Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flights

Maintaining the schedules for back to back flights can be hectic. And some people opt this on an everyday basis as a part of their routine. One such frequent flyer landed in trouble as little did he knew, that one such flight could nearly cost him his life. Doctors say he developed a pulmonary embolism in his lower part of his leg, which broke off and had reached his heart and lungs. Doctors add though there are many factors that lead to pulmonary embolism, immobilization associated with frequent flying is a rare one

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flightsWith global connectivity, aeroplanes have made the global travel so easy and with elegance. But, on the other hand, frequent flying can take a toll on one’s health without being known. Such is the case of a 49-year-old Lars Meijar, a Dutch national, who is a typical multi-national executive and often travels across the world […]

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guide

On Friday, At least 23 commuters were killed a tragic stampede on a narrow railway foot-over bridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations. A peaceful crowd can quickly turn into a senseless panicked heaving mass in which rational behaviuor by any single individual becomes nearly impossible. What’s worse is that the stampede can be triggered while there is no actual danger. Doctors share useful tips with My Medical Mantra, which will help you to increase your chances of survival

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guidePanicked crowds move fast and release an incredible amount of energy. Once a crowd gets moving it is very hard to stop, and the flow of people could literally sweep you off your feet. So according to the doctors, commuters should follow a discipline. Dr Pratit Samdhani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital, informed, “Commuters should […]

Pune NGO walks for organ donation

It’s been quite a while since we have started discussing openly about organ donation. However, many people still remain unaware about organ donation. To curb this, Rebirth, a Non-Government Organization (NGO) has arranged a special event to create awareness on organ donation in Pune

Pune NGO walks for organ donationRebirth foundation, arranged an event in Pune to spread awareness about organ donation. From getting showered by brilliant and bright colors to being jovially sprayed by water, and greeted by leg thumping dhol-tasha; the event will lead audience to experience thematic experience on organ donation. The untimed three kilometer distance of Rangathon is split into […]

‘I will never travel by train, again’

Said the 28-year-old Shraddha Nagaonkar to her husband who survived the mishap on Friday. While all of us know that there have been severe casualties at the Elphinstone- Parel Bridge incident on September 29, what came out as an aftermath has been the psychological impressions that the sight has created among those who have survived the stroke of bad luck

‘I will never travel by train, again’A day after the shocking Elphinstone-Parel Bridge mischance, a lot of people who have survived the incident have approached the psychiatric department in an acute state of shock. Psychiatrists across the city say that this is the aftermath of any such incident of mass casualty. “This condition is called acute stress reaction. It is the […]

To protest against the assault on doctors, IMA doctors to fast on October 2

Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) expressed its disapproval over the current proposed law by the government over cut practice. Further, IMA doctors, across the country, will be going on a symbolic fast on October 2, to protest against the increasing incidents of assaults on the doctors

To protest against the assault on doctors, IMA doctors to fast on October 2On Friday, in a press conference, Pune chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) mentioned that across the country, IMA doctors will be going on a symbolic fast on October 2, to protest against the no-decision of the government to make any concrete laws to address the increasing assaults on the doctors. During the interaction, IMA also […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

‘Be fit to be happy’

Says Dr Sargam Soni, Mumbai’s gynaecologist and fertility expert and the founder-head of Devdaan foundation. Discipline, Dedication and determination are the words synonymous to her. Dr Soni who is redefining fitness is a gym-junkie and also has also been a face of some brands. Come what may, she never compromises with her fitness routine. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Soni spills the beans on her fitness formulas

‘Be fit to be happy’If you happen to meet Dr Sargam Soni, there is no way that you wouldn’t be in awe of her toned body and beautiful smile. She swears by her fitness regime and says that, if you need to be happy- you need to be fit, by mind and soul. Her usual day starts at 6.30 am. She consumes 1 […]

Elphinstone stampede: Eyewitnesses recount the horror

At least 22 people were killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains. My Medical Mantra talks to an eyewitnesses, who described the unfortunate incident

Elphinstone stampede: Eyewitnesses recount the horrorIt was raining heavily since morning in Mumbai, but the metropolis was on the move. Lakhs of Mumbaikars boarded the local trains to reach their workplaces. But suddenly, a rush-hour stampede at foot over-bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations shook the nation. People were standing on the stairs and on the foot over-bridge […]

Meet crusader Mumtaz Shaikh who initiated ‘Right to Pee’ campaign for women

Women are at par with men in many fields. But there is one thing of which, they have been excessively shy about. Yes! That is urinating at public places. Often, women hesitate to discuss this neglected issue. Mumtaz Shaikh, a Mumbaikar, started the campaign 'Right to Pee' with  a simple mantra to fight to provide a basic sanitation facility for women

Meet crusader Mumtaz Shaikh who initiated ‘Right to Pee’ campaign for womenEven after modernisation, women lack those essential sanitation facilities. While the torch bearer Mumtaz Shaikh, has fought a long battle to get toilets for women through her ‘Right to Pee’ movement. Mumtaz Shaikh who works with Committee of Resource Organisation (CORO) since 17 years informed, “The Grass root Fellowship Program is being implemented by this […]

Guwahati man gets a ‘new set of bridge’ for himself

While it is a known fact that tooth decay is one of the most neglected problems in our body, doctors now emphasise that it is important to look after the wellness of your tooth, so that a lot of ailments such as that of heart could be avoided. Hence, doctors say that a routine dental check-up is a must

Guwahati man gets a ‘new set of bridge’ for himself  What could be the most common seen sights in a dental clinic? One of them is people holding their jaws in pain. That seems like a routine thing because; we generally go to doctors only when we are in pain. On September 20, that is exactly what a man from Guwahati did. A 48-year-old […]
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