Kerala floods: 324 dead, monsoon related diseases pose another challenge

While rescue and relief operations have given hope to those stranded in the state, preparations for post-flood disease management have started in full swing. Unfortunately, the time is ripe for the spread of several waterborne diseases

Kerala floods: 324 dead, monsoon related diseases pose another challengeRains have slowed down in Kerala and water in many reservoirs has started receding. But, the damage done by the deluge is huge, and flood has claimed more than 324 lives and 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps. There is fear of outbreaks of epidemics like dengue, chikungunya, malaria, diarrhoea, typhoid, leptospirosis, cholera, […]

With new research, a liver transplant may be unnecessary

Scientists at Edinburgh University have started working on a potential treatment for sudden liver failure. The cancer drug used in the therapy restores the liver's regenerative potential, thereby eliminating the need for a transplant

With new research, a liver transplant may be unnecessaryThe liver has a natural regenerative ability, due to some illnesses, it becomes non-functional. The new therapy works on renewing this regenerative ability. The team has started to observe why they lose their ability to regenerate itself by examining people’s livers. The scientists have discovered that severe injuries start the process of senescence throughout the […]

Mumbai: 28 cases of lepto witnessed in the first half of August

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released another health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon related diseases. It has to be noted that August 2018, witnessed fewer instances of monsoon diseases in comparison with August 2017. The report provides information regarding the first fifteen days of the month

Mumbai: 28 cases of lepto witnessed in the first half of AugustSpeaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC, said, “In comparison with August 2017, we have seen that there are no recorded cases of swine flu (H1N1 virus)  this year, whereas, in 2017 there were 122 cases of the H1N1 virus. A similar trend is notice with gastroenteritis and cholera patients. […]

‘MOMO’ challenge: Nagpur police urge parents to pay attention to kids’ behaviour

After the blue whale challenge, teenagers, across the world, are falling prey to deadly ‘MOMO’ challenge. Like the blue whale challenge, the ‘MOMO’ challenge also includes a series of tasks, and the last task to perform is to commit suicide

‘MOMO’ challenge: Nagpur police urge parents to pay attention to kids’ behaviourAfter the killer blue whale challenge, the teens, across the world, are falling prey to deadly ‘MOMO’ challenge. Like the blue whale challenge, ‘MOMO’ challenge also includes a series of tasks, and the last task to perform is to commit suicide. Thousands of teens, all over the world, are being targeted by this online game. […]

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance cover

In a country with such a large prevalence of mental issues, it would only be natural to expect that institutional support would be robust to tackle this challenge. But surprisingly, no insurance provider seems to have any policy to cover mental illnesses. 

India: Mentally ill patients to get health insurance coverAlthough we are living in a day and age where there have been many groundbreaking advances and innovations in science and technology. At times, we are faced with a stark reminder that more has to be done. One such example pertains to insurance, while there are many kinds of insurance available, such as, home insurance, […]

Pune: After six years, doctors dislodge 8 cm wooden twig that was stuck in boy’s nose

Doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune took out a twig that was around 8 cm, which was stuck between nose and vertebral column of 15 year-old child. The foreign body that was stuck there since the last six years and was successfully taken out by the doctors

Pune: After six years, doctors dislodge 8 cm wooden twig that was stuck in boy’s noseSuraj Savant, resident of Nepal, fell from a tree around six years back. A twig had penetrated his eyes and went inside his nose. The doctors operated and took out half of twig that was protruding out; the stick that was inside the nose could not be removed by several doctors who he had visited. […]

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapayee passes away at 93

Former Prime Minister and BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital. The 93-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader was admitted to the hospital on June 11 and he was put on life support system by doctors

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapayee passes away at 93The 93-year-old BJP patriarch and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee departed from this world on Thursday afternoon, (August 16) in New Delhi. He was suffering from with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, chest congestion and low urine output. A press release issued by AIIMS had mentioned that his condition had worsened and he […]

Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years 

Sajida had undergone knee surgery in 2010 in Iraq as her knees were bent at 90 degrees and were not strong enough to take the pressure of the body. Due to lack of proper medical facilities and expertise, the surgery was unsuccessful. In fact, it worsened her condition and left her completely bedridden

Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years Sajida Sallal, a 16-year-old girl from Iraq, was on a wheelchair since her birth. She was suffering from ‘Spondylo Epiphyseal Dysplasia’ a rare congenital abnormal bone growth disorder. Sajida was bed-ridden as her knees were bent 90 degrees, and the hip was bent 45 degrees towards the ground. Her body was curled up in a […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new lease of life to four patients in Mumbai

The family of a 46-year-old man his organs after he was declared brain-dead, this selfless act went on to save four patients who were waiting for an organ transplant. This was the 32nd organ donation which has taken place in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new lease of life to four patients in MumbaiA cadaver donation took place at Vile Parle’s Nanavati Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Suresh Panchal, a 46-year-old male patient became brain-dead, due to bleeding in the brain. The family had suffered a huge loss. However, even during the hour of grief, Suresh Panchal’s son did not forget his father’s wish. Suresh Panchal’s son, […]

Swap kidney transplants performed at two hospitals in Bangalore

Swap transplant has been done earlier within hospitals, but this was the first time ever the swap transplant was between hospitals. The swap kidney transplant was done between Columbia Asia Hospital Hebbal and Suguna Hospital Rajajinagar

Swap kidney transplants performed at two hospitals in BangaloreThe patient from Columbia Asia Hospital Santosh (name changed) was transplanted a kidney donated by Aparna Krishna (name changed) while Krishna received a kidney donated by Rekha Santosh. Basically, the kidneys have been interchanged between the couples. The team of doctors who worked on the transplant surgery at Columbia Asia Hospital was Dr Ajit K […]