Dawn phenomenon: Ways to control high morning blood sugars

Dawn phenomenon is a normal rise in blood sugar released by the liver. The release happens as the person's body is preparing to wake for the day. The rise in blood sugar is normally handled with insulin. But, so is not the case in diabetics

Dawn phenomenon: Ways to control high morning blood sugarsThe normal, natural rise in blood sugar that occurs in early morning hours, between roughly 4 and 8 am is called as the dawn phenomenon. Blood sugar levels change as a result of hormonal changes in the body. All people experience this phenomenon to one level or another and it can vary day by day. […]

Maha: IAS officer builds medical training academy for tribals

Every weekend, medical students conduct free coaching classes for students at Bijudhavadi village in Melghat. The aspirants are children of tribal people from the area studying in different Ashram Shalas. The classes began during first week of September

Maha: IAS officer builds medical training academy for tribalsIn order to bridge the gap between the demand and supply, in regards with providing healthcare services to Melghat region in Maharashtra, an IAS officer along with few medical students from B.J. Medical College Pune, has started an initiative to train tribal students to appear for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET). Melghat has […]

‘We will soon see Champion on his feet by January 2018’

Champion is set to get prosthetics fitted in by January 2018. The NGO treating him have so far managed to raise Rs 75,000 but the prosthetics is estimated to be Rs 1.75 lakh. At this time Champion needs us to come forward to help him

‘We will soon see Champion on his feet by January 2018’There is good news for Champion, the stray dog who was found maimed and castrated last month. The NGO Animal Matters to Me (AMTM), which is presently taking care of him, has found a prosthetic maker. My Medical Mantra was the first to report on Champion and the NGO’s efforts to save him on November […]

Rare: Boy born with torn jaw and three uvulas treated in Mumbai

According to the doctors, the case of having three uvulas is very rare. Such cases are found in only one among one lakh children. Apart from this birth defect, he was also born with a torn jaw

Rare: Boy born with torn jaw and three uvulas treated in MumbaiIn a rare medical case, doctors performed corrective surgery on a boy with three uvulas.  Ekjyot Singh, a two-year-old boy, was born with this condition due to a hereditary birth defect. Usually, everybody’s mouth has one uvula. The uvula is the fleshy piece of tissue hanging down over your tongue toward the back of your […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

Air pollution linked to kidney disease

A new analysis, in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, followed 2,482,737 veterans for an average of eight and a half years. The Department of Veterans Affairs database includes information on glomerular filtration rate, or G.F.R., a measure of kidney function

Air pollution linked to kidney diseaseAdd a new potential ill to the list of problems linked to air pollution: kidney disease. Previous studies have linked high levels of the fine particulate matter known as PM 2.5 to cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Using data on air pollution from NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency, the researchers found that increases in PM […]

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ health

There are many reasons your child will need to go to the doctor throughout their growing years. While doctor’s visits are usually routine, some are not. When you and your child are aware of possibly serious health symptoms, illnesses can be caught early and treated before complications arise

Symptoms to watch out for regarding kids’ healthSymptoms in children When children experience unusual symptoms, they are most often normal and not a cause for concern. However, some signs point to a larger issue. For a little extra help, add the following symptoms to your parental radar. You might need to bring your child to the doctor if they persist. Lack of […]

Teenage girls face an increasing risk from PCOS, finds study

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)is a common endocrinal system disorder among women of reproductive age. Additionally, about 20 to 25 per cent of the women in India who are in the childbearing age suffer from PCOS, shows a study conducted by the department of endocrinology and metabolism, AIIMS study

Teenage girls face an increasing risk from PCOS, finds studyAccording to a study by the PCOS Society, 1 in every 10 women in India suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Out of every 10 women diagnosed with this condition, 6 are teenage girls. PCOS is a common endocrinal system disorder among women of reproductive age. Additionally, about 20 per cent to 25 per cent […]