasitic fibroid, which weighed 5.5kg, was removed by doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, in a […]

Anti-tobacco messages in movie theatres are effective, finds study

According to the study, there is an urgent need for better implementation and enforcement of Film Rule across all media mediums. When properly implemented, it will be effective in countering image of tobacco

Anti-tobacco messages in movie theatres are effective, finds studyTo evaluate the implementation of Film Rule, under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), a study was done by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Titled ‘Evaluation of Tobacco Free Film and Television Policy in India’, it was conducted by Vital Strategies with support from WHO Country Office for India, […]

One organ donor saves three lives as Mumbai sees its second successful heart transplant of 2017

Dr Parag Rindani mentioned that they counselled the family members of the donor, after which they consented to donate his heart and kidneys to save and enrich the lives of three deserving recipients in the city itself

One organ donor saves three lives as Mumbai sees its second successful heart transplant of 2017A 29-years-old man from Nashik who was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) (it is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased) was the recipient of a new heart and was operated for a heart transplant. The donor’s heart was transported to the hospital, through a Green Corridor in 22minutes. The harvested heart was […]

Mothers of teens more depressed than mothers of newborns, say experts

Psychiatrists in Mumbai have observed an upward trend in mothers of teenagers feeling depressed. Mothers in 30s and mid-40s are mostly depressed due to worrying too much

Mothers of teens more depressed than mothers of newborns, say expertsJanvi Mhatre (name changed), a 38-year-old Andheri resident, used to experience constant bouts of sadness and would weep without a specific reason. This phase soon turned into extreme depression and anxiety. “I was always anxious about my 17-year-old son, who is always on mobile phone and in a way ignored me, which made me feel […]

‘It was a soul-melting experience,’ says fashion photographer who shot girls with Down Syndrome

Paris–based Indian fashion photographer Sanjyot Telang collaborates with NGO Kimkan for a photo shoot of girls with Down Syndrome. Photographs clicked under project Fashion Misfits truly redefine beauty

‘It was a soul-melting experience,’ says fashion photographer who shot girls with Down Syndrome  Indian born fashion photographer Sanjyot Telang’s latest project has redefined beauty and its understanding. Telang, who is based in Paris, recently collaborated with NGO Kimkan to do a photo shoot of girls with Down Syndrome. Through this project, called Fashion Misfits, Telang has presented the idea of beauty which is beyond its conventional understanding. […]

Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctors

Dr Ramakanta Panda said this is one of the most challenging surgeries; as there was a 90 per cent risk as the heart's pumping capacity was 25 per cent only

Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctorsA 69-year-old Mumbai woman weighing 35kg got a new lease of life after she underwent a successful complex valve replacement and bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI). Renowned Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda operated on Asha Phatak, a retired bank manager. However, when Phatak had first approached Panda, he had […]

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthy

Children are becoming less active for environmental or interpersonal reasons. Lack of physical activity increases the risk of obesity and health-related problems in adolescence, and adulthood

Survey reveals every third child in India is unhealthyHealth is wealth, but doctors and a study reveal there is an increase in the number among children with regards to a drop in their health and fitness. According to the 7th Annual School health and fitness study by EduSports, every third child has an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Dr Mona Gajre, professor of paediatrics […]

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expenses

In past 50 years, India’s elderly population has almost tripled and with rise in number of senior citizens’ population, there is also a steep rise in the health-care expense which they bear

India’s elderly struggle to fend for their health-care expensesIndia is promoted as rising nation and many initiatives have been introduced by the government to strengthen India’s global economic standing with development as its core agenda. While on one hand, immense efforts are being made to improve India’s GDP (gross domestic product), which will secure the future of youth, the government machinery has been […]