Avoid repeated use of cooking oil for frying, cautions FSSAI

The practice of reheating cooking oil or using the same cooking oil for frying is common. Cooking oil is often repeatedly used by topping it up with fresh oil

Avoid repeated use of cooking oil for frying, cautions FSSAIGenerally, big food businesses involved in the manufacturing of fried foods dispose of their used cooking oil (UCO) for industrial purposes (soap manufacture, etc.) but sometimes it finds way to small food vendors at cheap prices. At household level or by road-side vendors, the UCO is discarded in an environmentally hazardous manner blocking the sewerage […]

Organ donation: Mumbai witnesses its 20th heart transplant of 2018

Fortis Hospital (Mulund) performs its 85th successful heart transplant. The mother of a brain-dead daughter consented to donate her heart, liver, kidneys, and corneas

Organ donation: Mumbai witnesses its 20th heart transplant of 2018A team of cardiac specialists at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head – Cardiac Transplant, successfully performed a heart transplant and saved the life of a 26-year-old man, hailing from Punagam, Surat, on November 20. This feat became possible, after the family of a 21-year-old woman from Surat, consented to donate her […]

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education 

To overcome the shortage of mental health professionals in India, the Indian Psychiatric Society, along with civic-run KEM hospital, has planned to launch a mental health education programme for nursing staff attached with government and civic-run medical colleges and teachers across the schools in Maharashtra

Suicide prevention: Nursing staff, teachers in the state to receive mental health education The nursing staff, attached to state-run and civic-run medical colleges in Maharashtra, will be imparted with Mental Illness Education training. The Indian Psychiatric Society and civic-run KEM hospital will begin with the training program from December 2 in Mumbai. India has only 7,000 psychiatrists to cater the 125 crore population. One in every 20 people […]

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thrice

Many a times people face difficult situations in their life, the worst thing that can happen to you is that you can be diagnosed with cancer. But, have you ever thought what would you have done or how would you deal with the Big C if you relapsed twice. This is the story of strength and determination. Meet a woman who bravely fought against cancer not one, not twice, but thrice

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thriceMeet 38-year-old Taslim Cyclewala, who is disease free since last three years now, after she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013. She has seen its recurrence twice after she was first diagnosed with it in 2013. “I was determined to fight cancer. And i know that it is always an individual fight. Family […]

What is the co-relation between heavy schools bags and spinal deformity?

It is commonly known that school going kids face tremendous strain when it comes to carrying the load of their backpacks. For parents, if your child ever complaints about a backache or their bag being too heavy, ignoring these comments is not advisable

What is the co-relation between heavy schools bags and spinal deformity?With increase in demand for bag with more capacity for school kids, posture concerns due to the weight bearing are also on the rise. Carrying heavy backpacks leads to increased strain on the muscles, which results in unusual posture and spine alignment is affected, this can lead to serious spinal deformities. While kids may not […]

WHO: India records 24% reduction in malaria cases in 2017

There were 3.5 million more malaria cases reported in these 10 African countries in 2017 compared to the previous year, while India, however, showed progress in reducing its disease burden

WHO: India records 24% reduction in malaria cases in 2017Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable […]

Maha: 6 killed, 10 injured while defusing old ammunition in Wardha

A massive explosion took place near the ordinance deport in Wardha, on Tuesday morning, November 20. According to the officials, the explosion occurred while defusing the bombs

Maha: 6 killed, 10 injured while defusing old ammunition in WardhaAt least 6 people have been killed, and 10 have been injured in an explosion near the ordinance deport in Wardha district of Maharashtra  According to the district administration, the explosion took place while defusing the bombs and the scrap at the periphery of CAD Pulgaon, Wardha   The injured people have been admitted and currently […]

Obesity: Maha health ministry appoints Dr Jagannath Dixit as ambassador

Dr Jagannath Dixit has been appointed as a brand ambassador of the anti-obesity campaign by the state government

Obesity: Maha health ministry appoints Dr Jagannath Dixit as ambassadorMedical education Ministry has appointed Dr Dixit as brand ambassador. Dr Jagannath Dixit is attached to Government medical college Latur as Prof and Head of the community medicine department. On Monday, November 19, Dr Dixit was felicitated by Medical Education Minister in Mumbai. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Jagannath Dixit, said, “The cases […]

MMR vaccination: Pay close attention to out of school children, state health ministry

The immunisation drive will begin from November 27. The aim of this mass vaccination drive is to make sure that each and every child gets vaccinated. The state government has ensured that the doubts in the minds of the parents and elders are clarified before the children are vaccinated

MMR vaccination: Pay close attention to out of school children, state health ministryThe state health ministry has directed doctors, district surgeons, health workers, auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) workers to pay close attention to children of construction workers and other out-of-school children. The state health department is well-prepared if a medical emergency occurs during this immunisation campaign. While interacting with doctors via video conferencing, Maharashtra health minister, Dr […]

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her life

In a rare and risky case, doctors at government hospital in Pune successfully operated a 53 year-old woman, who had a huge 5.5 kg mass of fibroid in her broad ligament

Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her lifeAccording to experts the fibroid was huge and the surgery was risky. The mass was 25 cm by 20 cm in size. The broad ligament is a peritoneal fold that attaches the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to the pelvis. The mass was in very close proximity to abdominal aorta, both veins and arteries supplying […]
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