India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly care

The report has highlighted that reduction in the fertility level results not only in a slower pace of population growth, but also rise in an older population. It is estimated that compared to 2017, the number of persons aged 60 or above will be more than double by 2050

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly careAccording to United Nations’ report, by 2030, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach around 8.6 billion, and around 9.8 billion in 2050. The report also predicted that, in roughly seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China. The population growth is expected […]

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity dies

The 83-year-old artist was known for his satirical approach towards socio-political matters and was less known for his crusade against obesity in children. His cartoons are used in campaigns for fighting obesity in children as they conveyed the message in a very subtle way and without hurting anyone’s feelings

Cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar, who spread awareness on obesity diesMangesh Tendulkar, a noted cartoonist, succumbed to a brief illness in Pune. He was 83 years old. Tendulkar was known for his socio-political satires and as active campaigner for traffic rules, but what he was less known for is his crusade to fight obesity in children. Recently, he drew few cartoons to highlight the issue […]

Zika threat: Maha puts 12 sites under surveillance

The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday confirmed about a 27-year-old in Krishnagiri district being positively tested for zika virus

Zika threat:  Maha puts 12 sites under surveillanceTwelve sites in Maharashtra under Zika virus surveillance as a precautionary measure, said state health officials as Tamil Nadu confirmed its first case on Monday. So far, the country has reported four Zika virus positive cases out of which three were from Gujarat. “In Maharashtra, we haven’t found any positive zika virus cases. However, as a […]

Sion hospital performs scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery

LTMG Sion hospital’s ENT surgeon performs a scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery on a 19-year-old girl. This is the second public hospital in Mumbai to offer this surgery after JJ Hospital’s general surgery department. Suhani Mishra, a Dharavi resident, had come with swelling in the neck. On investigation, doctors confirmed that she had a colloid goitre of the left lobe. Sion Hospital’s ENT department gets at least two cases like Mishra every week and the scarless thyroid surgery can be a revolution say doctors

Sion hospital performs scarless endoscopic thyroid surgeryCivic run- LTMG Sion hospital’s ENT surgeon performs a scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery on a 19-year-old girl. This is the second public hospital in Mumbai to offer this surgery after JJ Hospital’s general surgery department performed in first on a 60-year-old woman last year. Suhani Mishra (19), a Dharavi resident, had come with swelling in the […]

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatment

Mahesh Nimbalkar has appealed for monetary help for daily wage agricultural labourer Amol Kale, who has suffered a serious brain injury, through Facebook

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatmentOn June 20, Amol Kale met with a serious accident that landed him into a coma, just a week after his wedding. The 23-year-old, who is an agricultural labourer and a law student, was headed for a farm-related work with his young wife on his motor cycle. The incident took place at a small village […]

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth control

The state government of Maharashtra felicitated BMC on the eve of World Population Day for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). Apart from BMC, other corporations which have outstandingly performed in terms of birth control measures under family welfare programme were also felicitated

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth controlOn the eve of World Population Day, celebrated on July 11, the state government of Maharashtra felicitated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). In 2016-17, BMC has done 736 NSVs and around 8,000 PPIUCD and stood first in implementing these birth control measures. […]

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctors

Psychological tests need to be done before giving a fitness certification for gender reassignment surgery, point out psychiatrists

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctorsOn a usual Monday morning, two women walked into Sion Hospital. Both in their late 20s, they awaited their turn to see consulting psychiatrist Dr Sagar Karia. During a chat with Dr Karia, he realised that one of the two women, Sumita (name changed) wished to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Born a woman, she wanted to undergo […]

Night time frequent urination cases are on a rise, say doctors

If your bladder is waking you up, at various times at the night to urinate. Here are some suggestions to help you get enough sleep

Night time frequent urination cases are on a rise, say doctorsIt’s important to talk to your doctor because frequent urination can be more than just a nuisance, it can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. “Many patients come to me complaining about night time frequent urination. “There are many factors – low bladder capacity, urinary infection, lot of water consumption  in the night, sleep disorder […]

Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married 

New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a woman having her first baby.  There were 271,050 babies born to first-time mothers in England and Wales in 2015, compared to 319,011 new cases of cancer. This includes 343,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer in their 20s, 30s or 40s between 2006 and 2015

Shocking! Cancer now more common than getting married Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common […]

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai 

Micro-incision Cataract surgery (MICS) is a technique used to remove the cataract with micro size cut in the eye. According to experts, there are many benefits of the smaller cut in the eye. Smaller incision causes fewer traumas in the eye because of surgery

Dr Lahane performs micro-incision cataract surgery live in Chennai Cataract surgeries help patients to regain a clear vision. Ophthalmologists have been adopting advanced techniques of removing cataracts from the eyes. In the annual conference which was held by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, at Chennai,  an advanced technique of doing cataract surgeries was demonstrated. Dr Tatyarao Lahane a renowned ophthalmologist who has performed […]