Dr Juthicka Oak in a Q & A session with Dr Lee Kaplan

The problem is not that people are lazy, or they don’t want to control their appetite, the problem is that many things in our modern environment are changing the physiology of our brain and our body, says Dr Kaplan

Dr Juthicka Oak in a Q & A session with Dr Lee KaplanSir can you throw some light on obesity and factors related to the cause of obesity? All these disease obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea metabolic disease they all are related to each other and the starting point is obesity. The epidemic which you see whether in India or the western world starts with obesity. And the […]

R N Cooper Hospital gets Mumbai’s second sleep lab to study sleep disorders

People with sleep disorder have trouble sleeping at night and suffer from excessive sleepiness during day. According to some doctors obstructive sleep apnea is one of the major risk factor for cardiovascular disorders. Parasomnias could be a major cause from bed partners, according to various studies

R N Cooper Hospital gets Mumbai’s second sleep lab to study sleep disordersThe city has recently been witnessing a rise in the number of people having sleep disorders. R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital at Vile Parle, has received the city’s second sleep lab. It was inaugurated by MLA Amit Satam this Friday Dr Ganesh Shinde, Dean of R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, “The sleep lab […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre set to host conference on breast, lung and esophageal cancers

The overall objective of this conference is to increase awareness about new modalities in cancer care; discuss current challenges pertaining to different type of cancers and design appropriate solutions for better management of the disease and sharing knowledge and technology

P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre set to host conference on breast, lung and esophageal cancersWith the number of cancer cases growing by the day, P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre (MRC) has decided to organise a first-of-its-kind multi-disciplinary conference titled as ‘New Frontiers in Breast and Thoracic Malignancies’. P.D. Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre has jointly organized this conference with King’s College, London with an aim to […]

Q&A  with Dr Kelvin Higa IFSO President in conversation along with Dr Jayashree Todkar organising secretary IFSO APC 2017

We should have addressed this problem 50 years ago, when we first started seeing this epidemic take hold. We have to change our mindset; ‘diabesity’ is a disease, says Dr Kevin Higa IFSO Asia-Pacific Chapter President

Q&A  with Dr Kelvin Higa IFSO President in conversation along with Dr Jayashree Todkar organising secretary IFSO APC 2017When we talk about an obesity treatment, what are we looking at in terms of Asian and Indian patients? Diabetes is the king of all diseases, we have to face it.   We think there is an epidemic going on, but it is much more serious. This is a tragedy of an unbelievable scale. There […]

Q&A with Naaznin Husein, President Indian Dietetic Association,Mumbai Chapter at  IFSO APC 2017

Naaznin Husein speaks to us about food; the importance of a balanced diet and she also tells us how modern life has made us less aware of what we are eating. And whether the westernisation of our diet is a cause for obesity

Q&A with Naaznin Husein, President Indian Dietetic Association,Mumbai Chapter at  IFSO APC 2017Tell us about your association with this conference As the food, so the mind, as the mind so the man, means the food that you eat directly impacts the thoughts that we have. In India food, means different things to different people. Today we associate food with happiness and celebration, but this comes with a […]

‘Diabesity’: This new concept will help us to treat obesity and diabetes better, says IFSO APC President, Lilian Kow

Doctors and health experts refer to obesity as the mother of all the diseases. Obesity and diabetes are twin diseases, as they follow each other; it ultimately leads to organ failure. To talk about this potential threat doctors from around the globe are meeting in Goa

‘Diabesity’: This new concept will help us to treat obesity and diabetes better, says IFSO APC President, Lilian KowThe doctors around the globe are meeting under the banner of IFSO APC OSSICON 2017, to discuss ‘Diabesity’, a serious and its potential threat to mankind, which has begun in Goa. Over 400 doctors, specialist and physician practicing in the field of obesity and diabetes are participating in this conclave. Speaking to My Medical Manta, […]

Q&A with Dr Shashank Shah, Organising Chairman at IFSO APC 2017

As the 'Diabesity' conference is underway in Goa where doctors from all over the world have congregated to discuss the twin menace of obesity and diabetes. Here we engage in a Q & A with Dr Dr Shashank Shah, Organizing Chairman at IFSO APC 2017

Q&A with Dr Shashank Shah, Organising Chairman at IFSO APC 2017Sir, what is the significance of this conference? The aim of the conference is to define obesity. If you look at the common man’s prospective, if you eat less and exercise you lose weight. But that is completely not true. Obesity is a hormonal disease. Obesity is purely a hormonal metabolic disorder. In this conference, […]

Mumbai patient the first in city to undergo LVAD surgery

As a number of people suffer from heart failure VAD is now considered as a permanent solution to end stage heart failure management. It is a therapy for those patients who don’t get a suitable donor or those who can’t survive even after a heart transplant is done. The device enhances the quality of life of the recipient

Mumbai patient the first in city to undergo LVAD surgeryMumbai sees its first successful Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) transplantation done at Fortis hospital at Mulund. 49-year-old Arvind Doshi from Mumbai suffered a massive heart attack five years ago. This lead to his heart failure. Doshi’s family underwent a lot of emotional trauma. But now there are no bounds to their happiness. “It was […]

India prepares comprehensive action plan to fight with Anti-microbial resistance

In alignment with global action plan, India’s action plan has objectives of enhancing awareness, strengthening surveillance, improving rational use of antibiotics, reducing infections and promoting research

India prepares comprehensive action plan to fight with Anti-microbial resistance“Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to global public health, which requires action across all government sectors and society. Single, isolated interventions have limited impact and coordinated action is required to minimise the emergence and spread of anti-microbial resistance.” states JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the ‘Inter-Ministerial Consultation on AMR […]

Government of India to launch pan-India child-friendly TB drug, a first for the country

As per the World Health Organization (WHO) right medicines in the right doses will increase adherence and save more lives. Health Experts say this is an important step in improving treatment and child survival from TB, and slowing the spread of drug resistant TB. Simple TB medicines for children will ease the TB burden on healthcare systems

Government of India to launch pan-India child-friendly TB drug, a first for the countryIn order to improve daily lives of the children, suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) the World Health Organization (WHO) had approved certain guidelines. Adhering to WHOs’ guidelines, to treat TB affected children and to provide children friendly TB treatment, India is set to introduce the first child friendly TB drug across the country. This child friendly […]