Two heart transplants in just eight hours and forty-five minutes

Coordination and time management can be a great combination. Proving their forte, two heart transplants took place in Fortis Hospital, Mulund in a record time of eight hours and forty-five minutes on Saturday. The ZTCC of Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune facilitated the allocation of the donated organs

Two heart transplants in just eight hours and forty-five minutesAccurate timing between clinicians, medical social workers, traffic controller and police authorities along with nursing teams across Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai helped in saving the lives of two people. The donor was a 26-year-old farm labourer from Pusad was rushed to Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital in Wardha, after he suffered a head injury in […]

Safe Diwali: Let’s teach children to prevent burns

The National Burns Centre in Airoli has been an extra mile to spread awareness about prevention of fires and skin donation among children from July to December each year. With Diwali round the corner, NBC talks to My Medical Mantra about its School Education Programme which aims to educate children about preventing burns

Safe Diwali:  Let’s teach children to prevent burnsBurns and its treatment has been quite a task in the country. Time and again there have been immense discussions about primitive care. Yet, experts have always said that it is best to prevent burns. “In India, maximum burns occur in women and children especially during Diwali which is a Festival of Lights and crackers. […]

Beat the heat: Address your skin and hair woes with these smart tips

October is here and before we even know the heat and humidity becomes a cause of most of our skin and hair woes. Be it back acne, sun tan or acne, our skin has the tendency to have multiple skin problems. Though it can be damaging to your skin and hair, with few tips from the doctors, you can protect your skin and hair

Beat the heat: Address your skin and hair woes with these smart tipsOctober heat is here to haunt us. October heat has now struck and it feels like summer is all over again. Owing to which, doctors advise to follow a good skin and hair care routine. “Cleansing and exfoliation should be done from time to time. Use anti-pollution serums at night for skin as the skin gets […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital

This is the second incident in the period of 10 days. Where a rat has bitten patients admitted in BMC run Shatabdi hospital. These two shocking incidents have raised a big question about patient’s safety, health and the hygiene

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital  Rat menace in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run hospitals in Mumbai has surfaced once again, as two cases have been reported from Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital. On Sunday evening, a 65-year-old Shilaben Shah was admitted in Shatabdi hospital after she suffered leg fracture. She was bitten by a rat on her left leg, while she was […]

Can a migraine change our brain’s structure?

A migraine is a common type of headache in which throbbing pain is typically felt on just one side of the head. Sufferers experience sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting. Women are three times more likely to be affected by migraines than men

Can a migraine change our brain’s structure?About 37 million Americans suffer from migraines, those incredibly painful and often debilitating headaches. Though they’ve been known to knock a person out, migraines weren’t thought to permanently affect the brain — until now. A study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology suggests that migraines may indeed leave a mark. “Our review and meta-analysis study […]

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and won

Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, tells My Medical Mantra that she is healthier and fitter and is off all medications since her drastic weight loss

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and wonShe has fought cervical cancer, depression and now obesity. Meet Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who is back in a new avatar after being out of sight for two years. “I was homebound for two years because of depression. People with the condition are often stigmatised. For me, depression and obesity went […]

Antibiotic prescribed by dentists could make you ill

In case of extreme toothache, one would generally visit a dentist to seek help. Obviously, any medicine prescribed by the dentist would be taken by us to treat an ailment. However, a recent study says that certain antibiotics prescribed by dentists could cause severe diarrhoea

Antibiotic prescribed by dentists could make you illAccording to a study by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), California, antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), an infection which has the potential to cause severe diarrhoea in an individual . The study was conducted over six years by multiple researchers. The study, further noted that […]

82-year-old Pune man comes out of 20 days of coma walks again

Narayan Mokashi, a retired government servant, suffered a heart stroke around a month back. He was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for around 20 minutes after which he was put on ventilator for 20 days

82-year-old Pune man comes out of 20 days of coma walks againA Pune resident was in comatose condition for the last 20 days. But now, he has not only started walking, but is also ready to be discharged from the hospital next week. Narayan Mokashi, a retired government servant, who is 82-years-old recently suffered a heart stroke around a month back. He was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation […]