Is the child mine? Mumbaikars’ seeking DNA test

This year, in first six months, Kalina forensic laboratory received 954 DNA samples for testing. About 50% samples were only for paternity DNA testing

Is the child mine? Mumbaikars’ seeking DNA testWe all have heard the famous Bollywood dialogue, ‘Ye Bachcha mera nahi’, which creates a doubt in hero’s mind. Then, the matter goes to the court and the judge orders for a DNA test. Unlike Bollywood’s melodramatic movies, to find the answer to the same question, even the literate Mumbaikars are opting for DNA test. […]

18 % GST on elderly care services unacceptable: Doctors, activists

Silver Innings, a Mumbai-based organisation working for senior citizens, wrote a letter to Prime Minister and Finance Minister asking them to reconsider the decision of levying 18 per cent GST on Residential or Non-Residential, Elder and Disable Care Service. Activists say that government should understand what these services entail and how important they are for the elderly and it will cause added cost burden on the families

18 % GST on elderly care services unacceptable: Doctors, activists  NGOs working for geriatric care in India have raised concern over the 18 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on residential, non-residential or elderly care centres. On Monday, one of the NGOs – Silver Innings, a Mumbai-based organisation working for senior citizens, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well […]

Why do men expose themselves to women?

Exhibitionistic disorder is a condition marked by the urge, fantasy, or behaviour of exposing one’s genitals to non-consenting people, particularly strangers. The prevalence of exhibitionistic disorder is unknown, but is thought to be approximately two to four percent in the male population

Why do men expose themselves to women?Mayur Kadam (name changed) changed his profession about a year ago owing for a certain reason. He was a taxi driver who suffers from a type of sexual disorder since many years. The disorder called ‘exhibitionism’ is a kind of sexual disorder that gives Kadam, a 24-year old man, sexual pleasure by exposing his private […]

Effective use of CSR policy will help poor patients, says Girish Mahajan  

A state level workshop was organised for medical social service superintendents by Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in Mumbai. It was the first time such an event was held in Maharashtra

Effective use of CSR policy will help poor patients, says Girish Mahajan  While addressing the gathering of over 160 medical superintendents from all over Maharashtra, Minister of Medical Education, Girish Mahajan asked them to use Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy effectively to benefit patients. He also stated that the medical superintendents should consider it as a part of their job to approach various organisations to get financial […]

Doing night shifts? You are putting good health to sleep

Employees clocking in for evening, overnight or other irregular shifts -- what's known as shift work -- are at a higher risk for a host of health problems. As the shift work disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms and causes them to become out of sync with the external environment or behavioral cycles

Doing night shifts? You are putting good health to sleepThe number of employees heading for night shifts in BPOs and call centres are increasing; as attractive salaries draw youngsters to jobs where they have to work night shifts. This could pose a danger not only to the employees working in BOP or call centre, but other professions also which require people to work during night, […]

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai 

The first round of MEDHA received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, 15 and 16. MEDHA is a platform which works on indigenous medical device innovations; it is where interested doctors and engineers can team up to create innovative solutions for unmet clinical needs

Doctors and engineers team up to create indigenous medical devices in Mumbai The first round of Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA) 2017, organised by the Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Centre (BETiC) at IIT Bombay, took place at K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. It received an overwhelming response from working professionals and students of medical and engineering streams. The event took place on July 14, […]

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO 

Poor sanitation and contaminated water are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid, claimed the report. 3, 61, 000 children under five years of age die due to diarrhoea, the WHO report stated.

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO According to a study done by World Health Organization (WHO) last week, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home. This roughly means that 3 out of 10 people worldwide lack safe drinking water and 6 out of 10 don’t have good sanitation facilities according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. Poor […]

Lung transplant in the government hospitals, still a distant dream for Maharashtra

Till date in Mumbai, only four lung transplants have taken place, all of which were done in private hospitals. Given that we have about 14 medical colleges in the state, the dismal number of lung transplants is disappointing

Lung transplant in the government hospitals, still a distant dream for MaharashtraOn Tuesday, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh achieved an unmatched feat of being the first government run medical institute to perform lung transplant in the country. The institute reportedly performed the transplant at about Rs 10 Lakhs, whereas such a transplant at any private hospital wouldn’t cost less […]

Sath: A blood bank on your phone

Sath is an app which makes sure that patients get blood on time. A detailed requirement of blood for the patient who is in need of the blood is posted on the timeline of the app and the notification alerts other members about the emergency. Thereafter, arrangements are made accordingly. It is is currently being used in eight districts in Maharashtra and has saved over 1200 lives. The app is available on Google Play Store

Sath: A blood bank on your phoneBlood is the fuel of the human engine and can act as a lifesaver for a patient, and that’s why a lot of efforts are put into spreading awareness about blood donation. An app that facilitates blood donation has been developed. The app named ‘Sath’ was created by a group of young corporate professionals and […]

Are only children bad at handling relationships?

Parenting is a difficult task. With more and more couples looking forward to establish careers and having a better life, having a single child is a commonly chosen option. Now, psychiatrists say that being the only child could have certain advantages as well as disadvantages

Are only children bad at handling relationships?Suchit Bhosale (name changed) walks into KEM hospital with his parents. Renuka and Suresh (names changed) have visited multiple doctors trying to understand what is wrong with their son. Suchit is 15 years old and is a complete introvert. So much so that he gets anxious with the thought of taking exams or meeting friends. […]