Bangladeshi’s heart gets back to normalcy after 8 years

A 62-year-old Bangladeshi is leading a normal life after an implantable loop recorder has been fixed in him to monitor his heart. The device will record the patient’s heart rhythm continuously similar to taking continuous ECGs. Any abnormal rhythm will be immediately sent to the concerned doctor as a mobile alert and the doctor can view the abnormal rhythm online

Bangladeshi’s heart gets back to normalcy after 8 yearsSince the year 2010, Tofazzal Hossain started suffering from syncope, a condition that is characterised by sudden passing out or black out episodes. Today, Hossain, a 62-years-old Bangladesh citizen is leading a normal life. These episodes occurred at any time of the day while Hossain did his daily chores and was followed by weakness for […]

Ban on flavoured supari to be continued for 6 months

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased the span of the ban on flavoured supari for another six months. The ban will be there till July 31, informed Dr Pallavi Darade, Maharashtra FDA Commissioner

Ban on flavoured supari to be continued for 6 monthsFew days ago, the government had lifted the ban. But, the government was heavily criticised by the NGOs for the same. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pallavi Darade, Maharashtra FDA Commissioner said, “The Government has appointed a one-member committee on the ban of flavoured supari. The report of the committee has yet generated. Notifications […]

22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point. Abbott recently conducted a nationwide- Gut Health Survey to assess the condition of constipation sufferers in the country, as well as the association of Constipation with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and anorectal disorders

22% of  Indians suffer from constipation, says surveyStomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaign

The government will launch a special campaign on February 6. Under this campaign, action will be taken against those who sell tobacco products near schools and colleges. Action will be taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number will also be started to lodge complaint

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaignOwing to the ‘World Cancer Day’, the government has undertaken a special campaign, under this campaign, action will be taken against tobacco vendors in the 100 metres area of the schools and colleges. From the state to district level police, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), education department, health department, local NGO’s and self-help groups […]

Milk alteration: FDA seized 742 samples

Adulterated milk is sold on a large scale in Mumbai. The consumption of this harmful milk can be dangerous for the patients. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had undertaken a campaign to check the milk which is supplied to Mumbai

Milk alteration: FDA seized 742 samplesTo take action against the one indulging in the milk adulteration, Food and Drug Administration Maharashtra had undertaken a campaign from January 16 to 22. An inspection of small milk suppliers, process centres and the private dairy’s was carried out. Under this campaign, 127 vehicles which supply milk to Mumbai were inspected.   In totality, […]

Plastic Ban: A viable solution or a thoughtless prohibition!

The recent announcement by the government of Maharashtra imposing a blanket ban on the use of plastic including PET which is globally acclaimed food grade plastic, has given rise to number of concerns being raised. While the intent of the government behind initiating this ban of safeguarding the nature is noble, an overall ban might not help us provide long term and sustainable solution to this environmental demon

Plastic Ban: A viable solution or a thoughtless prohibition!Plastic has always witnessed the tide of concerns when it comes to its use with regard to food contact. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a unique type of plastic which is globally used for food and drug packaging. It is approved by various international food safety agencies as a food grade plastic. Additionally, the World Health […]

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a video

Breastfeeding is known to be the best way that a mother can use in order to protect one’s child from any infections or ailments. All in all, ‘Breastfeeding is the normal way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development,’ describes World Health Organization (WHO). In order to raise awareness on the breastfeeding, Jivanta Children’s Hospital in Udaipur has made a video which highlights the benefits of breastfeeding for both, mother and child

Breastfeeding awareness: Udaipur hospital makes a videoBreastfeeding is best for your baby, as the breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants and it’s good for your health, too. In August 2017, Bollywood actor Lisa Haydon posted a picture of her breastfeeding her infant son on Instagram, and captioned it with a hard-hitting message- “I’ve gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son… esp. to […]

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machines

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to install sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators in the BMC-run hospitals, in the medical and dental college’s girl’s hostels and in the ladies common room. A proposal regarding the same has been approved by the health committee and has been sent to the BMC commissioner for approval

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machinesAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV survey, 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. Though, sanitary napkin every woman’s right. It is also vital for the hygiene point of view. Owing to which, the sanitary napkin vending machines will be installed in […]

#HealthForAll: WHO emphasises on universal health care

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General addressing to the executive board emphasised on the need of having universal health care. The doctors and experts from health care industry in Pune have welcomed the WHO Director General’s initiative

#HealthForAll: WHO emphasises on universal health care  Lack of trust in a doctor-patient relationship can lead to bad outcomes. To help address the issue of the lack of trust between doctors and patients there is a need for a better healthcare system for all. Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF), a non-profit registered society had organised a seminar on developing a system […]

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]
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