Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxiety

 While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention, which was a simple suggestion, helped him in overcoming his performance anxiety. The patient also had stage fright and was nervous while making presentations at work

Doctor’s smart trick helps Pune engineer to deal with performance anxietyA smart intervention by a Pune doctor has helped a young professional in overcoming an anxiety disorder. A man in his thirties used to fall unconscious while giving presentations, he was afraid of public speaking. While therapy and medicine cured his fear of social phobia to some extent, the doctor’s smart intervention helped him to […]

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness session

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) often echoes the sentiment of being the flag bearers of change in the city. To bring to life this outlook and to observe the occasion of the upcoming World Heart Day, over 100 workers of the G-North Ward of the BMC took part in an initiative to gain insight on the process and importance of organ donation

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness sessionOrgan donation is the need of the hour as one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which, BMC workers participated in a session which was conducted by Medics from S.L Raheja hospital – A Fortis Associate. The event focused on how there is a need for more potential donors to come forward and pledge their organs, […]

Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies targeted by 2030 

Rabies claims the lives of an estimated 60,000 people each year, mainly affecting poorer people and children between the ages of five and 15. About 97 per cent of these deaths can be attributed to bites from dogs

Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies targeted by 2030 The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint statement by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA). The two organisations have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day on September 28 in collaboration with the “Rabies: Zero by 30 “campaign of Global Alliance for Rabies Control […]

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant

Navratri is a scared and auspicious festival which brings joy and takes away all the sorrows. While Navratri was truly a blessing as Mumbai’s heart transplant program added yet another success story with Asian Heart Institute of Bandra, operating its first heart transplant patient

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant  No parent should ever have to mourn the death of their child, but in an unfortunate incident in Latur, the parents of the 19-year-old brain-dead boy, mourned his death, but, at the same time, took a big move by deciding to give a new lease of life, by donating his heart. The parent’s decision […]

Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to Pak’s ailing baby Eman

On Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj granted a medical visa to a 7-year-old girl from Pakistan for undergoing an open heart surgery, after the girl’s mother, Nida Shoaib tweeted to Swaraj that the visa application is still awaited, even though they submitted the papers in August. The Minister, responding to daughter's mother who appealed for help, also tweeted, "We also pray for her early recovery"

Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to Pak’s ailing baby EmanDespite tensions between the two countries, India has granted visa to a Pakistani girl to undergo treatment for her heart condition. Earlier, four-year-old Rohan’s father Kanwal Sadiq through twitter appealed to External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in May, seeking medical visa to India for the infant’s surgery. Rohan had received medical visa for a life saving […]

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Palliative care is still a neglected aspect in our healthcare system. Palliative care intends to provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms to the patient. While our healthcare system still hasn’t embraced the concept of palliative care. Dr Deodhar throws a light upon what can be done to improve its condition

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s missionWhen a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

Organ donation: 19-year-old youth, gives new life to three

A plane was arranged to transport his heart from Latur to Mumbai and a green corridor was created to transport his heart to Mumbai. His kidneys went to patients awaiting a transplant in Aurangabad

Organ donation: 19-year-old youth, gives new life to threeA 19-year-old boy from Latur has given a new lease of life to 3 people waiting for donor organs. The boy Kiran Sunil Lobhe was electrocuted at his residence. He was then taken to a private hospital. After being declared brain-dead, yesterday afternoon and the family being counselled, his body was then shifted to Government […]

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovations

Dr Suresh Patankar has got two European patents, the first one is for preparing an herbal composition, which helps in healing wounds. The second patent is for the treatment of small kidney stones. Both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovationsProfessor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring. Patankar said, “For […]

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids 

 An innovative injection, or rather ‘funjection,’ is a new spin on traditional injections. This device is designed in such a way that a syringe of the injection is covered with a toy and children are then deceived while they are being injected

Biomedical students develop innovative injection for kids At a recently held Medical Device Innovation Camp (MEDIC) in Pune an innovative device named as ‘funjection’ caught the attention of all. It is a devised made by a team of students and professor which will help in nullifying the pain of injection for children. The device is designed in such a way that a […]

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco products

In order to achieve the objective of preventing children and non-tobacco users from the exposure to tobacco products, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to license the sale of tobacco products

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco productsTaking a step forward in the prohibition of tobacco consumption by children, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to develop the mechanism to prevent children from getting exposed to the sale of tobacco. It has asked local administrative bodies to make condition or provision while […]