Mumbai building collapse: Three friends cheat death

Three men, who shifted to Mumbai, just before a month, for their job, suffered injuries in Mumbai building collapse. Fortunately, they didn’t suffer any major injuries. Currently, they are taking treatment at Sir JJ group of hospitals

Mumbai building collapse: Three friends cheat deathMumbai, a city of dreams, where people from every nook and corner of the country, come to try their luck. Unlike others, three men thought of coming to Mumbai and living a life they dreamt of. Salim Hussain (41), a Karnataka resident, Haryana’s Gaurab Chaudhary, (24) and Punjab’s Iqbal Khan came just before a month […]

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says research

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. Current research also suggests that meditating and doing yoga can boost overall well-being and resilience to stress factors

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says researchIncreasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing depression. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows […]

BMC responsible for Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death, says IMA

Indian Medical association (IMA) holds Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) responsible for Dr Amarapurkar’s death. Doctor's association has decided to take a stern action against the corporation. Dr Amarapurkar’s body was found on Thursday morning

BMC responsible for Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death, says IMAOn Thursday morning, Bombay hospital’s noted gastroenterologist Deepak Amarapurkar’s body was found in Worli. His death has created a huge stir in the medical field. Doctors have blamed BMC for Dr Amarapurkar’s death, by demanding a strict action against BMC officials. Dr Sudhir Patil IMA president Mumbai Chapter “Every person’s life is important. This is an […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck pain  Sit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one […]

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoon

While some people are early birds and others are night owls, one thing many people have in common is a feeling of sluggishness in the afternoon. This is in large part due to your circadian rhythm, a roughly 24-hour "master clock" that regulates hormones in your brain -- including, most prominently, the ones that make you feel tired or awake

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoonBut you don’t just experience a physical lack of energy. Your brain’s reward processing system also takes a hit, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology. In the simplest terms, this system is responsible for helping you weigh potential risks vs. rewards, and arrive at a decision […]

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new study

Eating a diet high in saturated fat can raise the level of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, which, in turn, may clog the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Some claim that the mixture of fats in coconut oil still make it a healthy option, but the AHA says there is no good-quality evidence for this

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new studyCoconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than […]

Doctors develop guidelines to identify, manage potential organ donors

Critical care specialist doctors develop concise guidelines for identification and management of identified potential organ donors. The ISCCM member doctors have submitted the draft to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) for its endorsement. Government has already set up NOTTO for regulating organ transplants in India, but the country does not have any guidelines for identification and management of potential organ donors

Doctors develop guidelines to identify, manage potential organ donorsCritical care specialists in India, for the first time have developed concise guidelines for identification and management of identified potential organ donors. The Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) member doctors, who have developed these guidelines, have also submitted the draft to National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) for its endorsement. In the […]

City student designs device hold liver up while surgeries

Pooja Kulkarni, the final year student of Master in Industrial Design in IIT-B, has designed a device to facilitate surgical process for removing gallbladder. The device would be used to hold the liver up while the surgery is in process which would eventually reduce the chances of human error and costs involved in surgery

City student designs device hold liver up while surgeriesAn IIT Bombay (IIT-B) student has come up with a device to facilitate the surgical process of removing gallbladder. Pooja Kulkarni, a final year student of Masters in Industrial Design course offered by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). She has designed a device called Endogun, it’s used for deploying Endoretractor — a gallbladder retraction […]

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’

Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep are the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a single patient at the same time

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep have been recognised as the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a patient at the same time. The city doctors, who were in the news last year for performing the first-of-its-kind surgery in India, have received a global recognition after […]

Uterus transplant: ‘Motherhood is an instinct, instincts can’t be questioned’

Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who led a 12-member team, to perform India's first uterus transplant speaks exclusively to My Medical Mantra about the procedure, ethical dilemmas and India’s surgical prowess

Uterus transplant: ‘Motherhood is an instinct, instincts can’t be questioned’A 12-member team headed by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar conducted India’s first uterus transplant on a 21-year-old from Solapur on Thursday (May 18, 2017). Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, as he prepares for another such surgery later in the day, the director of Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI), Pune, said it’s time for India to […]