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 […]

Post surgery, Suhana’s parents struggle to gather funds

Even though there have been various funds and trusts that have agreed to help the family in whatever way they can, Suhana,'s father Azad is now running pillar to post to gather the funds to pay the hospital bills and ensure his daughter gets the required post-operative care and treatment which is equally crucial for her survival

Post surgery, Suhana’s parents struggle to gather fundsAfter My Medical Mantra appealed its readers to lend a help to the 13-year-old Suhana Shaikh for gathering funds for getting her heart transplant operation, a lot of people have lent a helping hand. Even more, there have been various funds and trusts that have agreed to help the family in whatever way they can. […]

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areas

With an aim create awareness regarding organ donation, doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, are conducting sessions, on organ donation in rural and semi urban parts of Maharashtra. The team of six doctors from the hospital are pursuing the mission of creating awareness on organ donation on voluntary basis and plan to cover as many districts in the state as possible in future

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areasThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of […]

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for freeThe festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

Bangalore witnesses its first bariatric robotic surgery for weight loss

For the first time, a bariatric robotic surgery was performed in Bangalore. The first of its kind bariatric robotic surgery in the country was performed in Delhi followed by Ahmedabad. Doctors say that more and more robotic surgeries would be performed in the future

Bangalore witnesses its first bariatric robotic surgery for weight lossA 40-year-old resident of Bangalore, who works in corporate sector, weighed around 170 kg. Recently, he became the first person to undergo robotic bariatric surgery in Bangalore. Dr Arun Prasad, robotic bariatric surgeon from Delhi, successfully performed the procedure on a 40-year-old patient, to relieve him from the agony and risk, which he was going […]
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