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 […]

Fluctuating temperatures keep Maha on high alert for swine flu

The state has been witnessing fluctuating temperatures which has helped the swine flu virus to remain active. It is well equipped to handle any kind of emergency

Fluctuating temperatures keep Maha on high alert for swine fluWith the rise in swine flu cases in Maharashtra, all the districts are kept on high alert, said the state health minister Dr Deepak Sawant. He recently held a video conference with all concerned health officers from the districts. He said the state is equipped to handle the swine flu cases and has enough medicines […]

To focus on rural healthcare, Maha to launch Pandit Dindayal Upadhya Healthy Maharashtra Campaign

In this campaign, doctors will scan people for respiratory ailments, stomach illness, heart issues, bone related problems and brain related ailments. Guardian Ministers of all the districts have been directed to launch the campaign in their respective districts

To focus on rural healthcare, Maha to launch Pandit Dindayal Upadhya Healthy Maharashtra CampaignIn order to provide healthcare facilities in the rural areas, Maharashtra is set to launch a massive campaign called Pandit Dindayal Upadhya Healthy Maharashtra Campaign. To launch the campaign, the Medical Education department has identified 6 districts, in which the campaign will kick-start from May 1, 2017 and will go on till May 27. The […]

Prevalence of obesity among women in India is on the rise, especially in urban areas

The study done by National Center for Biotechnology Information, informed us about the prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher among urban women than those from rural areas in India. More than 23 per cent of women in the urban cities are either overweight or obese compared to only 7 per cent of women in rural areas

Prevalence of obesity among women in India is on the rise, especially in urban areasObesity among women is leading to many health issues. As the number of obese women is increasing over a period of time, this issue has become a major concern. According to National Family Health Survey (NFHS – 4) recent data says 23.4 per cent women were found overweight and obese. Although during 2005-06 the percentage […]

The rise of childhood obesity in India is an eminent danger we cannot risk to ignore

Doctors say obese children are also prone to depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, low self-esteem that stems from being teased, bullied, or rejected by peers. Data from a number of studies provide strong evidence that higher levels of body mass index (BMI) during childhood can predict the possibility of being overweight later in life

The rise of childhood obesity in India is an eminent danger we cannot risk to ignoreChildhood obesity continues to be a growing problem in today’s society. In fact, almost one in five children and adolescents are overweight, and the numbers continues to rise. It affects more than 30 percent of children, making it the most common chronic disease in childhood. “In last five years, the incidences of childhood obesity have […]

Mumbai based ophthalmologist performs cataract surgery on a 7-year-old abandoned dog

Dr J C Khanna at his hospital sees 7 to 8 cases dogs suffering from cataract on monthly basis. Apart from this dog; dogs with conjunctivitis, dry eye and other eye infection which gets cured with proper medication. Reasons for eye issues among dogs are generally old age and diabetes

Mumbai based ophthalmologist performs cataract surgery on a 7-year-old abandoned dogIn a rare incident, an eye surgeon has operated on a dog, suffering from cataract in Mumbai’s animal hospital.  With a new name, 7-year-old Jackey is now living a cheerful and active life, after a successful cataract surgery on his left eye. The surgery was done at Bombay Veterinary College at Parel. Jackey, a black […]

Maharashtra’s CIC sustains mild fracture, after being assaulted by Dalit activists

Ratnakar Gaikwad was attacked by Dalit activist, for his alleged role in demolition of historic Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan, which was razed to the ground in the night of June 2016

Maharashtra’s CIC sustains mild fracture, after being assaulted by Dalit activistsMaharashtra’s Chief Information Commissioner, CIC, Ratnakar Gaikwad, who was brutally assaulted by Dalit activists, has sustained a mild fracture, in his 5th rib. Gaikwad was trashed by Dalit activists in Aurangabad on Monday, over the Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan demolition issue. Ratnakar Gaikwad has been admitted to Bombay Hospital under supervision of Dr Gautam Bhansali, who […]

Obese auto driver, first patient to undergo bariatric surgery in medical camp

A free medical check-up camp was organized by Guardian Minister Girish Mahajan, on January 1, 2017. All together 277 patients were screened for obesity, by Dr Jayashree Todkar, a well-known bariatric surgeon from Pune. Out of which, 40 were suggested surgery for their obesity. This is one of the first bariatric surgeries done in the medical health check-up camp

Obese auto driver, first patient to undergo bariatric surgery in medical camp“I was obese, and didn’t know where to go. I thought will I ever get rid of obesity? A poor person like me, who drives an auto rickshaw, can’t afford the money required for a surgery like this. But, I am thankful to Girish Mahajan, I had come to this health camp with a ray […]

City doctors welcome PM Narendra Modi’s move to make prescription for generic drugs compulsory

It is a good idea to make prescribing generic drugs compulsory but before that the infrastructure for generic drugs need to be in place. Else, it will invite nexus between chemists and pharma companies with chemist deciding which generic drug to sell

City doctors welcome PM Narendra Modi’s move to make prescription for generic drugs compulsoryMaking it compulsory to prescribe generic drugs is a good move but there needs to be enough infrastructures to implement it at ground level, say doctors. During the inauguration of a hospital in Surat yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government will make “legal arrangements” to ensure doctors prescribe generic medicines. Welcoming the move, […]

Before grief turns to depression, seek help. You’re not alone

Grief can be a trigger for major depressive disorder, but not everyone who grieves will experience severe depression. In such cases 15 to 20 per cent of people attempt to suicide. Whether you experience depression or grief, there are many approaches that can help you heal with time

Before grief turns to depression, seek help. You’re not aloneNo one can imagine how it feels losing your loved one forever, unless it has happened to them too. Someone who you always looked up to and shared every important moment of your life with, who was with you through every life changing event, whether it was sad moment or happy one. And suddenly the […]