‘No More Tension’: An app to help you lead a stress-free life

Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere and too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. Now, a stress management app will help you to reduce your stress

‘No More Tension’: An app to help you lead a stress-free lifeStress is normal part of life that can either help us learn and grow or can cause us significant problems. If we don’t take action, the stress response can create or worsen health problems. Prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging. Owing to which, in December 2016, central government launched ‘NO More Tension’, […]

Bye, bye acidity: BIDS comes up with a new technique to relieve it

Do you have acidity? Are you dependant on drugs to treat this common health condition? Well, you need not to be dependent on drugs anymore to relieve acidity! In a breakthrough development in the field of medical science, surgeons from Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital Mumbai (BIDS), have come up with a new surgical technique for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), most commonly known as acidity

Bye, bye acidity: BIDS comes up with a new technique to relieve itAcidity occurs when there is excess secretion of acids in the gastric glands of the stomach, producing gas, bad breath, stomach ache and other symptoms. Anti-Reflux Mucosectomy (ARMS), an endoscopic surgery invented in Japan could permanently give respite to patents struggling with acidity problems, invented by a Japanese doctor Prof Haro Innoue of Tokyo University.  The ARMS endoscopic surgery […]

Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in Maha

A baby girl born in Mangaon taluka in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, has grabbed the eyeballs all over. The baby girl born in Varad Hospital & Maternity Home has total 24 fingers, on her hands and feet. As soon as the villagers came to know about it, there was a big queue to see this cute baby girl

Rare: A baby with 24 fingers born in MahaYou must have heard about people having an extra finger known as polydactyly, (The condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes). But, you will be amazed to know this baby girl has 24 fingers in totality. Yes! You heard it right… On October 27, Aditi Bhadavakar, a 28-year-old woman gave birth […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in India

On October 30, World Health Organization (WHO) realised its annual TB report on tuberculosis (TB). It reveals that TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. TB is also the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance and the leading killer of people with HIV

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in IndiaAnnouncement of wiping out tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025 apart, projections in World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual TB report 2017 released on Monday, look dismal for the nation. Of the 27.9 lakh estimated patients, only 19,38,158 TB cases were notified in public and private sector in India, which means that over 8.5 lakh cases […]

Mumbai hospital treats rare co-infection of TB and Hantavirus; gets published in Journal

Hantaviruses are a group of antigenically distinct viruses carried out in rodents and insectivores. In India, it is quite uncommon. Doctors say though being rare, the virus, in real terms can be life-threatening. It generally leads to pulmonary ailments that can be very lethal to health

Mumbai hospital treats rare co-infection of TB and Hantavirus; gets published in JournalAs the winter season is ready to set foot in the city, fever, cough and cold are the commonest complaints you get these days. And, when all of this is accompanied with a family history of having Tuberculosis (TB), everything seems to be like a clear diagnosis. That’s what a nine-year-old from Mumbai approached the […]

Conjoined twins: A baby with two heads born in Beed  

An emergency C-Section was successfully performed by the team of doctors who had the daunting task of saving the foetus and the mother. The twins have two heads and share one heart, two lungs and kidneys. The newborn, who weighed 3.7 kg at birth, has now been kept in the NICU. Their feedings have been carried out through IVs. The delivery took place at Swami Ramanand Tirth Rural (SRTR) Govt Medical College Ambejogai, Beed district

Conjoined twins: A baby with two heads born in Beed  On Sunday evening, a woman gave birth to conjoined twins at the Swami Ramanand Tirth Rural (SRTR) Govt Medical College Ambejogai, Beed district. An emergency C-Section was successfully performed by the team of doctors who had to save the foetus and the mother. The twins have two heads and share one heart, two lungs and kidneys. […]

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employees

On the occasion of national breast cancer awareness month, Jaslok Hospital provided self-examination training to the women employees of the BMC Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (D-ward) in Mumbai. The training session was conducted at D ward BMC office, Nana Chowk, Mumbai for the entire women workforce of BMC

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employeesBreast cancer projection for India for the year 2020 suggests that the number to go as high as 17, 97,900, says a report by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Also, the recent statistics show that women suffering from breast cancer are mainly below the age of 50 years. On October 30, the training session conducted […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hours

A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. This causes the part of the body that the injured brain controls to stop working. In this case, if the patient is given treatment within 4 hours, the blood supply will be normal. On this ‘World Stroke Day’, speaking to My Medical Mantra, doctors inform that stroke is a medical emergency. So, seek treatment as soon as possible

Stroke: Patients should be treated within three to four hoursA stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. If a patient gets proper treatment in the first three to four hours after stroke, some patients may feel better within 24 hours. Dr Vijay Surase, Interventional Cardiologist at Jupiter Hospital said, “Stroke and the […]