Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effect

Although the 16-year-old girl bravely overcame her fight against cancer, she was struck with a condition which impairs the hip of a person with chronic pain. Annually, out of 25,000 patients diagnosed with leukaemia in India, 5 to 10% develop the disease

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effectA leukaemia survivor from Kolhapur was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN) that affects cancer patients during chemotherapy or as an after effect. According to her doctors at PD Hinduja, the 16-year-old girl successfully underwent cancer treatment at Tata Hospital and then referred to them for treatment of […]

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with Autism

The Star Special Care aims to provide cover upto Rs 3 lakhs for children diagnosed with autism. In a first of its kind move, a health insurance company has introduced health cover for children diagnosed with autism. It will cover special needs including various therapies. And it’s a welcome move for doctors

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with AutismAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in every 65 children born. Both parents and doctors have always expressed the need to have trained professionals for overall development of the child. The Star Health Insurance policy aims at catering to the needs of autistic children. As per the policy, children between 3 and 25 years of […]

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat Programme

Even though the medical fraternity has appreciated the steps addressing healthcare issues in the budget, doctors still remain cautious over its execution in the long run

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat ProgrammeIn the Union Budget for 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced two new initiatives under the Ayushman Bharat Program. This move is expected to benefit 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. It will be the world’s biggest government funded healthcare programme. The government will provide up to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family for […]

Pharma companies, ambulance drivers in the ambit of ‘cut practice law’

To crack down on the doctors who indulge in cut commission practice the Maharashtra government had decided to form a ‘cut practice law’. In the meeting conducted regarding the ‘cut practice law’, the government has taken an important decision to include all the people related to healthcare in its jurisdiction

Pharma companies, ambulance drivers in the ambit of ‘cut practice law’The jurisdiction of ‘cut practice’ will widen. Pharma companies, ambulance drivers, chemists and all the medical representatives to be included in it. As per the information received from the sources, the state government has decided to change the name of ‘cut practice law’ to ‘Undue Benefits In Healthcare Act’. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr […]

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection scheme

Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2018,announced a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) providing health insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs to 10 crore poor families

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection schemeHere are some of the key highlights from the FM’s speech: Jaitley said NHPS is expected to benefit 50 crore people across India and called it’s as the largest government-funded health insurance scheme to be implemented anywhere in the world. Health and wellness centres to bring healthcare closer and more accessible to people. Only a […]

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomen

In a rare case of abdominal tumour, reported at Sassoon General Hospital, a mass of around six kg was taken out surgically. The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss. As per doctors, globally, there are only 58 cases of this tumour reported

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomenIn the medical terminology the tumour is known as Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST). The doctors informed that there is no case of EGIST tumour which was as heavy as this one, reported in the world so far. In the last week of December, Maltidevi Aakalu Ran, (45), a Bihar resident, was admitted in the Sassoon […]

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’

A 25-year-old was suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever - a critical condition of the mosquito-borne disease – had lost her eyesight around one and half year ago. After a year-long struggle, now, she can see from her one eye

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’Anita Chaudhari’s life was going smooth until she suffered from a rare condition of retinal detachment while suffering  from dengue. She was admitted at Ruby Hall Clinic, around one and half year ago. When she was admitted she was put on ventilator. Dr Hemant Todkar, ophthalmologist at Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “She was in the […]

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girls

January 2018 was the month of Thyroid awareness. Owing to excessive stress induced mainly due to work-life balance, thyroid dysfunctions among women is more common than in men, say experts

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girlsAs we come to the end of Thyroid awareness month, we ask experts about some striking observations they have made about increase in the thyroid disease among young girls and women. “There is definitely a surge in the thyroid related illness especially hypothyroidism in young girls these days. With majority of the states being iodine replete, […]

Does penis size really matter?

A large number of men carry the complex of small penile size. The size is invariably thought to be the parameter for one's manliness and one's ability to satisfy his partner. On the contrary, too big a penis can be a problem, as it could hurt the partner

Does penis size really matter?A common mistaken belief that a flaccid penis gains in size on erection, in proportion to its flaccid size, causes this fear. The fact is that, though all the penises are different in their flaccid state, they become much more similar in size, when they get erect. Also, one tends to find his penis small […]

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

Foot care in diabetics is of paramount importance, because they don’t have sensations and experience severe numbness. And it goes unnoticed leading to infections, and untreated infections can lead to gangrene, which in turn may require amputation

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]