Tasgaon man unites blood donors from across country, saves lives

After he lost a friend to blood loss following an accident, Vikram Vishrant Yadav set up an association that connects blood donors, including those with the rare OHH group

Tasgaon man unites blood donors from across country, saves livesVikram Vishrant Yadav faced the inexplicable tragedy of losing a friend because they could not arrange for blood that matched his group. Determined that no one meets the fate as his friend, the service professional from Tasgaon, Maharashtra, to set up an association that provides the rarest of blood groups to those in need. “My […]

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO 

 The report has mentioned that low and middle-income countries such as India continued to make significant progress in order to control tobacco. Even Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS - 2) India 2016-17 which had been released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had found a six per cent decline in tobacco use prevalence than the previous year. It also stated that the decline in prevalence was equivalent to a 17% relative decrease, and the number of tobacco users has reduced by about 8.1 million

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on the global tobacco epidemic has seen a positive change in bringing down tobacco consumption among people. The report has found that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to creating no smoking areas. It states that nearly two-thirds of […]

I’ve treated more lethal war wounds in Syria than I had imagined,’ says Nashik doctor

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gopal Shinde worked in Syria as part of Doctors Without Borders’ from April to June 2017

I’ve treated more lethal war wounds in Syria than I had imagined,’ says Nashik doctorThousands of lives are stake in war zones such as Syria. Tending the wounded and the ill becomes a bigger challenge in places like these, especially since local healthcare services are nearly negligible. Doctors, who are assigned the task of looking after people at war zones, work amidst several challenges, and Dr Gopal Shinde, an […]

A high fat, low carb diet is not safe, warn experts

Ketogenic diet which is high-fat diet, moderate in protein low-carb, is said to promote weight loss. But experts warned that it can cause side effects as it is not a scientific and a safe diet

A high fat, low carb diet is not safe, warn expertsA ketogenic diet is high on fat, moderate in protein and extremely low in carbs. As carbs are reduced and fat is increased, the body enters a state called ketosis (Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low)  and converts fats into ketones — molecules that supply energy for […]

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatrists

Doctors across the city have been receiving cases of teenagers, mainly girls, between 14 and 20 addicted to synthetic weed or Spice, which gives the same high as weed but cannot be identified through tests

‘Spice’ girls baffle Mumbai doctors, psychiatristsSudeep and Megha Parab noticed a sudden change in the behaviour of their teenaged daughter, Natasha (all names changed), some time back. The 17-year old had bloodshot eyes and she was experiencing sudden mood swings. At times she would be dizzy, and there were instances when she would be constantly irritable. However, when the Parabs […]

Thane family wins battle against drug-resistant TB

The Chaturvedis have seen the toughest of times, emotionally and financially, when all of their children were struck by the drug-resistant infection. Today, they are all infection-free and are going to their respective colleges

Thane family wins battle against drug-resistant TBEven the most difficult situations can be overcome with the support of family – the Chaturvedis* have proven just that. The Thane residents found themselves in deep crisis when three children in the family were diagnosed with drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). Though they suffered financial setbacks and the illness took a toll on the family, physically, […]

Who will lend her support?

Today, social worker Seema Hande is alone. For several years, Seema who was like a ray of hope for children suffering with cancer, is today struggling for her own survival as her health is deteriorating due to kidney failure. She is in search of a helping hand which will offer her love, support and care

Who will lend her support?Byculla resident, Seema Hande is a social worker who counselled children suffering from cancer by lending them support, affection and care. But the lady who gave fought for others is today all alone, in a lot of pain and struggling for her survival. Who will lend her support? The question remains unanswered question. Currently, she […]

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers child

Such a type of delivery is very rare and complicated say Mumbai gynaecologists. Jyoti Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. The normal range for hemoglobin is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women. The baby was born with no health complications except being under-weight

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers childJyoti Pardeshi was a full-term pregnant woman who was expecting her third child when she encountered a horrific medical emergency yesterday. On Tuesday, she was recommended to Nashik’s Bytco Medical Hospital from another hospital due to vaginal bleeding. In a rare case, Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. Even her platelet […]

Pune doctors successfully deliver child of woman with uterus rupture

During the C-section delivery, the doctors observed more reddish appearing blood around the uterus. The doctor’s observation revealed that her uterus was ruptured from behind. After the baby was delivered the ten centimeter tear on the backside of her uterus was then stitched by the doctor, thereby saving Rupali’s uterus

Pune doctors successfully deliver child of woman with uterus ruptureTimely intervention by the doctors at Sassoon general hospital has helped a 20-year-old woman to save the life of her newly born baby. A full term pregnant Rupali Gaikwad had developed a 10 centimeter tear in the backside (rear) of her uterine wall when she underwent labour. This condition might have been fatal for Rupali […]

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart care

Maharashtra Government has undertaken National Child Health Program to make health facilities available for the children in the rural areas. In the year 2016-17, 2,530 children were diagnosed with heart disease. People in the rural areas are immensely benefiting from this health camp and this will also help the health facilities to reach at the grass root

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart careHealth camps organised in the rural areas are proving to be a boon for the rural people. Health facilities are reaching at the grass root level due to which, there is an easy access to the treatment. State Government organizes health check-up camps at district level under the ‘National Child Health’ campaign, to provide health […]