Irrfan Khan tweets he has ‘NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, know what is it

With the Bollywood Superstar tweeting about his diagnosis of NeuroEndocrine Tumour, My Medical Mantra explains what it means

Irrfan Khan tweets he has ‘NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, know what is itUnconventional powerhouse of talent, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for displaying his impeccable acting skills in the flicks like ‘Piku’, ‘Lunch Box’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and having acted in more than 100 films, revealed via twitter post that he is suffering from ‘NeuroEndocrine Tumour’. “Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has […]

Switching medications? Consult a doctor

As per a recent study, none of the five most commonly prescribed diabetes pills in India that combine metformin with other medicines have gone through rigorous testing meeting standards laid out by the WHO. It suggests that Indian patients taking these combinations should discuss with their clinicians before making a switching to a different agent

Switching medications? Consult a doctorAbout 8 months ago, Lekha Shah (name changed) was given medicines to control her heart beat which was unusually fast. However after many dosages, the heartbeat couldn’t be controlled. That’s when the doctor grew puzzled. “A detailed check-up revealed that the pharmacist gave her a wrong drug by misreading the name of the medicine. This […]

Anti paan masala campaign: Delhi govt to take James Bond’s help

In a written reply to the Delhi State Tobacco Control Cell, the actor stated that he got cheated by the company as the latter did not disclose the hazardous nature of the product. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr S K Arora, Additional Director (Health), said that they are trying to take Brosnan’s help for anti paan masala campaign, if he agrees

Anti paan masala campaign: Delhi govt to take James Bond’s helpHollywood star Pierce Brosnan popular as James Bond landed himself in trouble for promoting an Indian ‘paan masala’ (mouth freshener) brand which has been linked to chewing tobacco and the actor had been show caused for his association with the brand. Pierce Brosnan has stated that he was “cheated” by the pan masala company which […]

Women: Fitness tips for pre and post-pregnancy

Have you thought about how you’re going to stay healthy, fit and strong throughout your pregnancy? And not just for you but for your new bundle of joy too. Whether it’s your 1st, 2nd or 3rd trimester or maybe you’re in the planning phase or post natal. Here are top 3 tips on how to stay healthy, fit and strong throughout your journey and the surprising things that go along with it. The best way to move forward with exercise is to make sure your hire a qualified professional in Pre/Post natal exercise and nutrition and that your goals are their aim

Women: Fitness tips for pre and post-pregnancyAre you going to be a new mom? Maybe you’re thinking about it? Billy Garnon, Celebrity Persoanl Dev coach, lists out tips for all the pre and post pregnant women (Spring). You’re going to gain weight, know how to control it  Yeah, that’s right. You’re going to gain weight and not just the weight of the baby […]

Charitable Hospital doctors to conduct prisoners’ medical check-up

Across Maharashtra, the Charitable Hospital doctors will conduct the medical check-up of the prisoners. The medical camp will be organised in the jail premises. 400 doctors from the state while doctors from 74 hospitals of Mumbai will participate

Charitable Hospital doctors to conduct prisoners’ medical check-upTo examine the health of the prisoners the medical check-up will be conducted. Prisoners from all the jails across Maharashtra will be examined. Medical check-up of prisoners of Nagpur and Chandrapur jails have been conducted. OPD will be started in the jail premises. Due to which the prisoners will now be able to seek an […]

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTC

The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the blood donors go out of Mumbai. For which, NGOs and charitable trusts should organise blood donation camps. Also, a meeting should be conducted with the ones who donate blood at the district level, said The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC)

Summer vacations: Tackle blood shortage, appeals SBTCThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. After KEM Hospital, Kandivali’s BMC run Shatabdi Hospital is facing blood shortage of A positive and AB positive blood groups. Now, […]

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’

A study conducted on overweight women showed that a weight loss of merely 11 pounds reduced their risk of developing knee Osteoarthritis by half. Bone and muscle strengthening exercises can help to promote joint health. So, if your joints are still healthy, try this exercise to build strength: Walking, running, jogging, playing tennis, suggest experts

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’  Recently, Vispi Daruwla visited Global hospitals with a striking knee pain. He is a 32-year-old banker by profession. Vispi works almost 12 to 14 hours a day and has been complaining of knee pain since last 6 months. The pain had gradually worsened. “I did a thorough examination to rule out an inflammatory arthritic […]

‘Consuming more sugar can adversely affect your health’

About 10% to 20% more sugar than the recommended amount can contribute to adverse health effects, say experts. An overload of sugar in the diet is known to cause weight gain, which further has a direct link to a range of diseases -- diabetes to some forms of cancer. A large amount of free sugar that is consumed is ‘hidden’ in processed foods and drinks, warn doctors

‘Consuming more sugar can adversely affect your health’The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently indicated that sugar intake should be restricted. This recommended sugar intake includes that added to foods and beverages by the manufacturer or cook, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups and fruit juices. Speaking about this, Padma Shri Dr K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) […]

Organ donation: Mumbai’s SSC student gets a new life

SSC exam is the life-changing phase of the student’s life. Each and every student wishes to come out with flying colours. Likewise, this 16-year-old who is hopeful to secure good grades has now got a new lease of life due to timely organ donation. She has passed in the year-long battle to live her life to the fullest and achieve her goals

Organ donation: Mumbai’s SSC student gets a new lifeAs per the data available with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), 54, 110, 235 and 190 heart transplants and 720, 1024, 1368 and 805 kidney transplants have been undertaken in the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively. In 2017, 58 organ donations took place. Maharashtra accounted for a total of 133 cadaver […]

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’

The modern wellness industry no longer allows chest thumping on Ayurveda. Thai massages, Aromatherapy, Mexican massages, Hawaiian massages are equally becoming popular and thus competitive to assert their ‘wellness’ claims. As per Cochrane Library, that there is still not much research done to prove the high claims of different touch therapies

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’Therapeutic massages and spas claim to relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote relaxation. But all these claims are yet to be proved beyond doubt to be true. The Cochrane Library, which gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help in making informed choices about treatment, says that there is still not […]