Knee pain an increasing complaint among young women too

Doctors say lack of proper diet and vitamin deficiency and other problem among younger women when they reach 30 years is also reported.  Women are genetically inclined to joints’ pain and arthritis in comparison to their male counterparts, but it has increased due to sedentary lifestyle

Knee pain an increasing complaint among young women tooKalpana Shinde (58), Andheri (Mumbai) resident, is suffering from knee pain since a year-and-half. Even after medication for over a year, she has found no relief from her pain. “I often get knee pain when I stand or walk for a longer period of time. I own a small shop so I have to stand. […]

Nagpur’s intern doctor experiences his moment from 3 Idiots, delivers baby in train using WhatsApp

An intern from Nagpur medical college, 22-year-old Dr Vipin Khadse used his presence of mind and technology to deliver a baby while on board the Ahmedabad-Puri express on April 7. What sets his case apart is the fact that he had never assisted a delivery procedure before and has been an intern only for a month

Nagpur’s intern doctor experiences his moment from 3 Idiots, delivers baby in train using WhatsAppEven in the times when technology has made notable progress, it would be difficult to imagine if doctors can use that technology in a train to deliver a baby. For Indians, it is a fictional incident which can be easily portrayed in a movie, for instance Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots. But, for 22-year-old Dr Vipin […]

Save Aaradhya campaign reaches over 20,000 people in just three hours on social media

The campaign was run on April 8 between 6pm to 9pm and it received close to 10,000 tweets on Twitter and it reached close to 12,000 people on Facebook. Many volunteered to go live on Facebook, including Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule

Save Aaradhya campaign reaches over 20,000 people in just three hours on social mediaMy Medical Mantra is glad to inform its readers that the social media campaign #SaveAaradhya received an overwhelming response on social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. The campaign’s motto was to spread awareness on four-year-old Mumbai child Aaradhya Mule’s struggle to find a donor heart. The campaign was run on April 8 between 6pm to […]

This is how we can SaveAaradhya

Doctors and experts suggest ways on how we can help #SaveAaradhya

This is how we can SaveAaradhyaOn Thursday (February 10), Aaradhya Mule was admitted to hospital for ninth time since April last year. The four-year-old, who is suffering from an end-stage heart disease or Dilated Cardiomyopathy, is in need of a heart transplant and Fortis Hospital’s hunt for a heart donor still continues. The hospital has been relentlessly searching for a […]

Save Aaradhya: A call to the nation to save a life

This documentary tracks one-year-long painful journey of three-year-old Aaradhya Mule who is fighting an end-stage heart disease. It shows the struggle of her hapless parents who are running from pillar to post in search of a heart for transplant

Save Aaradhya: A call to the nation to save a life#SaveAaradhya – Do you have a ‘Heart’ for this 3-year-old? (An English Documentary)   Who is Aaradhya Mule? Aaradhya Mule is a three-year-old Mumbai girl who is suffering from end-stage heart disease (Dilated Cardiomyopathy). She was diagnosed with the disease in April, 2016. Aaradhya has viral myocarditis, which is a viral infection affecting function of […]

This teenager can sleep 18 hours straight unless he naturally awakes, leaving doctors stumped

Harry had always suffered from periods of sleeping for a long time, but 22-months ago the condition began to happen more often. Doctors have diagnosed him with extreme episodic fatigue, or a feeling of severe tiredness, but they are still baffled by the fact he cannot be woken up

This teenager can sleep 18 hours straight unless he naturally awakes, leaving doctors stumpedHarry Appleton sleeps for 18 hours a day and his slumber is so deep his parents are unable to wake him. But the 13-year old is not lazy; he is suffering from a mystery condition that causes him to sleep for extended periods of time. Harry, from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, has not been to school […]

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. […]