What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

78-year-old brain-dead man gives a new life to two

Organ donation is a vital issue which requires an immediate attention, owing to which, State government has initiated a massive organ donation campaign to create awareness regarding organ donation amongst people. Now, the awareness about organ donation seems to be increasing, as a lot of people are coming forward to donate organs of their deceased family members

78-year-old brain-dead man gives a new life to twoKoroth Gopalan (78), a Vasai resident met with an accident, while he went for a morning walk. His hand got fractured and after accident, he lost control over his body. On September 12, he was admitted in Wockhardt hospital, where after conducting the advanced medical tests, he was declared brain-dead by the doctors. On September […]

Father finds a new paradise for ‘Aaradhya’

The four-year-old, who underwent a heart transplant on September 05, after waiting for more than a year to get a donor heart, will soon be discharged. Now, she is set to be shifted to an infection-free residence in Taloja

Father finds a new paradise for ‘Aaradhya’Aaradhya Mule, the four-year-old, who underwent a heart transplant in the month of September, is all set to be discharged from the hospital by the end of this week. Also, she will be shifting to her Taloja residence to avoid infections. Life-long immuno-suppressants medicines and some restrictions are very much a part of a process […]

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no more

Determined, strong-willed and proficient are words synonymous to Dr Kirpal Chugh. Chugh, who was 85-years-old, was an inspiration for many and passed away on Sunday morning, due to blood cancer. While the entire medical fraternity is saddened because of his death, My Medical Mantra remembers him for his wonderful achievements

Father of nephrology, Dr Chugh no moreOn Sunday morning, Dr Kirpal Chugh passed away owing to blood cancer, with which he was diagnosed with about two years ago. He will be fondly remembered as the father of nephrology in India, who single-handedly separated this discipline from medicine and then developing it into a super-specialty. He was a renowned professor and the former […]

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s death

On Sunday, Dadar police arrested four Elphinstone residents, claiming that they were the ones who had opened a manhole on August 29, when torrential rains had hit Mumbai

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s deathIn a twist of events in Dr Amarapurkar’s death, Dadar police revealed a shocking detail. Police claim that the youths residing in the Elephinstone area had opened the manhole to drain the water. In regards to which, police arrested Dinar Pawar, Nilesh Kadam, Rakesh Kadam, Siddhesh Belsekar as they opened the manhole saying that the […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men: Study

The study reveals that poor health and lack of emotional closeness have been observed to be affecting the desire of sex in men and women. The attitude of looking at sex only for procreation also results in lack of interest in it.

Women more likely to lose interest in sex than men: StudySex plays an important role in strengthening a relationship, if both partners are equally involved in it. Sex plays an essential part in a relationship. But a study done by British Sexual Attitudes suggests that women are more likely to lose interest in sex than men. These findings are published after interviewing nearly about 5,000 […]

Mumbai: 3 succumb to dengue, 164 new cases reported

After swine flu and malaria, dengue has created havoc in Mumbai. From September 1 to 11, 102 dengue cases were reported in Mumbai. Now, the number has gone up to 164. While 3 people have died due to dengue

Mumbai: 3 succumb to dengue, 164 new cases reportedIn the end of August, torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai. While in the beginning of September, people had to experience unbearable heat. The change in climate invites various diseases like swine flu, during which, the mosquitoes breed in in stagnant water. So after swine flu, Mumbai is witnessing rise in the number […]

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’

My Medical Mantra speaks with Dr Suresh Patankar regarding his nomination to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. It is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors and regulates higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’Dr Suresh Patankar, a Pune-based urologist and President of Ace Multispecialty hospital, has been recently nominated to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. The CCIM is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani. It regulates Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. […]

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomy

An oral chemotherapy for lung cancer affected the speech of a 72-year-old woman. Doctors detected a clot in her brain and decide to remove the clot using a technique called ‘Endovascular Thrombectomy’. The treatment is routinely performed on patients with acute stroke caused due to a block in the cerebral arteries

Doctors treat a 72-year-old with endovascular thrombectomyWhile undergoing oral chemotherapy for lung cancer on September 7, the speech of a 72-year-old woman started getting affected. Furthermore, she complained of severe weakness on the right side of her body. She was then rushed to Hiranandani Hospital in Navi Mumbai. The doctors performed an MRI of the brain which revealed a complete blockage […]