Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Frequent usage of kitchen towels could be putting families at risk of food poisoning, according to new research. Bacterial build-up was measured on 100 towels over the course of a month during an experiment by scientists at the University of Mauritius. Researchers found bacteria growth on 49 towels, with more than a third testing positive for coliforms, the group of species of which E.coli is a member

Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoningMulti-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as […]

Ex-BMC corporater demands for reading spaces in civic hospitals  

As Sewri’s TB Hospital inaugurated a library for its patients, which was made a reality through book donation by people and NGO’s, an ex-corporator is set to write a letter to the BMC Commissioner and the Mayor of Mumbai asking them to provide reading spaces to patients in civic-run hospitals

Ex-BMC corporater demands for reading spaces in civic hospitals  To help lift the spirits of tuberculosis patients who are usually admitted for a long duration of time, the TB hospital at Sewri has opened a library for its patients. This will help the patients engage in activities which can help reduce the pain of their disease. The books will be provided in English, Marathi […]

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation drive

In order to commemorate Doctor’s Day and as part of its community outreach vision the Indian Medical Association (IMA) partnered with Abbott in India to conduct a blood donation drive across the company’s offices in India. This was a unique initiative as IMA branches all over India worked to conduct these camps and achieved a milestone of collecting 1,130 units of blood from 33 offices in 20 cities through donation by office staff of Abbott India

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation driveStatistics suggest that India fell short of 1.9 units of blood in 2016-2017. If this shortage had been taken care of, it could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants, according to official data. To put it in perspective, on an average, about six units of blood is needed for open […]

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?

Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh has done her research on the breast cancer cell in the laboratory. The team is now planning to test the formula on mice as well

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh, India, has claimed to have found a new formula to cure cancer. Dr Mamata says, during the lab tests, we found that the new formula can kill up to 70 per cent of the cancer cells in the human body. Dr Tripathi and her […]

Why protecting our environment is a must for safeguarding health

A recently published report by WHO says that around 844 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 159 million people who are dependent on surface water. It also mentions that globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces

Why protecting our environment is a must for safeguarding healthIn order to have safe health it is necessary to have safe environment. When water is contaminated, it is bound to be a cause behind different diseases. Even as healthcare services are coming up with strategies to deal with water-borne diseases, it is imperative to work on the root cause behind these diseases. The safety […]

Mumbai: Doctors save newborn with a hole in the lung

A one-week-old infant, suffering from pneumothorax, a condition where the air leaks into the space between the chest and the lungs walls, have been successfully operated upon. Experts say this condition is rare in infants

Mumbai: Doctors save newborn with a hole in the lungDoctors from SRV Mamata hospital in Dombivali, Maharashtra, have successfully saved the life of a newborn baby, who had a hole in her one of the lungs. According to the doctors, the baby girl was suffering from pneumothorax, a condition where the air leaks into the space between the chest and the lungs walls. The […]

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decision

In a first-of-its-kind move, the Union government has decided to implement a pilot project of 12-hours a day OPD’s in Delhi government-run Safdarjung hospital. But, the government’s decision to extend the duty hours has not gone down well with the resident doctors

Delhi: Resident doctors association opposes 12-hour OPD decisionThe union government has decided to extend the working hours of the Out Patient Department (OPD) in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital The new duty hours of the OPD’s will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The government in the notice issues has stated that this is a pilot project. Initially to be implemented in Medicine, […]

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid box

Dr Md. Shakeel Ahmed, Head of Emergency and Trauma Department, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how a small, handy, first-aid kit can work wonders in this monsoon

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid boxRains bring relief from the scorching heat and bring a sense of happiness amongst children and youngsters who love the showers. This, however, is the busiest season for doctors across the country, as rains bring along viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and other diseases as well. Keeping a first-aid kit handy for monsoon is an […]

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh Prabhu

By the year 2020, India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical markets by incremental growth and 6th largest market globally in absolute size

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh PrabhuUnion Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, said that India is recognised globally as one of the key players in the field of generic medicines. He stated this while speaking at a function organised by the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), in New Delhi. The minister further said that increase in the […]

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govt

Difference over pricing rates of Ayushman Bharat package rates still a point of contention among the two

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govtIMA signed a partnership agreement with the Government on Ayushman Bharat. IMA National President Dr Ravi S Wankhedkar and Honorary Secretary General, Dr R N Tandon led the team. After three hours of hard negotiations IMA agreed to take up the major responsibility of facilitating the empanelment of small and medium private hospitals. The differences […]