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 […]

‘Consumption of supari leads to cancer’

Consumption of supari causes periodontitis, buccal mucositis, sub mucous fibrosis and leucoplakia, leading to oral squamous cell cancer. The regular use of areca nut stains the mucosa, gums and teeth, stated Anupriya Patel, the Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare in Lok Sabha

‘Consumption of supari leads to cancer’The consumption of supari causes periodontitis, buccal mucositis, sub mucous fibrosis and leucoplakia, leading to oral squamous cell cancer. The regular use of areca nut stains the mucosa, gums and teeth. To prevent use of supari, all States/Union Territories have issued orders for implementation of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales), […]

India: ‘1 in 20 people suffer from depression’

Anupriya Patel, the Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare in Lok Sabha stated that, Nearly 1 in 40 and 1 in 20 person suffer from past and current depression, respectively and nearly 50 per cent of persons with major depressive disorders reported difficulties in carrying out their daily activities

India: ‘1 in 20 people suffer from depression’The prevalence of mental morbidity is high in urban metropolitan areas. Mental disorders are closely linked to both causation and consequences of several non-communicable disorders (NCD).  Nearly 1 in 40 and 1 in 20 people suffer from past and current depression, respectively. Neurosis and stress related disorders affect 3.5 per cent of the population and […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Know how a Mumbai family balances life offline

Today, ‘Family Time’ is a concept that’s almost dead. However, as our campaign on #NoMobileKnowFamily proposes, more and more family have taken to ditch their smartphones as they step inside their homes to make the family feel extra special. Likewise, Sawants from Mumbai, make it a point to put down their phones when they are together

#NoMobileKnowFamily: Know how a Mumbai family balances life offlineMost of our parents would agree that in their times, returning back after a hard day’s work meant sitting with the family and chatting about the whole day at office, school, college or so. However, that seems difficult now. But, Sawants from Mumbai are giving us bonding goals by keeping up this tradition. Apurva Sawanat […]

No ‘Active Tracker’ in sonography machines, says Dr Deepak Sawant

There is no proposal with the state government to install 'Active Tracker' in the sonography machines stated Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister in the Legislative Assembly

No ‘Active Tracker’ in sonography machines, says Dr Deepak SawantIn reply to the Legislative Assembly, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “The meeting of the expert committee constituted under the chairmanship of the Central Board of Directors of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT)  was held in Delhi. The committee is of the opinion that, the ‘Active Tracker’ is not useful to […]

Maha: 3 years jail for not treating poor?

Poor people are often denied of treatment by the hospitals. So, the charity hospitals who deny treatment to the poor and the destitute won’t be spared, as the directors will have to spend three years in jail. The state government has amended the law and an action would be taken against the charity hospitals which refuse free and discounted treatment to the poor and destitute

Maha: 3 years jail for not treating poor?On Wednesday, Dr Ranjit Patil, Minister of state for home (urban) gave the information in the Legislative Council that; the government has amended the law and has imposed a new three-year sentence for hospitals rejecting treatment. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner said, “The High Court has ordered that poor patients should […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect families

Do you feel neglected when your partner is on their phone? Does your time together get disrupted by texts, emails, or games? Do you tend to neglect your child? Then, you are not alone. Smart phone addiction has begun to rule our lives. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships. To help you to reconnect with your family, My Medical Mantra tries to decode why gadget-free’ family time is the need of the hour

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect familiesA study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, involved in-depth interviews with 35 caregivers, which included mums, dads and grandmothers. Participants expressed an internal struggle between multi-tasking mobile technology use, work and children, and emotional tensions around disrupting family routines. Parents also described more attention-seeking behaviour from children when they were heavily […]
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