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 […]

Mumbai sees 9 per cent rise in TB cases in one year

Strapline: On World Tuberculosis Day today, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report shows that as compared to 2015, numbers of TB patients in 2016 have gone up by 3,448 cases

Mumbai sees 9 per cent rise in TB cases in one yearWhile the Government of India has an aim to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, the dream seems to be a farfetched one as India’s financial capital has seen a steep rise in TB cases in last one year. On World Tuberculosis Day today, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report shows that as compared to 2015, numbers […]

Mumbai doctors celebrate Dussehra

Mumbai doctors celebrate DussehraAs per tradition, Indians worship their trade tools on the day of Dussehra. Doctors in Mumbai too worshipped the medical equipment that they specialise in to celebrate the auspicious occasion. While some doctors worshipped the equipment in a cardiac operation theatre, some doctors followed the tradition at their clinics.   [huge_it_slider id=”2″]