‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’

Mohit was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It is a disorder in which a person falls asleep at random times. There is no specific cure of for this disease

‘People thought I was lazy, it turned out to be narcolepsy’Family members and friends of Mohit More (name changed), a 26-year-old, always knew that he slept a lot. Even during the day, Mohit used to get an excessive urge to sleep which he could not control. He slept for 14 to 16 hours in a day. It was considered that he had a habit of […]

Pune institute take initiative to make ‘Rakhi’ festival gender equal

The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, along with a USA-based NGO, has organized a free workshop for brothers and sisters on August 7. The workshop aims to make brothers not the protectors of their sisters, but their allies. The workshop would be open for all and is free of cost. The message of gender equality would be conveyed through different activities planned on the day of Raksha Bandhan at NIN campus

Pune institute take initiative to make ‘Rakhi’ festival gender equalIn order to change the traditional notion of the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune will be going beyond its routine and has organized a free workshop for brothers and sisters on August 7. The workshop aims to make brothers not the protectors of their sisters but their allies. While, on the other […]

Elite body fights HIV without medicines

A rare population of HIV patients' mechanism, called 'elite controller', have baffled the doctors worldwide. The elite controller in any HIV patient’s body does not allow HIV Virus to replicate even without starting the treatment, since they already have the internal mechanisms to fight the virus. The research about which is still underway

Elite body fights HIV without medicinesHuman Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a dreadful disease, most doctors agree. Given that most doctors across Maharashtra are wary of treating this incurable disease, a Mumbai based doctor now says he has come across a rare kind of HIV patients called the ‘elite controller’ or the HIV controller’. The doctor is treating 50 such patients […]

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limits

The data released by the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) shows a dip in number of the sex ratio since the last six months. The health department officials note that last year's strike by the radiologists against the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) resulted in fewer doctors being caught while breaking the law. The data shows that the number of girls against that of per 1000 boys is 909 in the first half of 2017, as compared to 934 last year

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limitsAccording to official data of the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the sex ratio in the limits of PMC has dropped from 934 to 909 in the last six months. The department recently updated its six-monthly data on sex ratio. Meanwhile, the health department officials noted that last year’s strike by the […]

TV crime shows and their effects on the minds of children

Increasing addiction to crime shows on TV unleashes a plethora of negative effects on the children, and experts say this is a dangerous trend. Parents and caregivers have to be vigilant about what the kids are viewing on TV and online. The distinction between children friendly shows and other virtual content is a decision for parents to make

TV crime shows and their effects on the minds of childrenKunal Singh (name changed) was a cheerful, talkative boy who would be actively involved in his day to day activities at home and school. Six months ago, he started having sleep issues which were a result of frequent panic attacks during the night. For a nine-year-old, having frequent anxiety attacks is a rare phenomenon. Hence, […]

Reasons for avoiding sex can be easily treated

People who have more sex report higher self-esteem, life satisfaction and quality of life. In contrast, lower frequency of sex and avoiding sex are linked to psychological distress, anxiety, depression and relationship problems

Reasons for avoiding sex can be easily treatedSex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex feeds our identity and is a core element of our social life. But millions of people spend at least some of their adulthood not having sex. This sexual avoidance can result in emotional distress, shame […]

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

The party workers have put forward their demands to the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and have highlighted the loop holes in the implementation program to the control infectious diseases

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseasesPune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building. […]

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boy

Anand Singh, who was to have a brain surgery to remove traces of tumour, now battles highly-resistant pneumonia. The family is struggling to gather finances to fund his treatment estimated at Rs7 lakh

Couple from UP running from pillar to post to save their six-year-old boyAnand Singh is not a usual six-year-old boy. He has been confined to a hospital bed, first due to brain tumour and complications related to it, and now he battles highly-resistant pneumonia. Anand was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on May 31, 2017, to remove some traces of brain tumour, having undergone two surgeries […]

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitioners

Doctors say that they are witnessing a rise in the number of doctors who themselves are coming to them complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. Being from the medical field, it is easier for them to acquire anaesthetic drugs, say experts

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitionersWhat would you do if someone in your family is addicted to a drug? Most probably, you would opt to visit a doctor for de-addiction. In a surprising turn of events, doctors across Maharashtra say that they are seeing a rise in the number of doctors complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. About six […]

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patients

According to a study published in Indian Paediatrics, every year approximately 100,000 children with Thalassemia Major are born worldwide, of which approximately 10,000 are born in India. Also, in India, many cases remain unreported as well

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patientsThere is a steep rise in the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra. In 2017, so far, the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra has recorded to 6071, while it was 3,640 in 2012. Maharashtra Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant gave this information in the on-going assembly session. According to experts, the number can be […]