Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to Krushna

With the city reeling under torrential rains, there is good news pouring for the family of an eight-year-old from Ahmednagar. Krushna Sadgir regarding whom My Medical Mantra had first reported on September 02 has finally received a new heart

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to KrushnaWhile everyone in the city was worried about getting stuck in the rains, the family of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, praised all gods for helping their little child in need. Sadgir, who was suffering from a rare heart ailment, got a call from the Fortis hospital […]

Autism can be managed with timely intervention

A neurodevelopmental centre from Mumbai, has carried out an extensive study to analyse clinical outcomes of functional changes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), before and after receiving the necessary intervention

Autism can be managed with timely interventionIf you remember the movie ‘Rain Man’, that won four Oscars, you would probably recognise the character named ‘Raymond’ played by Dustin Hoffman, who was autistic and possessed special skills. Autism has been a topic of discussion, for quite some time now. With more and more people coming forward and talking about it, one of […]

Can excessive mobile dependence increase the risk of Alzheimer’s?

Smartphones have entirely changed the world of communication, and the impact of its introduction is visible on personal as well as professional lives. As per studies, excessive dependence of smartphones can affect memory. So, on world Alzheimer’s day, we try to decode whether excessive smartphone dependence can lead to Alzheimer's. However, there is no conclusive study to prove it, say experts

Can excessive mobile dependence increase the risk of Alzheimer’s?Smartphones come with multi-functional tools and apps which bring uncountable benefits to people. But today, due to excessive smart phone dependence, our memory system is not being used as much as it should be. Dr Avinash DeSousa, co-founder of Desousa Foundation said, “In the olden days, there was exposure to mobile radiation, now, it is reduced with […]

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeries

Medical field is constantly evolving with the new path-breaking technologies. Now, it is possible to perform a mock surgery by making a 3d model of the heart, which is also used for multiple procedures. Doctors across the field are using the model, for being accurate. However, doctors also opine that it should be used only when needed

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeriesMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the 3d printing model for the purpose of greater accuracy. Mitesh Patil  (name changed) an eight-year-old boy, who came to Fortis hospital in […]

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal Godse

Komal Godse, a 26-year-old Satara resident, underwent a lung-heart transplant in May 2017, after she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Now, Komal is hale and hearty and says that nothing should bog you down. She counsels people who want to undergo transplants, by giving them a new hope, to lead a happy life. Further, the go-getter is also gearing up to participate in beauty contest as well as in the transplant Olympics

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal GodseAfter under-going a successful simultaneous lung-heart transplant surgery, Komal Godse, who had taken the diagnosis of her health condition very positively, is back on track. Indeed, her optimistic approach towards life helped her sail through the difficult times. Komal had been experiencing symptoms associated with breathlessness on and off and loss of appetite. Owing to […]

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengue

They say, ‘prevention is better than cure’, so acting promptly to this, KEM hospital has gone extra mile to keep dengue at bay, by taking necessary precautionary measures for doctors as well as the hospital staff. The hospital has formed teams to tackle dengue, which is creating havoc in Mumbai

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengueWhile many patients are coming to the city hospitals to get treated for dengue, KEM hospital is taking measures to see that the doctors don’t fall prey to it. But one of the main concerns is the government hospitals as they generally have breeding spots owing to stagnant waters and so on. Hence, special teams […]

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies

‘Captain Cool’ Anup Kumar has been one of India’s marquee kabaddi exponents for nearly a decade now. He has led the Indian team to the World Cup and has been part of Asian Cup wins. He has also taken U-Mumba to one title in the Pro Kabaddi League, in the year 2015. Anup is one of the most successful raiders of Pro Kabaddi League and International Kabaddi

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies  Arjuna Award winner Anup Kumar is known for his brilliant captaincy and sportsmanship. Due to his extraordinary skills of taking bonus points, he is famously known as ‘Bonus ka Badshah’. Here, the kabaddi king shares his fitness formulas. MMM: How is your fitness regime like? Anup: I do a mixture of skill sessions and […]

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed a ‘Monsoon Related App’, which is free of cost and can be downloaded in any android phone. With the help of this app, people will get the information regarding various life-threatening diseases on one click. The app will be inaugurated on September 19

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseasesMonsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

Toothache? Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whites

If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. Because many foods and beverages can cause plaque, cavities and lead to tooth decay, which can damage your teeth. So, brush your teeth twice -a-day, use a mouthwash, floss and visit the dentist regularly, say city doctors

Toothache?  Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whitesThere are plenty of foods that people should be avoiding if they want to keep their teeth in good shape said doctors. Mumbai based dental surgeon Jyoti Deshpande said, “Foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. After you eat a sugary snack or meal, the sugar causes the bacteria to […]

78-year-old brain-dead man gives a new life to two

Organ donation is a vital issue which requires an immediate attention, owing to which, State government has initiated a massive organ donation campaign to create awareness regarding organ donation amongst people. Now, the awareness about organ donation seems to be increasing, as a lot of people are coming forward to donate organs of their deceased family members

78-year-old brain-dead man gives a new life to twoKoroth Gopalan (78), a Vasai resident met with an accident, while he went for a morning walk. His hand got fractured and after accident, he lost control over his body. On September 12, he was admitted in Wockhardt hospital, where after conducting the advanced medical tests, he was declared brain-dead by the doctors. On September […]
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