Doctor assaulted, but withdraws complaint 

Attacks on doctors have become an ugly reality in our society. In yet another incident in Pune, a doctor was stabbed by a patient at a city hospital while he was examining the patient. The doctor filed a police complaint and immediately took the complaint back saying that his complaint won’t stop the attacks on doctors

Doctor assaulted, but withdraws complaint Attacks on doctors have become commonplace nowadays. In a not-so-uncommon incident in Pune a doctor was stabbed by a patient at a city hospital when he was examining the said patient. The doctor filed a police complaint and immediately took the complaint back saying that his complaint won’t stop the attacks on doctors. Dr Santosh […]

BMC’s pesticide department works on holidays to curb dengue

With rising cases of dengue in the city, BMC’s pesticide department has appointed a special team, only to spot aedes aegypti mosquitoes, responsible for spreading dengue- breeding spots. In the first 11 days of September, the city has reported 102 dengue cases. While in the month of August, only 93 dengue cases were registered

BMC’s pesticide department works on holidays to curb dengueBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s pesticide department is working on Sundays and holidays to ensure Mumbaikars do not fall prey to dengue. Rajan Naringrekar, pesticide officer of the BMC said, “We now are working on Sundays and holidays till November 30 specially to bring down dengue cases in the city.” He also informed that, the decision to appoint special […]

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeries

Medical field is constantly evolving with the new path-breaking technologies. Now, it is possible to perform a mock surgery by making a 3d model of the heart, which is also used for multiple procedures. Doctors across the field are using the model, for being accurate. However, doctors also opine that it should be used only when needed

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeriesMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the 3d printing model for the purpose of greater accuracy. Mitesh Patil  (name changed) an eight-year-old boy, who came to Fortis hospital in […]

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal Godse

Komal Godse, a 26-year-old Satara resident, underwent a lung-heart transplant in May 2017, after she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Now, Komal is hale and hearty and says that nothing should bog you down. She counsels people who want to undergo transplants, by giving them a new hope, to lead a happy life. Further, the go-getter is also gearing up to participate in beauty contest as well as in the transplant Olympics

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal GodseAfter under-going a successful simultaneous lung-heart transplant surgery, Komal Godse, who had taken the diagnosis of her health condition very positively, is back on track. Indeed, her optimistic approach towards life helped her sail through the difficult times. Komal had been experiencing symptoms associated with breathlessness on and off and loss of appetite. Owing to […]

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengue

They say, ‘prevention is better than cure’, so acting promptly to this, KEM hospital has gone extra mile to keep dengue at bay, by taking necessary precautionary measures for doctors as well as the hospital staff. The hospital has formed teams to tackle dengue, which is creating havoc in Mumbai

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengueWhile many patients are coming to the city hospitals to get treated for dengue, KEM hospital is taking measures to see that the doctors don’t fall prey to it. But one of the main concerns is the government hospitals as they generally have breeding spots owing to stagnant waters and so on. Hence, special teams […]

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat it

Pneumonitis causes similar symptoms to many other lung conditions. As such, it may take several tests before a definitive diagnosis is made, as the doctor will need to rule out these other possibilities first

Pneumonitis: Know how to treat itPneumonitis is a disorder where a person has an allergic reaction in their lungs caused by certain inhaled substances. The condition is also referred to as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The reaction they have to these substances can cause air sacs in one or both lungs to become inflamed. If untreated, the condition can cause long-term damage […]

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies

‘Captain Cool’ Anup Kumar has been one of India’s marquee kabaddi exponents for nearly a decade now. He has led the Indian team to the World Cup and has been part of Asian Cup wins. He has also taken U-Mumba to one title in the Pro Kabaddi League, in the year 2015. Anup is one of the most successful raiders of Pro Kabaddi League and International Kabaddi

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies  Arjuna Award winner Anup Kumar is known for his brilliant captaincy and sportsmanship. Due to his extraordinary skills of taking bonus points, he is famously known as ‘Bonus ka Badshah’. Here, the kabaddi king shares his fitness formulas. MMM: How is your fitness regime like? Anup: I do a mixture of skill sessions and […]

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine flu

Recently, the state government had ordered all the local corporations to formulate a ‘death audit committee’ to analyse whether deaths reported due to swine flu are actually swine flu deaths. They were also asked to see if there were other primary causes for the death of a person apart from swine flu

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine fluIn the recently released ‘death audit committee’s’  first report from Pune, revealed that around 60 per cent of swine flu related deaths are not primarily because of swine flu itself. It has concluded that already existing diseases were the main factors that led to the deaths and although the patient was suffering from swine flu […]

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed a ‘Monsoon Related App’, which is free of cost and can be downloaded in any android phone. With the help of this app, people will get the information regarding various life-threatening diseases on one click. The app will be inaugurated on September 19

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseasesMonsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

Life expectancy in India has increased but NCDs remain a concern

As per the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016 data released through the Lancet today, over 6 million deaths have occurred due to NCDs in the country in 2016. The two largest increases were seen in diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Life expectancy in India has increased but NCDs remain a concernThe Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016 data released today reveals that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and injuries continue to be the main cause of death among people of all age-groups in India. Though the life expectancy has been steadily growing over the past decade, recent data shows that India still suffers from some major disease […]