Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

Keeping in line with our stories which share a theme of organ donation, today we bring you the inspiring story of an individual who is truly 'out there' to spread awareness on organ donation. August 13 is observed as Indian organ donation day and this 68-year-old health ambassador is on a mission to spread awareness on tobacco related diseases and organ donation

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stationsAfter retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Women: ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’

Breast cancer is one of the most belligerent cancer among women leading to death. Age doesn’t matter for a breast cancer, but the risk doubles each decade after menopause, after which the surge slackens. Survival rates of breast cancer have now improved worldwide, because of the advanced medical facilities and diagnosis at an early stage

Women:  ‘Life events play a major role in the development of breast cancer’Doctors say that breast cancer cases are increasing in developing countries due to increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of Western lifestyles. In fact, due to a lack of awareness, majority of breast cancers are detected late in developing countries. “Every woman should be aware of the symptoms, as after puberty a woman breast consists of connective tissues, fats, thousands of […]

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should follow

Feminine hygiene has an impact on the overall health; feminine hygiene needs to be observed stringently especially during menstruation. With a lot of discussions on GST being imposed on sanitary pads, we look at what other things are important in maintaining hygiene for women

#MenstrualHygieneDay: Tips every girl and woman should followMost women would believe that the only product to maintain hygiene for them during periods is a sanitary napkin or tampon. In our listicle, we look at products that can be used to maintain menstrual hygiene. When we talk about menstrual hygiene, we focus on treating vaginal discharge, infections, odour and itch issues etc. related […]

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseSome people with NAFLD may have a more serious condition named non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In NASH, fat accumulation is associated with liver cell inflammation and different degrees of scarring. NASH is a potentially serious condition that may lead to severe liver scarring and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver sustains substantial damage, and the liver […]

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patients

Snehalayaa NGO is diligently working since last 30 years for the upliftment of the society. Efforts are being been made to get HIV affected, sex workers and orphan children’s life, back on track

This NGO gives love and affection to HIV patientsIf a person is HIV affected. Then, the society’s point of view towards him changes. Also, the family and relatives don’t look over the patients. But, an NGO Snehalayaa is giving hope and help to these patients since last 30 years. This NGO works for  HIV affected.  NGO’s founder, Professor Girish Kulkarni established it in […]

Google Doodle celebrates India’s first female doctor’s birthday

On Saturday, Google celebrated the 153rd birthday of Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi, one of the earliest Indian female physicians, with its doodle that shows her wearing a green saree and holding a degree with a stethoscope around her neck

Google Doodle celebrates India’s first female doctor’s birthdayAnandi Gopal Joshi was India’s first female doctor. Anandi Joshi was born as Yamuna in Kalyan of Maharashtra’s Thane district. She was married to a widower, almost 20 years older to her, at the age of nine. After her marriage, she was renamed Anandi.  When Anandi was just 14, she gave birth to her first child. But, […]

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign

Dipali Lahamate, intern at the Nair Hospital Dental College lost her life after being hit by a speeding car. The doctors of civic-run Nair Dental College have started an online campaign, seeking stern action against the guilty by seeking justice for Dipali

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign  On Marh 24, around 4:00 pm, after work. Like every day, Dipali stepped out of the hospital. Dipali was hit by a speeding car. Dipali was undergoing treatment at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. She wasn’t responding to treatment. On Friday, she lost her life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr, Neelam  Andrade, Head, Department […]

He climbed the hill and crossed the river to help a woman in labour

In a Face Book post, Odisha’s Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who climbed a hill and a wade across a river to reach tribal woman Sitadadu Raita who went into labour, thanked everyone for their support. Dr Rath’s prompt action is being praised by all

He climbed the hill and crossed the river to help a woman in labourDr Yagnadatta Rath, works as an ad hoc doctor at Tumudibandha community health centre in Kandhamal. In Facebook post, the doctor who has set an extraordinary example climbed the hill and cross the river to reach Raita who went into labour while on the way to hospital on foot, has acknowledged everyone for their support. […]

India: Antibiotic usage goes up by 65%

Antibiotic resistance, driven by antibiotic consumption, is a growing global health threat. As with climate change, there may be an unknown tipping point, and this could herald a future without effective antibiotics

India: Antibiotic usage goes up by 65%Researchers have identified that the global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000. This could mean drug-resistant superbugs spiraling out of control and calls for new policies to control and oversee usage of these drugs. With the rate of consumption going up by 65% between 2000 and 2015, the need of the hour […]
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