First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical students

The curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, but, the fellowship started by Indian Public Health Association, (IPHA) Maharashtra Branch, aims to provide this scope through its research activities. The medical students have welcomed this initiative

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical studentsIndian Public Health Association, (IPHA), Maharashtra Branch started first-of-its kind research fellowship for undergraduate medical students. When curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, this fellowship aims to provide scope through its research activities. The aim of this fellowship is to inculcate research orientation among students in the undergraduate […]

Side effect: Use of antipsychotic drug tied to obesity

Obesity is a proven side effect of antipsychotic drugs. That’s the reason why a person before bariatric surgery is asked to get a fitness certificate by their psychiatrist. At least 30 per cent of patients treated for obesity also consume antipsychotic drugs. And it is a rising phenomenon across all the age groups, say experts

Side effect: Use of antipsychotic drug tied to obesitySince many years, Suresh Menon (name changed), a 22-year-old Andheri resident, is suffering from schizophrenia. But, when he came to a city clinic with a complaint of obesity, the doctors realise that the obesity could be a side effect of the antipsychotic drug which he had been consuming, since more than 5 years. “Not only […]

A film to raise awareness about organ donation

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum.  A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, with an aim to involve more and more people, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has shot a film on organ donation

A film to raise awareness about organ donationIndian Society of Critical Care Medicine Pune chapter has shot a film on organ donation. The film appeals to the audiences to ‘give a gift of life to an organ recipient’. It depicts the story of 18-year-old girl who has undergoes a heart transplant and on her birthday, how she recollects the memory of the […]

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancer

Many NGO’s and cancer survivors work to help the cancer patients lead a normal life. A child gets bogged down due to cancer. So, with an aim to spread smile on the faces of the children suffering from cancer, few youngsters have joined hands by organising a puppet and a magic show for them

An NGO adds ‘magic’ to the life of children affected with cancerCancer can rob their childhood. But, to give children happiness and spread smile son their face, few youngsters who work in a private company are going extra miles. These youngsters had organised a puppet and a magic show in LTMG Sion Hospital in order to help them ease their sorrow and pain and give them […]

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same day

The world today is going towards a fitter direction. There is an increasing awareness about the ill effects of being obese and obesity related health complications. In order to get rid of obesity, four members of the same family underwent a bariatric surgery for sustained weight loss on the same day

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same dayWomen can often be best friends of each other. It was in March 2017 that four ladies from the same household decided to undergo bariatric surgery on the same day from the same place only to help one another in times of need. When Surat based Jasuben Ghenani, (60) along with her two sisters-in-law Smita Parvadia (65), […]

The truth about fruit

The eat-right prescription brings all of that knowledge and expertise to your very own kitchen. No fad diets. No quick-fixes. No eliminating traditional foods. From buying the right ingredients, to planning meals, and involving kids in cooking, The eat-right prescription combines medical and scientific knowledge with practical wisdom. It’s the go-to guide for individuals and families who want to eat right, stay healthy and lead productive, happy lives

The truth about fruit“My team and I often hear the most ill-informed stories about food and fitness. While it can be funny, it’s also unfortunate that people do not have access to scientific truths about something that is so essential to their well-being. One of the most misunderstood foods are fruits. They are neither the miracle cure for […]

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspended

In order to acquire security owing to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, Nagpur medical college’s resident doctors are protesting. Since, 350 doctors were marked absent on duty; the hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Now, there is a nationwide strike of the doctors due to the action taken by the hospital administration

350 resident doctors of Nagpur medical college suspendedOnce again the vital point of doctor’s security has come up. There is a face-off between doctors and the  hospital administration. By demanding security in the hospital, Nagpur medical college’s 350 doctors are on strike, since October 7. The hospital administration hold a meeting with the doctors, but it didn’t suffice the purpose. After which, […]

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say experts

While a lot of research is underway to slow down the aging of brain, doctors say that a variety of things could be done in our routine that will slow down this procedure. With more and more awareness about health of brain, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say expertsAs more and more awareness about healthy brain is underway, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy. Dr N Ichaporia, consulting neurologist at Jehangir Hospital Pune, said, “Patients often come and ask me how to keep our brain young? Nowadays, I […]

A surgery in time saves ‘tongue’

Jeet Mahadik, a 10-year-old boy was returning home after giving his exam, when a shocking incident happened. Jeet slipped from the stairs and fell down due to which his tongue was caught between his teeth and suffered a dip cut on his tongue. This resulted into continuous bleeding. Jeet was admitted in Kalyan’s MPM Hospital where doctors immediately decided to do a surgery. Now, Jeet's condition is improving

A surgery in time saves ‘tongue’Till now, you must have heard about head, neck, back and leg injuries after falling from the stairs. But, Jeet Mahadik, who is a Titwala resident, suffered a cut on his tongue when he fell down from the stairs and this left him bleeding and in immense pain. Jeet was immediately admitted in Kalyan’s MPM […]

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say experts

It is a common perception that joint pain is related to age and is common in the elderly population. But recently, there has been a rise in joint pain among the younger patients. According to experts, the reasons behind this are faulty lifestyle, sports injuries, unsupervised exercises and dietary insufficiency

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say expertsA 14-year-old, enthusiastic and energetic Leena Shah (name changed) dodged between her school, basketball classes and tuitions. She was the school basketball team leader and was soon going to play at the district in the coming months. But there was a striking pain in her calf-muscle and bilateral knee-pain, something that wouldn’t go in spite of […]
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