Pune's 'Maitra' to help mothers of special kids to relieve 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. […]

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Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

At their early pregnancy loss clinic, a third of the women have PTSD symptoms. Nicole Martin had three miscarriages in a year, her “dark days”. “Everyone thinks because you’ve already got a child it’s easier. In a lot of respects it definitely is easier than not having a child, but I wanted another child for […]

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‘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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sitting wrongly in office can affect your bones

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Sitting 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. […]

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Can psoriasis cause difficulties in relationships?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]

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Organ donation: Surekha Joshi receives best organ transplant coordinator award

In conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she started working for this cause. She has been working for the cause of organ donation since 1997. Now a 48-year-old woman, she is a transplant coordinator at Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune. […]

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He has healed many, but now he needs your support to save his life

Dr Ganesh More, a 34-year-old doctor has worked as a primary healthcare provider in tribal areas like Nandurbar for around 10 years. He is suffering from completed Myelodysplastic Syndrome and doctors have suggested him bone marrow transplant. While he has already spent 20 lakhs on the treatment, he needs 26 lakhs for undergoing an operation. […]

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Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

After retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

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Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’

An organ transplant coordinator has to remain on their toes. Their mind needs to be alert. For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but the confidence which beams from them, suggests that it is not difficult either. They give their best through a selfless gesture to […]

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Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’

Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. Today, we introduce you to Sharmila Padhye, a 51-year-old Medical Social Worker (MSW), from Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, who has been doing […]

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