Dopamine is one of the reasons why you don’t feel motivated to exercise

While many people are aware of the benefits of physical activity in theory, many of us find it particularly hard in practice to stay physically active. New research may help to explain why this is so

Dopamine is one of the reasons why you don’t feel motivated to exercisePerhaps you have told yourself many times that, as of next week, you will start exercising more. Perhaps next month, maybe even next year. For many of us, however, sticking to a disciplined program of physical exercise is one of the hardest New Year’s resolutions. New research offers clues as to why finding the motivation […]

Is ‘broken heart syndrome’ for real?

In this syndrome, a part of the heart muscle is suddenly weakened and the heart isn't pumping, becoming ineffective. However, the condition is usually treatable, and rarely fatal

Is ‘broken heart syndrome’ for real?The death of Debbie Reynolds just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away is a reminder of the crushing effect grief can have on the body. The 84-year-old Oscar-nominated performer reportedly suffered a stroke Wednesday. The official cause of death has not yet been disclosed. “She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son […]

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan says detoxifying yourself not just on level of body and mind, but also behaviour and lifestyle can make a huge difference

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food,” advised Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago. Since food is source of all components that make up human body, his words will always find resonance in every era. With our fast-paced and stressed lifestyle, fatigue and even exhaustion have become a norm. It […]

New Year gift: Sewri TB Hospital gets rare donation of equipment

First time corporator Professor Avkash Jadhav donates state-of-the-art equipment worth Rs 36 lakh which will help doctors perform rare surgeries in lesser time

New Year gift: Sewri TB Hospital gets rare donation of equipmentSewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has received a surprise New Year gift in the form of latest state-of-art equipment worth Rs36 lakh from nominated corporator  Professor Avkash Jadhav from his allotted corporator fund. Donated equipment include: ‘Double lumen endo tracheal tubes’ (used by anaesthetist for the rare one lung anaesthesia done only in Sewri TB Hospital […]

Lifeline Express is hospital going to people, says doctor who performed first cancer surgery on rails

In an interview with My Medical Mantra, Tata Memorial Hospital’s Oral Cancer Surgeon Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi shares his experience of performing ‘first-ever cancer surgery on rails’

Lifeline Express is hospital going to people, says doctor who performed first cancer surgery on railsLifeline Express, India’s only hospital-on-train, recently conducted its first cancer surgery on December 24 in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. A team of doctors from Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, operated on Hiralal Lodging, a 53-year-old tea vendor suffering from oral cancer. Two new coaches fully equipped for cancer surgery were introduced to the five-bogie train on […]

US FDA warns against using anaesthesia for pregnant women

Upset that the warning about pregnant women was based solely on animal studies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or ACOG, shot back its objection

US FDA warns against using anaesthesia for pregnant womenRepeated or lengthy use of general anaesthetic and sedation drugs in infants, toddlers and pregnant women in their third trimester might damage children’s developing brains, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned this month. Upset that the warning about pregnant women was based solely on animal studies, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, or […]

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle it

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan lists natural remedies to tackle heavy headache, dizziness and other ill-effects of heavy drinking

Afraid of hangover after New Year party? Follow these easy tips to tackle itAt the stroke of midnight on December 31, it may seem like a good idea to spend entire night ushering into the New Year over champagne and indulge in some heavy drinking, but waking up with a headache, upset tummy, feeling sick, dizzy, sleepy and confused is certainly not the best way to begin the […]

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracle

In October My Medical Mantra had reported about Yogesh Mule’s struggle to collect funds for his daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracleYogesh Mule is waiting for a miracle which can save his three-year-old daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April this year. Aaradhya, who is under treatment at Fortis Hospital, suffered a heart failure due to viral myocarditis – a viral infection affecting heart’s functioning. Only 10% of her heart is functioning. […]

New guidelines urge doctors to wait for a minute before cutting a baby’s umbilical cord

The short increase in time could mean a lot, because “much of the placental blood transfers in that first minute — and there's increasing evidence that it has some health benefits"

New guidelines urge doctors to wait for a minute before cutting a baby’s umbilical cordCutting the cord is a tradition for parents right after they deliver their baby, but holding off a little may be better for the infant. According to an Associated Press report, waiting a minute could give the baby an extra rush of oxygen-rich blood, so new recommendations for obstetricians in the U.S. call for waiting […]

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidays

It’s possible, though, that heart-related deaths during the holiday season might spike due to seasonal stress, changes in diet and alcohol consumption or lower staffing at hospitals

Explained: Why more heart-related deaths happen during holidaysDeaths from heart-related causes tend to spike around the holidays, and the cold weather may not really be to blame, a recent study suggests. To rule out the potential influence of freezing temperatures, researchers examined data on more than 738,000 deaths from 1988 to 2013 in New Zealand, where Christmas comes during the summer. Overall, […]