Effective ways to teach children about germs

The functioning of the body can be disrupted by germs that can send wreak havoc on our body. These tiny living organisms are the root cause for major diseases not just in kids but in almost everyone. Parents generally find it difficult to explain the concept of germs to kids. Read on to help make your kids understand about germs in a simpler way

Effective ways to teach children about germs‘How do I explain the concept of germs for my kid to understand’ is the biggest distress most parent’s experience. For your children, germs are an abstract concept, something that they cannot see or feel, but trying and explaining the importance of hygiene in an easy-to-understand method which will definitely help them lead a healthy […]

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctors

The government is taking various measures like giving doctors the posting of their choice so that the doctors serve in the rural areas. But, few doctors don’t join the duty even after getting the posting of their choice. So, these doctors are under government’s scrutiny now. The government has taken action on 104 doctors who took postings of their choice but didn’t join their duties

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctorsThe government has issued a GR on February 22. In which, those doctors who haven’t join their service their appointment has been canceled. As per the information by the union health ministry, in the country, there is 81% shortage of expert doctors in the rural areas. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Satish Pawar, additional […]

High BP, obesity and diabetes at middle age raise heart failure risks at later stage

A study finds that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to structural and functional changes in heart, which can lead to heart failure

High BP, obesity and diabetes at middle age raise heart failure risks at later stagePeople who didn’t have any of the three risk factors at 45 or 55 were significantly less likely to develop heart failure People who reach middle age without developing high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity may have a lower risk of heart failure later in life, a recent study suggests. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension can […]

Obesity major contributor to liver failure disease

Fatty liver is an accumulation of fat in the liver. Obesity is the biggest cause of fatty liver. This is especially true in urban cities like Mumbai. With majority of Mumbaikars following unhealthy lifestyle and junk food eating habit, doctors say non-alcoholic fatty liver related liver failure is on a rise and obesity is the reason for it

Obesity major contributor to liver failure diseaseObesity is a major contributor to liver failure disease, say experts. With majority of Mumbaikars following unhealthy lifestyle and having junk food eating habits, doctors say non-alcoholic fatty liver related liver failure is on a rise and obesity is the reason for it. Dr Samir Shah, Head of the Hepatology, Liver Intensive Care and Transplant […]

‘Pulse – The Lifeline in Danger,’ a short film on doctor’s assault

In a unique attempt to shine a light upon the struggles and strife of medical professionals, four doctors have made a short film to reach out to people and make them aware of the hardships they face. It’s not easy being a doctor, when you can be attacked for no mistake of your own. The film hopes to make people the importance of treating doctors with dignity

‘Pulse – The Lifeline in Danger,’ a short film on doctor’s assaultA few doctors from Maharashtra have come together and developed a short film  upon the plight of doctors in the country and the difficulties and injustices they face. Doctors act as healers, but people take the law into their own hands and assault doctors, holding them wrongly responsible for the death of patients. The short film titled, […]

Your diet can influence the risk of depression

Several studies done across the world have proven that there is a visible connection between the food we consume and the impact it has on our mental health. So far, these studies have clearly stated that a Mediterranean diet is the most helpful for mental health. A recent study published by Harvard University has found that there is a staunch connection between diet and depression, here’s what doctors in Mumbai have to say on the same

Your diet can influence the risk of depression‘You are what you eat they say,’ and rightly so, says a study by Harvard University. The study enumerates that a healthy dietary pattern is directly associated with decreased risk of depression. ‘The gist is, eat plants, and lots of them, including fruits and veggies, whole grains (in unprocessed form, ideally), seeds and nuts, with […]

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’

Dr Vivek Kute, senior nephrologists while delivering his talk at Scientific Program seminar arranged by Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune In India said, around 61% with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment, 32 per cent got hemo dialysis, 5% receive peritoneal dialysis and just 2% get kidney transplant. In order to treat those 60% public health care sector should be strengthened

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’He underlined that majority of the patients suffering from end stage kidney related disorders die in India and so affordable kidney transplants should be made available at public health centres. He also mentioned the need to have global kidney exchange program so that compatible kidneys are made available. “In India, around 61% with end stage […]

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older men

Just a few minutes of exercise a day, even light workouts,  can reduce an older man's risk of early death, says a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Each additional 30 minutes a day of light activity, such as easy gardening or walking the dog, was associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of death

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older menAccording to researchers, low intensity exercises are better suited to older men. The current exercise guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activities in sessions lasting 10 or more minutes. However, it may be difficult for older adults to achieve such a pattern. To discover whether other patterns of physical activity […]

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign from January 2018. In Mumbai, 113 new TB patients have been detected

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected7 patients have MDR TB and are being treated immediately for the same. 1,500 patients underwent x-ray. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to […]

Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins

To create awareness regarding organ donation, Bombay to Goa organ donation march has begun. The ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ has organised this organ donation march 2018. Today, the march started from KEM Hospital. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital flagged off the march

Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins1 donor can save up to 8 lives. So, to spread awareness on organ donation, ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ is working tirelessly. Organ donation march has begun from Bombay to Goa. This is the second year, the march has been conducted. The main aim is to create awareness regarding organ donation in the rural […]