Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking

Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted a survey in the government and private schools. As per the survey, in all 27 per cent children are into cigarette smoking. Boys smoke more compared to the girls. The survey was conducted between December 2016 and February 2017, amongst the age group of 14

Mumbai: 44% school-going children are addicted to smoking  Mumbai’s Prince Aly Khan Hospital’s Health Service Aga Khan, had conducted a survey amongst school-going children regarding cigarette smoking. The survey revealed that 44.4 percent of government school children are addicted to cigarette smoking. The survey revealed: 27% children are addicted to cigarette smoking 6.3% children consume hookah 24% children are addicted to tobacco […]

Beware! Your cabbie can be sleep deprived

We all travel by cabs regularly. Sometimes, we notice the driver in a confused state, agitated or irritated. But, you will be shocked to know that two taxi-drivers from Mumbai have posed a unique case to doctors about sleep deprivation

Beware! Your cabbie can be sleep deprivedToday, sleep deprivation is one of the most commonly found problems. Your body needs sleep, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. Without enough sleep, your brain and body systems won’t function normally. It can also dramatically lower your quality of life. However, as a passenger, the last thing that one […]

Gynaecologists mourn the untimely death of Dr Punam Satpute

On December 27, Mumbai gynaecologists woke up with the shocking news of the death of Dr Punam Satpute, a gynaecologist who was found dead at her residence in Andheri, Mumbai, last night. Her gynaecologist friends know her as a grounded person with full of life

Gynaecologists mourn the untimely death of Dr Punam SatputeDr Punam Satpute, who was known for her robotic surgery did her MBBS from Seth GSMC and KEM Hospital and post-graduation from Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. Later, she worked with LTMG Sion Hospital as a lecturer before going to Singapore where she was the head of the Robotic Department at National University Hospital for […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

A timely treatment saves an NRI woman with a rare pancreas cancer

A 62-year-old African female patient was diagnosed correctly in India after taking treatment in 3 countries. In India, she was successfully treated at the Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, for the rare cancer of the head of the pancreas

A timely treatment saves an NRI woman with a rare pancreas cancerA 62-year-old female patient from Sudan presented with Jaundice and initially evaluated in home country. They couldn’t diagnose and just did Endoscopic stent placement. She continued to have symptoms and she was referred to Egypt.  Then, she came to India and was successfully treated at the Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road for the cancer of head […]

‘I respect doctors, I just spoke about one doctor’, clarified Hansraj Ahir

Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home gave an explanation regarding his controversial statement. He said, “I respect doctors. I just wanted to talk about one doctor and not all”

‘I respect doctors, I just spoke about one doctor’, clarified Hansraj AhirOn Monday, Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial and a shocking statement. He said, “What do the Naxals want? They don’t want democracy. I handle the Home Ministry, so I know it. These people don’t want democracy. So, they should join Naxals. Why do you stay here? Go there, then […]

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coaching

Delhi government has approved a scheme for providing good sports training/coaching for children in Delhi government schools. Under this, private sports academies, sports clubs and private sports coaches will be allowed to use the government school playgrounds and other sports facilities. Since, childhood obesity, gadget addiction is increasing amongst the children. This move can be helpful

Delhi: Govt school students to get free sports coachingManish Sisodia, deputy chief minister of Delhi told about this scheme in a press conference in Delhi. From the total number of children who will be trained, the half of the children will be from the government schools who will be given free training/coaching. Other children will be charged fees accordingly. On Friday, Master Blaster […]

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their head

Cancer is often referred to as a very painful disease. As a Christmas Santa, two volunteers from a childhood cancer Centre shaved off their heads to make the children suffering from cancer feel good and smile

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their headChristmas is for spreading smiles and much awaited joy. To make these cancer survivor children happy, two volunteers from Access Life Assistance Foundation shaved-off their heads as a gesture to help other children feel that they aren’t alone. “We were equally surprised and glad to see our care-takers do this for our children. The smiles […]

‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj Ahir

On Monday, Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial statement while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Irked by the absence of some doctors at a function attended by him, he alleged that they should be gunned down and their non-attendance amounted to naxalism

‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj AhirOn Monday, Hansraj Ahir, the Union Minister of State for Home, got angry on the doctors who didn’t attend a hospital inauguration ceremony. Ahir made the controversial statements while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial and a shocking statement. […]

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victims

At least 23 people were killed and 38 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains. The victims were taken to KEM Hospital. However, KEM Hospital administration received flak for numbering the dead bodies. Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands to identity mass casualty victims

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victimsIn September this year, the head of the Forensic department of the Hospital was heavily criticised for numbering Elphinstone stampede victims.  While numbering victims of mass casualty is a scientific method, the Hospital had a set up a committee to prepare SOPs for mass casualty management.   Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands […]
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