Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

Pune health officer writes a fascinating novel retelling the discovery of cholera with a twist

The genre of medical literature has few classic novels in it. Such original novels are very few in Marathi. A government medical officer from Pune has written a Marathi novel named ‘Anakhi Ek Swalpviram (Another Tiny Comma)

Pune health officer writes a fascinating novel retelling the discovery of cholera with a twistIt is an engaging novella dealing with the discovery of modes of transmission of cholera in Marathi. Also, the biography of John Snow, one of the fathers of modern epidemiology, is written in an entirely interesting form. For the first time, the story of a medical discovery is being told in Marathi in such a […]

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals study

A new study conducted by a researcher from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health suggests that all infectious diseases are driven by seasonal elements

All infectious diseases likely to be seasonal, reveals studyProfessor of Environmental Health Sciences, Micaela Martinez, gathered data for 69 infectious diseases from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and peer-reviewed journal articles. She then mapped the time of year when outbreaks tended to occur, ranging from common infections to rare tropical diseases. As reported in the journal […]

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 […]

3 cholera patients reported within 15 days in Mumbai

In 2017, three patients were diagnosed with cholera in Mumbai. Last year, from August 1 to August 15, only one patient was diagnosed with cholera

3 cholera patients reported within 15 days in MumbaiDuring monsoon, diseases like malaria and swine flu are persistent. But this year, cholera cases have also been reported in the city. Two cases have reported in the city, one in Sion and one in Trombay. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jayesh Lele, General Physician said, “Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhoea. It is caused by […]