Soon: Centre to register paramedical staff

In order to provide better treatment to patients, the central government has decided to register the paramedical staff. So that a trained technician can only work as a technician in the hospital or a laboratory

Soon: Centre to register paramedical staffParamedical staff is the backbone of the health sector. Paramedical staff supports the patients  and encourages them to fight with the diseases. Now, the central government has decided to register the paramedical staff. Shankar Bhagat, national coordinator of Society of Indian Radiographers (SIR) said, “There are councils in the state to register the doctors and the […]

Organ donation: A doctor couple takes a unique oath before marriage

Usually, before getting married, the couple promises to love each other throughout the life, to support each other through the thick and thin. Along with the same promises, a Pune couple married in an unconventional way, by pledging to donate their organs

Organ donation: A doctor couple takes a unique oath before marriageOn Sunday, Dr Pratik Raut, the groom who is oral and maxillo-facial surgeon and is consulting at different hospitals in Pune, married Dr Uttara Deshpande, a forensic odontologist. Before the rituals began, the groom gave a special presentation on organ donation to all the attendants. Both of them also filled the form for organ donation. […]

AIIMS doctors to PM: ‘Be a doctor for a day’

On Sunday, in a letter to Modi, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) urged the PM Narendra Modi to understand the tremendous pressure on doctors at government hospitals due to the poor infrastructure and misbehaviour of patient’s kin during emergency situations

AIIMS doctors to PM: ‘Be a doctor for a day’Resident doctors of AIIMS backed protests by their counterparts in Rajasthan for higher pay and promotions, and asked PM to ‘live their life for a day’ to understand their stress. The AIIMS Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) wrote to the PM on Sunday and urged him to understand the pressure on doctors at government hospitals due […]

Eating leafy greens is good for your brain health, says research

Among many other foods, the researchers recorded the number of servings of lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens. At least twice over the course of the study they administered cognitive tests covering memory, spatial ability and perceptual speed

Eating leafy greens is good for your brain health, says researchResearchers studied 960 men and women ages 58 to 99 who completed food frequency questionnaires and had two or more cognitive assessments over an average of almost five years of follow-up. Those who ate the most leafy vegetables — one to two servings a day — scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on tests […]

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addiction

Cell phones are causing trouble in relationships. Anyone who has tried to have a conversation with someone only to notice that the other person is looking down at his or her phone. Now, a Pune based young film-maker has made a short film 'The Drainage' on this pivotal issue. The film is produced by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Magic IF Films and Mukesh Chabra casting company. It will be screened in different cities in India, after its screening in Mumbai

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addictionAmbadas, the protagonist of this short film is farm labourer. His new smartphone falls in a dry drainage. For the next 24 hours, he struggles to rescue his phone. The story touches upon the subtle changes in the society. Finally, Ambadas enters the drainage and realises how lonely is he in this populated world. The […]

Mumbai dabbawala start a new helpline for ‘Roti Bank’

This concept of 'Roti Bank' van is currently being rolled out in various cities. However, special efforts are being made by the Mumbai Dabbawala Association who has started a new helpline for the relatives of the patients who are admitted in the BMC hospitals. In Mumbai too, the ‘Roti Bank’ van provides food to the needy. D Sivanandan, the former Mumbai police commissioner inaugurated the helpline

Mumbai dabbawala start a new helpline for ‘Roti Bank’In Mumbai, two years ago, under the guidance of Subhash Talekar, spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association has opened ‘Roti Bank’ which provides food to the poor and the patients relatives. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Subhash Talekar, spokesperson, Mumbai Dabbawala Association said, “We have started a ‘Roti Bank’ concept so that the patient’s relatives who stay […]

Tobacco picture warnings: SC declines stay on Karnataka HC order

The Supreme Court refused to grant any interim stay on the Karnataka high court verdict which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space

Tobacco picture warnings: SC declines stay on Karnataka HC orderAccording to Cigarette Package Health Warnings International Status Report that was released in 2016, India moved to third position out of 205 countries that had pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages. India’s earlier ranking was 136 in 2014 and 123 in 2012.  The Karnataka high court on 15 December, had struck down the cigarettes and […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family time

While a smartphone can be a hugely productive tool, compulsive use of it can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. If you spend more time using your phone rather than interacting with people, you tend to lose out on your relationships. My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily, is supported by the celebrities and politicians who have put forth their opinions and have appealed people to opt for a ‘gadget-free’ family time

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Celebrities and politicians advocate a ‘gadget-free’ family timeOur generation is addicted to smartphone, so much so that they have begun to rule our lives. If you use your smartphone as a ‘security blanket’ to relieve feelings of anxiety, loneliness, or awkwardness in social situations, you’ll succeed only in cutting yourself off further from the people around you. Staring at your phone will […]

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn experts

A worrisome new diet craze is sweeping across social media under the hashtag #waterfast. Talking about this controversial diet, experts warn people to avoid following it. As, it can be dangerous and can have negative impacts on health

#Waterfast diet: Only water on the menu can be dangerous, warn expertsThe controversial ‘water fasting’ diet includes only water on the menu. As the idea behind it is to eat nothing at all. Intermittent fasting has been in vogue for quite some time now, but this new diet takes things to a whole new level to the point where it borders on starvation. As per experts, […]

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDA

For two or three tablets, the chemists tell buyers to buy a whole packet. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines should be given as per the buyer’s requirement

No full strip: Buy medicines as per your need, says FDAAs per the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidelines: Chemists should give the exact quantity of the medicines prescribed by the doctors. One cannot be forced to buy an entire medicine strip. Due to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has written a letter to the Drug Controller General of India and requested that medicines […]
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