Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issues

Anganwadi and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers are going to be trained about mental health conditions, so that they can provide door-to-door awareness among people living in rural areas

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issuesAt present, there are 60,000 ASHA sevikas and around 10,000 anganwadi workers in Mumbai. People belonging to the age group of 15 to 30 are at the risk of developing mental health disorders. The Maharashtra state government has taken this decision to raise awareness about mental health issues. In a survey carried out by the […]

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’

Nurses in the medical profession are as important as doctors in providing medical services to the people. Doctor and nurses work in tandem in helping and healing people. Today, My Medical Mantra offers you  peek into the life of one such nurse whose selfless service and dedication has earned her awards, but she takes them in her strides and continues to do what she does best which is nursing her patients back to good health

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’When you imagine a nurse, you generally think of a person wearing a white apron or sari and having a very clean and neat appearance. It is their identity which distinguishes them from others in the medical profession. They wear it as proudly as a police man wears his badge. When somebody thinks of nursing, […]

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

On May 18, 2017, the baby’s mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant. Meenakshi’s mother had donated her uterus to her, because her daughter's uterus was damaged and she couldn’t conceive a baby. And now, 17 months after getting her mother’s womb, Meenakshi has delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital, in Pune, on October 18

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternity

For the very first time in both India and Asia, a woman has given birth to a baby girl after successfully undergoing a uterus transplant

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternityThe woman who hails from Vadodara, Gujarat, who underwent a uterus transplant surgery, has delivered a baby girl. She was the second person in India to undergo a uterus transplant. On the occasion of Dusshera, it is a matter of great pride for Indians and the entire medical fraternity in India. As a doctor in […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a hurdle in her achieving her goals in life. The United Nations had recently appointed her as a global ambassador for the ‘A World at School’ educational programme. As a Youth Ambassador, Diksha campaigns across their schools and communities in India for the education of every child

‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’“When you see a disabled person I urge you not to look at their disability, but rather their abilities. If you believe in yourself, then you can turn your weakness into your source of strength,” says Diksha Dinde, a 25-year- old student activist and Global Youth Ambassador from Pune. Dinde added, “Their disability is not […]

Pune: India’s first uterus transplant successful, woman delivers baby girl

For the first time in India, a woman has given birth to a baby girl, after a successful uterus transplant. She is also the first woman in Asia, to ever do so. And the baby girl, who is weighted 1.450 Kilograms, has become Asia's first child to be born after a uterus transplant.

Pune: India’s first uterus transplant successful, woman delivers baby girlIndian doctor creates history India’s first uterus transplant surgery is successful A woman from Gujarat, who underwent a uterus transplant surgery has delivered a baby girl She is Asia’s, first child to be born after uterus transplant  For the first time in India, a woman has given birth to a baby girl, after a successful […]

#FitnessGoals: MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva Dhoni attempts her first ever plank

Just like how fit former India’s captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is, his daughter Ziva Dhoni too is following her father’s footsteps. Recently, Ziva joined her mother, Sakshi Dhoni in her fitness routine and tried pulling off the plank position

#FitnessGoals: MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva Dhoni attempts her first ever plankCricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s daughter Ziva always looks cute and adorable when she is up to something. Recently she joined her mother Sakshi Singh Dhoni in doing some exercises and she apparently aced it. Her mother posted a video of her little girl doing plank exercises and she makes it look so easy, smiling as […]

World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in Pune

On the occasion of World Palliative Care Day, which was observed on October 13, the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation (EKRF) has launched its Maharashtra-India chapter in Pune

World Palliative Care Day: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation launches Maharashtra chapter in PuneThe chapter will be headed by Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni, Senior Palliative Care Physician EKRF is a US-based International charity inspired by the life of humanitarian and hospice pioneer, Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross(July 8, 1926 – August 24, 2004). This Swiss-born psychiatrist was a pioneer in near-death studies and is best-known as the author of the ground-breaking […]

Try these simple steps for a healthy back

This World Spine Day (October 16), Dr Garima Anandani, Senior Spine Specialist and Clinical Director, QI Spine Clinic, shares a few simple ways to improve your posture at work for a healthy back

Try these simple steps for a healthy backLong working hours with increasing pressure to meet the deadlines describe the day of working professionals these days. An unhealthy lifestyle, disturbed routine, and wrong postures can lead to spine-related issues. Good posture results when your body muscles and joints are balanced and supported properly, you will be able to do everyday activities efficiently. It […]