What doctors can learn from art

Purpose of introducing art to medical students is to help them become more thoughtful and meticulous observers

What doctors can learn from artIt was a welcome change to find my eyes glued not to the endlessly frustrating loop of the Krebs cycle, but instead to a portrait of 19th-century aristocrats in top hats and ball gowns. The afternoon, spent at a museum of British art, wasn’t a stolen escape from medical school. It was a required class. […]

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds study

Infertility has long been linked to an increased risk of premature deliveries and underweight babies, and the current study offers fresh evidence of this

Several other factors may explain preterm births associated with IVF, finds studyWomen are more likely to have preemies when they use reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF), but a new study comparing outcomes for these babies to siblings conceived naturally suggests that other factors may be the cause of these early arrivals. Compared to babies conceived naturally, infants born after women used assistive reproductive technology […]

Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp decline

This feat has been achieved due to the on-going counselling drive carried out by the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society. Out of 37,681 HIV-AIDS patients who registered, viral load in 2,426 patients was very high

Viral load of 37% patients HIV/AIDS-affected patients in Mumbai witnesses a sharp declineThe viral load (HIV virus in the body) of 37% HIV/AIDS patients in Mumbai has witnessed a sharp decline. Around 1,170 patients those who are suffering from HIV/AIDS had participated in the counselling drive. 37% of the patients have witnessed a sharp decline in the viral load Due to the ceaseless and persistent efforts of […]

World AIDS Day 2018: Newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS cases decreasing in Mumbai

Mumbai and its citizens have always maintain a never say die spirit no matter how many adversities have struck this metropolis. The NGO’s, health organisations, and volunteers have always fought with resilience against this dreadful virus. Consistent efforts by Mumbai District AIDS Control Society over the last 2 decades brought about significant decline in new HIV infections in Mumbai.

World AIDS Day 2018: Newly detected cases of HIV/AIDS cases decreasing in MumbaiNewer initiatives in Mumbai ‘Know Your Status’ campaign across 140 outlets of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd (PPP) at Rs 75/- for a week from December 01, 2018. ‘Know Your Status’ campaign with flash mob at railway stations of CSMT, Dadar, Andheri, Kurla, Bandra, Borivali from Dec 03 to Dec 07, 2018. Inauguration of Link ART Centres […]

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchers

Art helps lower the perception of pain by moving your mental focus away from the painful stimulus. It is not simply a distraction, but rather a way to teach you how to relax and alter your mood, so the pain doesn’t control your emotional state

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchersArt museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests. Chronic pain sufferers who took guided tours of art museums felt less discomfort and unpleasantness related to their pain shortly afterward, researchers found. The researchers invited 54 visitors to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, who reported experiencing chronic pain […]

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patients

Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), urged to join hands in this fight against HIV to end the epidemic by 2030, at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2017 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patientsAnupriya Patel launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission ‘Sampark’, to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. “I pay tribute to all the lives lost to HIV/AIDS not just in India but globally; today let’s pledge that no more lives are lost to HIV […]

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACS

On the eve of World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1, My Medical Mantra looks at the stigma attached to the disease, how far we have come, how close are we to achieve our dream to banish it and what initiatives are being taken by the government

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACSAccording to The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the world will be done away AIDS before 2030. Given that the disease has been around for a very long time, many initiatives have been taken from time to time by the government to eliminate the same. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been a massive step […]