Hit by deer, saved by social media

Social media is an easier way of getting in touch with your relatives, friends, and the rest of world through internet. Along with advantages, there are disadvantages as well. But social media as acted as a boon for a 23-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury, by helping him get back on track

Hit by deer, saved by social mediaAmol Kale, a 23-year-old man, was hit by a deer, while he was working on the field. Amol suffered from a brain injury and was in coma, for a month. Initially, he was admitted to Gangamai hospital in Solapur. The cost of the surgery would be Rupees two lakhs, informed the doctors. But Kale family who […]

Social media post rescues a cancer patient in heavy rains

Mumbai has come to standstill on Tuesday following a continuous rainfall. A man, Swapnil Nayak was taking his father to Nair hospital for treatment. After being stranded in the car at Dadar’s Hindmata flyover for almost 4 hours, Swapnil posted an SOS message on Facebook for help. His post became viral on the social media website and soon the people reached out to him for help

Social media post rescues a cancer patient in heavy rainsContinuous rainfall has made Mumbai to a standstill on Tuesday. As the clock struck noon, most of the streets and highways in the city started to be waterlogged. And, Dadar’s Hindmata flyover was no exception to this. A man, Swapnil Nayak was taking his father, who has been diagnosed with 4th-stage prostate cancer, to Nair hospital for […]

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’

Mental health issues can affect anybody irrespective of their education, class, sex, creed, etc. Suicide is almost always a manifestation of some underlying mental health issue. The increasing number of suicide cases in India has become a matter of concern over past few years, and we need to do something regarding this issue. As the next generation is our future, and without them we are lost

‘Be your children’s friend to understand them better’My dear friends, recently a series of unfortunate events have occured. In the last, 15 days, two innocent youngsters had taken a drastic step of ending their lives. One boy was the child of a couple, who work as bureaucrats. The other boy allegedly lost his life to a horrific online game called ‘Blue Whale’. […]

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at home

The recent Blue Whale saga event that occurred in Mumbai has made parents knock the door of various doctors seeking professional help. Psychiatrists say that they are consulting a significant number of children with gadget addiction and it is an alarming situation that needs to be addressed on priority

Doctors alarmed over gadget addiction in children, suggest Digital-free hours at homeGadgets have become a very integral part of our lives these days. Everything that we want is available on the internet and it seems almost inevitable to not be on internet. Given the recent spate of events across the world, it seems everyone is becoming equally vulnerable to a lot of things that remained under […]

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patient

The social media group helps Nanded resident Trupti and her husband, Priyaranjan, with treatment costs as well as accommodation in Mumbai during her chemotherapy sessions

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patientAmidst cynicism surrounding social media, here’s a story affirming the fact that if used constructively, like everything else, it has the power to change lives. When Dr Charushila Jadhav from Bhopal read a message on social media seeking help for cancer treatment of Trupti from Nanded, he decided it was time to step up. He […]

You can help Pranali raise funds to cure her bedridden brother       

Sourabh Shete suffered serious injuries to his spine last year, and needs advanced physiotherapy sessions to recover

You can help Pranali raise funds to cure her bedridden brother       Elder siblings almost always have their younger siblings’ back. Same is the case with the Shete siblings from Kolhapur. When Sourabh Shete met with an accident last May and hurt his spine, his elder sister Pranali set all her aspirations aside and made his recovery her life’s only mission. Pranali has initiated crowdfunding and is […]

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatment

Mahesh Nimbalkar has appealed for monetary help for daily wage agricultural labourer Amol Kale, who has suffered a serious brain injury, through Facebook

Villager initiates crowdfunding campaign for fellow resident’s treatmentOn June 20, Amol Kale met with a serious accident that landed him into a coma, just a week after his wedding. The 23-year-old, who is an agricultural labourer and a law student, was headed for a farm-related work with his young wife on his motor cycle. The incident took place at a small village […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’

Each of the CZ Biohub researchers will receive a five-year appointment and up to $1.5 million in funding to conduct life science research in their respective areas of expertise

Mark Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan invests $50 million to create a ‘planet without disease’Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan’s non-profit medical research organisation has announced it will be investing $50 million in its first class of 47 disease investigators in an endeavour to help cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime. The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), which aims to create a “planet without disease”, […]