Mumbai docs perform state’s first valve in valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure

A 59-year-old businessman from Solapur had a few episodes of fainting after which he underwent an ECHO test, which revealed the previously implanted tissue valve had degenerated and he had severe stenosis (choking) of the valve. This is 14th such procedure carried out in India

Mumbai docs perform state’s first valve in valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedureMumbai team of doctors perform the state’s first valve in valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure on a 59-year-old businessman. The Solapur resident had a few episodes of fainting after which he underwent an ECHO test, which revealed the previously implanted tissue valve had degenerated and he had severe stenosis (choking) of the valve. “Kishore […]

While gadgets destroy health, Internet addiction a silent epidemic among Mumbaikars, say psychiatrists

Heavy use of gadgets can have a negative impact on a child’s behaviour, health and performance at school. Playing violent video games makes them more aggressive. Virtual communication reduces face to face communication and they become lonely and depressed.  The amount of time spent on their screens cause the blood vessels in their eyes to narrow

While gadgets destroy health, Internet addiction a silent epidemic among Mumbaikars, say psychiatristsAfter being restricted from using all his gadgets for a month during exams, 12-year-old Aayush Kadam’s mother has a new worry. She complains that with the exams over, her son has gone back to his gadgets again, and which she admits, is a sign of an addiction. “Nowadays, it is so difficult for parents, especially […]

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme Court

The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did not attend upon the patient

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme CourtQuashing a criminal case lodged against a doctor, the Supreme Court has held that an ‘error in judgment’ by a doctor does not make him guilty of criminal negligence under Section 304-A IPC. The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did […]

Each one of us should become mental health soldiers, psychiatrists tell Bombay High Court staff

On the eve of World Health Day, eminent psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty addressed the HC staff on how to deal with stress in daily life. The workshop was organised by Maharashtra State Legal service authority

Each one of us should become mental health soldiers, psychiatrists tell Bombay High Court staffOn the eve of World Health Day, eminent psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty addressed the Bombay High Court staff on how to deal with stress in daily life. This year, World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen depression as theme for World Health Day, which is observed on April 7 to spread awareness on various health topics. […]

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third time

Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it. It’s much less common in men than women; with only around on new case of breast cancer diagnosed for every 100,000 men – about 350 to 400 cases – in the UK each year. It develops in the small amount of breast tissue men have behind their nipples

Man who battled breast cancer twice, is facing it for the third timeA dad-of-two who made history when he fought to receive a breast cancer drug only available to women is now battling the disease for a third time – despite having a mastectomy more than a decade ago. Payroll clerk Stuart Weaver, 48, was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago. Now, Stuart is battling […]

She rejects the idea of depression. She inspires farmers to never give up. Meet 22-year-old Yavatmal girl born with no arms and a leg

For Shirin Tabassum, her physical disability could not dampen her spirit to live. A graduate, Shirin uses a mobile phone, cuts vegetables, applies mehndi and is also appointed as ‘Chetana Doot’ by the administration after she started travelling in rural areas to discourage farmers from ending their lives

She rejects the idea of depression. She inspires farmers to never give up. Meet 22-year-old Yavatmal girl born with no arms and a legIn times when youngsters in urban landscape are succumbing to the pressures of adulthood, meandering towards depression and eventually, some even ending their precious lives, there is an inspiring tale of a 22-year-old girl living in a village nestled in the interiors of Maharashtra. Shirin Tabassum hails from Yavatmal (formerly known as Yeotmal) district of […]

‘Give my son a chance,’ pleads father with judge to keep seriously ill baby alive for pioneering treatment

Eight-month-old Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial depletion syndrome which causes progressive muscle weakness and means that he is deaf and unable to cry. Medics believe that further treatment would unnecessarily prolong Charlie's suffering

‘Give my son a chance,’ pleads father with judge to keep seriously ill baby alive for pioneering treatmentThe father of an eight-month-old baby at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment battle has pleaded with the judge to give his son “a chance”. Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London believe it is time to stop providing life support treatment to Charlie Gard, however, his parents want to be […]

State deploys over 500 security guards at 10 medical colleges

The move aims to curb incidences of assaults on doctors. With this decision, the state government has fulfilled the promise it made to the resident doctors on safety, within the given deadline

State deploys over 500 security guards at 10 medical collegesThe state government on Wednesday provided 584 security guards at its 10 medical colleges to curb incidences of assaults by patients or their relatives on doctors. With this move, the state has fulfilled the promise it made to the resident doctors on safety, within the given deadline. “As per the promise made by Girish Mahajan, […]

Mumbai doc files petition in Bombay HC, demands single permissible age to consume alcohol in state

Dr Sagar Mundada, a Psychiatrist, had earlier written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to have only one specific age for consumption of any alcoholic beverage in Maharashtra

Mumbai doc files petition in Bombay HC, demands single permissible age to consume alcohol in stateMumbai doctor filed a petition in the Bombay High Court (HC) for single permissible alcohol age group on Wednesday. Presently, the state has irrational law on consumption of alcohol in terms of permissible age. Dr Sagar Mundada, Psychiatrist, had earlier written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to have only one specific age for […]

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat it

Goregaon resident Vijay Nallawala was 48-year-old when he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003. After this life-changing experience, he has dedicated his life to help others battling with mental disorders. He not only spreads awareness about it, but has also authored a book, has a website and is a digital storytelling coach

After fighting depression for 10 years, 54-year-old says it’s possible to beat itAt the peak of his career as an entrepreneur, Vijay Nallawala had no hint of how life would confront him with a depressive illness and put him into a phase, which he today defines as ‘a very tough time’. Nallawala, a Mumbai resident, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2003, at the age of 48. […]