Alarming: Depression, suicidal tendency high among medical students

Study finds over a quarter of medical students suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, and more than 1 in 10 report suicidal ideation during medical school. Yet, only a minority of students seek help

Alarming: Depression, suicidal tendency high among medical studentsRates of depression are high among medical students in the United States and around the world, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly 200 studies involving 129,000 medical students in 47 countries. More than a quarter of medical students suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, and more than 1 in 10 report suicidal […]

Weighing 500 kg, Egyptian woman to be airlifted to Mumbai for obesity surgery

Mumbai doctor’s two-month-long efforts bore fruit with just one tweet to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who, from her hospital bed, arranged a medical visa within 20 hours

Weighing 500 kg, Egyptian woman to be airlifted to Mumbai for obesity surgeryHere is a story of the kind of miracles a doctor can perform for a patient in and out of the operation theatre. World’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian national who has not stepped out of her house in Cairo for the past 20 years, will soon be flying to Mumbai […]

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugs

The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in the indent prepared by various hospitals

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugsGovernment hospitals in the state are facing shortage of medicines meant for non-communicable diseases (NCD) like blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and cardiac problems. The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in indent prepared by various hospitals. While preparing the indent, which is an assessment of approximate […]

Robin Williams’ wife shares their struggles with Lewy body disease

The disease, an umbrella term to dementia related to the presence of Lewy bodies (abnormal deposits of a type of protein) in the brain, affects millions across the globe

Robin Williams’ wife shares their struggles with Lewy body disease“I am not a medical professional, and I am not a spokesperson for anyone. I am a witness,” says Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of famed Hollywood actor Robin Williams. “What my husband and I went through at the hand of Lewy body disease was so horrifying that I want to see the cause eradicated. […]

Mumbai likely to soon be malaria-free, claims BMC

According to Mumbai civic body, malaria cases have declined by 85% in last 5 years. Data states as against 69 deaths in 2011, Mumbai has registered only seven deaths in 2016

Mumbai likely to soon be malaria-free, claims BMCMalaria may soon be history in Mumbai if Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) continues its fight against it. After seeing a decrease of around 85% in malaria cases in last five years in city, BMC now aims to expedite its process to eliminate the vector-borne disease. Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) certified Sri Lanka malaria-free. Malaria […]

Born HIV positive, this Mumbai teenager chooses to make her life better

On World AIDS Day, 15-year-old Bandra resident says she has faced bitter times as a child trying to hide her HIV positive status, but has not given up on life

Born HIV positive, this Mumbai teenager chooses to make her life betterAt a tender age of 15, Gauri Jadhav (name changed) has a tough task of hiding the fact that she is HIV positive at school and at the same time, handle effects of this deadly infection with a smile on her face. A Bandra resident, Gauri’s parents are HIV positive and she was born with […]

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 lives

Sanjay Dubey, who is (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation was awarded on the 7th Indian National Organ Donation Day for facilitating 13 green corridors

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 livesDriven by his commitment to not let a single organ be wasted, Sanjay Dubey, (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation, facilitated highest number of inter-state green corridors in the country, which saved 97 lives. He carried out 13 inter-state green corridors “When I took charge as commissioner of Indore […]

Path-breaking surgery in Pune is newest hope for diabetics

Pancreas and kidney transplant give 28-year-old Type-1 diabetic patient in Pune new lease of life

Path-breaking surgery in Pune is newest hope for diabeticsIn what is touted as a first-of-its-kind medical miracle in Maharashtra, a team of doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune successfully performed simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation surgery on a 28-year old patient early on Monday morning. The patient, resident of Pune was taken up for the surgery after family of a brain dead patient agreed to […]

The artificial pancreas is here

The artificial pancreas is a system that can figure out how much insulin the body needs in real time and then deliver that amount on its own

The artificial pancreas is hereType 1 diabetics, who do not produce the hormone insulin, must be vigilant about their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Chronic high blood sugar, which results from too little insulin, can lead to nerve and organ damage; low levels can cause seizures or death. The current gold standard in care involves a continuous glucose monitor (a […]

As COPD cases rise in Mumbai, doctors say it is an unrecognised epidemic across India

Around 5.56 lakh people die from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in India annually and over 30 million suffer from it

As COPD cases rise in Mumbai, doctors say it is an unrecognised epidemic across IndiaCity’s pulmonologists have observed a shocking rise in number of people suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Mumbai due to increased pollution. Though the financial capital of the country is faring better than Delhi in its air quality, the air quality index (AQI) calculated by the Mahahrashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has been […]