Traumatised couple waits anxiously for Supreme Court nod

A month ago multiple sonography done on Santosh Pal's wife had shown that the unborn child has serious developmental defect called anencephaly – absence of brain – which is incompatible to life. The child will not survive even a day after it is born

Traumatised couple waits anxiously for Supreme Court nod“What we are going through, no other couple should ever face it. We were supposed to celebrate, instead are fighting to abort it,” says a sombre Santosh Pal, as he waits for his wife outside the sonography department of KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Pal’s wife, who is in her 24th week of pregnancy, was being examined […]

Shocking: Medicine, healthcare over- and underused worldwide

Researchers find 57% patients in China got inappropriate antibiotics; inappropriate hysterectomies in US range from 16% to 70%; inappropriate knee replacement is 26% in Spain and 34% in US

Shocking: Medicine, healthcare over- and underused worldwideUp to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused healthcare, researchers said on Monday. Experts who carried out a series of studies across the world found that medicine and healthcare are routinely both over- and […]

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 […]

Lifeline Express is hospital going to people, says doctor who performed first cancer surgery on rails

In an interview with My Medical Mantra, Tata Memorial Hospital’s Oral Cancer Surgeon Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi shares his experience of performing ‘first-ever cancer surgery on rails’

Lifeline Express is hospital going to people, says doctor who performed first cancer surgery on railsLifeline Express, India’s only hospital-on-train, recently conducted its first cancer surgery on December 24 in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. A team of doctors from Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, operated on Hiralal Lodging, a 53-year-old tea vendor suffering from oral cancer. Two new coaches fully equipped for cancer surgery were introduced to the five-bogie train on […]

Renowned gynaecologist on morning jog collapses, dies of heart attack

Dr Rakesh Sinha, the first doctor to bring minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to India, suffered acute heart attack while practicing for Mumbai Marathon at Joggers Park

Renowned gynaecologist on morning jog collapses, dies of heart attackRenowned city gynaecologist Dr Rakesh Sinha passed away in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital on the morning of December 26. The 60-year-old doctor, who was the first to bring minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to India, was declared dead on arrival. Sinha, who has been participating in Mumbai Marathon for past few years, was practicing at Joggers […]

Nephrologists from six countries present their studies on chronic kidney disease at ISN conference

Indian Society of Nephrology’s (ISN) 47th annual conference focuses on treatment and prevention of various kidney related disease

Nephrologists from six countries present their studies on chronic kidney disease at ISN conferenceIn its 47th Annual Conference, Indian Society of Nephrology aims to conduct a detailed discussion on treatment and prevention of various kidney diseases. The conference (ISNCON 2016), beginning December 15 to 18, has been organised with support of Mumbai Nephrology Group. Indian Society of Nephrology is a platform to share scientific studies related to kidney […]

35 per cent of her body weight was tumour. Five-year-old girl saved by Sion Hospital doctors

Abandoned by parents, teen brother rushes girl to hospital after she was wrongly treated by a quack

35 per cent of her body weight was tumour. Five-year-old girl saved by Sion Hospital doctorsAbandoned by their parents, Sadashiv, 18, decided to take up responsibility of his five-year-old sister, Vaishnavi, after a quack branded her with hot iron to treat her complaints of severe stomach pain. An alert and worried Sadashiv, a resident of Panvel, soon realised that there was something wrong with his sister which needed immediate medical […]
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