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, […]

Daughter donates organs of her brain dead mother

A daughter's noble deed to donate her brain dead mother's organs has given a new lease of life to four patients who were in need of organs, cornea and skin

Daughter donates organs of her brain dead motherA 43 –year-old woman was declared brain dead after she met with an accident on Baramati-Jejuri road. Her daughter, who is perusing engineering, decided to save four lives by donating her mother’s heart, liver, two corneas and skin, with the help of the other family members. Ruby hall clinic’s staff, travelled all the way to […]

Experiencing regret improves children’s decision-making, says study

A study found that by the age of six, only some children are able to experience regret, but those who do learn to make better decisions

Experiencing regret improves children’s decision-making, says studyAccording to research from Queen’s University, Belfast, the answer is yes, in the case of children at least. A study has found regret plays a “crucial role in helping children to make better decisions”. The research involved 326 Northern Ireland schoolchildren. This study is entitled: Do children who experience regret make better decisions? A developmental […]

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boy

Reese, who was assigned the female gender at birth, posted a video in March explaining his decision to carry a baby as a transgender man. He had stopped taking testosterone to prepare for the pregnancy. Both Leo and Reese were in good health after the birth, the couple wrote on Facebook

Transgender from Oregon gives birth to a boyTrystan Reese, a transgender man living in Portland, Oregon, has given birth to a boy with his partner of seven years, Biff Chaplow. Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born July 14. Leo is the couple’s first biological child, but they are no strangers to parenting: Reese and Chaplow adopted Chaplow’s niece and nephew in […]

Mumbai doc performs complex therapy to cure a swine flu patient

Varsha Mehta was down with severe swine flu for almost a month. Mehta was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which affected her lungs. Mehta is discharged and is completely healthy after the doctors performed ECMO therapy on her

Mumbai doc performs complex therapy to cure a swine flu patientSwine flu or H1N1 virus seems to have spread all across Mumbai. As a measure to treat a patient suffering from swine flu, a city hospital has successfully used a therapy called ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenator) to save a patient. Varsha Mehta was down with severe swine flu for almost a month. However, right […]

A ‘patient’ who helps other patients at KEM Hospital

Since last 20 years, John is residing near KEM hospital’s public toilet. Destiny played a cruel game due to which he was forced to live like this

A ‘patient’ who helps other patients at KEM HospitalJohn is living in KEM Hospital since last 20 years. He now helps the patients who come to seek treatment in KEM Hospital.  After helping them, he gets 200-300 rupees, which is now his source of income. As John cannot afford the maintenance of the 3 BHK Santa Cruz flat of which the maintenance cost is […]

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad's health department has decided to give an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs 700 which pregnant women get from the central government. This initiative aims at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rate and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveriesIn a bid to tackle maternal and neonatal mortality and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries, Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad’s (ZP) health department has decided to go one step ahead of the central government’s Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). The beneficiaries of JSY would now onwards get an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs […]

Parents beware! Blue Whale game could claim your child’s life

The Blue Whale game is unlike any online game where a participant can win by crossing a level. This is a 50-day game wherein participants are given a challenge for each day and suicide is the price of winning. Once a participant signs up for this game, the curator on the other side warns them that there is no turning back from the game. And at no point can you quit or opt out of the game

Parents beware! Blue Whale game could claim your child’s lifeGames generally are supposed to be fun and engaging for everyone who is part of it. Playing games had always been an activity which brought joy to children. Who knew that games could turn out to be so diabolical and twisted that it could claim a life of an innocent young boy? The suicide of […]

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purpose

An impending debate about using Marijuana for medicinal purpose has resurfaced after Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi suggested legalising Marijuana in India. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. Doctors say, it is a nice move, if followed with caution

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposeAn already impending debate has now resurfaced after the Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi, has suggested legalising Marijuana in India for its medicinal purposes. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. On Sunday, the minister […]

Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80

Pune reported the highest number of swine flu deaths till July. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80. 3,224 patients were screened for H1N1 virus today and 111 have been administered for Tamiflu tablets. Six swab samples have been sent for testing and three have been tested positive. Early diagnosis and quick treatment is the solution, informed experts

Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80Four swine flu deaths were reported on Monday, by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department. With this Pune district has reported the highest number of deaths due to swine flu from January 1 to July 20 this year. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80. This month has seen the second highest […]