Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patients

According to a study published in Indian Paediatrics, every year approximately 100,000 children with Thalassemia Major are born worldwide, of which approximately 10,000 are born in India. Also, in India, many cases remain unreported as well

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patientsThere is a steep rise in the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra. In 2017, so far, the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra has recorded to 6071, while it was 3,640 in 2012. Maharashtra Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant gave this information in the on-going assembly session. According to experts, the number can be […]

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feeding

In spite of social taboos and orthodox behaviours relating to breast feeding, some mothers (and many first time mothers) from Gujarat are taking steps to ensure they are breastfeeding their babies the right way

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feedingAccording to the National Family Health Survey-4 around 50% of infants were breastfed within the first hour of birth in 2015-16, compared to 27% a decade ago.  In 2005-06, around 47% of infants received the recommended 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, while in 2015-16, the number increased by a mere 8 per cent and went […]

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patients

While undergoing treatment for cancer, Ashwini used to get calls from cancer patients referred by her colleagues and friends. One day she told her oncologist, that she wanted to work for cancer patients. Her doctor welcomed the idea and that is how it all started

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patientsOn Tuesday, August 24, Usha Patil (name changed), a 65-year-old woman travelled from Kolhapur to Pune for lymphoedema treatment. One of the prime reasons which motivated her to make this journey was the encouragement offered to her by woman she was acquainted with. Usha, a Kolhapur resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at home

The recent Blue Whale saga event that occurred in Mumbai has made parents knock the door of various doctors seeking professional help. Psychiatrists say that they are consulting a significant number of children with gadget addiction and it is an alarming situation that needs to be addressed on priority

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at homeGadgets have become a very integral part of our lives these days. Everything that we want is available on the internet and it seems almost inevitable to not be on internet. Given the recent spate of events across the world, it seems everyone is becoming equally vulnerable to a lot of things that remained under […]

Doctor creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to spread awareness on breastfeeding

Her song informs us about things such as, when a mother should start breastfeeding, how she holds a baby, what precautions she should take and the characteristics of breast milk. Dr Sarita Bhagwat has been associated with Breast Feeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI) Maharashtra branch, since 15 years

Doctor creates new rendition of ‘Sonu Song’ to spread awareness on breastfeedingAfter Bewafa Sonam became a popular across every section of the Internet, a Sonu with trust issues gained popularity through a Marathi song ‘Sonu tule mahyavar bharosa nay ka’ (Sonu don’t you trust me). When the song became viral on the Internet, everyone came up with their own versions of it. But a lactation consultant is has […]

Pune doctors save 16-year-old with popliteal artery aneurysm

Though being operated successfully, a 16-year-old would not be able to play his favorite games in his life again. Amit (name changed), was suffering from a severe and rare case of aneurysm. A blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel that went through his right leg had stopped the flow of blood to his leg. Doctors removed around one liter of blood clot from his leg. Though surgery helped him save his leg, but it could not save his love for sports

Pune doctors save 16-year-old with popliteal artery aneurysmOn Friday, a 16-year-old sports lover underwent a life-saving surgery in Pune. Though doctors successfully saved his life and leg, he would not be able to play his favorite games in his life again. Amit (name changed), was suffering from a severe and rare case of aneurysm. Doctors had removed around one liter of blood […]

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors

Mumbaikars are shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of Blue Whale game. Social media App, Instagram, is taking responsibility and going ahead to support ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale. Instagram has inserted caution for people to read and had offered to help before following the posts

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors  While people across the city is still shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of a game, the social media is taking responsibility and going ahead to support the ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale – an online game. Since everybody is googling to know more about the game, social media portal, Instagram […]

‘Bike Ambulance’ will soon hit Mumbai roads

The idea of ‘Bike Ambulance’ was floated by the State Government keeping in mind the congested roads of Mumbai

‘Bike Ambulance’ will soon hit Mumbai roadsDo you remember the scene from Aamir Khan Starrer movie ‘3 Idiots’ in which Aamir takes a critical patient on his bike to the hospital without waiting for an ambulance? The patient gets a new lease of life as he reaches the hospital on time. So something similar will happen in Mumbai as the innovative […]

Soon, a breastfeeding room at KEM Hospital

The announcement was made by the dean of KEM Hospital at an inaugural function of International Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1 to Aug 7) organised by Mumbai Breastfeeding Promotion Committee (MBPC) at the hospital

Soon, a breastfeeding room at KEM HospitalTaking a sensitive step towards lactating mothers King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, in Mumbai will soon be having a separate Hirkani Kaksh (breastfeeding room) in the hospital premises. It would provide a private space to the female hospital staff members and hospital visitors who want to breast feed their babies. The dean of KEM Hospital, […]