This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosis

Dr Amit Nabar, a Consultant-Critical Care and Head of Department -Accident, and Emergency Medicine, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about a life-threatening monsoon malady - Leptospirosis

This monsoon, learn how to stay safe from leptospirosisMonsoon is that time of the year when one needs to take every precaution possible to avoid water-borne diseases. Most of us are aware of the prevalence of ailments like malaria, typhoid, cholera, and others, that are caused during the season, leptospirosis is one of them. It is a common infection during monsoon, especially amongst […]

Maha pathologist express displeasure over state govt apathy on bogus pathologist issue

Pathologists allege that no action has been taken by the government to stop the illegal pathologists' labs from working

Maha pathologist express displeasure over state govt apathy on bogus pathologist issueA pathologist is one who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells and tissues. But, in Mumbai and Maharashtra, the number of bogus pathologists is increasing by the day. A pathology report is a medical document written by a pathologist. A pathologist is a doctor who specialises in interpreting laboratory tests and evaluating cells, […]

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effect

Colistin and its tolerance limits will be removed from the list of antibiotics and veterinary drugs for foods. The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effectThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on August 8, 2019, issued a draft regulation to prevent the use of antibiotic colistin in food, banned by the Union government in July. In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, FSSAI has framed draft Food […]

Antimicrobial resistance: A rising health crisis around the globe

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is ranked as one of the World Health Organization’s top 10 threats to global health. Its rise threatens to send the world back to an era when life-threatening infectious diseases such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, and gonorrhoea were incurable

Antimicrobial resistance: A rising health crisis around the globeAntimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as ‘superbugs.’ Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in some way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of […]

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free Mumbai

Many services have been expanded since last 5 years and many new intervention and innovations are undertaken by Mumbai District TB Control Society. As a result case notification of Mumbai has improved from 269 per lakh to 395 per lakh per year between 2013 to 2018

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free MumbaiThe Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had released Mumbai Mission for TB control in 2013, a comprehensive strategic plan to improve the access to TB care in the public and private sector. Also, all patients are being provided quality treatment and care which has improved the treatment success rate. Achievement of private sector engagement […]

Tennis Elbow: Understanding its problems and knowing preventive measures

Dr Kaushal Malhan, Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares his insights about the tennis elbow injury and how it can be prevented

Tennis Elbow: Understanding its problems and knowing preventive measuresTennis Elbow is a tender condition that occurs when tendons in the elbow are burdened, usually by the tedious arm and wrist motions. The name is misleading, as most people who have it, did not attain it by playing tennis. Technically, it is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It is a result of inflammation just […]

#OrganDonation: Global Hospital felicitates families who donated organs of their loved ones

The aim of this programme is to encourage people to donate organs and give other needy patients a new lease of life. This year, 4 families who came forward for organ donation have been lauded by Global Hospital

#OrganDonation: Global Hospital felicitates families who donated organs of their loved onesEvery year, August 13 is observed as World Organ Donation Day. The sole motto of celebrating this day is to inspire people to step up and donate organs to the ones who require them. In India, lakhs of people lose their lives due to the unavailability of organs. Hence, to speared awareness regarding organ donation, […]

#IndependenceDay: PM Modi highlights the importance of family planning in his speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. If you do proper family planning then you will naturally see that a smaller family can be happier, healthier and more content. The family will remain free from diseases with more resources. This was stated by PM Modi in his speech

#IndependenceDay: PM Modi highlights the importance of family planning in his speechEncouraging family planning to prevent population explosion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said there is a need to think whether one can fulfil aspirations and dreams of their children or not. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over ‘population explosion’ in the country saying it causes new challenges for the coming generations, […]

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomies

The oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women opt for genetic counselling, and if there is a risk of breast cancer, they opt for breast removal even before getting diagnosed with cancer

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomiesThe Pune-based oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women are opting for genetic counselling for cancer. If there is an unusual risk of breast cancer is present, then women are opting for removal of both breasts. The trend is unusual […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital hosts a patient education seminar on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

The seminar by Dr Indira Hinduja, Honorary Gynecologist (IVF and Infertility specialist) aimed to educate couples aspiring to become parents through In-Vitro Fertilisation

P.D. Hinduja Hospital hosts a patient education seminar on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)India’s renowned IVF consultant and Padmashree Dr. Indira Hinduja, Honorary Gynaecology Consultant, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & MRC conducted a free patient education seminar on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for couples aspiring to become parents. In addition to Dr Hinduja’s session, Dr Priyadarshani Sukhadeve, Nutritionist shared her knowledge with the couples on the impact of nutrition […]