My Medical Mantra now in Marathi

The website, which was inaugurated by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, is first dedicated Marathi health news website

My Medical Mantra now in MarathiSpurred by the overwhelming response to its English health news website, My Medical Mantra launched a Marathi website on Saturday. The Marathi portal, which will run parallel to the existing English one, was unveiled by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. “We received a great response for My Medical Mantra. At the same time, there was a […]

Know more about brain haemorrhage, its causes, symptoms and treatments

Brain haemorrhages are life-threatening. They should not be taken lightly. Medical attention is needed immediately, and recovery can include a long rehabilitation period. Some people do have a higher risk because of other medical conditions, but practicing prevention methods is important

Know more about brain haemorrhage, its causes, symptoms and treatmentsWhat is a brain haemorrhage? Bleeding caused by a blood vessel in the brain that has leaked or burst is called a haemorrhagic stroke .The brain is enclosed inside of the skull. If there is any leaking blood, the brain can become compressed and can damage areas in the brain. With enough bleeding, the brain […]

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseases

A study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. In India, three states, namely Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka, have banned E-cigarettes

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseasesA study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. It was found that E-cigarette users had heartbeat patterns that indicated high levels of adrenaline — also known as epinephrine — in the heart, a sign of heart disease risk.  Researchers also found signs of increased […]

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

She has taught at multiple schools in the past, so a lot of people came forward on their own including Puja's ex-colleagues, students and friends. The key was to spread the word as soon as possible to a wide audience .The pre and post-transplant cost will reach up to Rs40 Lakhs, of which her students and family has raised Rs22 Lakhs (approximately) in 14 days. Her family is also trying to pool in money through crowd-funding, majorly through a platform called Impact Guru

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplantMost of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’

Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher, still practises at the age of 85. He has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and post-graduate medical students. He practises for three days in a week now, and he believes that ‘Knowledge is for sharing’

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’“Knowledge has to be shared till you die. I will go on practising till my last breath,” says Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher who still practises at the age of 85. Dr Kapoor has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and […]

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’

Treat your patients as you would like to be treated as a patient. Do not run after money. Be happy with what you are getting says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’‘Keeping fit is keeping happy. Treating patients gives me happiness and my is mantra of fitness,’ says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar (76), one of the senior most practicing paediatricians in India who is presently the medical director of BJ Wadia hospital for Children at Parel. It has been 48 years of practice but Dr Amdekar […]

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’

His love for the profession is Dr Utture’s daily motivation. He is an elected member of Maharashtra Medical Council. After the incidents of assaults on doctors have occurred, he feels society has lost respect for doctors

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’The ambiance of Shivaji Park was overwhelmingly enthusiastic at 9am. The rain had finally taken a break after pouring overnight and the sun had made its way out of the clouds. Visitors at Shivaji Park were busy with their physical exercises. Dr Shivkumar Utture joined his friends for a walk in the park. He had […]

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPA

NPPA’s twitter handle assured that complaints regarding traded drugs will be entertained; this twitter handle will accept and register specific and actionable complaints regarding non availability of any drug for follow up

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPAContrary to reports that Goods and Service Tax (GST) will make medicines expensive, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted on their official handle, Prices of approximately 78 per cent of all actively used and traded drugs in the country are going to remain unaffected post GST. Prices of approximately 78% of all actively used […]

Dr Lahane, a taskmaster who works ceaselessly for more than 12 hours

Padmashree Dr Tatyarao Lahane is a taskmaster. After recovering from a kidney transplant he has performed around 1.5 lakh surgeries. A fine surgeon, a skilled administrator, a strict boss, a compassionate friend and a caring colleague, Dr Lahane's personality has many shades

Dr Lahane, a taskmaster who works ceaselessly for more than 12 hoursIt had just stopped raining and the traces of showers were still visible in the corridors of the Ophthalmology Department at JJ Group of Hospitals. At 7:30 am, Dr Tatyarao Lahane’s departmental help were busy tidying up his cabin and were making his guests comfortable in the lounge. In the adjacent corridor, relatives of hospitalised […]

My wish is to live and die for my patients, says 102 year old doctor

The 102-year-old Dr Balwant Ghatpande wishes to live for the passion and die for the passion. Ghatpande, even at this age, is available for patients every day of the week. Apart from treating the patients, he loves to read and watch television. During his practicing career, he has not taken ‘cut’ in life nor has given any. He says that he will continue his practice till the time he is alive

My wish is to live and die for my patients, says 102 year old doctor“I wish death encounters me while I am examining patients.” This is a wish expressed by 102-year-old practicing doctor in Pune. The doctor is available for his patients on all seven days of the week, in morning as well as evening shifts. Even at this age, Dr Balwant Ghatpande consults around 15 to 20 patients […]