Mumbai: FDA revokes licenses of four blood banks

The Food and Drug Department of Maharashtra has revoked the licenses of four blood banks in Mumbai. The FDA has carried out an inspection in 55 blood banks across the city. In which, lapses have been found in four blood banks

Mumbai: FDA revokes licenses of four blood banksThe Maharashtra state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revoked the licenses of four Blood banks in Mumbai. According to an FDA official, several lapses were found during an inspection which was carried out in around 55 blood banks across the city.  Among the lapses were, less number of staff, wastage of the blood collected, […]

All you need to know about menopause

October 18 is observed as World Menopause Day to throw light on the less relevant, yet important phase in a woman's life

All you need to know about menopauseOctober 18 is marked as World Menopause Day and the day is not observed to laud the fluctuating hormones or the phase. It is an attempt on part of the World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Menopause Society to throw light on the health of menopausal women. This day is a way to […]

NMC Bill: WMA warns the Indian govt

In a letter to the Chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, The World Medical Association (WMA) leaders warn that the Indian Government’s Bill the (National Medical Commission Bill) to replace the Medical Council of India would lead to more Indian doctors leaving the country, affecting patient care

NMC Bill: WMA warns the Indian govtThe Indian Government’s plan to dismantle the professional self-governance of Indian physicians has been strongly criticised by the WMA. The letter, jointly signed by WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura and WMA Chair Dr Ardis Hoven, says that ‘there is absolutely no evidence from anywhere in the world that the regulation of a profession is better […]

Air pollution linked to kidney disease

A new analysis, in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, followed 2,482,737 veterans for an average of eight and a half years. The Department of Veterans Affairs database includes information on glomerular filtration rate, or G.F.R., a measure of kidney function

Air pollution linked to kidney diseaseAdd a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. Previous studies have linked high levels of the fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 to cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Using data on air pollution from NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers found that increases in PM […]

Organ donation: A service to mankind, says Vice President Naidu

On December 4, Health news web portal My Medical Mantra, completed a year. So, on the occasion of its first anniversary, The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, feclitated the families of organ donors, in the VP house, Delhi. On this ocassion, Venkaiah Naidu, encouraged people to donate organs as it is the need of the hour. He also appreciated and thanked team My Medical Mantra for taking up the cause and spreading awareness regarding organ donation

Organ donation: A service to mankind, says Vice President NaiduOn My Medical Mantra’s first anniversary, the families of donors who donated the organs and saved lives were felicitated by Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India. “Organ donation is a noble act and it can save and enrich lives, said Venkaiah Naidu in the felicitation programme. Nine family members of the donor families from Mumbai, […]

‘Champion’ ready to undergo prosthesis surgery

After My Medical Mantra first reported about Champion, the dog who was found in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off in Mira-Bhayander, several people came forward to support him. Now the NGo is in search of a reliable prosthesis expert to get the dog to walking

‘Champion’ ready to undergo prosthesis surgery  Champion was found from Mira-Bhayandar in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off. He is now ready to be operated say its caregivers.  “Champion is eating well and wagging his tail now. He is ready to undergo a prosthesis surgery now. However, at the moment, we are looking for an expert […]

Affordable sanitary pads can reduce reproductive tract infection in women: Doctors

Ahead of menstrual hygiene day (May 28), doctors have urged the government to rethink the decision to tax sanitary pads as affordability is a major factor for many women to avoid usage of sanitary pads

Affordable sanitary pads can reduce reproductive tract infection in women: DoctorsAffordable sanitary pads can reduce the reproductive tract infection rate in women, say doctors. Ahead of Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), doctors have urged the government to rethink the decision to tax sanitary pads as affordability is a major factor for many women to avoid usage of sanitary pads. “During menstruation, a woman should ideally […]

After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplants

An organ transplant from cadaver under non-vital organ category happens mostly in cornea and skin, leaving most of the other non-vital organs as a waste. Till now uterus was not mentioned in the permitted organ transplants list by the state government, which otherwise included heart, kidney and liver

After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplantsAfter performing India’s first Uterus transplant surgery, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar wants to focus on intestinal and pancreas transplant in future. Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care Hospital, now eyes at transplants of non-vital organs to become a movement. Speaking to My Medical Mantra Puntambekar said, “We are currently practicing intestinal transplant on cadaver and our next […]