What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Dr Niranjan Banka, Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Liver Care, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights on the significant link between Gut functioning, and developments of Liver Diseases, and what happens if it is ignored

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

Ticket examiner steps into doctor’s shoes, helps a woman deliver baby in train

A railway ticket examiner and co-passengers of a full-term pregnant lady helped her give birth on-board the train. This incident took place on Friday, June 14

Ticket examiner steps into doctor’s shoes, helps a woman deliver baby in trainThe woman was travelling with her family. After a few hours, suddenly in the middle of her journey, she began experiencing intense labour pain. The woman could not hold the baby in any longer. There was no doctor available on board the train to carry out the delivery procedure. That’s when H.S. Rana, a Traveling […]

#SaveDoctors: 53 doctor attacks in Maharashtra, but no convictions

As the number of attacks on doctors is increasing doctors say they work under fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the state, but the conviction rate is quite low

#SaveDoctors: 53 doctor attacks in Maharashtra, but no convictionsIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack. In response […]

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strike

The union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has taken stock of the nationwide protest of doctors. The protest erupted after a brutal attack done on a doctor in Kolkata. After asking the West Bengal Chief Minister to not make it a matter of prestige, he has requested doctors to end their strike assuring them that he will ensure their safety

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strikeIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack. Several doctors […]

Nurse’s presence of mind helps save a five-day-old infant

The alertness and sharp mind of a nurse working in V N Desai Hospital, Santacruz helped save a five-day-old infant who was kidnapped from BYL Nair Hospital on Thursday, June 14. Due to the prompt efforts of this nurse, the baby was reunited with its mother and the woman who kidnapped the child was caught and put behind bars by the police

Nurse’s presence of mind helps save a five-day-old infantAn unidentified woman abducted a five-day-old baby boy from civic-run Nair Hospital in Central Mumbai Thursday, police said. The incident took place at around 5:30 pm in ward number 7 of the hospital when the baby’s mother, was sleeping, a police official informed. When staffers checked the video footage of CCTVs installed in the hospital, […]

#SaveDoctors: ‘I didn’t give up on serving patients, but I still fear an attack’

As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack, doctors from Maharashtra have also joined in on the nationwide protest. On this day, we bring you the story of a senior resident doctor who too was brutally attacked in this manner last year. The doctor managed to recover, but the scars of the incident have been imprinted in his mind

#SaveDoctors: ‘I didn’t give up on serving patients, but I still fear an attack’On Monday, June 10, a doctor called Paribaha Mukharjee from Kolkata’s NRS Medical College was brutally attacked and is fighting for his life. The brutal assault on Monday on a Kolkata doctor has triggered massive protests among medicos in the country. Junior doctors in West Bengal defied Mamata Banerjee’s ultimatum and are on strike demanding […]

#SaveDoctors: Doctors in Maha join nationwide protest against doctors attack

In a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As part of the protest, all doctors in the country will wear black badges on Friday, June 14. Doctors at Mumbai’s civic and government-run hospitals have also joined in the protest to show solidarity over this incidence. They have taken a stand against the growing spate of violence against doctors

#SaveDoctors: Doctors in Maha join nationwide protest against doctors attackResident and intern doctors from government and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra are observing a one-day strike on Friday, June 14 The doctors are protesting against the brutal attack on a junior doctor in Kolkata The resident doctors have shut down the OPD’s and are wearing a black ribbon in the hospital as a mark […]

Pune: Farmer’s family takes to crowdfunding to pay for heart transplant

A brain-dead donor invaluable sacrifice helped give a 30-year-old farmer who was waitlisted for a heart a second chance of life. But now after the heart transplant, the farmer who hails from Karjat, Ahmednagar is facing financial difficulties to pay the cost of the heart transplant surgery

Pune: Farmer’s family takes to crowdfunding to pay for heart transplant“Due to the drought, there is a shortage of water, due to this nothing grows on our fields. We don’t have any money in our hands. We are facing difficulties to run our own family to meet our basic needs and requirements. Upon this now we have to face the situation of paying 25 lakhs […]

Pune: NGO founder starts an online petition against polluted Mula-Mutha rivers

Manish Ghorpade, a Pune resident, started a petition which states, according to research, the diseases caused by microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers will be untreatable as these microbes do not respond to even the strongest of antibiotics available

Pune: NGO founder starts an online petition against polluted Mula-Mutha riversThe recent findings of research done about microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers are shockingly alarming, to create public pressure and to underline a need for immediate action on war-footing by PMC, a Pune resident has posted an online petition on social media. Manish Ghorpade, who is the manufacturer of air pollution control systems, and founder […]

Civic-run hospitals to soon have a separate unit for treatment of jellyfish injuries?

Each year during monsoon the shores of Mumbai see the arrival or a venomous visitor, the jellyfish. Jellyfish stings are painful and the person who has been stung need immediate treatment. In order to provide prompt treatment to those injured, BMC corporator Sheetal Mhatre has sent a proposal that special units should be set-up at civic-run hospitals and at the beaches

Civic-run hospitals to soon have a separate unit for treatment of jellyfish injuries?The corporator has sent a letter to BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi. Each year during the monsoon and especially during the Ganesh festival, people are stung by jellyfish when they immerse the idol in the sea. There have been jellyfish sighting in Mumbai beaches such as Aksa, Juhu, Dadar, and Girgaum Chowpatty. In order to come […]