Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: Docs

As India watches with bated breath if a Pune hospital can make medical history with the nation’s first uterus transplant, doctors weigh the pros and cons

Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: DocsAs a Pune Hospital gears up for the first uterus transplant in India tomorrow (May 18), gynaecologists debate the risks involved. Doctors say that while there is no doubt it will be a landmark surgery in India’s medical history, there are inherent risks involved, and therefore surrogacy offers a safer alternative. Dr Hrishikesh Pai, general […]

How noisy is your hospital?

Sumaira Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of Awaaz Foundation, recorded noise levels in an around six hospitals across Mumbai on April 25. For them, it’s just another job.

How noisy is your hospital? A nose for news is no longer an alien term, but how about a nose for noise? For noted environmentalist Sumaira Abdulali, it is, however, a way of helping city maintain the environmental balance. To know how much of a noise is created in six different hospitals across Mumbai, Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of […]

The girl who won’t smile!

An Indo-Nepal orthodontic venture will help a bright, little girl smile again and give her the confidence to rebuild her devastated country

The girl who won’t smile!He and his family survived the deadly 2015 Nepal earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people. But he lost everything, including his house, and as he slowly rebuilds his life, Krishna Aacharya, has a simple wish that surpasses all else. He wants to see his 12-year-old daughter, Meera, smile. Literally. “My daughter can’t smile confidently because […]

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplant

Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, Dr Shailesh Puntambekar has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known as the “Pune Technique” globally

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplantDr Shailesh Puntambekar is a cancer surgeon specialised in laparoscopic cancer surgery. He is heading the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, a centre for advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Pune. Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, he has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known […]

Giving her duty to protect a new meaning, cop donates kidney to 8-year-old

A police officer is taking her oath to a whole new level, protecting and serving one of the young members of the community by donating her kidney. Lindsey Bittorf was tested and learned that she is a match for Jackson. Doctors were shocked to find such a strong match in someone who wasn’t a blood relative

Giving her duty to protect a new meaning, cop donates kidney to 8-year-oldA police officer in the state of Wisconsin, USA has gone above the call of duty for a local 8-year-old, who will receive one of her kidneys in June. It all started in December, when Milton police deputy Lindsey Bittorf saw a post from Jackson Arneson’s mom on Facebook and was moved to help them, […]

Cabinet approves implementation of maternity benefit programme

The pan-India programme will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of proper nutrition. It is applicable only to the first born

Cabinet approves implementation of maternity benefit programmeThe Cabinet on Wednesday (May 17) approved the pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program, which will be applicable only to the first-born. The Maternity Benefit Program will provide compensation for the wage loss in terms of cash incentives so that the women can take adequate rest before and after delivery and not be deprived of […]

In a breakthrough study, researchers find reason behind breast cancer relapse

Although improved cancer treatments mean that many patients survive the initial tumour, relapse is now the leading cause of death among breast cancer patients

In a breakthrough study, researchers find reason behind breast cancer relapseIn today’s day and age cancer is no longer a death sentence; it is now possible to successfully treat a range of cancer types and, consequently, survival rates are on the up. For instance, in breast cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 89 per cent, and the 10-year survival rate is 83 per cent. In […]

Pune to witness India’s first uterus transplant surgery tomorrow

Preparations at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) are in full swing as Pune gets ready for country’s first uterus transplant surgery, which is scheduled on Thursday (May 18). Doctors, nurses, ward boys and non-medico staff are all set to carry out one of the most complex procedures

Pune to witness India’s first uterus transplant surgery tomorrowStandard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are in place, duties have bee assigned, mock drill has been done, operation theatres are being fumigated, infrastructure is ready, and 180 hospital staff members have been put on high alert. Preparations at Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) are in full swing as Pune gets ready for country’s first uterus transplant […]

Mumbai sees second H1N1 death, doctors say nothing to worry

This year, swine flu has been a cause of concern in Maharashtra, especially in Pune, Nashik, Solapur and Aurangabad. So far, the state has registered 196 deaths till May 14

Mumbai sees second H1N1 death, doctors say nothing to worryMumbai sees a second swine flu death of the year after a 72-year-old woman from Kurla succumbed to the swine flu (H1N1) infection on May 12. While confirming the swine flu death, Dr Padmaja Keskar, executive health officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) told My Medical Mantra said the patient fell in the high-risk category with […]

Fibre intake is crucial so that you aren’t eaten by your own microbes

Studying the interaction of fibre, gut microbes and the intestinal barrier system is that if you don't feed them, they can eat you, say researchers

Fibre intake is crucial so that you aren’t eaten by your own microbesThe gut micro biota plays a crucial role in maintaining our body’s overall health. New research shows what happens if we do not feed our gut microbes with the fibre they need to survive. Our gut micro biota contains at least 1,000 different species of known bacteria, summing up 3 million genes. We share one […]