Processed foods and additives can take a toll on your gut health

There has been a spurt in the number of people with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The reasons attributed to this surge is the consumption of preservatives, additives, and highly processed foods say doctors

Processed foods and additives can take a toll on your gut healthInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Many diseases are included in this IBD umbrella term. The two most common diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. The reasons attributed to this surge is the consumption of preservatives, additives, and highly processed foods Symptoms […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’

One of most talked about points of the discussion is the palliative care. At the WCNR 2018 conference being held at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, an interesting survey regarding the state of patients in palliative care, in India was released. It clearly seemed like there is a lot more to be done in that front for the country. Also, Dr Nirmal Surya was felicitated for his contribution as the president of WCNR 2018 from instituto S.Anna in Crotone (Italy) in the memory of Prof, Giuliano Dolce

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’The survey on Patients with Disorders of consciousness in India was done in partnership with Dr Nirmal Surya, President of Developing world Congress for Neurorehabilitation and founder of Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai. About the survey:  This was the first survey on doctors and patients done in the country This was a pilot study The data needs further […]

WCNR 2018: Highlights of clinical trials design workshop

Clinical trials design workshop at WCNR 2018, included 4 international trialists: Professors Steven Cramer (USA), Janice Eng (Canada), Gert Kwakkel (The Netherlands) and Julie Bernhardt (Australia). The presenters covered a range of issues in clinical trial design, recent progress in establishing standards for stroke recovery research and described several design approaches. All the speakers emphasised that rehabilitation is a young field and we have a long way to go - but greater international cooperation is now happening and we have exciting times ahead

WCNR 2018: Highlights of clinical trials design workshopProf Cramer focused on the importance of getting our entry criteria and stratification right in trials – to reduce variance and to provide us with the greatest potential to find an effect when one actually exists. The importance of getting the right patients into trials was emphasised, one of our challenges in the field as […]

WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts

At the WCNR 2018 public forum on Cerebral Palsy (CP), experts discussed early interventions in CP, education and employment. The informative session was spearheaded by ADAPT. Also, the panel of doctors answered the queries put forward by the patients and caregivers

WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts“I really thought Cerebral Palsy (CP)  was a disease that will be cured one day. But, later found it is a condition that my daughter has to live throughout her life,” said an emotional Shobha Sachdev, mother of a 34-year-old who is suffering from CP. Shobha shared her experience as a caregiver on the second day of […]

India: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is still in nascent stage’

With all eyes set for the global meeting of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation in Powai, Mumbai, Dr Abhishek Srivastava, Joint Organising Secretary of the 10th World Congress organised by World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) says, the whole concept of this four daylong conference is to discuss how can we rehabilitate people with brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson disease, about the recent advances and how can we bring medical community and rehab community together and bridge the gap

India: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is still in nascent stage’World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is all set to host its 10th World Congress in India from 7th-10th February. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia and it is a big step for neurological rehab experts. Dr Srivastava said the theme of the conference is called “Neuro Technology […]

India to host South East Asia’s 1st ever NeuroRehabilitation conference

World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is all set to host it's 10th World Congress in India from 7th-10th February. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Nirmal Surya, founder of Epilepsy centre and a renowned name in the world for neuro rehabilitation and the president of WCNR said, it’s a big step for neurological experts as there is a larger need to ponder over these issues and find plausible solutions. This is also the first time for South East Asia where a multidisciplinary team is coming together revolving around patients in the centre. About 1,500 delegates will be present at the conference including 150 international experts and 750 presentation papers will be discussed

India to host South East Asia’s 1st ever NeuroRehabilitation  conferenceEpilepsy in our country is a major problem. India is the capital of head injury. Neuro infection is largely increasing. Some neurological conditions are present from birth (congenital), some hereditary (genetic) and others have a sudden onset due to injury or illness, such as a head injury or stroke, or a cancer of the brain […]

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’

Today, AIIMS resident doctors marched to Parliament in protest against National Medical Commission Bill. AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) termed the bill as anti-poor, anti-people and unacceptable to doctors and medical students in its present form. So, AIIMS and Safderjung Hospital are jointly calling a complete shutdown of work

‘We are sitting outside AIIMS and we will not work’AIIMS is opposing the bill in to and wants immediate removal of contentious issues from the bill. National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill is anti-poor, anti-people and is not at all acceptable in its present form. Primarily the issues are: Bridge course to register in evidence based medicine. National Licentiate Exam (NLE). Government regulation of only […]

‘We need more hospitals for neuro disability patients’

With only a day left for the much awaited World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation to begin in Powai, Dr Deepak Palande, joint secretary, organising committee said, the Congress will witness the exchange of knowledge and scientific research between clinicians from various fields like neurology, neurosurgery orthopaedics, Physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, orthotists, psychologists, etc. to enhance the impact of neuroRehabilitation for the benefit of patients. NeuroRehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary approach

‘We need more hospitals for neuro disability patients’From February 7-10, World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) is all set to host its 10th World Congress in India. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia. Dr Palande,Consultant neurosurgeon and Ex.Prof.& Head of Neurosurgery at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals Mumbai, said Neurological disabilities are due to damage to brain or […]

Srinagar: Terrorists attack Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital

On Tuesday, terrorists attacked a hospital in Srinagar and freed a Pakistani ultra. One policeman was killed in the attack while another was injured

Srinagar: Terrorists attack Maharaja Hari Singh HospitalSuspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists fired shots at the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, when policemen were escorting a Pakistani terrorist Abu Hanzala alias Naveed Jutt for medical check-up. After which, the Pakistani terrorist managed to escape during the firing. And the terrorists also fled from the spot. In the year 2014, […]

JJ Hospital organises a cadaveric hands-on course

Today, the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Grant Government Medical College and Sir JJ group of Hospitals, under the guidance of their Head of Department, Dr Eknath Pawar, successfully organised and conducted ‘Momentum 2018’, a one of a kind cadaveric hands-on course in hip and knee joint replacement surgery, for budding hip and knee arthroplasty orthopaedic surgeons

JJ Hospital organises a cadaveric hands-on courseThe course was moderated by the organising secretary, Dr Nadir Shah, Associate Professor in Orthopaedics of JJ Hospital, and was attended by almost 40 delegates from around the country and abroad. The faculty panel boasted of some of the most renowned names in Joint Replacement Surgery in Mumbai as well as abroad including Dr Manish […]