How to deal with the side-effects of flying 

Dr Dillon D’souza , Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon , attached to Jaslok hospital , Breach Candy hospital and Desa’s hospital

How to deal with the side-effects of flying Dreading your next trip because you are one of the hundreds of fliers who suffer from pain in the ears the minute your flight takes off? Ear problems are surprisingly common among travellers on airplanes. While sometimes, they can be mildly annoying, at other times, there can be more serious effects, including acute pain in […]

Mumbai: Dabbawalas’s join campaign to spread awareness on breast cancer

Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year

Mumbai: Dabbawalas’s join campaign to spread awareness on breast cancerBreast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign observed every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. In order to create awareness among women about breast […]

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levels

In some cases, the constant tiredness could also be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, numb toes and tingling fingers

Here’s how you can recognise the signs of elevated blood sugar levelsHyperglycaemia is a term describing excess levels of glucose or sugar in your blood, a defining characteristic of diabetes. It can be caused by a variety of reasons such as skipping insulin, dietary patterns, activity levels, or certain kinds of illnesses. Mildly elevated levels are typically not a cause for concern. But notably high blood […]

Navratri: Maha FDA cracks down upon milk adulterators in Mumbai

During the time of festivities, many times we come across instances of adulterated milk being seized by authorities, upon surprise checks. Now, the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have investigated about the same

Navratri: Maha FDA cracks down upon milk adulterators in MumbaiOn the five toll nakas namely Vashi, Airoli, Dahisar, LBS and Mulund, investigations were done on 227 tankers. In this 9 lakh and 150 litre milk was investigated and around 19,250 litre milk was found to be adulterated. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shailesh Adhav, the FDA Co-Commissioner (Food) said, said, “Many times milk is […]

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’

Woman firefighters have to deal with dangerous situations and life-threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They embraced this profession and have taken on the duty to save precious life

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’    The profession of fire-fighting was once an all-male bastion job in Mumbai. But, in the 21st century, there are a number of women who have broken through this glass ceiling and have carved out their own identity in this space. These women are bravehearts who have the guts and determination to go through […]

World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?

Globally World Anaesthesia Day takes place every year, on 16th October, the day ( Boston1846) a doctor named William Morton first demonstrated the use of a substance called ether to render a human senseless so that a lump could be removed from the man’s neck. Originally it was therefore named ‘Ether Day’

World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?Today, the World Anaesthesia Day (October 16) is being observed across the globe by various hospitals and anaesthetists’ societies to commemorate the first successful demonstration of ether anaesthesia in 1846. Anaesthesia is an important part of surgery. It enables patients to undergo an operation safely without experiencing distress and pain. Physician anaesthesiologists evaluate, monitor and […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors save a man’s life through a complex rare procedure

Doctors at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital save a man who had developed complications after an angioplasty. The man, had suffered from internal bleeding inside his blood vessels. The doctors performed a rare surgical procedure which is not usually done by them in similar instances. This decision on the doctors part ultimately saved his life

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors save a man’s life through a complex rare procedureA middle-aged man from Maharashtra had undergone a successful angioplasty in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in the month of August. But, barely after 5 days, the patient started experiencing a severe chest pain and landed at Sir JJ Group of Hospital again When the doctors evaluated this with repeat angiography there was […]

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districts

The aim behind this initiative is to create awareness among people and encourage them to use Ayurveda and Unani medicines as part of the treatment options

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districtsRecently the Union government has given 50 crores financial aid to the state government. In the year 2017, the union government had approved the National Mission for the AYUSH Ministry. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Umesh Tagde, Assistant Director, National Health Mission, and programme head of Mission AYUSH said, “We have split the […]