Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipient

Sweden D’souza was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2015, received a heart from a 20-year-old donor from Indore in Jan 2016. Today, she leads a normal life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, her father talks about the importance of organ donation and Sweden’s journey till now. Also, last year, she successfully passed her HSC exams securing a first class!

Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipientAbout two years ago, in 2015 Vikhroli’s resident Anthony D’Souza and his wife were shocked when they learnt that their beloved daughter Sweden, aged 17 at the time, was diagnosed with end stage heart disease. All they knew then was that she ardently needed a heart transplant. It was on January 2, 2016, that the […]

Irrfan Khan: Let everything happen to you – beauty and terror

On last Friday, Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s unconventional star tweeted about his illness. ‘Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope’, he tweeted. Messages of 'speedy recovery' and 'good luck' from across the world started pouring in. Now, Irrfan has shared a philosophical post

Irrfan Khan: Let everything happen to you – beauty and terrorRecently, Actor Irrfan Khan recently left his many fans worried as he tweeted about his ‘rare disease’. Later, in a Facebook post Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar, thanked his fans for their good wishes and their concern. On Friday, the power house of talent, actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for displaying his impeccable acting skills in the […]

Women: ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’

Breast cancer is one of the most belligerent cancer among women leading to death. Age doesn’t matter for a breast cancer, but the risk doubles each decade after menopause, after which the surge slackens. Survival rates of breast cancer have now improved worldwide, because of the advanced medical facilities and diagnosis at an early stage

Women:  ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’Doctors say that breast cancer cases are increasing in developing countries due to increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles. In fact, due to a lack of awareness, majority of breast cancers are detected late in developing countries. “Every woman should be aware of the symptoms, as after puberty a woman breast consists of connective tissues, fats, thousands of […]

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plastic

The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from March 18, said Ramdas Kadam , the Environment Minister. This government’s decision has garnered a lot of support from celebrities

Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plasticThe ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic. Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term, said Kadam. Plastic used to cover medicines, forest and horticulture products, solid waste, tree saplings and the use of plastic in special economic zones for […]

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study

As per a global study, more than 6.25 lakh children in India smoke cigarette every day. Consumption of tobacco claims 17,887 lives in the country every week, claimed a Global Tobacco Atlas study. In India, in the year 2016, 82.12 billion cigarettes were produced

India: More than 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarette daily, reveals study  The report prepared by American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies claimed that the economic cost of smoking in India is Rs 18,18,691 million. More than 4,29,500 boys and 1,95,500 girls smoke cigarette each day. More than 9,03,42,900 men and 1,34,66,600 women smoke cigarettes every day, while 17,10,94,600 people use smokeless tobacco. Dr […]

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer prevention

The department of Preventive Oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital has taken up the initiative of capacity building by training all the paramedical and medical staff of the Maharashtra State Health Services in cancer prevention activities

Rural paramedical and medical staff to be trained for cancer preventionIn the current training programme, the front-line workers  — ANMs, LHVs, PHWs and ASHAs from Pune and Satar district under the Public Health Department, Maharashtra State are being trained for creating the necessary cancer awareness on prevention and early detection of oral, cervical and breast cancers. Breast, cervix and oral cavity cancers are the top three […]

Bollywood wishes a speedy recovery to Irrfan Khan

The power house of talent, actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for displaying his impeccable acting skills in the flicks like ‘Piku’, 'Lunch Box’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and so on, revealed via twitter post that he is suffering from ‘NeuroEndocrine Tumour’. The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour and although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength. Messages of 'speedy recovery' and 'good luck' from across the world started pouring in by the Bollywood celebrities and the fans

Bollywood wishes a speedy recovery to Irrfan KhanIn a saddening revelation, actor Irrfan Khan disclosed that he is suffering from Neuroendocrine Tumor “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me […]

’I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, tweets Irrfan Khan

In one of the saddest news to have hit us on Friday, Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s unconventional star tweeted about his illness. ‘Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope’, he tweeted

’I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, tweets Irrfan KhanRecently, Actor Irrfan Khan recently left his many fans worried as he tweeted about his ‘rare disease’. Messages of ‘speedy recovery’ and ‘good luck’ from across the world started pouring in. Later, in a Facebook post Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar,  thanked his  fans for their good wishes and their concern. The power house of talent, […]

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

After retirement, people go on a world tour, celebrate every moment of life, go on get-togethers, engage in leisurely activities and so on. But, this 68-year-old health ambassador is on a mission to spread awareness on tobacco related diseases and organ donation

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stationsAfter retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

Switching medications? Consult a doctor

As per a recent study, none of the five most commonly prescribed diabetes pills in India that combine metformin with other medicines have gone through rigorous testing meeting standards laid out by the WHO. It suggests that Indian patients taking these combinations should discuss with their clinicians before making a switching to a different agent

Switching medications? Consult a doctorAbout 8 months ago, Lekha Shah (name changed) was given medicines to control her heart beat which was unusually fast. However after many dosages, the heartbeat couldn’t be controlled. That’s when the doctor grew puzzled. “A detailed check-up revealed that the pharmacist gave her a wrong drug by misreading the name of the medicine. This […]
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