Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

IIT-B scientists develop artificial pancreas to benefit diabetes patients

Scientists from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, have created an artificial-pancreas, which would benefit the patients suffering from diabetes. Researchers say that they have implanted this device in the mice and conducted a 30-day trial and found that these implants caused no abnormalities to other organs

IIT-B scientists develop artificial pancreas to benefit diabetes patientsThe researchers from IIT-B have developed a bioartificial pancreas using a polymer-based fiber membrane, which is hollow, porous thread.  Its special feature is that it is biocompatible, so it can be put inside an animal for and can stay there for a long time. This device is a thin thread and can be injected using a […]

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplant

In what could be the first-of-its-kind surgery in the World, a US war veteran, who lost his genitals while fighting a war in Afghanistan, has received a full penis and scrotum transplant. Surgeons at Baltimore's John Hopkins University have rebuilt the veteran's entire pelvic region from the parts of a deceased donor

US doctors perform world’s first full penis and scrotum transplantDoctors in the United States have performed the World’s first full penis and scrotum transplant, on a soldier who was wounded while fighting in a war in Afghanistan. The surgery went on for 14 hours and surgeons connected tiny nerves, blood vessels, skin, muscles, and tendons to rebuild both, the man’s penis and its extensive surrounding […]

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettes

The Union health ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, has stated that the government is considering to put a ban on E-cigarettes. The ministry also said that E-cigarettes smoking among the young generation eventually leads to actual cigarette smoking

Union health ministry considers to ban E-cigarettesMany studies have stated and proven that the younger generation starts smoking actual cigarettes, after smoking E-cigarettes The Union Health Ministry, in an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court, stated that the government is considering to put a complete ban on E-cigarettes The ministry of health also told the court that there are no specific […]

Heatwave: Maharashtra witness rise in fever, diarrhoea cases

Since the past few years, the temperature in the country has witnessed a steep increase in the summers. And this year as well, the temperatures are soaring high. Doctors are witnessing a rise in the number of cases of fever, vomiting, and various infections. So, the doctors form Maharashtra share what precautions need to be taken in order to beat the heat

Heatwave: Maharashtra witness rise in fever, diarrhoea casesMaharashtra state is reeling under a severe heatwave for the past few days. The rising mercury has already crossed the 40-degree mark, in Vidarbha and Marathwada districts. Also, the people staying in central and north Maharashtra, too have no respite from the rising temperature, and the Mumbaikars’ are sweating it out in the scorching sun. The […]

Dhol pathak group crowdfund for Deepali’s treatment

Deepali Dhomse, a 16-year-old girl from Dombivali, Maharashtra, had fallen from a crowded local train. She hails from a middle-class family, and her parents can not afford the cost of medical treatment. In order to raise funds for Deepali's treatment, 'Adishakti', a dhol pathak group from Dombiwali, has started crowdfunding. Deepali was also a one-of-the member of this dhol pathak group

Dhol pathak group crowdfund for Deepali’s treatmentDeepali Dhomse had met with an accident between Diva and Koper railway stations on the central railway, Mumbai on April 15. Deepali was immediately rushed to a private hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment. Deepali hails from a lower-middle-class family, and the family can not afford the huge costs of treatment, so ‘Adishakti’– a dhol pathak […]

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘

In a reply to Ranjanben Bhatt, BJP MP’s question in Lok Sabha, on whether smoking increases the risk of mental illness, Anupriya Patel, The Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare stated that Studies have shown that early life exposure to smoking has been demonstrated to be associated with enhanced anxiety response in later life

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘Few other studies show that tobacco smokers are likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression over a period of time. Some studies also suggest that patients already taking antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs for anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc need higher doses of these medicines as compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health and […]

Yavatmal doctors donate Rs 1.5 lakh to Amir Khan’s Pani Foundation

A doctor couple from Yavatmal district of Maharashtra Dr Prashant Kasare-Patil and his wife Dr Rekha Kasare-Patil have donated their savings to Amir Khan's Pani Foundation. The couple saved the money for inaugurating their hospital. But, the drought in their own district have moved them to help the Pani Foundation to fight the drought

Yavatmal doctors donate Rs 1.5 lakh to Amir Khan’s Pani FoundationMaharashtra is reeling under a severe heatwave, and parts of Vidharbha and Marathwada are battling with acute water scarcity. The drought situation affects large parts of rural Maharashtra every year, and it cripples every aspect of the social life in thousands of villages. Bollywood’s superstar and Mr perfectionist Amir Khan have launched a campaign, Pani Foundation […]

Maha Pharmacist association upset over Centre easing E-pharmacy conditions

The Union Government's new draft on E-pharmacies has eased a few conditions. Now the E-pharmacies will have to get themselves registered with the central government. Also, the information received by an E-pharmacy registration holder from the customer, by way of the prescription or any other manner, shall not be disclosed to anyone

Maha Pharmacist association upset over Centre easing E-pharmacy conditionsIn today’s digitised world everything, including food, clothes, and grocery is just a click away. One just needs to search the e-commerce websites, and everything is delivered to their doorsteps. Soon, one would be able to order their daily medicines online. Yes! The Union government is a step closer to regulate the E-pharmacies, which would allow patients’ to procure drugs through the […]