Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for money

The last six years have been difficult for the Gulwani’s, as Krishna, their six-year-old son, was detected with thalassemia major when he was just six months old. Krishna’s hapless father Jitendra Gulwani works as a salesman in Ajit Medical and Provision Store in Dadar and he urgently needs a monetary support which will help his son to lead a healthy life

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for moneyJitendra Gulwani was more than pleased to have been blessed with two kids. But, tables turned when his younger son, Krishna who was merely six months old, suffered from thalassemia major. Since last six years, Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion, which is a highly expensive and painful procedure. The only remedy for this disease […]

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’

Addiction – be it of alcohol, smoking, a person or drugs takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Similarly, a 34-year-old drug addict from Mumbai had hit the rock bottom but by a conscious decision, strong will power and family’s support, he managed to beat the addiction

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’At the age of 14, when children oscillate between classes and extra curricular activities, Vian Shroff (name changed), an Andheri resident, got into drugs since the year 1995. “I was 14-years-old, when I got into drugs. It was out of curiosity, fun and peer pressure,” said Vian. Vian informed that he didn’t get an addict […]

Know why ‘he’ is short….

GHD is a medical condition which arises due to problems arising in the pituitary glands. It affects the stimulation of growth and cell reproduction of the person. Doctors say it is essential to detect the GHD as early as possible. There is something called as height and weight charts. Parents should fill those entries regularly and monitor it closely

Know why ‘he’ is short….Just like other adolescents of his age, an 18-year-old Vijay Jadhav was very excited about going to college after passing out from standard 10. But, he was devastated when his fellow college mates didn’t accept him well. He was often bullied by the fellow classmates and was told to attend school again. “They used to […]

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?

There is always a trendy oil, just as there is always a trendy fruit, or vegetable, or super-food. While it is interesting sometimes, to try out what’s in the news, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, I always recommend that you have a routine that is healthy for you and your family no matter what. This is essential because everyone’s lives are demanding and busy, so you don’t want to have to deal with unforeseen health problems, or allergies because some new ingredient or oil you tried made a family member ill. And it can be expensive to be trendy!

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?Indian cuisine often has the reputation of being greasy or unhealthy but this is very far from the truth. All regional cuisines are based on seasonal, healthy ingredients for the most part and if you cook heirloom recipes – recipes that your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents used – you’ll be much better off. Because they […]

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 […]
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