Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: Docs

As India watches with bated breath if a Pune hospital can make medical history with the nation’s first uterus transplant, doctors weigh the pros and cons

Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: DocsAs a Pune Hospital gears up for the first uterus transplant in India tomorrow (May 18), gynaecologists debate the risks involved. Doctors say that while there is no doubt it will be a landmark surgery in India’s medical history, there are inherent risks involved, and therefore surrogacy offers a safer alternative. Dr Hrishikesh Pai, general […]

How noisy is your hospital?

Sumaira Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of Awaaz Foundation, recorded noise levels in an around six hospitals across Mumbai on April 25. For them, it’s just another job.

How noisy is your hospital? A nose for news is no longer an alien term, but how about a nose for noise? For noted environmentalist Sumaira Abdulali, it is, however, a way of helping city maintain the environmental balance. To know how much of a noise is created in six different hospitals across Mumbai, Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of […]

Poem on plight of doctors gives birth to an emotional song

Pune resident Priyanka Yadav is a young filmmaker who witnessed the plight her doctor parents underwent during the spate of assaults on doctors. She decided to shoot an emotional video to reflect how the entire episode affected the doctors

Poem on plight of doctors gives birth to an emotional songSometimes, words fail to convey the emotions that arise for a particular situation, but the same emotions find their perfect expression in the form of a poem, which can strike the cord easily with the masses at large. Taking the creative route, a young film producer has shot a video that highlights the plight of […]

BMC defies HC order, 18 maternity hospitals yet to get CCTV cover

In 2009, a baby was stolen from Sion hospital, following which the Bombay HC had pulled up the Mumbai civic body and state government. The HC had ordered BMC and the state to instal CCTVs in all hospitals and maternity homes in the city

BMC defies HC order, 18 maternity hospitals yet to get CCTV coverTo curb the increasing incidents of child thefts in Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals and maternity homes, the Bombay High Court (HC) had rapped the civic administration, directing it to instal CCTVs in all hospitals and maternity homes. But, Asia’s richest civic body has grossly violated HC order. This shows that the BMC administration is […]

Pinned man mystery: 56-year-old Rajasthan man living with 75 pins in his body leaves docs puzzled

Badrilal, who lives in Mahipura Basti in Bundi tehsil of Rajasthan, has no memory of how and when pins entered his body. Doctors at Jagjivan Ram Hospital say the only way to remove the pins is through a surgery

Pinned man mystery: 56-year-old Rajasthan man living with 75 pins in his body leaves docs puzzledA 56-year-old man from Rajasthan walked in Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, eight days ago with the complaint of facing difficulty in swallowing. Little did the doctors at the hospital knew that his complain was not due to any health reasons, but due to approximately 40 pins inserted into his neck area. Puzzled with this case, […]

Weight loss pills can be injurious to your health

After young Mexican woman’s death due to consumption of online diet pills, Indian experts warn people about dangers of self-medication. Instead of falling prey to the fancy drugs, and diets available online, seek expert advice, suggest the doctors

Weight loss pills can be injurious to your healthFor individuals with a strong desire to lose weight, diet, weight loss pills may seem like a magical solution.  But the drugs that promise to help you shed pounds or burn fat may hold hidden dangers to your health. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Aarogya explained, “Incidents of browsing and opting for […]
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