Sangli: Emergency medical services a click away

During emergencies, to help patients to get the medical facilities, ‘Golden Hour Medical Information Service’ app has been launched in Sangli Miraj Kupwad municipal corporation area. Owing to which, the Sanglikars will get all the information about the medical facilities on just one click. The app is in the experimental stage. Soon, it will be launched all over Maharashtra

Sangli: Emergency medical services a click awayIf the patients receive treatment in that golden hour, his life can be saved. In compared to urban areas, rural areas lack medical facilities. To top it all, if there is an emergency, along with the hospital, the patient’s family has to make blood arrangements, search a blood bank and so on. Now, due to […]

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutrition

We assume that under nutrition is a rural problem in an underdeveloped settlement. But that doesn’t seem to be the reality anymore. A health NGO, ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) has a set up in the slums of Mankhurd in Mumbai, specially that branches a ward only to tackle malnutrition

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutritionAccording to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2016, India ranked 97 among 118 developing nations, 15.2% of Indians are undernourished and 38.7% of under-five children are stunted. In fact, India’s malnutrition problem is even worse than its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China. Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is […]

This Diwali, dazzle with these useful skin and hair care tips

The festival of Diwali is an occasion that is close to the heart to millions of Indians. People start preparing for the celebrations weeks in advance, but as the day approaches, one should bear in mind a few important points to enjoy the festivities at their best. Dr Sharmila Patil, Consultant Skin Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund talks about the various steps one could take in order to keep their skin and hair in good condition during this festival season

This Diwali, dazzle with these useful skin and hair care tipsWhile you slave over getting your house, your clothes and your sweets ready, don’t forget to spenda little time making yourself look good. The anticipation of a wonderful festival will bring a glow from within, but you also need to work on the outside. Dr Sharmila Patil, Consultant Skin Specialist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund has put […]

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th time

Mumbai police work round the clock. Despite of heavy rains, festivals and so on. Police are always on their toes to serve the citizens. Similarly, for Pundalik Awhad, a constable of Sewree police station, blood donation is of prime importance along with citizen's security

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th timeDonated blood is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments which is why we need you to donate blood. Likewise, Pundalik Awhad, a police constable of Sewree police station has donated blood for 50 times. But, he understood the importance of blood donation due to a life changing incident. His daughter was […]

Rare: Passing urine triggers seizures in case of a 6-year-old

Last month, My Medical Mantra reported about a young boy who would get seizures if anyone touched his right hand. Seizures evoked by a specific stimuli is known as reflex seizures. Now, a 6-year-old is getting treatment for her unusual trigger for epilepsy – passing urine

Rare: Passing urine triggers seizures in case of a 6-year-oldEpilepsy is a rather difficult disease to deal with. If it is true then anything can trigger seizures, the cause of the trigger is very important to be identified. Reflex seizures are triggers that are caused by reflexes. Last month, My Medical Mantra reported about a young boy who would get seizures if anyone touched […]

‘Your’ local journey can invite a host of health problems

Local is Mumbai’s lifeline, more than 70 lakhs passengers commute from the local train. People board the jam-packed trains by risking their lives. Also, there is always a competition for 4 th seat. Beware! As, this local journey can take a toll on your health

‘Your’ local journey can invite a host of health problemsMadam! Where will you get down? Please give me your seat… Are few questions, often asked by the other commuters while travelling by a local train. People are tired; carry heavy bags and other belongings, while trying to board the strain there is a strain on hands and legs and people even tend to injure […]

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorder

An Instagram profile v9nair was bragging about his obscene behaviour towards women. The user had clicked photographs while inappropriately touching women’s back, who were wearing blouses and posted those pictures on Instagram. After some social media users brought this shameful act in the light, Insta acted immediately by removing his account. Many expressed their anger over this. Meanwhile, this could be a mental disorder, warned city experts

Touching women inappropriately? Can be a mental disorderWomen took to social media platforms to speak up about surviving sexual assault or harassment after Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano urged people to tweet using hashtag MeToo to show the magnitude of the problem, after which it became viral. Since last few days, many women narrated their disturbing experiences and to raise awareness on sexual […]

Heath is wealth: On Dhanteras, an NGO starts a health centre

Every festival has its own significance. Dhanteras is an important part of Diwali celebration. It is a first of five day celebration of Diwali festival. Dhanteras is associated with wealth and prosperity. On this auspicious day people buy precious metals gold and silver ornaments and utensils to enhance the household prosperity and to thank lord Dhanwantari, the god of good health. Similarly, this Dhanteras, to help the needy, in order to lead a healthy life, Doctors For You has started a Shravan Health Centre in the slums of Kalwa

Heath is wealth: On Dhanteras, an NGO starts a health centreThey say, ‘Health is wealth’, so acting accordingly, Doctors For You, an NGO that works extensively for the disaster hit population and the slum dwellers, launched a health centre, Shravan Health Centre, Paunpada slums in Kalwa. This was launched as a tie up with Gabriel Project Mumbai (GPM). “This year, on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, […]

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in India & all over the world with great vigor and joy.  It is one of the main festivals related to Indian culture. The main highlights of this festival are the lights, fireworks, and decorations, said Khyati Rupani, Founder and Head of Balance Nutrition

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free DiwaliPopularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

Leprosy: Nobody touches them, but ‘he’ takes care of them

Late Baba Amte was an Indian social worker particularly known for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy, which goes unreported. Similarly, in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) , in Karnataka, Hanmanth Devnoor, a 44-year-old rickshaw driver takes care of the people with leprosy. With an aim to put a full stop to the pain of the needy, Hanmanth says that even the people suffering from leprosy have an equal right to live and they shouldn’t be sidelined by the society

Leprosy: Nobody touches them, but ‘he’ takes care of themChildhood is a memorable phase of one’s life. Sadly, I wasn’t that lucky! My beloved father, whom I looked up to, left my ailing mother who was suffering from leprosy. Furthermore, he went on marrying someone else completely ignoring the fact that he had a family. Our world turned upside down. But, my mother was […]
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