Regular physical activity can prevent depression

Depression is a very common disorder, affecting around 6.7 percent of adults in the United States per year. At a global level, the World Health Organization (WHO) calculate that more than 300 million people live with the disorder

Regular physical activity can prevent depressionA new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression. Treatments for depression usually involve medication, psychotherapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of these approaches. Recently, Australia-based not-for-profit group Black Dog Institute, who offer support to people […]

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’

India is a country riddled with superstitions and this is a fact that keeps resurfacing time and again. Often, doctors have said that myths and beliefs about diseases and medications only result in improper treatment

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’One such notion has ruined the life of a 35year old Mumbai man Ramesh Singh (name changed), who has been getting seizures since many years now. Once, when he got his epileptic attack, his friend held him tightly to make him sit. The thought behind it was to protect Ramesh so that he doesn’t fall […]

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark Waugh

On Tuesday, Former Australian opening batsman Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO that works to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the injecting drug using community. Mark spent some valuable time by listening to the stories of the drug addicts, whose lives are back on track after quitting drugs and also motivated them by urging them to lead a healthy and a drugs-free life. He appealed the Indian cricketers to do their bit by supporting these causes

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark WaughFormer Australian cricketer Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust and encouraged the drug addicts to stay healthy and stay off drugs. “Like in India, in Australia, we support a lot of underprivileged people. It would be great if Indian cricketers come forward to support these charities. It’s great to see everybody doing great here and […]

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 […]

Elphinstone stampede: Doctors to help survivors to conquer their fear

On Friday morning, the horrific stampede that occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amidst a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station has claimed 23 lives with 19 are admitted at the hospital. Owing to which, counselling sessions will be arranged at KEM Hospital in order to help them to overcome the dreadful incident

Elphinstone stampede: Doctors to help survivors to conquer their fearThe gruesome Friday stampede not only snatched away the loved ones of their families. But for those who are injured, the scars are not only on the body but also on their mind. To help the mishap survivor’s cope, KEM Hospital’s administration has decided to counsel them so that they can conquer their fear and […]

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flights

Maintaining the schedules for back to back flights can be hectic. And some people opt this on an everyday basis as a part of their routine. One such frequent flyer landed in trouble as little did he knew, that one such flight could nearly cost him his life. Doctors say he developed a pulmonary embolism in his lower part of his leg, which broke off and had reached his heart and lungs. Doctors add though there are many factors that lead to pulmonary embolism, immobilization associated with frequent flying is a rare one

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flightsWith global connectivity, aeroplanes have made the global travel so easy and with elegance. But, on the other hand, frequent flying can take a toll on one’s health without being known. Such is the case of a 49-year-old Lars Meijar, a Dutch national, who is a typical multi-national executive and often travels across the world […]

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guide

On Friday, At least 23 commuters were killed a tragic stampede on a narrow railway foot-over bridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations. A peaceful crowd can quickly turn into a senseless panicked heaving mass in which rational behaviuor by any single individual becomes nearly impossible. What’s worse is that the stampede can be triggered while there is no actual danger. Doctors share useful tips with My Medical Mantra, which will help you to increase your chances of survival

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guidePanicked crowds move fast and release an incredible amount of energy. Once a crowd gets moving it is very hard to stop, and the flow of people could literally sweep you off your feet. So according to the doctors, commuters should follow a discipline. Dr Pratit Samdhani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital, informed, “Commuters should […]

‘I will never travel by train, again’

Said the 28-year-old Shraddha Nagaonkar to her husband who survived the mishap on Friday. While all of us know that there have been severe casualties at the Elphinstone- Parel Bridge incident on September 29, what came out as an aftermath has been the psychological impressions that the sight has created among those who have survived the stroke of bad luck

‘I will never travel by train, again’A day after the shocking Elphinstone-Parel Bridge mischance, a lot of people who have survived the incident have approached the psychiatric department in an acute state of shock. Psychiatrists across the city say that this is the aftermath of any such incident of mass casualty. “This condition is called acute stress reaction. It is the […]

‘I wish I had dropped her to station yesterday’

Says husband of a 28-year-old Shraddha Nagaonkar, who was shocked by the dreadful incident but she is recuperating well after the injury. However, for a lot of people, the injuries have left an indelible impression. Those injured in the mishap yesterday, have been given a financial aid of Rs 50,000 in cash by the rail authorities, claim families

‘I wish I had dropped her to station yesterday’The gruesome Friday stampede not only snatched away the loved ones of their families but also left dozens of people injured. But for those who are injured, the scars are not only on the body but also on their mind. And amongst one of them is Shraddha Nagaonkar. If you happened to visit ward number […]

Mother faints after watching injured daughter, admitted in KEM

Reshma Kadam was one of the victims that got injured in the Elphinstone Road stampede on September 29. Among others, she also was hospitalised in KEM Hospital. Reshma’s mother, Pramita rushed to KEM after being informed about the stampede. After watching her daughter injured, Pramita became unconscious and had to be shifted to a separate ward in KEM Hospital

Mother faints after watching injured daughter, admitted in KEMIt’s said a mother could never watch an injury on her child’s body whether how grown up is the child, same is the case with a 27-year-old Reshma Kadam. Reshma was one of the victims that got injured in the stampede that occurred at Elphinstone Station in Mumbai on September 29. Among others, she also […]