Pune witnesses a rise in number of cancer volunteers

Pune has recently started seeing more takers for the cancer support groups. It is not just the increase in number of such support groups, but also the increase in the number of cancer survivors who want to voluntarily offer their service in these groups

Pune witnesses a rise in number of cancer volunteersIn the last three months, Pune has witnessed new initiatives being launched by cancer support groups. New groups are being formed and more number of cancer survivors getting trained for effective volunteering. Aastha breast cancer support group, the first of this kind, is a support group in Pune formed in 2002. It hardly had any […]

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion Hospital

The tumour which weighed 5.5 kg (31 by 19 cm) was taken out had completely replaced her right kidney. This tumour has been documented as the world’s largest renal tumor by the Guinness Book of World Records. The hospital has received the official certificate from the world record managing team of the Guinness book

Guinness world record: Heaviest kidney tumour removed successfully at Sion HospitalA surgery performed to remove a massive tumour from a woman’s stomach has made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. It has been considered as the heaviest tumour in India and the world, till date. Manju Devi, a 28-year-old woman who hails from Darbhanga in Bihar. She travelled to Mumbai seeking treatment […]

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’

India is a country riddled with superstitions and this is a fact that keeps resurfacing time and again. Often, doctors have said that myths and beliefs about diseases and medications only result in improper treatment

‘Myths and superstitions hurdle to epilepsy treatment’One such notion has ruined the life of a 35year old Mumbai man Ramesh Singh (name changed), who has been getting seizures since many years now. Once, when he got his epileptic attack, his friend held him tightly to make him sit. The thought behind it was to protect Ramesh so that he doesn’t fall […]

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark Waugh

On Tuesday, Former Australian opening batsman Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO that works to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS amongst the injecting drug using community. Mark spent some valuable time by listening to the stories of the drug addicts, whose lives are back on track after quitting drugs and also motivated them by urging them to lead a healthy and a drugs-free life. He appealed the Indian cricketers to do their bit by supporting these causes

Stay off drugs, be healthy & happy, says Mark WaughFormer Australian cricketer Mark Waugh visited Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust and encouraged the drug addicts to stay healthy and stay off drugs. “Like in India, in Australia, we support a lot of underprivileged people. It would be great if Indian cricketers come forward to support these charities. It’s great to see everybody doing great here and […]

Dr Shivkumar Utture, MMC’s newly elected president

Maharashtra Medical Council whose election as held in, which is a quasi-judicial body governing quality of medical education and medical ethics in state. Its election was held in December 2016 after the state government dissolved the old MMC committee

Dr Shivkumar Utture, MMC’s newly elected president  Eight months after the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) held elections to set up a new executive committee, the council gets its President and new executive committee members. Dr Shivkumar Utture has been elected as new president, while Dr Jayesh Lele has been appointed as Vice President. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, the newly […]

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in Hawaii

Rat lungworm cannot be transmitted between individuals, but anyone can acquire the disease by consuming raw or undercooked slugs, snails, freshwater shrimp, land crabs or frogs infected with the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis

Infant with rare brain parasite hospitalised in HawaiiAn infant was hospitalised for rat lungworm disease on Wednesday, probably after consuming a slug or snail on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to a statement from the Hawaii Department of Health. This marks the 10th case of the infection on the island and the 17th statewide in 2017. “This is an extremely unfortunate incident, […]

Mega health camp at Faizpur receives an overwhelming response

On Monday, Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, inaugurated the first rural Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay camp at Faizpur in Jalgaon district in Maharashtra. The camp witnessed the participation of thousands of people from tribal dominated taluka’s like, Raver, Chopda, Yaval, Muktainagar and so on

Mega health camp at Faizpur receives an overwhelming responseSpecial clinics were established at the camp site according to the disease. Doctors from Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur had come to examine the patients. Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister, N T Nana Patil (MP), Rakshatai Khadse (MP), Eknathrao Khadse (MLA) and Haribhau Jawale (MLA) were present at the camp. Health ambassador, Rameshwar Naik, said, “Earlier people […]

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tick

Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine for working out the molecular mechanism behind circadian rhythms, the internal body clocks in all animals that regulate when they – we – sleep, eat, release hormones, etc

Nobel Prize awarded for experiments on how our internal body clocks tickThe circadian rhythm is mostly endogenous: it is ‘performed’ and regulated by chemical reactions that occur within the body’s cells, using internal cues. Though, it is also influenced by external stimuli like the amount of sunlight and other environmental factors. In the 1970s, Seymour Benzer and Ronald Konopka found that in an as-yet unknown gene […]

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in Mumbai

Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik (35) was flown to Mumbai after acid attack by unknown bikers severely damaged the left side of his face, including his eye

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in MumbaiRenowned plastic surgeons of Mumbai have come together to treat a paediatrician from Visakhapatnam, who has been left disfigured after unknown bikers hurled acid on his face. The attack has left the doctor attached with Seven Hills Hospital in Visakhapatnam with deep acid burns and a severely damaged left eye. Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik was […]

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough

Tissue samples from 1,178 women with the most common form of breast cancer were used in the experiment. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 per cent higher in women with the immune cell 'hotspots'

Scientists discover a ‘promising’ breast cancer relapse detection breakthrough  Researchers have found a way to potentially identify women at risk of relapsing breast cancer. Patients with high numbers of immune cell ‘hotspots’ around tumours were 25 per cent more likely to see the cancer return within a decade, indicates a study. The likelihood of tumours flaring up again within five years was 23 […]