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

Red 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 […]

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

High 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Health workers save pregnant woman in labour with an ingenious idea

It 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 […]

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Pune: This calculator solves your haemoglobin mathematics

It’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 […]

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Soon, free TB drugs will be available at local chemist shops

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

A 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 […]

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Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

A 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 […]

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