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 […]

Nagpur: Docs help patients with mental health problem to get a new identity

Everyone has their own identity. However, the patients with mental health problem lose their identity due to their illness. To help them acquire their identity, the doctors of the regional mental hospital, Nagpur, have come forward

Nagpur: Docs help patients with mental health problem to get a new identityThe doctors of the regional mental hospital of Nagpur, have started giving new birth dates and names to those who do not remember anything. Based on this information, the doctors are going to give them Aadhar card. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Praveen Navkhare, medical superintendent, of regional mental hospital, Nagpur, said, “Families of […]

Post discharge, Vijaya visits the Gateway of India and Marine Drive

•Kolhapur’s Standard 8th student Vijaya Chougule, was punished by her teacher and was asked to do 500 sit-ups, as she forgot to carry her notebook. •After 300 sit-ups she collapsed on the ground. Immediately, she was rushed to Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur. •For further treatment, she was shifted to the KEM Hospital and now she has been discharged.

Post discharge, Vijaya visits the Gateway of India and Marine Drive

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinic

Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and so on and reduces the quality of life. To tackle it, Pune’s Sassoon Hospital has started a dedicated obesity clinic

Obesity: Sassoon Hospital starts a dedicated clinicToday, the awareness regarding the obesity related diseases is increasing. The good news is that you can take steps to lose weight. And losing even some weight can make a big difference to your health and how you feel. As, the government hospitals are coming forward to offer treatment for the same. Now, Sassoon Hospital in […]

Pune: Doc uses novel technique, saves COPD patient

Pune doctors used a novel technique to save a 66-year-old resident of the city, suffering from advance Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Timely intervention by modifying the existing technique in a novel way helped him to get a new lease of life

Pune: Doc uses novel technique, saves COPD patientECMO stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy, which delivers oxygen to the blood is commonly used these days. But, in Pune, doctors used a similar technique like ECMO to reduce carbon dioxide level in the blood. As per doctors, the technique is gaining support in the western countries. While, very few centres in India […]

A CPR in time saves woman’s life

•45-year-old’s life was saved in Mumbai by Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) •Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped •Vinita is fine now and she will resume work

A CPR in time saves woman’s life  While going to the office, 45-years-old Vinita Ramakrishnan from Mumbai suddenly suffered from back and chest pain and started sweating heavily. Her ECG revealed that she suffered a minor heart attack. When she fell unconscious, she was immediately admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund and was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In its full, standard form, […]
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