Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budget

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. There was a provision of Rs 12,167 crore rupees for the public health department in 2017. The NGO demands, that in the current budget, the provision has to be increased to Rs 17,675 crore rupees

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budgetAccording to the July 2017 figures of Integrated Child Development Scheme: In the state, out of 60.26 lakhs children, under 6 years of age – 6,34,634 children are weighing less than normal 83,500 are of extremely low weight and 5,51,000 thousand children are of medium weight Integrated Child Development Scheme’s expenditure has been cut down […]

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai Marathon

Each marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to hit the streets for the Mumbai Marathon on January 21, know how to keep your spirits high!

Get, set, go: Tips to keep in mind before the Mumbai MarathonThe final week is a crucial time for marathoners. All the tough training needs to count and therefore it is important to look after yourself and your body during this final phase. For marathoners: Take it easy. Run with your peer group. You already have got your best timing. This is not the time to […]

Mumbai: Paediatricians release parental guideline videos on lifestyle diseases

The Mumbai chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) has come out with unique set of videos to educate parents on how to prevent lifestyle ailments

Mumbai: Paediatricians release parental guideline videos on lifestyle diseasesIn one-of-a kind initiative by the doctors to serve the community, the Mumbai chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) has come out with a set of videos which are nothing more but parenting guidelines to keep lifestyle illnesses at bay. The videos, which are free to all, will soon be out in various languages […]

My Medical Mantra turns 1: Thank you, readers!

My Medical Mantra is a unique web portal dedicated to health news which was launched by CM Devendra Fadnavis on December 04, 2016. Our sole purpose is to bring the latest news, interesting developments and intriguing facts from the medical world in simple words. The English website’s popularity led us to launch My Medical Mantra in Marathi. It is the first dedicated Marathi health news website launched by CM Fadnavis on July 1, 2017. We thank readers for their constant love and support

My Medical Mantra turns 1: Thank you, readers!Now, fitness has become a way of life. People are aware of things which they were not aware before. So, with an aim to pave the way for long term well being, the portal helps in spreading, promoting and encouraging a healthy living. Through all its efforts, medical breakthroughs, fitness and diet mantras, we have […]

Mumbai doctor performs radio surgery in just 23 minutes

Dr Shankar Vangipuram, head of department, Radiation oncology services HCG Cancer centre, claims to perform radio surgery in just 23 minutes, which otherwise requires 90 minutes. He also adds that it is India’s first radio surgery which is conducted in such a short span of time

Mumbai doctor performs radio surgery in just 23 minutes  Ibrahim Khan, an 83-year-old senior citizen, was treated with radio surgery in just 23 minutes. Two years ago, Khan was diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia (a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — […]

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students from KJ Somaiya Hospital, KEM hospital as well as LTMG Medical College in Sion conducted an event named ‘Periodoubt’ on November 20 to teach students from a local municipal school about menstrual hygiene

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene“I was astonished at the sheer ignorance among girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Most of them had not even spoken to their mothers about their periods. It is very important to solve any queries related to menstrual hygiene as it is very imperative in a woman’s life,” said Sejal Grover, a second-year MBBS student from Sion […]

Know how to use a public washroom safely

Using a public washroom can be uncomfortable, as people are hesitant to enter it, due to the fear of contracting germs and bacteria. Here, experts give you tips to use a public washroom in most hygienic way

Know how to use a public washroom safelyPublic restrooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Even a clean public restroom can harbour many germs just by the fact that so many people use the same facility all day long. Owing to which, experts advise to follow a proper hygiene. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “One […]

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dog

A dog, whose penis, testicles and front paws were chopped off is undergoing treatment at Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. He has developed septicaemia and the expenses to treat him is likely to be around Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dogIn a case of extreme savagery against animals, a street dog was found in a critical condition at Mira-Bhayander with his penis, testicles and front paws chopped off. The animal was rescued from the street on Saturday by two animal lovers and brought to Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. “Champion was brought to us […]

Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docs

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is broad term to describe progressive lung disease that may include emphysema, bronchitis, breathlessness and irreversible asthma and so on. With Delhi’s smog becoming a discussion in the entire country, a burning question about non-regulated air pollution is in front of us. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how air pollution is a leading cause of rising COPD in metro cities

Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docsDelhi’s smog has become the topic of discussion these days. With air pollution becoming one of the prominent causes for COPD, doctors across the countries say it is worrisome. Most cases of COPD are caused by inhaling pollutants; that includes smoking (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.), and second-hand smoke. Owing to which, people experience breathlessness and […]