Donate eyes, gift your sight

According to Organ India’s information, India requires 2 million corneas every year, but through organ donation, only 50,000 corneas are available. So out of four people who wait for corneas, three become blind due to unavailability of corneas

Donate eyes, gift your sightBy donating blood you can give a new lease of life to someone and because of eye donation, you can give vision to two blind people. Eye donation should be encouraged in a large scale, to enable another person obtain vision. More than 30 million people in our country suffer from corneal blind. Out of […]

Brave girl: Struck with cancer, but pens down a book

Diagnosed with blood cancer 18 months back, twenty-year-old Srushti Kulkarni didn’t let cancer take a toll on her aspirations. Instead she fulfilled her dream to publish a book titled ‘Kaleidoscope’, which is a collection of 17 stories penned by her

Brave girl: Struck with cancer, but pens down a bookYou are suffering from blood cancer! Anyone would be terrified by the prospect of having blood cancer. But, there are few warriors who refuse to get demoralised by the same and instead defeat cancer itself. A 20-year-old Srushti Kulkarni is one such example. Srushti was diagnosed with blood cancer 18 months ago, but she didn’t […]

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndrome

Shy Bladder Syndrome (SBS) often known as paruresis is when you have trouble urinating when other people are around. Depending on how serious it is, some people are not able to void without some or total privacy. In some ways, it is like urinary retention, where you "cannot go." It is commonly seen in both women and men and without treatment; it can affect your personal, social, and professional life, say doctors

Pee-shy? It can be a shy bladder syndromeParuresis or shy bladder is a syndrome with many different names, and while it may sound silly, it is real. Bashful bladder, pee-shy, bathroom phobia; no matter what term is used by the person who has the syndrome, the bottom line is that it can be very frustrating to live with. Dr Vatsala Trivedi, Consultant […]

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easier

The amendment also allows the live organ donation from first cousins having common grandparent(s) and their spouses. Also, the amendment includes live organ donation from both maternal and paternal uncles and aunts of the recipient and their spouses

Govt redefines ‘near relatives’ to make availability of organs easierSoon step-father, step-mother, step-daughter or step-son and their spouses can also donate kidney and liver as the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is set to expand the definition of ‘near relatives’ in the Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Act, 1994. In a circular issued by the Ministry on August 21, it said the […]

Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Parel’s Ganeshotsav mandal adopts theme of organ donation

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of Mumbai's favourite festivals. Pandals across Mumbai are known to thematically represent the current social issues that the city faces through tableaux, paintings and decorations. In order to raise awareness regarding organ donation, Parel’s G D Ambekar Marg (Kalewadi) Sarvjanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has adopted it as a theme, so that people could understand its importance

Parel’s Ganeshotsav mandal adopts theme of organ donationMumbai most iconic festival, which honours Lord Ganesha, is here. The excitement is highly visible as Mumbaikars participated in welcoming bappa with open hearts. From various themes like eco-friendly, film to social messages, you will get to see all in famous Ganesh Pandals. Parel’s G D Ambekar Marg (Kalewadi) Sarvjanik Ganeshotsav Mandal has grabbed the […]

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

Getting help from rehabs makes sure that someone is constantly evaluating the patient to make sure all his or her needs are met in a supportive atmosphere. This is done to take proper steps for each person to get them on the right path to recovery

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issuesApproximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patients

Everyone is aware about Bollywood’s super hit flick ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, in which Actor Sanjay Dutt gives a magical hug to people to make them feel happy. Similarly, since 40 years, Sir JJ Hospital’s ward boy Munnna, is bringing smile on the patients and their relative’s face, by serving them and doing mimicry of Bollywood’s Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan, to ease their agony and provide them, the much needed relief

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patientsRavidas Babu Monashri’s family belongs to Mumbai. His father worked as a ward boy in Sir JJ Hospital. After father’s death, Ravidas was appointed on his place. Ravidas’s family’s financial condition is poor. Since he didn’t have his own house in Mumbai, for several years, he and his family lived in the Chawl in JJ […]

A donation in time, saves seven

A 48-year-old man saved seven lives on Thursday by donating his organs. The man was brought from Gondia for treatment of bleeding in the brain. The man saved seven lives in all

A donation in time, saves sevenA 48-year-old man saved seven lives on Thursday. The man was brought from Gondia for treatment of bleeding in the brain, was admitted in Neuron Hospital at Dhantoli in Nagpur on August 22. The patient’s condition was critical and was declared brain dead on the 23rd August. The doctors and other non-medico staff from Nagpur took all the […]

Doctors’ For You take initiative to help flood-affected in Bihar, Assam

The recent floods in Bihar and Assam have recently caused huge distress as well as destruction in the different areas of both the states. ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) have taken up the cause for helping the one’s in distress

Doctors’ For You take initiative to help flood-affected in Bihar, AssamNatural disasters, in most cases, leave us at mercy of lord. Destruction, distress and complete life reversal are the key words that come to mind when it comes to natural calamities. The recent floods at Bihar and Assam have caused same in the life of many. Doctors’ For You (DFY) have now started with an […]
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