Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokers

Female smokers are more likely to develop a specific genetic mutation believed to lead to lung adenocarcinoma, the most common histologic variant of lung cancer. Research has shown that women smokers are more likely to have KRAS G12C mutation and to develop lung cancer at a younger age, compared to male smokers

Tobacco use poses higher health risks for female smokersWomen are more prone to developing lung cancer than men because of tobacco, say doctors. On World No Tobacco Day, city doctors said in the past, it was believed that lung cancer occurs in women from low socioeconomic strata but recently it has been observed to be increasing in higher socio economic strata of women […]

Mumbai’s GT hospital organises 2-day workshop on nose job

Many people have now become more conscious about their misshaped nose and opt to undergo surgeries. This trend has been increasing in rural areas as well. GT Hospital, Mumbai has organised a two-day workshop on Rhinoplasty (nose job or surgery). Doctors say general surgeons are doing Rhinoplasty surgery in some hospitals and this scenario needs to be changed. Such workshop will help to give more insight to Rhinoplasty

Mumbai’s GT hospital organises 2-day workshop on nose jobA 28-year-old man, Mahesh Rathod approached Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, Mumbai to undergo a surgery to reshape his nose. Rathod met with a bike accident in 2015 and in which his nose went out of shape. Currently, he works in a bank and wants to get married. “My friends and family members told me that this […]

Fake cosmetic sellers to face the music

Various companies that manufacture beauty products are registered with the Maharashtra State Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Still, incidents of buying and selling of fake cosmetic products are on rise. Owing to which, Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration is set to take an important step

Fake cosmetic sellers to face the musicThe FDA has the right to keep a hold on the cosmetics companies only. Accordingly licensed companies are registered with the FDA. But there is no restriction on cosmetics vendors. In this regard, the FDA administration is planning to take an important step by registering the license holder vendors. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Arjun […]

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage

During Diwali, after donating frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune, has now donated syrups and medicines to the orphanage kids

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage  Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city. Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation […]

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai man

His parents started noticing that he had become irritable, suspicious of people’s intentions, angrily picking up fights, gradually progressed to muttering to self, abusing, running out of the house , spending long hours in front of the mirror etc. That’s when the doctors realised he had schizophrenia, a side-effect in this case of ‘smoking pot’

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai manFor the 32-year-old, Jian Kapoor (name changed) smoking pot was a ‘fun’ with friends. Kapoor was working in a management firm and he would smoke the pot with his friends about a year back. He was becoming way too irritable and increasingly suspicious of everyone. His worried parents approached a city doctor for help. “His parents […]

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for you

At the age of 58, when most of the people look for retirement plans and opt for a leisurely life, Dr Sanjay Borude, takes up new ventures and keeps giving various exams- all to keep himself mentally and physically fit. This week in Fitness Mantra, let’s have a look at what this award-winning bariatric surgery does to keep himself fit

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for youLook at Dr Borude from behind, and you would be muddled to know that it’s the silhouette of a 58-year-old man! He’s frisky and fighting fit. With a genetic heart ailment that came along his way when he was just 40 years of age, he still exercises his way to glory. “I was always a […]

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in Maharashtra

The city has seen 5 consecutive cadaver donations this week; the latest was of a 24-year old man who met with a road accident. His parents consented to donate his organs thereby saving four precious

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in MaharashtraRecently, Pune witnessed its 50th organ donation. This donor was a brain-dead patient and with this, Pune has now achieved the second spot in the list of districts with the highest number of organ donation in Maharashtra, so far. While Mumbai has seen 51 cases of organ donation made by brain-dead patients in 2017, till […]

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donation

The long journey to receive an organ sometimes makes recipients mentally vulnerable, discouraged, and often feeling like a burden upon their loved ones. Patients on the wait list have no idea when a donor organ will be available, and on occasions, they have to wait for weeks or even years. This was the exact case with 21-year-old Mumbaikar, Gauri Rane who waited for a year and she is now set to create awareness regarding organ donation

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donationGauri Rane, 21, who lives in Kandivali, has overcome hardships. On October 10, she underwent a liver transplant surgery. But one year before the transplant was difficult for her. After which, she underwent a liver transplant. Organ transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the […]

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of death

Rathods’ baby boy suffered severe complications of intestine as well as low body weight at birth. Three months and two operations later, he is all set to go home

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of deathGeetanjali Punit Rathod’s pregnancy was an uneventful one till she hit the sixth month. Married for three years with no apparent health issues, she was taken aback when the gynaecologist told her during her routine check-up that her baby seemed to have a growth problem.  The Rathod’s from Borivali were directed to Nanavati Super Specialty […]

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Drink-driving can be harmful for the person who does it as well as the others too, as, it can lead to fatal accidents and gruesome deaths. Dr Sagar Mundada has written a letter to Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that drink and drive cases should be referred to psychiatrists

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]