Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in Pune

Ever since the civil war broke out in Yemen, thousands of people struggle to find accessible and trustworthy medical care in their homeland. Owing to this, Pune has witnessed the highest number of Yemeni patients

Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in PuneWalid Ali Mohammad is excited to meet his four-year-old son after spending three years in India. Walid has booked flight tickets for Yemen for the coming month. “We have not met our younger son, who is living in Yemen since the last three years,” said Walid Ali Mohammad. Since the last three years, his eight-year-old […]

Doctor creates WhatsApp groups for obesity and diabetes free India

Obesity means having too much body fat. Factors that might affect your weight include your genetic makeup, overeating, eating high-fat foods, and not being physically active. Obesity increases your risk of heart disease and so on. It also causes diabetes which is difficult to treat

Doctor creates WhatsApp groups for obesity and diabetes free IndiaTo help people to get rid of diabetes and obesity, in the year 2012, Dr Jagannath Dixit started an obesity and diabetes free campaign. This campaign is there since five years through social media. For which, 99 WhatsApp group have been formed. And the patient can share his information and problems. And the doctor suggests […]

20 years later, he still struggles with cannabis ‘hangover’

Consuming cannabis can be a bad idea as it can be dangerous. Most of those who consume cannabis or alcohol even once in their lifetime believe that it is of no harm. However, this 40-year-old from Mumbai, is battling with the side-effects of cannabis, in spite of consuming it only once, that too twenty years ago

20 years later, he still struggles with cannabis ‘hangover’Cannabis is infamous for its acute disease spreading properties such as cannabinoids. Acute anxiety, hallucinations, chest heaviness, schizophrenia and such ailments are known side-effects of consuming cannabis. Occasional drinkers or smokers generally use the excuse about how intermittent consumption could not have serious side-effects. But, contrary to this belief, a 40-year-old Mumbai man has been […]

KEM Hospital and ROTTO join hands to promote organ donation

On December 7, organ donation workshop has been organised in KEM Hospital, along with Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (ROTTO)

KEM Hospital and ROTTO join hands to promote organ donationOrgan donation is the need of the hour. In India, many people die due to the lack of organs. To change the scenario, the young generation should be made aware regarding the importance of organ donation.  Owing to which, a workshop has been organised in KEM Hospital, on December 7 through Regional Organ and Tissue […]

Champion finds a friend in John Abraham

After My Medical Mantra reported about the dog who was found in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off in Mira-Bhayander, several people came forward to support him

Champion finds a friend in John AbrahamChampion, the dog who was found in a critical condition with his paws and genitals chopped off in Mira-Bhayander, has found a friend in John Abraham. The Bollywood actor and sports aficionado will also take care of Champion’s treatment. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Abraham said, “I will see to it that Champion gets the […]

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students from KJ Somaiya Hospital, KEM hospital as well as LTMG Medical College in Sion conducted an event named ‘Periodoubt’ on November 20 to teach students from a local municipal school about menstrual hygiene

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene“I was astonished at the sheer ignorance among girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Most of them had not even spoken to their mothers about their periods. It is very important to solve any queries related to menstrual hygiene as it is very imperative in a woman’s life,” said Sejal Grover, a second-year MBBS student from Sion […]

Indulgent grandparents can have negative impact children’s health

Although grandparents may be well-intentioned when they pamper their grandchildren and shower them with sweets, or give them a break from the strict parental rule that may prohibit certain foods, sugary drinks, or harmful behaviours, this is precisely the sort of conduct that can lead to negative health outcomes in the children

Indulgent grandparents can have negative impact children’s healthThe University of Glasgow study, published in PLOS One journal, suggests grandparents are often inclined to treat and overfeed children. The study also found some were smoking in front of their grandchildren and not giving them sufficient exercise. But Maureen Lipman, a grandmother of two, said: “The grandparents’ job is always definitely to indulge.” The […]

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’ is a joint initiative launched in the year 2014, which has also received a National Award for Child Welfare, by President Ram Nath Kovind, aims to protect children from sexual offences and rehabilitate the victims. It also hosts the first Internet hotline for reporting online child sexual abuse

‘Aarambh India’: 1st online portal against child sexual abuseThe statistics on sex offences against children in India are grim. There is little clarity among citizens on how to prevent sexual offences against children and how to deal with the law. So, to come to the rescue, ‘Aarambh India’ launched first online resource portal on child sexual abuse. By demonstrating innovative ground programs on […]

Older mothers giving birth on due date can reduce stillbirth risk

Currently around 26 babies in 10,000 born to older women will die from stillbirth or within the first seven days of life. But research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Cambridge University suggests that could be reduced to just 8 deaths in 10,000, a 66 per cent reduction in mortality if women were induced at 40 weeks

Older mothers giving birth on due date can reduce stillbirth riskCurrently, women who are overdue but well are often given a couple of extra weeks to see if labour will happen spontaneously before doctors intervene. New research suggests bringing forward induction to 40 weeks’ gestation may be a safer option for mothers and babies. The study, in PLOS Medicine, included first-time mothers aged 35 and […]

Google’s tribute to India’s first practicing female doctor

Rukhmabai Raut became the first practising female doctor in colonial India, while Anandibai Joshi was the first Indian female doctor, because she could not actually practice owing to her early and untimely death. Today, Google doodle honoured Raut on her 153rd birth anniversary

Google’s tribute to India’s first practicing female doctorBorn on this day in 1864, Rukhmabai Raut, was one of the first women doctors to practice medicine in British India. She was not afraid to stand up for everything she believed in. Google doodle dedicated an illustration to Raut on its homepage in India, showing a woman with a stethoscope around her neck, with two […]