#MentalHaiKya: Psychiatrists write to PM, demand immediate intervention 

The Indian Psychiatrist Society has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in connection with the film title #MentalHaiKya. The psychiatrist is seeking immediate intervention from the PMO. Mental health experts are stating that Bollywood has to come out from the mentality of demeaning topics like mental health

#MentalHaiKya: Psychiatrists write to PM, demand immediate intervention After sending a strongly worded letter to the Censor Board chairman, Prasoon Joshi, demanding the immediate removal of the title of the film #MentalHaiKya. The Indian Psychiatrist Society has raised this issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While speaking to My Medical Manta, Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav, President of Indian Psychiatrist Society, said, “We have written […]

How medications can affect your balance

Medications can be lifesaving by performing critical tasks such as keeping blood sugar at safe levels, hearts thumping rhythmically, and moods afloat. Yet side effects and interactions between drugs (both prescription and non-prescription drugs) may increase your fall risk in numerous ways

How medications can affect your balancePrime examples include blurred vision, dizziness or light-headedness stemming from low blood pressure, drowsiness, delirium, and impaired alertness or judgment. Some medications may affect the inner ear, spurring temporary or permanent balance disorders. Often, problems stem from the sheer number of medicines you take, rather than a single drug. According to a national health survey […]

WiFi may interact with pathways in the brain, cause irreversible damage: Reveals study

WiFi or a wireless network consists of an antenna that is connected to the internet and several wireless devices, such as laptop, phone, etc. The electromagnetic frequency of WiFi is pulsed rather than continuous. This is a critical issue, as pulsed electromagnetic frequencies have a larger biological impact

WiFi may interact with pathways in the brain, cause irreversible damage: Reveals studyThe effects of repeated WiFi exposure on human health have been widely debated. A recent study reviewed evidence from 23 controlled scientific studies which investigated the health effects of WiFi on animals, human cell lines, and humans to determine once and for all, whether WiFi has a detrimental effect on human health. A 2015 study […]

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

Researchers have shown that maternal age may not influence the implantation potential of embryos in IVF or the likelihood of miscarriage. The study concludes that whilst older women produce fewer euploid (healthy) embryos, age does not affect implantation or live birth rates, if healthy, high-quality embryos are used

Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchersThere have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefit

Daily exercise may be the ideal, but even weekend workouts might prolong your life, a new study suggests

Can’t work out during the week? ‘Weekend warriors’ still benefitIn a study of more than 3,400 men and women over age 40, researchers found those who exercised one or two days a week had the same low death rates as those who exercised more frequently. “One of the main concerns to increasing physical activity is limited time, particularly multiple days a week,” said lead […]

Psychiatrists write to CBFC chairman, demand immediate removal of the title of the movie #MentalHaiKya

The psychiatrists say the title of the movie is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and, inhuman in projecting the mental health disorder and persons who suffer from mental disorders. Earlier, the mental health experts had started a campaign on Twitter, saying that the title is insensitive and atrocious

Psychiatrists write to CBFC chairman, demand immediate removal of the title of the movie #MentalHaiKyaThe Indian Psychiatrist Society (IPS) has shot a letter to Prasoon Joshi, Chairperson of the censor board, raising strong objections on the movie #MentalHaiKya. In the letter, the psychiatrists have alleged that the movie violets many sections of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017. The psychiatrists say the title of the movie is discriminative, stigmatising, degrading […]

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

Seaweed extract may help design new drugs, state researchers

Researchers have found that marine Actinobacteria, a family of bacteria that lives in seaweed, may have antimicrobial and anticancer properties

Seaweed extract may help design new drugs, state researchersMany people think of microbes as organisms that cause disease, but humans host billions of microbes that are essential to our life. Microbes include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, amoebas, and molds. Microbes produce compounds that scientists use to develop many of the medicines available today. Over recent years, the growing issue of drug resistance has […]

Myths and facts about oral cancer

Dr Donald Babu, a Consultant Surgical Oncologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, busts the myth about the oral cancer in people

Myths and facts about oral cancerCancer is defined as the irrepressible growth of cells that invade and cause damage to the surrounding tissue. Oral cancer looks like a growth or sore in the mouth that does not heal. Oral cancer is among the top three Cancers in India; number one among all cancers in men and number three among women. […]

‘Lift for Upliftment’s’ unique fee structure encourages tree plantation

The Lift for Upliftment (LFU) has come up with a unique initiative where the fees would be taken in the form of tree plantation

‘Lift for Upliftment’s’ unique fee structure encourages tree plantationStudents of B J Medical College had started a program named as ‘Lift for Upliftment’ (LFU) through which they are training students from an economically challenged background for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). Around 200 students from the college teach a batch of around 30 students, every year, these students come from different […]