‘I cheated death,’ says Ghatkopar building collapse survivor

A 40 year old building named Saisadan located near Shreyas theatre collapsed in Ghatkopar, Mumbai. But by god’s grace, 20 year-old Varsha Sakpal who worked in Sitam nursing home which was located in the building survived and narrated the whole incident

‘I cheated death,’ says Ghatkopar building collapse survivorConstruction workers were working, and suddenly the residents began shouting.  The building was shaking. And within no time, it collapsed. You must have surely got goose bumps after hearing this, but Varsha has faced this unfortunate incident. Varsha revealed that, “On Tuesday when the dreadful incident took place. The construction workers started off with their work […]

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patient

The social media group helps Nanded resident Trupti and her husband, Priyaranjan, with treatment costs as well as accommodation in Mumbai during her chemotherapy sessions

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patientAmidst cynicism surrounding social media, here’s a story affirming the fact that if used constructively, like everything else, it has the power to change lives. When Dr Charushila Jadhav from Bhopal read a message on social media seeking help for cancer treatment of Trupti from Nanded, he decided it was time to step up. He […]

KEM Hospital holds a unique radiology workshop

To guide undergraduate medical students on how to do an angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease, KEM Hospital conducted a workshop on angioplasty simulation. The prime motto of this workshop was to create awareness about radiology

KEM Hospital holds a unique radiology workshopThe radiology department at the KEM Hospital conducted one-of-a-kind workshop on angioplasty simulation for the medical students of the college. The idea was to give students an idea of how this procedure is conducted in case of a specific heart condition. “The idea is to create awareness about radiology. This is the first time that […]

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programme

After a whole family form Satara was diagnosed with hepatitis, the doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital has initiated the hepatitis awareness programme. The hospital has organized different events on world hepatitis day on July 28. Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programmeA case of 20-year-old, who developed an end-stage liver cancer, has triggered doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to create awareness on hepatitis among the people. Last week, Mangesh (name changed) came to the city hospital with complaint of swelling of legs, jaundice and swelling of belly. After undergoing some tests, he was diagnosed with hepatitis […]

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuse

Two Mumbai children consumed rat poison after being sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, paediatricians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents about good touch and bad touch to empower their children. Doctors say, children should be made aware of the inappropriate behavior by adults. Sexual abuse can have adverse effects on children’s mentality and if the issue is not addressed in time, it may turn into a personality disorder

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuseIn a shocking incident in Mumbai, two children consumed rat poison and lost their lives due to multiple organ failures. A 10-year-old and a 13-year-old took such an extreme step after they were sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, pedestrians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents on importance of […]

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

During her prenatal checkups, Sebastian was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, in which the two main arteries of the heart are reversed. His case was especially complex because the interior walls of his heart were sealed shut, so that blood couldn't flow between the chambers to pick up oxygen

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birthKristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]

‘I am trapped, rescue me,’ father’s frantic call to his son

Rajesh Doshi, 57, took shelter under the bed to save his life during the Mumbai building collapse. Doshi's legs were operated due to which he couldn’t run to save his life. Doshi had a phone in the pocket. But there was no network. In the evening, Doshi heaved a huge sigh of relief as he was able to make a call to his son

‘I am trapped, rescue me,’ father’s frantic call to his sonHe was trapped in the rubble for 15 hours. No food, no water nor light. Still he kept fighting due to his strong will power. And in the end, a phone call saved his life. Ghatkopar man Rajesh Doshi called his son from under the Mumbai building rubble, saying his legs were trapped. Doshi and his family resided […]

Is your child watching porn? Seek help

Incidents of children viewing pornography are increasing at an alarming rate warned the doctors. Doctors say children between the age group of 12-15 like to view sensuous stuff as they are at the peak of the sexual activity

Is your child watching porn? Seek helpHave you been worried with the thought of your teenage child watching porn on his/her phone? Your concerns may be right to an extent as city psychiatrists are seeing a rising number of parents seeking their help for their adolescent aged child being hooked to porn watching. Doctors say easy accessibility to porn online is […]

Warning: Tooth extraction can be harmful for children

A child’s decayed tooth is removed at a young age. This leads to formation of gap, in between the teeth. But when their new adult teeth come in, they do not coming in straight. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is given on saving the tooth. Therefore, dental camps organized in rural areas provide parents with information about oral hygiene

Warning: Tooth extraction can be harmful for childrenTooth ache in children can be as distressing for the parent as it is for the child. A persistent toothache in a child usually indicates a problem that requires professional care. And generally after examination, the decayed tooth is extracted by the dentist. But if the tooth is extracted at a younger age, it leaves a […]

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism 

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks’ gestation more likely to have a child with autistic traits by age six

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may cause autism A study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism. The study found pregnant women with […]