Obesity major contributor to liver failure disease

Fatty liver is an accumulation of fat in the liver. Obesity is the biggest cause of fatty liver. This is especially true in urban cities like Mumbai. With majority of Mumbaikars following unhealthy lifestyle and junk food eating habit, doctors say non-alcoholic fatty liver related liver failure is on a rise and obesity is the reason for it

Obesity major contributor to liver failure diseaseObesity is a major contributor to liver failure disease, say experts. With majority of Mumbaikars following unhealthy lifestyle and having junk food eating habits, doctors say non-alcoholic fatty liver related liver failure is on a rise and obesity is the reason for it. Dr Samir Shah, Head of the Hepatology, Liver Intensive Care and Transplant […]

Maharashtra’s CIC sustains mild fracture, after being assaulted by Dalit activists

Ratnakar Gaikwad was attacked by Dalit activist, for his alleged role in demolition of historic Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, which was razed to the ground in the night of June 2016

Maharashtra’s CIC sustains mild fracture, after being assaulted by Dalit activistsMaharashtra’s Chief Information Commissioner, CIC, Ratnakar Gaikwad, who was brutally assaulted by Dalit activists, has sustained a mild fracture, in his 5th rib. Gaikwad was trashed by Dalit activists in Aurangabad on Monday, over the Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan demolition issue. Ratnakar Gaikwad has been admitted to Bombay Hospital under supervision of Dr Gautam Bhansali, who […]

Obese auto driver, first patient to undergo bariatric surgery in medical camp

A free medical check-up camp was organized by Guardian Minister Girish Mahajan, on January 1, 2017. All together 277 patients were screened for obesity, by Dr Jayashree Todkar, a well-known bariatric surgeon from Pune. Out of which, 40 were suggested surgery for their obesity. This is one of the first bariatric surgeries done in the medical health check-up camp

Obese auto driver, first patient to undergo bariatric surgery in medical camp“I was obese, and didn’t know where to go. I thought will I ever get rid of obesity? A poor person like me, who drives an auto rickshaw, can’t afford the money required for a surgery like this. But, I am thankful to Girish Mahajan, I had come to this health camp with a ray […]

City doctors welcome PM Narendra Modi’s move to make prescription for generic drugs compulsory

It is a good idea to make prescribing generic drugs compulsory but before that the infrastructure for generic drugs need to be in place. Else, it will invite nexus between chemists and pharma companies with chemist deciding which generic drug to sell

City doctors welcome PM Narendra Modi’s move to make prescription for generic drugs compulsoryMaking it compulsory to prescribe generic drugs is a good move but there needs to be enough infrastructures to implement it at ground level, say doctors. During the inauguration of a hospital in Surat yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will make “legal arrangements” to ensure doctors prescribe generic medicines. Welcoming the move, […]

Before grief turns to depression, seek help. You’re not alone

Grief can be a trigger for major depressive disorder, but not everyone who grieves will experience severe depression. In such cases 15 to 20 per cent of people attempt to suicide. Whether you experience depression or grief, there are many approaches that can help you heal with time

Before grief turns to depression, seek help. You’re not aloneNo one can imagine how it feels losing your loved one forever, unless it has happened to them too. Someone who you always looked up to and shared every important moment of your life with, who was with you through every life changing event, whether it was sad moment or happy one. And suddenly the […]

Spreading awareness about obesity and diabetes, My Medical Mantra takes up #FightObesity campaign

To discuss the rising threat of obesity and diabetes  and create awareness about them, doctors from across the globe are meeting in Goa, under the banner of IFSO APC OSSICON 2017, and the theme of this conference is Diabesity

Spreading awareness about obesity and diabetes, My Medical Mantra takes up #FightObesity campaignMyMedicalMantra, a dedicated health based news portal, has also joined hands with IFSO APC OSSICON 2017, to fight against obesity. Our aim is to spread awareness among the masses about obesity and diabetes.  In next few days, MyMedicalMantra will bring to you a series of articles, focusing on obesity and diabetes. In these articles we […]

How bariatric surgery has gained prominence in the fight against diabesity

Gastric bypass surgery (GBS) is a bariatric procedure where we reduce the size of the stomach and also the length of the intestine of an obese patient. By reducing the volume of the stomach, the demand for food is reduced this eventually leads to weight loss

How bariatric surgery has gained prominence in the fight against diabesityDiabetes and obesity are two sides of the same coin, say doctors. This close association between obesity and diabetes led to the term ‘Diabesity’ coined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to spread awareness on these two diseases. According to medical experts, diabesity is the biggest burden on our health care system as obesity has […]

Diabesity to be the theme of IFSO APC ossicon 2017 to spread awareness about the twin dangers of obesity and diabetes

 ‘Obesity and Diabetes are two sides of the same coin. We call them as twin diseases. Both are interlinked to each other, obesity and diabetes, follow each other and due to their association, organs in human body deteriorate very fast, which leads to organ failure. This combination is mostly seen in the Indo-Asian region, and that is why our theme is Diabesity, where we will discuss this global threat’ said Dr Jayashree Todkar

Diabesity to be the theme of IFSO APC ossicon 2017 to spread awareness about the twin dangers of obesity and diabetesDoctors say, ‘obesity’ is mother of all diseases. The rising threat of obesity, globally, has left the caregivers in a tizzy. Obesity is a disease. Poor lifestyle and unhealthy food habits lead to obesity, which is the main culprit behind several diseases, including cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet says, worldwide the epidemic […]

PCPNDT has failed its purpose to curb female foeticide in Maharashtra, say activists

As of now we have 600 cases registered in Maharashtra under PCPNDT act, out of which 500 are still pending trial. Though the state secured conviction in lower courts, it failed in an appeal. If we take the cases to the logical end, no one would dare to defy the law, says Varsha Deshpande

PCPNDT has failed its purpose to curb female foeticide in Maharashtra, say activistsAs the girl child sex ratio dips in Maharashtra, women activists are blaming the improper implementation of the PCPNDT act for this sad situation. Activist say, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) act, has not proven to be a deterrent as the corrupt practices are still continuing. Referring to the Sangli incident, where 19 female […]

Doctors hail ‘Kaasav’ as a movie which aptly conveys what people in depression go through

Movies are a strong medium to connect with the masses; ‘Kaasav’ is a movie which strikes a chord among people. Depression is a matter of concern; urban metros are witnessing a growing burden of mental health problems and spreading awareness goes a long way in helping people speak out

Doctors hail ‘Kaasav’ as a movie which aptly conveys what people in depression go throughThe Bombay Psychiatric Society (BPS) held a special screening of ‘Kaasav’- a Marathi movie which won this year’s national award at BYL Nair Hospital. Appreciating the movie’s attempt to spread awareness on depression, the BPS said movies are a strong medium to communicate with masses. “Spreading awareness through entertainment is a tough task and the […]