Drug abuse among youths a health concern for Mumbai docs

The report finds that Hepatitis C causes the greatest harm among an estimated 12 million people who inject drugs worldwide. Out of this number, one in eight (1.6 million) is living with HIV and more than half (6.1 million) are living with hepatitis C, while around 1.3 million are suffering from both hepatitis C and HIV. Overall, three times more people who use drugs die from hepatitis C (222,000) than from HIV (60,000)

Drug abuse among youths a health concern for Mumbai docsDrug abuse is an international menace. June 26 is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). This day recognizes the impact of drugs on various facets of life like health, peace and development. On Thursday, the World Drug Report of 2017 […]

Swine flu changes pattern, gives headache to city doctors

We were not expecting so many cases this year. If you closely observe, most of the cases have been reported in last 15 days of May and beginning of June. This year there is change in the symptoms as well, say doctors

Swine flu changes pattern, gives headache to city doctorsIt has just six months since the year began and we have already witnessed 254 deaths of swine flu in Maharashtra, states a report by the State Epidemiology. The report says that out of 1,450 cases of swine flu, 254 have died from the state of Maharashtra. Earlier this month, My Medical Mantra had reported […]

Consuming steroids lands Pune bouncer in hospital with leprosy

Consumption of substandard steroids by a 24 year-old bodybuilder landed him into a trouble, as doctor from Ruby Hall Hospital has recently diagnosed him with Hansen’s disease (Leprosy). Consumption of steroids in his case, acted as immunosuppressant, which led to his development of Hansen’s disease

Consuming steroids lands Pune bouncer in hospital with leprosyPeople who go to gyms always dream of having a perfectly sculpted body and when natural methods don’t work they turn to steroids. Steroids are primarily used to build muscle mass. People need to be vigilant on what type of steroids they use, consuming substandard steroids are known to cause problems and are harmful for […]

Maharashtra likely to get new diseases protocol soon

Maharashtra state government is planning to design its own protocol for Indian patients. The state is planning to design these protocols for medicine and disease as per Indian standards. A protocol is the plan which covers all aspects of the clinical trial, which includes an explicit, detailed plan of experiment and procedure

Maharashtra likely to get new diseases protocol soonTaking a major step forward in the healthcare sector, the Maharashtra state government is planning to design its own protocol for Indian patients. The state is planning to design these protocols for medicine and disease as per the Indian standards. A protocol is the plan which covers all aspects of the clinical trial, which includes […]

Health experts to discuss about challenges in Maharashtra’s healthcare

In view of rising dual disease burden in the country and states like Maharashtra, the participants would deliberate on Universal Health Care and how to push Public –Private Participation (PPP), Digital Health and Prevention and Wellness to achieve the set targets. A special focus would be on current opportunities and challenges in Maharashtra and how to improve the healthcare delivery mechanism in the state

Health experts to discuss about challenges in Maharashtra’s healthcareThe Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) is hosting its 2nd Western Regional Roundtable meeting in Mumbai on Friday, 23rd June, 2017. The Roundtable will take up several issues related to healthcare sector in the country with special reference to Maharashtra. The GC members, experts and policymakers, will be participating in the discussion, which will focus […]

Body shape plays vital role in sex, say expert 

When it comes to sex, a number of people feel insecure about their body image. To get over this they decide to go in for cosmetic surgeries. At Sexycon 2017, a doctor shared what types of surgery that both men and women go through to raise their self-esteem and have a better sex life

Body shape plays vital role in sex, say expert According to experts, body image plays a vital role in sex life. Sex is the combination of both physical and mental engagement. Many people do not feel comfortable with their bodies and get conscious while having sex. To get over this complex, some undergo cosmetic surgeries. At Sexycon 2017, organised by Indian Medical Association in […]

Skype takes yoga, from village to world

This ZP school is the only school in Maharashtra to be part of Microsoft’s ‘Skype in Classroom’ initiative, where Microsoft has selected schools from 82 countries to have virtual interaction among teachers and students through Skype in order to make them understand the global cultural diversity

Skype takes yoga, from village to worldA Zilla Parishad school from the interior parts of Maharashtra gave yoga lessons to school kids from Vietnam and Argentina. While the world is celebrating International Yoga Day through different ways; school kids from Kadamvasti Paritewadi Zilla Parishad (ZP) School, from Madha district of Solapur demonstrated yoga through Skype to school kids from these two […]

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion ban

Yet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gynaecologists say it is high time for the government to amend the 45-year-old MTP Act so that more women do not suffer.

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion banYet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated even with multiple surgeries. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, […]

Maharashtra women performs yoga for 103 hours, sets world record

Pradnya Patil ’s name has been registered in Guinness Book of World Records for the longest yoga marathon by a female. Pradnya has been doing Yoga since her childhood. Her father and grandfather were passionate about yoga. It was not an overnight achievement for her. She had been preparing for the record for a month

Maharashtra women performs yoga for 103 hours, sets world recordInternational Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm all over the world but it was even more special for 47 year old Pradnya Patil from Igatpuri, Nashik district.  Pradnya’s name has been registered in Guinness Book of World Records for the longest yoga marathon by a female. Pradnya started doing Yoga at 4.30 a.m. on June […]