Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating leg

India has been the medical hub for many patients across the globe, time and again. The patient was in the moderate stage of cancer and waiting any longer would have resulted in an extreme step where the surgery would have been impossible, as the cancer would have spread to his thigh and hip

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating legJust a few days ago, a 16-year-old came to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Karnataka, with his clearly distressed family. Abdul (name changed) was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur; the only option he was left with for his survival was amputation of his entire leg as suggested by other hospitals. Doctors at the […]

Depression: ‘I didn’t want to be alive’, says Michael Phelps

Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Swimming great Michael Phelps, who won 28 Olympic medals throughout his career, opened up about his battle with clinical depression at a mental health conference in Chicago

Depression: ‘I didn’t want to be alive’, says Michael PhelpsClinical depression is not just grief or feeling sad. It is an illness that can challenge your ability to perform even routine daily activities. At its worst, depression may lead you to contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide. Depression represents a burden for both you and your family. Sometimes that burden can seem overwhelming. After Bollywood celebrities like Deepika […]

Doc safely delivers baby at 35,000ft on international flight

Dr Sij Hemal who was travelling form India to the United States, delivered baby on international flight. This definitely wasn't what Dr Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight

Doc safely delivers baby at 35,000ft on international flightAn off-duty doctor sprung into action on a long-haul flight when a woman sitting next to him suddenly went into labour on the plane. For Dr Sij Hemal, who works at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, The eight hour Air France flight from Paris to New York was the second leg of his […]

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]

‘Some patients get bogged down, some keep an optimistic approach’

Jagavegali Mansa, Jagaveglya Goshti’ book by Dr Sushma Deshmukh highlights the trust and faith that patients and their dear ones blindly repose in the doctors. About how selflessly many social workers extend support to the strangers who need medical attention. The book throws light on how to live the life with a clear mind and how to fight the diseases by defying the odds

‘Some patients get bogged down, some keep an optimistic approach’Through this book, a vivid depiction of doctor and the ‘patient relationship’ has been sumptuously sketched. It not only brings out the manifestations of inter-active human dispositions, but also crystallises the uniqueness of the human approach in rendering the ‘healing touch’ drenched in human considerations. It also brings to the fore the concept that is […]

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infections

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene. If a sore throat is persistent, you must see a doctor

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infectionsThe last two months of 2017 brought along cold winds and the city experienced the chills, a sure sign that winter was here. Although the festive season has ended and the New Year has begun, Mumbai has also experienced a shift in temperature conditions; it remains a fluctuating weather timetable. Due to the impact of […]

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says doc

Obesity is the mother of all diseases. Obesity also has morbidities and a Buried penis (hidden penis) could be one of the major problems. Similarly, Shekhar Shah (name changed) visited a city doctor with a buried penis syndrome (BPS)

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says docBuried penis syndrome describes a penis, normal in size, but lacking an appropriate sheath of skin. It could be a congenital disorder in which the ‘buried penis’ is located beneath the integument of the abdomen, thigh, or scrotum. The penis may also be buried within its own skin. Dr Deepak K Jumani, professor and sexual […]

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart 

Ahmed Musa, a 60-year-old Mulund resident, awaiting heart transplant, successfully underwent bloodless hip replacement surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Doctors treating him call it a rare feat as he was a very high risk case due to him suffering from end stage heart disease

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patients

The Cancer Seek test was able to detect tumours about 70% of the time on average in more than 1,005 patients with early-stage cancer. Crucially, it did so before the cancers had spread, giving patients the best chance of beating the disease

New cancer test can detect 8 types of cancers, offering new hope to patientsA new blood test that can help in the early diagnoses of eight common cancers before they spread and risk patients’ chances of survival has been developed by Australian researchers. The new test would help early detection of cancers affecting the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, bowel, lung and breast, Xinhua quotes a statement from […]