Doc flips baby 180 degrees inside mother’s womb

In an incredible video Vanessa and her husband Nick posted on Facebook, the doctor carefully turns the baby around so he can be born head-first instead of feet-first or bottom-first, a position called “breech

Doc flips baby 180 degrees inside mother’s wombA few weeks prior to being launched into the world, most babies shift into the head-down position in the womb, ready to be delivered vaginally. But the nearly full-term baby Vanessa Fisher was carrying was in the breech position—meaning the baby was positioned with its butt or feet first While Fisher’s doctor said a C-section could be […]

Your daily activities can buy you infections!

Money can buy everything. But what it gives for free at times is unwarranted. Yes, we are talking about some infections that you may contract while you are unaware in public places or may be doing something very naturally and usually. And the bacteria can be transmitted through many sources. Along with money, infections occurring due to train handles, clothes, taps, passing pen and paper, sharing cosmetics, towels, visiting cards, cupboard handles are commonly seen. Here, the experts list out the ways to tackle it

Your daily activities can buy you infections!Amaya Gambhir* (28 years), went out for shopping with her family and picked up a few clothes for trials. After trying some clothes, she experienced severe itching and rashes. This soon turned into unbearable pain and redness on her back. “I rushed to a general physician and was told that this was due to trying […]

Maha govt proposes PPP model for public hospitals

The Maharashtra government issued a Government Resolution (GR) to set up a three member committee to evaluate if the 300 bed public hospital can be set up with Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in the state. The GR mentions that a committee will have Commissioner and Director of Medical Services, and Director of Medical Education and Research. Though, it has received mixed reactions

Maha govt proposes PPP model for public hospitalsThe GR mentions about central government’s guidelines on establishing a medical college which were issued in 2015. It also mentions about Gujarat government’s project to establish a 300 bed hospital on PPP model. Maharashtra government has constituted a 3-member committee to examine the proposal. This committee will examine its viability and submit the report within […]

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

Soon, The cost of medical equipment for heart, cancer and eye surgery will be reduced. To enable the patients to procure medical devices at an affordable rate, the state has demanded the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to include these in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). The NPPA is positively thinking on the government's demand, informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?  Since, these medical devices are being sold at an extra rate without MRP, patients are subjected to additional financial burden. Owing to which, Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education has put forth their demand to the centre. On January 20, a meeting was conducted between the […]

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awareness

: In order to spread awareness on breast cancer, the CARE Cancer Peer Support Group operated by cancer survivors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune is undertaking a survey to find out the level of awareness about breast cancer in women

Pune: Cancer survivors conduct survey on breast cancer awarenessBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or the nipple. Risk factors can be genetic, but some lifestyle factors, such as alcohol intake, make it more likely to happen. The survey is designed in such a way that it […]

India’s first uterus transplant women all set for embryo transplant

The Vadodara and Solapur women who were the first one to undergo uterus transplant in India, will now undergo embryo transplant on Friday and Monday respectively. As per doctors, after ten weeks it will be clear if they are able to conceive or not

India’s first uterus transplant women all set for embryo transplantOn May 18, India witnessed its first uterus transplant surgery on a 21-year-old woman from Solapur, which gave her a chance to have a biological child. The very next day, a 24-year-old Vadodara woman underwent the same procedure. The woman from Solapur had a congenital absence of uterus while, the one from Vadodara had scarring (adhesion) […]

Bangladeshi’s heart gets back to normalcy after 8 years

A 62-year-old Bangladeshi is leading a normal life after an implantable loop recorder has been fixed in him to monitor his heart. The device will record the patient’s heart rhythm continuously similar to taking continuous ECGs. Any abnormal rhythm will be immediately sent to the concerned doctor as a mobile alert and the doctor can view the abnormal rhythm online

Bangladeshi’s heart gets back to normalcy after 8 yearsSince the year 2010, Tofazzal Hossain started suffering from syncope, a condition that is characterised by sudden passing out or black out episodes. Today, Hossain, a 62-years-old Bangladesh citizen is leading a normal life. These episodes occurred at any time of the day while Hossain did his daily chores and was followed by weakness for […]

Ban on flavoured supari to be continued for 6 months

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased the span of the ban on flavoured supari for another six months. The ban will be there till July 31, informed Dr Pallavi Darade, Maharashtra FDA Commissioner

Ban on flavoured supari to be continued for 6 monthsFew days ago, the government had lifted the ban. But, the government was heavily criticised by the NGOs for the same. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pallavi Darade, Maharashtra FDA Commissioner said, “The Government has appointed a one-member committee on the ban of flavoured supari. The report of the committee has yet generated. Notifications […]

22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point. Abbott recently conducted a nationwide- Gut Health Survey to assess the condition of constipation sufferers in the country, as well as the association of Constipation with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and anorectal disorders

22% of  Indians suffer from constipation, says surveyStomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaign

The government will launch a special campaign on February 6. Under this campaign, action will be taken against those who sell tobacco products near schools and colleges. Action will be taken as per the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). Not only this, a toll-free number will also be started to lodge complaint

To make schools-colleges tobacco-free, govt initiates a campaignOwing to the ‘World Cancer Day’, the government has undertaken a special campaign, under this campaign, action will be taken against tobacco vendors in the 100 metres area of the schools and colleges. From the state to district level police, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), education department, health department, local NGO’s and self-help groups […]