Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in women

Migraine extremely common in both sexes, but statistics suggest it is more prevalent in womenOne in seven people around the world suffer from migraine. In the UK, migraine has a crippling economic effect, with approximately 25m days lost every year, costing the country £2.3bn. But while the condition has been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks – who attempted to treat it with trepanning, by drilling a […]

Alarming: 1 in 2 males are either pre-diabetic or are suffering from diabetes in Mumbai

As per a survey, among females, 17.9% were found to be in pre-diabetic category and 17.8% were diabetic

Alarming: 1 in 2 males are either pre-diabetic or are suffering from diabetes in MumbaiIf the survey released by a leading diagnostic centre in Mumbai is to be believed, Mumbai’s working class is facing a serious threat due to diabetes. The survey done by Metropolis Healthcare, ahead of World Diabetes day (November 14) shows 21 per cent of the Mumbai’s working class are diabetic. “We had analysed 100659 samples […]

Chemists in Mumbai run out of change as people make a beeline to get rid of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes

Caught unawares of the government’s decision, chemists claim enough time was not given to stock up change

Chemists in Mumbai run out of change as people make a beeline to get rid of 500 and 1,000 rupee notesChemists across Mumbai refused to take the now banned 500 and 1000 rupee notes, causing a lot of distress to people. However, when My Medical Mantra spoke to the chemists association they claimed that they were caught unawares, when hoards of people rushed to several chemist shops on Tuesday evening. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on […]

Why are we ticklish?

It is no coincidence that the most ticklish parts of the body are also the most vulnerable, like the neck, the ribs and the stomach.

Why are we ticklish?The only people in this world who haven’t been tickled are probably infants who have not yet achieved this rite of passage. Everyone has giggled, gasped for breath, and gone into convulsions during a tickling attack, whether they still love tickling or grew to hate it. It’s one of those things that are hard to […]

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Heart transplanted from Indore to Mumbai in record two hours

Second successful inter-state heart transplant conducted between Maharashtra and Madhya PradeshOn November 8, Mumbai saw its second successful inter-state heart transplant. The donor’s heart was transported from Subash hospital, Indore, to Fortis hospital in Mulund in record two hours. The surgery, carried out by a team of doctors at Fortis, saved life of a 46-year-old man from Alibaug, Raigad. The recipient was suffering from dilated […]

First-of-its-kind surgery in India gives a new lease of life to Mumbai resident

58-year-old Manju Moradia undergoes liver transplant along with obesity surgery, says surgery has given her a new life

First-of-its-kind surgery in India gives a new lease of life to Mumbai residentObesity surgery can be life-saving and 58-year-old Vile Parle, Mumbai, resident Manju Moradia is a testimony for the same. Three months ago, at 99kg, Moradia’s wished to lose weight to cure her back pain and uncontrolled diabetes as obesity had already damaged the liver. Moradia approached the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in July with multiple […]

Radiologists from France and India meet to share experiences and case studies

The doctors also discussed use of interventional radiology in managing kidney and urology, cardiac and thoracic diseases

Radiologists from France and India meet to share experiences and case studiesIn an attempt to strengthen the interventional radiology programme in India, the Indian Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) has joined hands with its French counterparts. The collaboration took place in the annual conference of ISVIR last week at the Trident Hotel, Nariman Point. Dr Gireesh Warawdekar, radiologist, said, “This is the first time […]

Pregnant women should see a doctor at least 8 times during each pregnancy, says WHO

About 3,00,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year, the WHO said, and more than six million babies die in the womb

Pregnant women should see a doctor at least 8 times during each pregnancy, says WHOWomen should see a doctor, nurse or trained midwife at least eight times during each pregnancy, with five of those visits in the last trimester, the World Health Organization said Monday as it issued 49 recommendations to prevent deaths in childbirth. Previously, the agency had advised women to visit clinics four times per pregnancy. It […]

Union health ministry asks states to include COPD in non-communicable diseases programme

Union health ministry asks states to include COPD in non-communicable diseases programmeIn the wake of increasing air pollution and health hazards due to its effect, the Union Health Ministry has recently decided to include chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) in the non-communicable diseases (NCD) program. The ministry has recently conducted a meeting with the steering committee constituted to look into air pollution. According to TOI reports, […]

Best time for brain performance during the day and best age for learning revealed

How a bit of science can help you use your brain to your best potential

Best time for brain performance during the day and best age for learning revealedWhat’s your ideal time of the day for brain performance? Surprisingly, the answer to this isn’t as simple as being a morning or a night person. New research has shown that certain times of the day are best for completing specific tasks, and listening to your body’s natural clock may help you to accomplish more […]