SC allows Passive Euthanasia but with strict guidelines

In a landmark verdict On Friday, the Supreme Court, gave legal sanction to passive euthanasia, permitting a person to draft a ‘living will’ clarifying that he should not be given life support treatment if he slips into coma

SC allows Passive Euthanasia but with strict guidelinesToday, the Supreme Court(SC) allowed Passive Euthanasia stating that human beings have the right to die with dignity, but made sure to set out strict guidelines that will govern when it is permitted. The SC also allowed an individual to draft a ‘living will’specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma in […]

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary pads

At the event, Devendra Fadnavis presented Akshay Kumar with the Asmita award for raising awareness on the issue of sanitary pads through 'Padman'

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis launches Asmita scheme to provide subsidised sanitary padsOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar inaugurated the Asmita Yogana, to provide sanitary pads at an affordable price. Akshay Kumar said, “For bring about a scheme such as Asmita Yogana, I want to give Pankaja Munde the title of ‘Padwoman.’ People should go on the […]

Myths and facts related to stem cell research, explained by Dr Rajiv Sarin  

Stem cells and their benefits have been one of the most widely spoken topics these days. In an interview, Professor and Dr Rajiv Sarin, radiation oncologist from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and the Chairperson of National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy talks in detail about stem cells, its benefits and its myths

Myths and facts related to stem cell research, explained by Dr Rajiv Sarin  Q: What is the current condition of stem cell research in India and who is the supervising body? A: The National Apex Committee for Stem Cell Research and Therapy (NAC-SCRT) is the apex body constituted by the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to oversee the activities in […]

Udaipur: Premature twin girls survive against all odds

The story of these girls who were born weighing just 600 and 620 grams is a miraculous one. The micro-premature babies were born at just 24 weeks of pregnancy (five and half months) and, fought for four months to survive in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur

Udaipur: Premature twin girls survive against all oddsThe twins born to Chinta Devi and Chandeshwar Ram from Motihari, Bihar and were conceived through In vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique at Neelkanth Fertility Centre in Udaipur. “She had uncontrolled blood pressure, gestational diabetes and started bleeding at 24 weeks of her pregnancy. As the survival of babies was getting compromised, she was taken up […]

This gutless foodie chose ‘living over existing’

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, My Medical Mantra applauded women from different streams who through their achievements created their niche by setting a strong example in the society. Similarly, a Pune-based food blogger has once again proved that ‘Impossible is Nothing’.  Meet 43-year-old brave heart Natasha Diddee, who has no stomach but she develops healthy and yummilicious recipes to help people fulfil their stomach. The Instagram sensation popularly known as the gutless foodie didn’t let a life-threatening health condition stop her from following her passion

This gutless foodie chose ‘living over existing’Natasha Diddee, 43, a Pune-based food blogger and recipe developer, stands out from the rest due to the fact that she doesn’t have a stomach! Now, she has more than 65,000 Instagram followers on her page, where she shares all healthy recipes. Natasha Diddee, 43, is trained from Mumbai’s famous Dadar Catering College. She was […]

Biometric attendance: Hospital staff protests at KEM and Nair Hospital

Staffers at the civic-run KEM Hospital protested against non-payment of salaries due to biometric attendance system introduced by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) across all its hospitals. The staffers protested at KEM as well as BYL Nair Hospital

Biometric attendance: Hospital staff protests at KEM and Nair HospitalOn Thursday, the staffers aggressively protested in the hospital premises. On Wednesday, the staffers who protested at Dr Avinash Supe, the Dean of KEM Hospital’s office, were joined by the staffers from the BYL Nair Hospital. Implemented across BMC-run hospitals, doctors, staffers and nurses have to use biometrics to register their entry and exit from […]

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary pads

 The central government marked Women’s Day by launching a scheme called ‘Suvidha.’ Under this scheme low cost oxo-biodegradable napkins will be made available at affordable rates in Jan Aushadhi stores across India

International Women’s Day: Govt launches low cost oxo-biodegradable sanitary padsUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar launched the 100% oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin ‘Suvdiha’. The sanitary pads will cost Rs 2.50 per pad. These napkins be available at Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana stores from 28th May. Low-cost sanitary pads are part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of delivering health products at affordable […]

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’

A study conducted on overweight women showed that a weight loss of merely 11 pounds reduced their risk of developing knee Osteoarthritis by half. Bone and muscle strengthening exercises can help to promote joint health. So, if your joints are still healthy, try this exercise to build strength: Walking, running, jogging, playing tennis, suggest experts

‘Muscle strengthening is the key to prevent knee pain’  Recently, Vispi Daruwla visited Global hospitals with a striking knee pain. He is a 32-year-old banker by profession. Vispi works almost 12 to 14 hours a day and has been complaining of knee pain since last 6 months. The pain had gradually worsened. “I did a thorough examination to rule out an inflammatory arthritic […]

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime

Economic growth in India, has brought with it other challenges – including cancer. Cancer prevalence in women, as well as deaths, are increasing rapidly among Indian women, primarily because of changing lifestyle, increasing lifespan, low awareness and late detection

International Women’s Day: 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime  Now, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Indian women, constituting about 27% of all female cancers and incidence rates begin to rise in the early thirties and peak at ages 50-64 years. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. India accounts for the third […]