Dentist to be family physician? IMA condemns governments move

The Indian Medical Association has raised strong objections to the government's proposed move to allow the dentist to practice family medicine. The IMA in its press release has condemned the idea of bridge course and mid-level practitioners.

Dentist to be family physician? IMA condemns governments moveA day after Union Health Ministry proposed a move to allow the dentist to practice family medicine, the Indian Medical Association has issued a press release threatening to resist any misadventure with all its efforts. The press release states,  Mid-level providers are a myth. Every government falling for this myth only to shallow thought process […]

DigitalHealth: AI powered diagnosis engines a boon for healthcare

Our country is facing a shortage of doctors. But the new technology is offering solution to this problem now. There are many AI powered on-demand healthcare service which enables virtual medical consultations which are coming up in the country which are offering digital consultations to doctors. 

DigitalHealth: AI powered diagnosis engines a boon for healthcareThe mfine, an AI powered on-demand healthcare service which enables virtual medical consultations, was recently launched in Pune. mfine has partnered with ten of the city’s leading hospitals which include Motherhood, Cloudnine, Oyster and Pearl, Shree Hospitals and Sancheti Hospital amongst others. Such companies are becoming health companion for consumers, enabling them to consult doctors, anytime and from anywhere. To increase accessibility for consumers […]

Title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ is derogatory, unethical and inhuman: IMA

Indian Medical Association and Indian Psychiatric Society strongly condemn the title and poster of the upcoming film ‘Mental Hai Kya’ and appeal the producer to withdraw these teasers and revise the title and content too if it has any such provocative sequence, dialogue or song. 

Title ‘Mental Hai Kya’ is derogatory, unethical and inhuman: IMAThe makers have recently released a poster which shows the two lead actors facing each other as they balance a blade between their tongues. Brilliant imagination! But can we call it creative too? Creativity is all about producing a useful novelty. Yes, it is a novelty but would you call it useful? In a time […]

Pune: Do not collect food from eateries violating norms: FDA warns online good companies

According to FDA officers, for the last two months, they have noticed violations in the quality and hygiene by online food delivery apps.

Pune: Do not collect food from eateries violating norms: FDA warns online good companiesPune FDA has recently taken action against restaurants and food delivery apps. The FDA officials have sent notices to around 150 restaurants running without proper license. “In the action taken by the department, around 150 were found running without proper FDA license, as per Food Safety and Standards Act,” said Suresh Deshmukh, joint commissioner FDA, […]

Soon your dentist to become your family physician

NITI Aayog, along with the Health Ministry, is mulling a proposal to allow dentists to practice family medicine or mainstream medicine. The idea of a bridge course is under consideration of the officials, which will create mid-level health providers

Soon your dentist to become your family physicianTo curb the shortage of doctors in the country, the Union Health Ministry is mulling to create a mid-level cadre, by allowing dentists to practice family medicine. The NITI Aayog has issued a letter, on April 18, to all the concern stakeholders to attend the meeting regarding this, held on April 22. The letter states, […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and body

Looks have been over emphasised and the demand for products to enhance these looks have increased over time. However, every story doesn’t have a happy ending; overuse and obsession of these products can be harmful to the skin

Here are 10 body care products that are harming your skin and bodyIn today’s day and age, beauty and perfection is being striven for like never before. Influenced by beauty influencers and photo shopped magazines, the trend is to be ‘flawless.’ The types of products being used extensively are as follows, here are their effects: Nylon brush, pufa, kathya or pumice stone is often use by people […]

Enforce strict ban on E-cigarettes, FDA writes to drug inspectors

Various studies carried out across the globe have suggested that smoking E-cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) leads to consumption of tobacco cigarettes. The Union government, a few months ago, had directed all the states to enforce the ban

Enforce strict ban on E-cigarettes, FDA writes to drug inspectorsThe Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed its officers to enforce a complete ban on E-cigarettes in the state FDA commissioner, Dr Pallavi Darade, has written a letter to all the drug enforcement officers across Maharashtra The Union government, to curb its rampant usage, has banned the sale, manufacture, and trade of E-cigarettes […]

Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

#VoteForHealth: ‘Government should focus on bogus pathologists issue’

As the Lok Sabha general elections have begun across the country and the people are taking to the polling booths to cast their vote, My Medical Mantra highlights a few healthcare needs which need to be taken into consideration by whichever government comes into power

#VoteForHealth: ‘Government should focus on bogus pathologists issue’My Medical Mantra’s campaign #VoteForHealth focuses on various health issues which are very important for the well-being of the common man. On which the government must focus during and after the election. The biggest festival of the largest democracy in the world has begun, and people are coming out from their homes to cast their […]
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