Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awareness

Today, May 15 is observed as National Tuberous Sclerosis Day. There is lack of awareness about tuberous sclerosis (a hereditary disease). To spread awareness on it, the patients’ family whose children are affected with this disease have created a group

Tuberous sclerosis: Parents initiate a campaign to spread awarenessWhat is tuberous sclerosis (TS)? Tuberous sclerosis (TS) is a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous, or benign, tumours to grow in your brain, other vital organs, and skin. TS can be inherited. Some people only have mild symptoms, while others experience: Autism Seizures Tumours There’s no known cure for TS, but most people can […]

How Roti bank addressed hunger, prevented food wastage

In India, about 20 crore people go to bed hungry almost on a daily basis

How Roti bank addressed hunger, prevented food wastageMumbai Dabbawallas’ Roti Bank initiative is leading by example in eliminating hunger and reducing food waste. The Mumbai Dabbawalas Association had taken step to address the issue. With the help of (Retd.) IPS Officer, former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai/ DGP of Maharashtra, D. Sivanandhan, and UK-based businessman, Nitin Khanapurkar, they began their war against hunger […]

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseSome people with NAFLD may have a more serious condition named non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In NASH, fat accumulation is associated with liver cell inflammation and different degrees of scarring. NASH is a potentially serious condition that may lead to severe liver scarring and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver sustains substantial damage, and the liver […]

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 […]

Maha CM’s response to SMS helps save three-year-old’s life

Although, in today’s day and age where people generally overlook their SMS’s the prompt response from the Chief Minister was heartening to see. This timely intervention helped save a three-year-old boy’s life

Maha CM’s response to SMS helps save three-year-old’s lifeVedant Pawar is a three-year-old boy suffering from aplastic anaemia. He hails from Gangapur in Auranagbad and urgently needs to undergo a bone marrow transplant. His family comes from a very humble unprivileged background and his father is a sole breadwinner of the family and works as a daily wage earner. The family did not […]

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’

Fitness is synonymous to Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation. Along with the patient’s health Dr Surya equally takes care of his wellbeing

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation, never compromises with his fitness routine. Dr Surya said, one needs mental energy to stay fit. Our brain should indicate that ‘We are fit’. Dr Surya is an early riser. “I go for a walk at 6:30 am […]

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patients

Snehalayaa NGO is diligently working since last 30 years for the upliftment of the society. Efforts are being been made to get HIV affected, sex workers and orphan children’s life, back on track

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patientsIf a person is HIV affected. Then, the society’s point of view towards him changes. Also, the family and relatives don’t look over the patients. But, an NGO Snehalayaa is giving hope and help to these patients since last 30 years. This NGO works for  HIV affected.  NGO’s founder, Professor Girish Kulkarni established it in […]

Google Doodle celebrates India’s first female doctor’s birthday

On Saturday, Google celebrated the 153rd birthday of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, one of the earliest Indian female physicians, with its doodle that shows her wearing a green saree and holding a degree with a stethoscope around her neck

Google Doodle celebrates India’s first female doctor’s birthdayAnandi Gopal Joshi was India’s first female doctor. Anandi Joshi was born as Yamuna in Kalyan of Maharashtra’s Thane district. She was married to a widower, almost 20 years older to her, at the age of nine. After her marriage, she was renamed Anandi.  When Anandi was just 14, she gave birth to her first child. But, […]

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign

Dipali Lahamate, intern at the Nair Hospital Dental College lost her life after being hit by a speeding car. The doctors of civic-run Nair Dental College have started an online campaign, seeking stern action against the guilty by seeking justice for Dipali

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign  On Marh 24, around 4:00 pm, after work. Like every day, Dipali stepped out of the hospital. Dipali was hit by a speeding car. Dipali was undergoing treatment at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. She wasn’t responding to treatment. On Friday, she lost her life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr, Neelam  Andrade, Head, Department […]

He climbed the hill and crossed the river to help a woman in labour

In a Face Book post, Odisha’s Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who climbed a hill and a wade across a river to reach tribal woman Sitadadu Raita who went into labour, thanked everyone for their support. Dr Rath’s prompt action is being praised by all

He climbed the hill and crossed the river to help a woman in labourDr Yagnadatta Rath, works as an ad hoc doctor at Tumudibandha community health centre in Kandhamal. In Facebook post, the doctor who has set an extraordinary example climbed the hill and cross the river to reach Raita who went into labour while on the way to hospital on foot, has acknowledged everyone for their support. […]