‘Holy Spirit Hospital is very close to my heart,’ says actor John Abraham at an exhibition in the hospital

The actor was present as chief guest at hospital’s three-day exhibition. The hospital has planned many celebratory events as completes 50 years next year in January

‘Holy Spirit Hospital is very close to my heart,’ says actor John Abraham at an exhibition in the hospitalHoly Spirit Hospital in Andheri is organising celebratory events as it is completing 50 years of existence next year on January 14. Celebrations began with a three-day exhibition on December 9, along with special health check-up sessions. On second day of this event, (December 10) Bollywood actor John Abraham was the chief guest. “Holy Spirit […]

Half of us ‘remember’ memories that never happened, study finds

After studying over 400 participants who were suggested fictitious autobiographical events, researchers state it can be tough to say if a person is recollecting actual events or false memories

Half of us ‘remember’ memories that never happened, study findsYou know that time you and your schoolmates stole the teacher’s briefcase and made him frantically search the room for 15 minutes? It may never have happened. A new study from the University of Warwick found that if we’re told about a made-up event from our lives — from taking a hot air balloon ride […]

Mumbai medical colleges worried due to alarming rise in depression cases among students

After a study published in popular medical journal reveals depression as a growing cause of concern among medical students, deans of city medical colleges say early diagnoses key to reduce such cases in campuses

Mumbai medical colleges worried due to alarming rise in depression cases among studentsAgainst the backdrop of a study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) drawing attention on depression being a growing, hidden epidemic in medical students, Mumbai medical colleges say early diagnosis of depression is the key to bring such cases down. Dr TP Lahane, dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, said, “We […]

Alarming: Depression, suicidal tendency high among medical students

Study finds over a quarter of medical students suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, and more than 1 in 10 report suicidal ideation during medical school. Yet, only a minority of students seek help

Alarming: Depression, suicidal tendency high among medical studentsRates of depression are high among medical students in the United States and around the world, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of nearly 200 studies involving 129,000 medical students in 47 countries. More than a quarter of medical students suffer from depression or depressive symptoms, and more than 1 in 10 report suicidal […]

Weighing 500 kg, Egyptian woman to be airlifted to Mumbai for obesity surgery

Mumbai doctor’s two-month-long efforts bore fruit with just one tweet to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who, from her hospital bed, arranged a medical visa within 20 hours

Weighing 500 kg, Egyptian woman to be airlifted to Mumbai for obesity surgeryHere is a story of the kind of miracles a doctor can perform for a patient in and out of the operation theatre. World’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian national who has not stepped out of her house in Cairo for the past 20 years, will soon be flying to Mumbai […]

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugs

The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in the indent prepared by various hospitals

Kerala hospitals face shortage of common drugsGovernment hospitals in the state are facing shortage of medicines meant for non-communicable diseases (NCD) like blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes and cardiac problems. The shortage is being attributed to inadequate supply from Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) and defects in indent prepared by various hospitals. While preparing the indent, which is an assessment of approximate […]

Robin Williams’ wife shares their struggles with Lewy body disease

The disease, an umbrella term to dementia related to the presence of Lewy bodies (abnormal deposits of a type of protein) in the brain, affects millions across the globe

Robin Williams’ wife shares their struggles with Lewy body disease“I am not a medical professional, and I am not a spokesperson for anyone. I am a witness,” says Susan Schneider Williams, the widow of famed Hollywood actor Robin Williams. “What my husband and I went through at the hand of Lewy body disease was so horrifying that I want to see the cause eradicated. […]

Mumbai likely to soon be malaria-free, claims BMC

According to Mumbai civic body, malaria cases have declined by 85% in last 5 years. Data states as against 69 deaths in 2011, Mumbai has registered only seven deaths in 2016

Mumbai likely to soon be malaria-free, claims BMCMalaria may soon be history in Mumbai if Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) continues its fight against it. After seeing a decrease of around 85% in malaria cases in last five years in city, BMC now aims to expedite its process to eliminate the vector-borne disease. Recently, World Health Organisation (WHO) certified Sri Lanka malaria-free. Malaria […]

Born HIV positive, this Mumbai teenager chooses to make her life better

On World AIDS Day, 15-year-old Bandra resident says she has faced bitter times as a child trying to hide her HIV positive status, but has not given up on life

Born HIV positive, this Mumbai teenager chooses to make her life betterAt a tender age of 15, Gauri Jadhav (name changed) has a tough task of hiding the fact that she is HIV positive at school and at the same time, handle effects of this deadly infection with a smile on her face. A Bandra resident, Gauri’s parents are HIV positive and she was born with […]

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 lives

Sanjay Dubey, who is (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation was awarded on the 7th Indian National Organ Donation Day for facilitating 13 green corridors

Good Samaritan: Indore IAS officer organises highest inter-state green corridors, saves 97 livesDriven by his commitment to not let a single organ be wasted, Sanjay Dubey, (IAS) commissioner, Indore division and Founder of Indore Society for Organ Donation, facilitated highest number of inter-state green corridors in the country, which saved 97 lives. He carried out 13 inter-state green corridors “When I took charge as commissioner of Indore […]