Sangli: Emergency medical services a click away

During emergencies, to help patients to get the medical facilities, ‘Golden Hour Medical Information Service’ app has been launched in Sangli Miraj Kupwad municipal corporation area. Owing to which, the Sanglikars will get all the information about the medical facilities on just one click. The app is in the experimental stage. Soon, it will be launched all over Maharashtra

Sangli: Emergency medical services a click awayIf the patients receive treatment in that golden hour, his life can be saved. In compared to urban areas, rural areas lack medical facilities. To top it all, if there is an emergency, along with the hospital, the patient’s family has to make blood arrangements, search a blood bank and so on. Now, due to […]

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutrition

We assume that under nutrition is a rural problem in an underdeveloped settlement. But that doesn’t seem to be the reality anymore. A health NGO, ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) has a set up in the slums of Mankhurd in Mumbai, specially that branches a ward only to tackle malnutrition

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutritionAccording to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2016, India ranked 97 among 118 developing nations, 15.2% of Indians are undernourished and 38.7% of under-five children are stunted. In fact, India’s malnutrition problem is even worse than its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China. Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is […]

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat it

Recent climate changes have had widespread impact on human and natural systems. Compelling evidence proves numerous health risks which threaten all countries. Those with generally the poorest health and lowest life and health expectancy will be least able to adapt to the adverse effects of climate. A call for national governments to provide designated funds for the strengthening of health systems to combat climate change has come from the World Medical Association

WMA: Climate change poses health risks, emergency funding needed to combat itIn a policy statement adopted at its annual Assembly in Chicago, the WMA emphasises the urgency for taking action and for emergency planning on local, national and international levels. The WMA says that human influence on the climate system is clear, with recent emissions of green-house gases the highest in history. Recent climate changes have […]

These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  

Sushma Swaraj has the reputation to immediately respond to the problems tweeted at her. Amongst other requests, her twitter timeline is always flooded with many Pakistani citizens requesting her to grant a visa to get treatment in India. She too has quickly responded to such issues and stepped in to help

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  In last few days, India and Pakistan have experiencing a tensed diplomatic relationship; External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has given a gift to Pakistani citizens. She made this warm gesture on the occasion of Diwali she announced on Thursday that India has cleared medical visas of all deserving Pakistani cases.  “On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, […]

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughter

Even today, a lot of families across the country find girl child to be a burden. But a family in Udaipur in Rajasthan, a place where female foeticide is still an ugly reality has shown exemplary courage by giving birth to a girl child with neonatal complications

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughterFor Bhavna and Ajay (names changed), it was the greatest gift of God to see their three-and-half month old survive the odds and come home from the Neonatal ICU at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. “We are grateful to Bhavna and her family. We appreciate them for setting a new example to the community. In Rajasthan, […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th time

Mumbai police work round the clock. Despite of heavy rains, festivals and so on. Police are always on their toes to serve the citizens. Similarly, for Pundalik Awhad, a constable of Sewree police station, blood donation is of prime importance along with citizen's security

Mumbai cop felicitated for donating blood for the 50th timeDonated blood is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments which is why we need you to donate blood. Likewise, Pundalik Awhad, a police constable of Sewree police station has donated blood for 50 times. But, he understood the importance of blood donation due to a life changing incident. His daughter was […]

Rare: Passing urine triggers seizures in case of a 6-year-old

Last month, My Medical Mantra reported about a young boy who would get seizures if anyone touched his right hand. Seizures evoked by a specific stimuli is known as reflex seizures. Now, a 6-year-old is getting treatment for her unusual trigger for epilepsy – passing urine

Rare: Passing urine triggers seizures in case of a 6-year-oldEpilepsy is a rather difficult disease to deal with. If it is true then anything can trigger seizures, the cause of the trigger is very important to be identified. Reflex seizures are triggers that are caused by reflexes. Last month, My Medical Mantra reported about a young boy who would get seizures if anyone touched […]
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