Where runners go wrong

Statistics on such injuries vary, but somewhere between 30 percent and 75 percent of runners are hurt annually, a number that has led researchers to investigate a wide array of possible explanations, from modern running shoes to stretching, running frequency, weight, biomechanical misalignment and muscle imbalance

Where runners go wrongAs evidence has mounted that distance running is not just a natural human activity enjoyed by millions, but one that played a key role in evolution, a puzzle has emerged. Why, if humans are so well adapted to running long distances, do runners get hurt so often? A study out of Harvard Medical School and […]

Maharashtra government to enquire about infants deaths in Gondia

Gangabai hospital in Gondia saw 42 deaths of children in last 4 months. Maharashtra government is going to form an enquiry committee to investigate the matter further

Maharashtra government to enquire about infants deaths in GondiaThe state government is going to form a committee to inquire about the deaths which occurred in Gangabai Maternity Hospital in Gondia district of Maharashtra. 42 children have lost their lives in last 4 months in this hospital. Pediatrics head of Nagpur Medical College will be heading the enquiry committee. Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of […]

Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54

In case of Maharashtra 1,058 swine flu cases were detected so far since January and 210 deaths. Among this 752 patients have been discharged and 96 are still under observation in hospitals. Whereas 8 patients are on ventilator and 27,754 have been vaccinated

Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54A third swine flu death has been reported in the city, a 30 year old woman died due to swine flu after she succumbed to an infection. Originally from Allahabad, she was resided in Bhandup since the last month. BMC has urged people to not panic and seek medical help immediately after observing the symptoms. […]

Attack on Indian doctors highlighted by World Medical Association

According to a recent WHO report, nearly 600 violent incidents against health facilities in 19 countries took place in 2014 and 2015. In the first three quarters of 2016, 198 such incidents against healthcare were reported

Attack on Indian doctors highlighted by World Medical AssociationAs medical professional in India, are raising their voices and taking to the streets, against the rising threat of attacks on doctors, an alarm has been sounded by the ‘World Medical Association’ about an increase in violence against the caregivers. Doctors around the world, who have gathered in Geneva, have also issued a warning over […]

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in Mumbai

BMC has identified 1,997 breeding spots of Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose have risen in number across the city. Upon inspection 577 malaria breeding spots of anopheles stephensi mosquito were found. They are primary vector which spreads dengue and malaria in urban areas

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in MumbaiThe monsoon will soon be upon us, this season proves to be a boon for infectious diseases as well as vector borne disease.  Mumbai often floods due to incessant rain and commuters face the brunt of travelling in waterlogged areas. Although the worst part is that mosquitoes gain the upper hand and breed in multitudes. […]

Doctors to hit streets on June 6, to raise voice against atrocities

IMA is also initiating a signature campaign on the issues at hand on social media and has urged all doctors to join and collect hundreds of thousands of signatures to demand justice from the government

Doctors to hit streets on June 6, to raise voice against atrocitiesOver one lakh doctors are expected to join the movement digitally and physically to bring to light atrocities faced by the medical fraternity The National IMA is organising the Dilli Chalo Movement on June 06, 2017 to bring forth the atrocities faced by the medical fraternity and has urged all its members to join the […]

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meet

A first-of-its-kind initiative in India and perhaps globally, the NCG (National Cancer Grid), launched in 2012 with the mandate of linking cancer centres across India, held its seventh meeting on May 20 and 21 at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, with over 150 participants from 108 centres across the country

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meetThe National Cancer Grid (NCG), with the support of Tata Trusts, has announced a major initiative of facilitating a high bandwidth, secure and private network through which cancer care centres in India can interact directly with other centres, thus enabling inter-centre knowledge sharing and providing access to multiple solutions like Virtual Tumour Board, Digital Nerve […]

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergencies

In case of a road accident, the first people to come in contact with the victims are traffic policemen and auto or taxi drivers. Therefore the best people to start emergency responder training with are these people

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergenciesWockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducted training exercise for the city’s auto-drivers to equip them with crucial life-saving capabilities last week on the occasion of World Hypertension Day. With more than 2 lakh road mishaps every year, India is often referred to as the accident-capital of the world. Along with poor conditions of roads, traffic management […]

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune wedding

Groom, wanted to set a new trend, arranges blood donation camp on the wedding day. As many as 60 attendees donate blood. Bride expects rise in number of such cases in future.

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune weddingHow often do we see a wedding where the groom, in wedding attire, donates blood first and then got married? It was an unusual Pune wedding scene, where both groom and the bride decided to arrange a blood donation camp on the day of their wedding where around 60 invitees and relatives who had come […]

Can premature babies be kept alive in a ‘plastic bag’ womb?

This system’s functions mimic environment of a natural womb. It is a sealed bag made up of polythene and contains amniotic fluid to provide the required nutrients and protection needed for growth and an interface delivering oxygen just like an umbilical cord

Can premature babies be kept alive in a ‘plastic bag’ womb?In the latest update from medical technology world, an artificial womb that resembles a plastic bag has been used to keep premature lambs alive for four weeks outside of their mothers’ wombs and researchers believe that this could one day be applied to premature babies. It is a sealed bag made up of polythene and […]