ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

Pune hospital gifts artificial limb to three-legged donkey

Prosthetic and orthotics department of Sancheti Hospital is designing a prosthetic leg for the animal rescued by a charitable trust

Pune hospital gifts artificial limb to three-legged donkeyIn a one-of-a-kind case, a Jaipur foot will soon help a donkey walk on all fours. The three-legged animal was rescued from Dhule district in Maharashtra by RESQ Charitable Trust in Pune around two months ago. The volunteers of the trust found the donkey struggling to walk on three legs. She tried to move ahead […]

One kiss can be harmful for your baby

Wow! The baby is so cute! Can I touch him, play with him or kiss him? Are some common questions we ask, when we meet a new born. Sometimes, the elderly people of the family stop us from touching or kissing the baby. Well! There is a strong reason behind it

One kiss can be harmful for your babyOften, we kiss the babies and tend to forget that they might develop infections.  To top it all, the baby can also fall sick. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rohit Narvekar, paediatrician said, “After deliver, if the mother has infection and if she kisses the baby. There are high changes that the baby can […]

Nagpur: Strike withdrawn, doctors resume their duty

The resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Nagpur have joined their duties again. In the series of meetings Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) assured Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) to call off the strike. After this DMER issued a letter to the Dean of GMC Nagpur to let the suspended doctors join back on the work

Nagpur: Strike withdrawn, doctors resume their dutyThis happened on the backdrop of the fact that 350 resident doctors of GMC Nagpur were suspended a day before. As a part of their protest against lack of security in the hospital premises, the doctors were on mass leave. The hospital administration sent a suspension notice to them. Talking about the decision, Dr Pravin […]

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for money

The last six years have been difficult for the Gulwani’s, as Krishna, their six-year-old son, was detected with thalassemia major when he was just six months old. Krishna’s hapless father Jitendra Gulwani works as a salesman in Ajit Medical and Provision Store in Dadar and he urgently needs a monetary support which will help his son to lead a healthy life

Thalassemia major: Mumbai boy finds a rare donor from Taiwan but family struggles for moneyJitendra Gulwani was more than pleased to have been blessed with two kids. But, tables turned when his younger son, Krishna who was merely six months old, suffered from thalassemia major. Since last six years, Krishna has been surviving on monthly blood transfusion, which is a highly expensive and painful procedure. The only remedy for this disease […]

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’

Addiction – be it of alcohol, smoking, a person or drugs takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Similarly, a 34-year-old drug addict from Mumbai had hit the rock bottom but by a conscious decision, strong will power and family’s support, he managed to beat the addiction

‘I had only one option, to quit drugs or die’At the age of 14, when children oscillate between classes and extra curricular activities, Vian Shroff (name changed), an Andheri resident, got into drugs since the year 1995. “I was 14-years-old, when I got into drugs. It was out of curiosity, fun and peer pressure,” said Vian. Vian informed that he didn’t get an addict […]

Know why ‘he’ is short….

GHD is a medical condition which arises due to problems arising in the pituitary glands. It affects the stimulation of growth and cell reproduction of the person. Doctors say it is essential to detect the GHD as early as possible. There is something called as height and weight charts. Parents should fill those entries regularly and monitor it closely

Know why ‘he’ is short….Just like other adolescents of his age, an 18-year-old Vijay Jadhav was very excited about going to college after passing out from standard 10. But, he was devastated when his fellow college mates didn’t accept him well. He was often bullied by the fellow classmates and was told to attend school again. “They used to […]

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?

Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 years old and again when their child was 9. The study team also assessed risk factors for heart disease like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 […]

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?

There is always a trendy oil, just as there is always a trendy fruit, or vegetable, or super-food. While it is interesting sometimes, to try out what’s in the news, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, I always recommend that you have a routine that is healthy for you and your family no matter what. This is essential because everyone’s lives are demanding and busy, so you don’t want to have to deal with unforeseen health problems, or allergies because some new ingredient or oil you tried made a family member ill. And it can be expensive to be trendy!

Why should you choose a specific cooking oil for your household?Indian cuisine often has the reputation of being greasy or unhealthy but this is very far from the truth. All regional cuisines are based on seasonal, healthy ingredients for the most part and if you cook heirloom recipes – recipes that your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents used – you’ll be much better off. Because they […]

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical students

The curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, but, the fellowship started by Indian Public Health Association, (IPHA) Maharashtra Branch, aims to provide this scope through its research activities. The medical students have welcomed this initiative

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical studentsIndian Public Health Association, (IPHA), Maharashtra Branch started first-of-its kind research fellowship for undergraduate medical students. When curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, this fellowship aims to provide scope through its research activities. The aim of this fellowship is to inculcate research orientation among students in the undergraduate […]