Mumbai: 16-year-old boy with autism goes missing, parents appeal for help

On October 01, 2019, a 16-year-old boy named Tarun Gupta was swept in a political rally from Colaba market area. He reached Flora Fountain and couldn’t find his way back home. Tarun is affected with autism, he has a speech impediment and partial vision

Mumbai: 16-year-old boy with autism goes missing, parents appeal for helpWhen he did not return home, his family was worried and they filed an FIR on the very same day at CSTM police station. As per information received from sources, he was last seen at Panvel station. He accidentally boarded a Goa bound train, this was confirmed by the CCTV footage. Once his parents came […]

Feeling sleepy in office? Here’s how to avoid it

Doctors explain if you don’t get a proper night’s sleep your body does not get the adequate energy to work throughout the day. You feel tired and this immediately affects your work

Feeling sleepy in office? Here’s how to avoid itHave you ever fallen asleep on your office desk? Have you ever thought about taking a nap? Have you rested your head on the desk for a few seconds? If you ask these questions to anyone, 90 per cent of them would say yes But, do you know why you feel sleepy during the work […]

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limit

These days, with increasing awareness about exercise, people have started making it habit to exercise daily. But, experts say that there is not enough awareness on how much exercise should one do, according to their age and capability

Exercise: Know what level of intensity suits you, according to you age limitDr Vivek Tadwalkar, general physician (GP) from Pune, said, “Those who want to reduce their weight are blindly following any exercise pattern. There are certain scientific norms on how much exercise a person can in a particular age group, and when one does not follow that, there are chances of a person becoming ill.” While […]

After unseasonal rains, Pune witnesses a spike in viral and bacterial cases

The sudden temperature fluctuations is taking a toll on people’s health. It can increase the risk of viral fever and infections

After unseasonal rains, Pune witnesses a spike in viral and bacterial casesThe cases of viral and bacterial diseases have increased in the city. As the rains have now stopped, many children, especially those with low immunity, are suffering from viral flu. Doctors say that cases of viral flu and bacterial infections related to the stomach have recently increased in the last couple of days. While speaking […]

#MaharashtraElections2019: 102-year-old man casts his vote in Pune

Haji Ibrahim Aleem Joad was earlier hospitalised but took an early discharge for the day to exercise his right to vote

#MaharashtraElections2019: 102-year-old man casts his vote in PuneJoad has been a regular voter since India achieved independence and was in a wheelchair when he came to cast his vote on Monday. The 102-year-old man took an early discharge from the hospital on Monday, October 21 After which he directly headed to cast his vote for the state assembly elections. He was admitted […]

Eating tomatoes cause kidney stones: Myth or Fact?

It is widely believed that tomato seeds can lead to kidney stones. But how true is this? My Medical Mantra spoke to a few health experts to separate myth from fact

Eating tomatoes cause kidney stones: Myth or Fact?Tomato is a vitamin C-rich fruit which has been badgered as a food item which leads to the formation of kidney stones. The slightly sweet and tangy flavour of tomatoes is loved by all and is an important part of many cuisines, especially Indian food. Not to forget the antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients found […]

93% of milk safe for human consumption, antibiotic residue a cause of concern: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) today released the full report of the ‘National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018’. The survey results demolish the perception of large scale milk adulteration in the country. Amongst the top three states with highest levels of antibiotics residues are Madhya Pradesh (23 out of 335 samples), Maharashtra (9 out of 678 samples) and Uttar Pradesh (8 out of 729 samples)

93% of milk safe for human consumption, antibiotic residue a cause of concern: FSSAIThe survey has shown that 12 out of 6,432 samples of milk were adulterated that render such milk unsafe for human consumption. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) today released the full report of the ‘National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018.’ The survey results demolish the perception of large scale milk […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Our aim should be to serve the poor’

Diverse, vigorous and vibrant states contribute towards building the nation. India will become even more dynamic and economically strong, provided we have well-rounded health infrastructure available for our citizens

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Our aim should be to serve the poor’It should be advanced, state-of-the-art and affordable for all. Healthy states help develop a Healthy Nation. A nation’s health banks upon two major factors – a well-educated society and well-aware and informed citizens. Maharashtra is a progressive state and has achieved a good health index due to its positive outlook. But, to build a state […]

Gautam Gambhir’s intervention helps Pakistani child get a visa for heart surgery in India

A 7-year-old Pakistani national, Omaima Ali, with a congenital heart disorder has been issued a visa to undergo treatment in India after BJP MP Gautam Gambhir wrote to the Ministry of External Affairs, requesting help for the ailing girl

Gautam Gambhir’s intervention helps Pakistani child get a visa for heart surgery in IndiaGautam Gambhir, former India cricketer and current Member of Parliament, has arranged for a six-year-old girl from Pakistan to get a medical visa for India. The girl, Omaima Ali, and her parents will now be able to travel to India for a heart surgery to be performed on the girl. Gambhir had written to the […]

Pune: Sassoon docs treat 14-yr-old with rare back deformity

A 14-year-old girl underwent a knife for a rare deformity, which had caused her spine to bend around 50 degrees in her upper back and 60 degrees in her lower back. Sassoon General Hospital doctors used 24 screws to straighten the spine

Pune: Sassoon docs treat 14-yr-old with rare back deformity  A 14-year-old girl underwent a knife for a rare deformity, which had caused her spine to bend around 50 degrees in her upper back and 60 degrees in her lower back. The complicated surgery was recently performed on her by doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), and 24 screws were used to straighten the […]
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