Condom ads banned but what about pan masala? Asks Pahlaj Nihalani

On Monday, the government imposed the ban condom ads on television. After which, Pahlaj Nihalani, Former Censor Board Chairperson raised a question on banning the pan masala ads as it is harmful. According to The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Maharashtra survey, current ‘pan masala with tobacco’ users - men, 2.1 per cent, women, 1.2 per cent, urban, 2.05 per cent and rural, 1.3 per cent

Condom ads banned but what about pan masala? Asks Pahlaj NihalaniAccording to experts, many leading Bollywood celebrities feature in pan masala ads which can send across a wrong message in the society. On Monday, The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Immediately after this, […]

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterus

Doctors in Pune recently witnessed a rare case wherein a tumour was growing in the placenta of a pregnant woman. Although, it was a challenging surgery, the doctors extracted the tumour with removing uterus of the woman

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterusSanjeevani Narote, a 19-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra, came to the Sassoon Hospital with the complaints of heavy bleeding. When doctors examined her they found a tumour had developed in her placenta. Dr Pradip Sambarey, Professor and Head of Gynaecology Department in Sassoon hospital in Pune, said, “She was a patient who had […]

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant women

For, an unusual sight even for winter, Mumbaikars woke up to dense haze on Saturday morning. And it continued to envelope the city through for almost three to four days, leading to low visibility. The pollution took a toll on the health of many. However, the number of respiratory illness have increased from 6 to 9 per cent and can increase further, said experts

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant womenA dense haze had descended over Mumbai, affecting visibility on the streets and putting respiratory disease patients in peril. According to doctors, this poor air quality can lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes it difficult for you to breathe. Also, the impact of pollution has been seen on the pregnant women. Also, it can […]

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service for second opinion turns out to be a boon for many cancer patients living in lower middle income countries for providing tailor evidence based treatment plans to individuals based on affordability and access to therapies. Tata Hospital's online platform for cancer patients will now be available for rare cancer care expertise

Tata Memorial Centre’s online service: Now available for rare cancer care expertiseNavya, the Hospital’s online platform was created for giving opinions to cancer patients and so far had a remarkable impact on diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The online service provides multidisciplinary expert opinions within 24 hours to thousands of cancer patients around the world. Gitika Srivastava, founder of Navya said, “There is no real […]

Can eating pani puri be life-threatening?

There are few things in life that can give us same feeling of satisfaction as a plate of pani puris. The way this delicacy melts in our mouth and teases our senses is just heavenly. But, this wasn’t the same in case of a 46-year-old truck driver from Kanpur, who reportedly lost his life as the puri got stuck between his foodpipe and windpipe

Can eating pani puri be life-threatening?Right from children to adults, everyone enjoy eating pani puri. But, according to a shocking report, few days ago, Naresh Sachan, a 46-year-old truck driver from Kanpur’s Ghatampur, died because of eating pani puri in a wrong way. Further, the report said that according to doctors, the puri got stuck between his foodpipe and wind […]

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  

Poor personal hygiene makes your children vulnerable to infection. You can keep your kid away from bacteria causing disease by teaching them personal hygiene habits. It’s quite rewarding if your children already practice good hygiene. If not, now is a right time to teach them

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  Children are remarkably good at getting soiled and messy, either while playing in the muck, or by using their sauce-smeared dirty hands to scratch themselves or wipe their nose without a tissue. Childhood is the perfect time for you to start training your kid about healthy hygiene regimes. Teaching good hygienic habits is much more […]

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govt

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. My Medical Mantra tries to answer why safe sex is a taboo and how the recent Lancet report study is a shocker for us by claiming that teenage abortion is a startling reality in the country. However, experts say that these ads need to be informative, useful and should be presented in a better way

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govtRecently, a study published in the Lancet journal highlighted how abortions in India are a stark reality. And majorly about 81 per cent of these abortions are done by taking medicines at homes instead of going to the hospitals. On one hand, we are fighting the menace of self-supervised abortions and on the other; we […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

Doctors treat Mumbai man with a rare brain disorder

Alcohol addiction is a known cause of brain damage and Subdural Hematoma, a medical condition that can be explained as shift of brain. A 62-year-old Mumbaikar, posed a challenge to city doctors with severe hematoma but with no clinical history of brain injury or alcohol condition

Doctors treat Mumbai man with a rare brain disorderMumbai accountant puzzled doctors from the city with vague symptoms that didn’t coherently match any one particular disease. The 62-year-old had been complaining of mild sinusitis, dull headache, and positional vertigo. He was under the treatment of a local ENT physician. He was diagnosed with sinusitis and the headaches were attributed to recent change in […]

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationship

With the help of these measures the IMA seek to heal the rift between doctors and patients. The new guidelines have been laid down after careful introspection. It aims to boost the trust between doctors and patients, especially after the unsavoury incidents witnessed last month

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationshipLast month, two private hospitals came under fire for negligence and overbilling patients. These incidents created a great furore among the medical fraternity and general public. Now to make amends, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific Medicine today announced certain self-regulation procedures for hospitals and doctors. A […]