Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

Know what your skin reveals about your health

We are well-aware that lesions and specific types of spots on our skin can indicate melanoma. But observing more subtle changes can also be useful in some cases.​ The following are a few signs worth keeping an eye on

Know what your skin reveals about your healthRash Take note of any potential connection to your meals if you have been suffering from skin rashes. Gluten intolerance may cause itchy skin rashes that affect the arms, torso, face, buttocks, elbows, or hairline, as told by U.S. News and World Report. But a rash which is affecting your feet and lower legs may […]

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare disease

Doctors were unable to see the cause behind deteriorating condition of 47-year-old woman who was on ventilator for seven days. But the peculiar rashes on palms and soles made doctors to put suspicion about rickettsia

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare diseaseHigh fever, body pain, low plate late count, low haemoglobin and rashes all over her body were the symptoms that she was experiencing. But the peculiar rashes on her palms and soles made doctors question whether she was suffering from a condition known as suspicion about rickettsia. Her condition was deteriorating with every passing day […]

Nagpur: IPS officer organises thalassemia, sickle-cell anaemia detection camp

The IPS officer stated that instead of matching a person's horoscope, it is more crucial to match genetic profiles. The prevalence of thalassemia and sickle-cell anaemia is higher in Nagpur and region of central India.

Nagpur: IPS officer organises thalassemia, sickle-cell anaemia detection campThe Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Nagpur, Maharashtra, had organised a free health check-up for the 800 policemen and their families on Sunday, September 30 Thalassemia is not treatable but can be managed only through regular blood transfusions.Genetically patents are the carriers of both the diseases. While speaking to My Medical Mantra IPS officer and […]

Health workers save pregnant woman in labour with an ingenious idea

It’s always been a challenging task for health workers to provide emergency medical services to the patients in the tribal areas. And during monsoon, due to the swelling of the riverbed, and streams, it becomes all the more difficult. On September 20, a doctor from Melghat region of Maharashtra, had successfully evacuated a pregnant lady, by helping her in the nick of a time

Health workers save pregnant woman in labour with an ingenious ideaIt was around 10:30 a.m. in the morning, on September 20, when Dr Sajid Khan, who was on duty in the 108 ambulances received a distress call from a family from Berda Bela village. The ambulance which is attached to Dharni Sub-district hospital, Melghat, Maharashtra rushed to their aid. When they reached there they saw […]

Pune: This calculator solves your haemoglobin mathematics

Researchers from Pune’s Agharkar Research Institute have developed a ‘Haemoglobin Calculator’ to accurately determine the haemoglobin level in our body within seconds

Pune: This calculator solves your haemoglobin mathematicsIt’s a list every country dreads to top. Unfortunately though, India has the largest number of women — a whopping 14.67 crore — affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. Globally, 61.4 crore women, aged 15-49 years, are affected by anaemia. In order to tackle the growing number of anaemia cases, researchers […]

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin level

A data analysis of over 6,59,353 samples tested at Golwilkar Metropolis in Pune, revealed that  between the age group of 0 to 80 years, over the course of five years from 2013 to 2017 found that 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin level

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin levelThe study carried out Golwilkar Metropolis revealed the following facts: 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin levels The age group of 30 to 40 years showed maximum levels of abnormal haemoglobin at about 17% followed by the age group of 20 to 30 at about 14% In the age group of 0 […]

Pune: Doctors treat TB of woman misdiagnosed with cancer, help save her life

Although, she was initially diagnosed with cancer after a blood test. Doctors began treating her for tuberculosis (TB) after anti-cancer drugs were ineffective on the patient

Pune: Doctors treat TB of woman misdiagnosed with cancer, help save her lifeA rare presentation of tuberculosis (TB) was diagnosed in Pune. The patient was being treated for abdominal cancer, since the last six months. The diagnosis of TB was crucial in helping her fully recover. Around a month ago, Sangeeta Jadhav, a 28-year-old woman, had a 15 cm mass in her abdomen when she visited Dr […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengue

She showed several complications which are not commonly seen among other dengue cases. While being admitted to the hospital, her blood pressure was very low and also her haemoglobin levels had plummeted

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengueDengue is spreading at an alarming rate this season. It has now emerged as a public health concern in Maharashtra. Pune has recently witnessed a case with a severe manifestation of this dreadful disease. Sheetal Shinde is a 22-year-old woman who is a thalassaemia patient since the last fifteen years. She is suffering from dengue […]