Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospital

In comparison with the last year, this year, owing to the firecrackers, fewer number of birds and animals have suffered injuries, according to the Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospitalAfter Diwali celebrations, according to Awaaz Foundation, fewer firecrackers were burnt this year. Along with this, another positive result has also been seen. There have been fewer injuries amongst the birds and animals due to firecrackers, according to Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel. According to Suresh Kadam, assistant secretary, Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, […]

Pune: Donkey with artificial limb walks freely, horse and dog in the queue 

The team from Pune’s Sancheti Hospital hopes to perform the procedure of fitting artificial limbs on a horse and then on a dog

Pune: Donkey with artificial limb walks freely, horse and dog in the queue Last week, My Medical Mantra presented a unique story where a three-legged donkey was fitted with an artificial leg. The animal has adapted well to its new limb and an examination reveals she is not in any discomfort and is able to walk freely. Salil Jain, head of prosthetic and orthotics department of Sancheti Hospital, […]

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriage

You have heard a groom rejecting a bride due to her financial status, caste and so on. But, have you heard a groom rejecting a bride due to diabetes. Yes! Diabetes has played a villain in some women’s life. Owning to which, they are unable to find a suitable groom for them

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriageEvery parents wish that their daughter get a prince charming. But, 23-year-old Neeta Kadam’s * parents were stressful due to an unexpected reason. Few years ago, Neeta was had type 2 diabetes. Now, her family is finding it difficult to find a suitable match for her. Similarly, 27-year-old Komal Thakur*, a Madhya Pradesh resident had […]

Woman suffers burns while lighting diya

Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, involves colours and fireworks. But it could also turn dark if you do not take proper care. This year too, the plastic surgeons and burn specialists witnessed people suffering from burn injuries due to fireworks. Experts say that it’s not so much about lighting crackers but more so about the way to light it

Woman suffers burns while lighting diyaThe festival, which signifies the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, people decorate their houses with oil lamps, burst firecrackers and prepare delicious sweets. Like most of us, on Thursday evening Nita Pandey (name changed) was lighting diya at her house in Thane, when her saree caught fire. Immediately, she rushed to the local […]

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’

Most people love and appreciate their parents. We don't doubt that. The problem is, parents can't tell this unless you show it by the way you treat them. Parents get very upset when children do not share their secret or difficult moments with them. Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai lists out some common scenarios that occur with children in families

‘Authoritarian parents can destroy the lives of children more than dengue, malaria or swine flu’A great family is one where kids share their bad news early. The repair and restoration of the pain in the minds is quicker and faster. Adults who share their difficult moments at home inspire their children to do the same, says  Dr Harish Shetty, Consulting Psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital. He added, “When the dad […]

Digital detox: Know why doctors advocate this new ‘detox’

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing. According to the experts, digital detox helps to recharge, become more productive and also helps to develop a different perspective

Digital detox: Know why doctors advocate this new ‘detox’Feeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. According to the experts, digital detox is necessary it is not possible to keep away from the smart phones. But this can […]

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacks

A silent heart attack can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes are more predisposed to experience silent heart attacks. Around 25 to 30 per cent of heart attacks in people with diabetes are silent, putting people with diabetes at significant risk

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacksPeople with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without the disease. There is no doubt that every heart attack is life threatening and requires immediate attention, says Dr JC Mohan, Director of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Delhi.  He added, “A heart attack in which a person […]

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say experts

Stress, anxiety and depression are common prolonged factors seen in such cases. Reasons behind stress may include fear of dying, financial insecurity, worrying about family members, undergoing constant hospitalisation, prolonged medication etc

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say expertsOrgan transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the heart, lungs, kidneys or the liver; an organ recipient on the wait list, and his family, wait with bated breath until the telephone rings informing them that a perfect match donor has been identified. The long […]

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of life

Three organ donations took place in the past three days amidst the crazy lights of Diwali. While, in this year, total number of cadaver donation has reached 50, while the last year it was 58

Organ donation: This Diwali, 11 get a new lease of lifeAs the city beamed with lights, gifts and greetings, three families gifted life to more than six people in the city. This week was a right one for most of us. However,  it ended in a tragic way for three families. A hospital staff in the Wockhardt, Mira Road donated her son’s liver, kidneys and […]

Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his vision

After undergoing seven surgeries, after every recurrent loss in vision for since the past one year, he is finally is able to see with both his eyes after the final surgery was performed last month

Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his visionPravin Kale, who is 29 years old, works with an engineering firm in Pune. He suddenly lost vision in both the eyes in July 2016, this was the first time that this would happened to him, he approached the doctors and was operated upon in that month itself. From July 2016 until the last month, […]