Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

Medical students who are pursuing an MBBS degree in the state aided and unaided medical colleges, but receive a scholarship from the government will now have to serve one year bond service. The medical education ministry of Maharashtra has issued a circular in this regard

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bondIn Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved lives

Basant Kumar was the first one to reach to the spot of the bridge collapse. He immediately alerted the district administration and stopped the vehicles which were en route to Goa. Doctors say, his condition cannot be cured, but can only be managed with the help of medicines

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved livesPeople from Mahad taluka, in Raigad district, Maharashtra, will never forget that fateful day in their whole life. In the wee hours of August, 3rd 2016, a state transport bus ferrying passengers had met with a tragic accident. The British-era bridge suddenly collapsed on the Savitri River, in Mahad, and the bus with more than […]

All you need to know about POEM

Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) one of the important GI Endoscopy procedures that was showcased in the on-going three day conference at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

All you need to know about POEMPOEM (Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy) is a non-invasive scarless surgery and has been a boon to curing achalasia cardia. The patients who suffer from this condition, where the food pipe muscles thicken and fail to relax, have difficulty in swallowing food. Dr Philip Wai-yan Chiu, Professor, Department of Surgery at the Chinese University of Hong […]

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%

Cataracts have previously been associated with steroid use and nasally-inhaled steroids, which are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever along with the oral versions of the anti-inflammatory medication that help in asthma, are apparently to blame

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%Asthma and hay fever suffers are 50 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, new research reveals. Cataracts, which are the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, have previously been associated with steroid use. Nasally-inhaled steroids are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever, while oral versions of […]

Ulcers? Dr Lau helps you to get rid of it

At the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018, Dr James Lau, Professor of surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, briefed about endoscopy, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) and its usage. He also listed out the cause of ulcers and it's treatment

Ulcers? Dr Lau helps you to get rid of itEndoscopy has gained immense prominence. With more and more experts devising ways and means of treating as many people as possible. To help the patients get rid of their agony. Dr James Lau, Professor of surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, specialises in treating people with ulcers.” I perform  endoscopy, ERCP, putting stents and […]

SOS: Computer Vision Syndrome can cause serious eye conditions

Possibly 21st century’s most common health complaint is tired eyes. These days, many of us have jobs that require us to stare at computer screens for hours at a time and that can put a real strain on your eyes. Working adults aren't the only ones affected; kids, who use computers or stare at tablets, can have issues, too. Here, the doctors prescribe a perfect plan to protect your eyes in the digi age

SOS: Computer Vision Syndrome can cause serious eye conditionsComputer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the medical term for digital eye strain, is best avoided by being aware of it. Dr Gaurav Luthra, President, Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India, informed, “CVS is more commonly seen in computer professionals and students. CVS which is also known as digital eye strain is caused due to prolonged hours […]

Kamala Mills fire: hookah claimed 14 lives, concludes MFB

Mumbai Fire Brigade submits its report after the Kamala Mills tragedy

Kamala Mills fire: hookah claimed 14 lives, concludes MFBA week after the Kamala Mills Fire killed 14 people, Mumbai Fire Brigade submitted it’s investigation report. In which they  mentioned the  flying embers emitted  from the lighted charcoal sigree which is used in hookah as a cause of fire. Hemant Parab, deputy chief fire officer, Byculla Mumbai Fire Brigade said, “We have submitted the […]

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birth

In a reply given in the Lok Sabha, the union government stated, in 2015-16, 41.6 per cent of children under the age if three have received breastfeeding in the first hour.  Whereas, 57.5 babies in Maharashtra received breast milk from their mother in the first hour. According to lactation experts, the percentage of breastfeeding should be 100 per cent

Maha: 57.5% of children are breastfed within one hour of birthMother’s milk is the first right of a new born baby. It works as an antibiotic for the baby and breastfeeding is important for the infant’s growth. According to the World Health Organization, the baby needs to be breastfeed in the first hour after the birth. However, babies do not receive breastmilk due to lack […]

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok Sabha

Around 22 per cent or 3.4 million abortions were done in public health facilities. But 11.5 million or 73 per cent were medication abortions done outside health facilities and 0.8 million were conducted by informal providers

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok SabhaThe Lancet figures reported: India reported around 1.56 crore abortions in 2015, reports the study published in The Lancet. Close to half, or 48%, of pregnancies were unintended and 0.8 million women used unsafe methods for an abortion, putting their health and lives at risk. Using abortion pills was the most popular method, which made […]

‘The future of surgery is endoscopy and the future of endoscopy is Endoscopic Ultrasound’

At 21st Mumbai Live Conference starting from January 5 to 7, Dr Michel Kahaleh, Chief of Endoscopy Robertwood Johnson University, Canada, discussed about Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), a technique widely used in the western countries to dissect early stage tumours with the help of endoscopy technique

‘The future of surgery is endoscopy and the future of endoscopy is Endoscopic Ultrasound’The 21st Endoscopy 2018 Conference saw a culmination of international and national experts. Dr Michel Kahaleh, Chief of Endoscopy Robertwood Johnson University, Canada, highlighted the Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD). “The future of surgery is endoscopy and the future of endoscopy is endoscopic ultrasound,” said Dr Kahaleh. The ESD technique is widely used in the western […]