Are probiotic foods a waste of time?

Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics

Are probiotic foods a waste of time?Probiotic foods and supplements are among the fastest growing sectors in the health food marketplace, thanks to an explosion of popular and scientific interest in the “microbiome.” It’s clear that the bacteria that live in and on our bodies have an enormous impact on our health—one that we are only just beginning to explore. But […]

Lack of sleep may also increase the risk of asthma

New research found a link between sleep deprivation and the asthma. Scientists studied almost 18,000 people on their sleep habits. They found insufficient rest causes changes to accumulate, harming the airways

Lack of sleep may also increase the risk of asthmaSleepless nights can bring on asthma in adulthood – more than trebling the risk among chronic insomniacs, new research suggests. And those who struggle to nod off most nights are more than twice as likely to develop the potentially fatal lung condition. Experts claim insufficient rest causes bodily changes that have harmful effects on the […]

“I am sure you will come out as a winner,” says Maha CM’s wife to Aaradhya on her birthday

Aaradhya Mule celebrates her fourth birthday today. My Medical Mantra wishes her a very happy birthday

“I am sure you will come out as a winner,” says Maha CM’s wife to Aaradhya on her birthdayIt is Aaradhya Mule’s birthday today. My Medical Mantra wishes her a very happy birthday. On the occasion of her birthday, we once again appeal to the people to spread as much awareness as possible regarding her situation and for organ donation. In April 2016, Aaradhya was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. According to the […]

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis

Also joining the campaign to save four-year-old’s life is Padma Shri Dr Tatyarao Lahane, Dean of JJ Hospital, Mumbai and Nikoli Edwards, Independent Senator in Government of Trinidad and Tobago

Aaradhya’s struggle moves Maha CM’s wife Amruta Fadnavis“I request everyone to help Aaradhya get a new heart,” said Amruta Fadnavis, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ wife as she joined My Medical Mantra’s campaign to #SaveAaradhya. A Navi Mumbai resident, Aaradhya was in playschool last year when she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. She needs a donor heart whose body weight is […]

Champion of women’s health awareness campaign Pravin Nikam selected for state youth award

23-year-old Pune resident's inspiration to work for social cause, was due to the unjust treatment meted out to a girl from Assam who was not allowed to go to school while she was on her period

Champion of women’s health awareness campaign Pravin Nikam selected for state youth awardWith wide recognition of your work, there comes great responsibility,” says 23-year-old Pune resident Pravin Nikam, who is selected for the State Youth Award by the Government of Maharashtra. Nikam’s extensive work for spreading menstrual hygiene awareness has given him recognition not just locally, but also globally. Nikam’s journey began in 2011, when he met […]

Working longer may have its own health benefits

Though scientific research is inconclusive, there are health benefits of working longer. This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who are office workers and not work at a factory or a construction site

Working longer may have its own health benefitsAre there health benefits to staying in the work force longer? The scientific research is inconclusive, though it tends to tilt toward “yes.” This is particularly pronounced among people who find work fulfilling in the first place, who tend to be office workers, teachers and others whose workplace is not, say, a factory or a […]

Scientists create world’s first artificial embryos from mice

The team used two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold to create a structure closely resembling a natural mouse embryo. The researchers hope their work will help improve fertility treatments

Scientists create world’s first artificial embryos from miceScientists have created “artificial embryos” using stem cells from mice, in what they believe is a world first. The University of Cambridge team used two types of stem cells and a 3D scaffold to create a structure closely resembling a natural mouse embryo. Previous attempts have had limited success because early embryo development requires the […]

Significant numbers of pregnant women still miss out on antenatal care in India, reveals survey

As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) data, in Mumbai only 31.3% of pregnant women have received full antenatal care in 2015-16. Though city doctors say there is a rise in registration of antenatal care, although more awareness is needed

Significant numbers of pregnant women still miss out on antenatal care in India, reveals surveyIn Mumbai, only 31.3% of all pregnant women have received full antenatal care in 2015-16. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) data, a significant percentage of women still miss out on antenatal care in India. Though city doctors say there is an increase in registration of antenatal care, more awareness is needed to […]

In a first, endoscopic & microscopic ear surgeries performed simultaneously at KEM Hospital

A part of a pre-conference workshop organised by MumbaiCon 2017, the demonstration of the two different techniques was attended by around 200 medical professionals across India. Doctors from Chennai and Brazil performed the two surgeries

In a first, endoscopic & microscopic ear surgeries performed simultaneously at KEM HospitalFirst-of-its-kind live cadaveric demonstration of both microscopic and endoscopic ear surgery took place at Seth GS Medical College at KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Around 200 ENT surgeons, doctors and medical students across India attended the demonstration. It is a part of a pre-conference workshop organised by MumbaiCon 2017, which is organised by the Association of Otolaryngologists […]

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart disease

New research finds that atrial fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm – is caused by the irregular electrical ‘storm waves’, and is a major cause of stroke as it increases the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart diseaseA team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical ‘storm waves’ in the heart. This new research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could have major implications for the future treatment of a killer cardiac disease. Atrial Fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm […]