Obesity surgery can control blood sugar in diabetic patients

Pune-based surgeon Dr Shashank Shah wins award for his path-breaking study

Obesity surgery can control blood sugar in diabetic patientsObesity surgery is no more restricted to weight loss. A study presented by a Pune-based bariatric surgeon at the recent American Diabetes Association conference showed that obesity surgery can control blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The doctor also won an award for the clinical research. Dr Shashank Shah, who conducted the study, said a […]

Maharashtra all set to formulate antibiotic policy

India is said to be the world's largest consumer of antibiotics and prescribing antibiotics for cough and cold has been a common practise among doctors

Maharashtra all set to formulate antibiotic policyMaharashtra is all set to follow Kerala and get an antibiotic policy in place to combat rising antibiotic resistance cases. The state government has set up a six member committee which will be headed by Dr Sanjay Oak, Vice-Chancellor of DY Patil University and former Dean of KEM. The committee also includes Dr Vasant Nagvekar, […]

A rare occurrence – woman loses eye to dengue

Dengue affecting vision is called panophthalmitis, inflammation in the eye caused by the virus

A rare occurrence – woman loses eye to dengueA 32-year-old woman suffering from dengue hemorrhagic fever – a critical condition of the mosquito-borne disease – has lost her eyesight. She was first admitted to a local hospital in Vashi with high fever and a low platelet count of about 19,000. “She was admitted to a local hospital for dengue. On October 19, she […]

You are safe from bird flu that has hit North India

You are safe from bird flu that has hit North IndiaAfter 15 birds died at the Gandhi Zoological Garden in Gwalior in the last three days, the Centre issued guidelines to state governments and zoo officials in the country for “control and containment” of bird flu, or avian influenza. Even though the virus strains in the bird flu cases at Delhi and Gwalior zoos were […]

Shocking: 24-year-old RJ dies of heart attack

Doctors lament increasing stressful lifestyle of youngsters and their unhealthy eating habits

Shocking: 24-year-old RJ dies of heart attackThe internet has been flooded with articles and stories about how the stressful lifestyle of youngsters and their poor eating habits is playing havoc with their health. But, there doesn’t seem to be much change to be seen and youngsters are still leading a stressful and unhealthy life. The sudden and shocking death of a 24-year-old […]

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the world

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the worldWith the aim to raise global awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) observes October 20 as World Osteoporosis Day. The year-long campaign focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the bone disease. The word ‘osteoporosis’ literally means ‘porous bones’. ‘Osteo’ is for bones and ‘porosis’ means porous, thus it describes this condition as […]

Eight chikungunya cases reported in Mumbai

Eight chikungunya cases reported in MumbaiEight confirmed chikungunya cases have been reported in Mumbai, said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Thursday. The cases are from Dadar (west) and one from Govandi area. The executive health officer of BMC said there have been 20 probable cases of Chikungunya and all these cases have been reported in the public sector. Like dengue, chikungunya too is spread […]