Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy living

The renowned chef, who has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award, launches his signature restaurant in Mumbai. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sanjeev Kapoor

Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy livingFood is the basic need of life and nutritious food is the key to healthy life, and who better than renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor to vouch for it? The celebrity chef popularised healthy cooking in every Indian household with his cooking show, Khana Khazana. For his culinary contributions for over two decades now, Sanjeev has […]

Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 years

After cancer relapsed for the third time, doctors advised that Diana should be put to sleep. But, Diana, not only survived the critical surgery but has been completely cured and leads a normal life

Meet Diana, a dog who has bravely fought off cancer 3 times in 10 yearsVasudevan Sridharan, a Chembur resident, jumped in happiness when he saw his dog Diana, recovering from her oral cancer. Yes, you heard it right, dogs too suffer from cancer and very less is known about it. Vasudevan (42), employed with a multinational company, had found Diana 10 years ago on the street. Diana is mixed breed […]

Kids more prone to blood cancer

Doctors say 80 per cent cancer cases among children are curable if the disease is diagnosed early

Kids more prone to blood cancerEvery month over 30 children visit Cancer Patient Aid Association (CPAA) enquiring about cancer. According to CPAA, cancer is becoming more common among children. Most common cancer which children are prone to is ‘blood cancer’. Akmal, an eight-year-old boy from Jharkhand is suffering from blood cancer for the past year-and-a-half. Doctors say he has 80 […]

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move on

On the eve of World Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra salutes the undying spirit of this Mumbaikar who has not let Cancer defeat her. Rajeshree Shinde has married twice and both her husbands succumbed to cancer. Her young daughter died due to TB. Despite all this, Shinde today helps breast cancer survivors live their lives with confidence and dignity

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move onFor a woman, losing her breast is akin to losing a limb. It not only physically scars her, but also scars her soul and her self-confidence. However, in a small discreet corner of the office of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) situated in Worli, 51-year-old Rajeshree Shinde has been giving lakhs of such women across […]

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of women

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) began to provide breast prosthesis for free to women who have undergone mastectomy and are unable to afford silicone breast implants

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of womenTwelve years ago, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) assigned Rajshree Shinde with a job – to stitch breast prosthesis. Little did Shinde know that her job of making artificial breasts sitting in that quiet, small room will make a big difference in lives of those women who have undergone mastectomy. This initiative of CPAA to […]

Has our ‘heartless’ society failed this father and his ailing three-year-old daughter?

For close to a year, Yogesh Mule has been running from pillar to post, in vain, to get a donor heart for his daughter Aaradhya who is suffering from end-stage heart disease. Time is running out fast for Aaradhya

Has our ‘heartless’ society failed this father and his ailing three-year-old daughter?There are some situations which move you to the core. One such situation is that of a hapless father of a beautiful 3-year-old girl, who has been diagnosed with end-stage heart disease and the only way she can survive is through a new heart transplant. For close to a year now, Mumbai-based Yogesh Mule, father […]

India’s first bike ambulance for tribals launched in Gujarat

The service, launched with the help of Suraksha Setu programme of state home department, aims to give quick treatment to people injured in road accidents on highways and remote tribal areas

India’s first bike ambulance for tribals launched in GujaratTribals staying in remote areas of Narmada, Gujarat, will now not have to worry about getting immediate treatment in any case of medical emergency as Narmada police authorities have introduced ‘Bike Ambulance Service’. The service is launched with the help of Suraksha Setu programme of state home department. It is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, […]

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctors

Six to eight hours sleep is mandatory and before going to bed one should avoid having tea, coffee, smoking, alcohol, mobile phones and electronic gadgets it affects functioning of brain and causes lack of sleep.

Lack of sleep can kill, warn doctorsDid you know that there is all but one common cause of all the dreaded disease we are facing today? It is – lack of sleep! Doctors treating patients for heart ailments, hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, etc., have found one thing to be common amongst all their patients. They are all sleep deprived. Renowned cardiologist […]

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgets

While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones and tablets are responsible for poor postures among children

Bad posture, slouching common in children addicted to gadgetsIn an age when technology has become a part of our daily life and an integral part of education system, its ill-effects are bound to affect adults and kids alike. While there have been many debates and discussions on cons of access usage of technology, the recent addition to the list is how mobiles phones, […]

Relentless year-long blood donation drive yields 32,009 units for NGO

Members of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad, a Jain NGO, who began their drive on January 1, 2016, continued it till December 31, 2016. They organised 468 blood donation camps at 410 different venues

Relentless year-long blood donation drive yields 32,009 units for NGOEvery drop of blood donated turns into boon for the one who is in dire need of it. Keeping this in mind, members of Jain NGO Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (ABTYP) took unto themselves to spread awareness on importance of blood donation across India in a unique way. Last year, ABTYP organised a year-long […]