Moved by her story, visually-challenged schoolgirls join Save Aaradhya campaign

Struggling to find a heart for last 10 months, Aaradhya needs a donor heart whose weight is around 25-30kg and has blood group A +ve / A +ve / O +ve / O-ve

Moved by her story, visually-challenged schoolgirls join Save Aaradhya campaignGirls of Kamla Mehta Blind School in Dadar joined My Medical Mantra’s #SaveAaradhya campaign and vouched to spread awareness on organ donation. Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule, who lives in Navi Mumbai, was in playschool last year when she was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease. She needs a donor heart whose weight is around 25-30kg and has […]

BMC begins lepto control measures three months ahead of rainy season

In last three years, the infection has claimed 35 lives in Mumbai. In 2016, 180 cases of leptospirosis were reported, along with 9 deaths, till October

BMC begins lepto control measures three months ahead of rainy seasonMonsoon may be three months away, but Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) health department has begun its work to ensure leptospirosis cases are in control this time year during rains. “Rodent control measures have already begun. In phase I, we have identified waterlogging areas in Mumbai with the help of BMC’s disaster control department,” said Rajan […]

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old woman

Often the only solution is to fully remove the region containing the tumour, resulting in damage to the patient’s face in Sujata’s case doctors reconstructed the jaw bone with the help of left leg bone

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old womanSujata More, a Ratnagiri resident suffered from ameloblastoma tumour (it is a rare tumour, commonly appearing in the jaw). “She often used to complain that something is biting her from the inside and also she was not able to have food properly. So we thought of getting her admitted to KEM hospital” said Aruna Rahatwal, […]

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stents

After NPPA reduced the price of stents, there was a sudden shortage of stents in the market reportedly artificially created by manufacturers

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stentsDrug companies have assured Secretary Pharma & Chairman National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) of India that they will ensure uninterrupted supplies and will not withdraw any brand. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 […]

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for exams

As the SSC/HSC exams are just around the corner, it is very common for students and parents to feel panic and be tensed. We spoke with experts who gave a quick do’s and don’ts to follow before and during the exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for examsPsychiatrists say all work and no play makes students dull and depressed. Dr Hozefa Bhinderwala, Psychiatrist and Author of the book ‘Small steps to Big Reading’ said that, students should believe in themselves rather than doubting things. “Along with students it is also important that their parents should stop torturing their kids about ‘Board’ exams. […]

I am completely fit and fine, says Amit Thackeray

Mother Sharmila Thackeray rubbishes news that Thackeray junior has been diagnosed with last stage lung cancer. Says, Amit is busy campaigning for the upcoming Mumbai Municipal Corporation elections

I am completely fit and fine, says Amit ThackerayIn the last few days, a piece of news has gone viral on social media, especially Whatsapp, that Amit Thackeray, son of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, has been diagnosed with last stage lung cancer. My Medical Mantra decided to get to the bottom of it and find out if the news was […]

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warning

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent. After this manufacturers removed high-end stents from the market

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warningElective angioplasties in the city take a hit even after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) issues notification asking the cardiac stent manufacturers to ensure that adequate stocks are maintained to avoid shortage of such coronary stents. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them […]

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuse

BMC hospitals have also been asked to keep an extra stock of medicines and beds as Mumbai goes to polls for civic elections on February 21

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuseAhead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, public hospitals in Mumbai have for the first time made arrangements to tackle injuries and alcohol abuse during election campaigning. The BMC run hospitals have been put on alert for the same. “All electorates will cast their vote on 21st February. As there could be fights, alcohol abuse during […]

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your health

Colon cancer is one rapidly increasing cancer in India especially in Mumbai and one of its reasons is a lack of fibre intake

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your healthThe amount of fibre consumed by people is dropping at an alarming rate. This has led to a rise in health problems among people, say doctors. They believe westernisation of our food habits has led people to be prone to diseases like colon cancer, obesity and health problems related to obesity, constipation, etc. Dr Nupur […]

Viral infections are rising due to constant fluctuation in temperature

Doctors are advising people not to self-medicate and to consult doctor at the earliest if there are early signs of infection

Viral infections are rising due to constant fluctuation in temperatureCity doctors are receiving number of patients with runny nose, cold, cough and throat infection as temperature in Mumbai is fluctuating. 14-year-old Vaishnavi Shirke (name changed) resident of Andheri is suffering from cold and fever. “She is about to give her S.S.C board exam in next month, but sudden cold and fever from last two […]