What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implant

He is just eight months old, yet he is unable to hear his name being called out by his parents or relatives. He was born to his parents after many years of them trying to conceive a child. But his parents were shattered when they realised that their own child can’t hear them

Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implantSuyash Bedekar, an eight-month-old is suffering from bilateral profound Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). It is a kind of hearing loss due to the damage in the inner ear or the nerve from the ear to the brain. He urgently needs to undergo a cochlear implant. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital […]

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Parenting a special child requires a lot of stamina and patience. Considering this, a social group in Pune has come forward and started conducting sessions for mothers of special kids for relieving their stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

#SpecialStars: Mentally-challenged girl from Maha wins Special Olympic medal

She is now an Olympic champion, she has won a bronze medal for her motherland India. Winning a medal for our country in the Olympics is a dream of every athlete or a player, but it is even a bigger achievement when someone with special needs wins a medal as they have put in unimaginable hard work to reach that goal 

#SpecialStars: Mentally-challenged girl from Maha wins Special Olympic medalJulekha is a 19-year-old orphaned girl, she was found by Kalpana Verpe at a roadside at a tender age of seven. Kalpana is the founder of the NGO named ‘Aniket Seva Bhavi’ in Pune. She raised and took care of her as one of her own. Julekha lives in a shelter home run by the NGO […]

Meet a TB warrior who goes the extra mile to heal patients

A youth in Mumbai has been helping HIV patients affected with TB since the past several years. He takes the patients to the hospital and also ensures that they are treated. Once the patients are treated and discharged, he himself picks them up and takes them to their house. He has helped more than 2,000 patients in this manner

Meet a TB warrior who goes the extra mile to heal patientsWhen we talk about TB patients it has been observed that no one takes the initiative to help them. However, Shankar Mugalkhod, is a different person altogether, what sets him apart from others is, if he sees a TB-affected patient on the road he not only takes them and admits them to the TB Hospital […]

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!

The summer, apart from the incessant heat bring in its wake a host of skin and hair problems. With summer officially here, experts tell you how to protect your skin and take care of your tresses

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!Summer heralds the arrival of sweat, lack of energy, dehydration, seasonal diseases, harsh sunburns, deep tanning and myriad skin and hair problems. With blazing heat, the body’s first defense organ, the skin and hair takes the onslaught of the scorching sun-rays. Know how to keep our skin healthy and hair lustrous. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and […]

World Down’s Syndrome Day: New medical advances help patients live a better life

March 22 is observed as International Down Syndrome Day. While medical science is advancing, children affected with down syndrome can now do their routine activities with much independence and ease. Cell-based therapy and neuro-rehabilitation have helped pave a new way to make patients more independent. This combined approach has shown success in patients 

World Down’s Syndrome Day: New medical advances help patients live a better lifeShayne is an eight-year-old boy from Uganda who had issues in interacting with other children of his age as well as with his family (except his parents). He also lacked self-care skills and was a slow learner. Shayne was diagnosed as a case of Down syndrome early after birth and has ever since been a […]

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for Holi

Holi is all about colours, but it’s also an excuse to eat foods that awaken the senses and keep your spirits high. Not only for the bevy of colours, we love to be immersed with but also for the mouth-watering delicacies like puran poli, sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and so on. With variety of deep fried food dishes and sweets in front of you, it is really difficult to control yourself. So, if you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds. Here, experts list out what to eat and avoid

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for HoliDon’t make Holi an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and invite health risks. Just make them in a healthier way which does not affect your waistline or disrupt your weight loss plans. Dr Ankita Ghag, Clinical Nutritionist, Vacchan Aarogya and Diabetes Care 365 said: Instead of bhang consume milkshakes, aam panna, jal jeera, thick lassi, veggie smoothies, lemon […]

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’

Three months post marriage, a couple walked into a city doctor’s clinic with a complaint of the man ‘not performing well’. But his diagnosis, has made the doctors in the city believe that this is a side-effect of excessive pornography and taking up sex as a challenge rather than a pleasurable experience

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’Erectile dysfunction is not always a physical problem only. There can be psychogenic causes which may cause or worsen the problem. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for sexual performance owing predominantly or exclusively to psychological or interpersonal factors. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction frequently coexists with other sexual […]
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