First VATS performed on a 22 year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital

A team of doctors of TB Hospital, Sewri, have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a Tuberclosis (TB) patient. This is for the first time, when the hospital has performed such kind of a surgery

First VATS performed on a 22 year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital22-year-old Aslam Khan (name changed) from Uttar Pradesh was operated in Swwri hospital as there was pus accumulated the area between his lungs and the inner surface of the chest wall. By using VATS technique doctors removed pleura wrapped around the lung which was affected by TB. Dr Lalitkumar Anande chief medical officer of Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital […]

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relatives

At Solapur civil hospital, youngsters from Solapur began an initiative known as 'Roti Bank', in order to provide food for patients and their relatives coming in for treatment. This initiative has received a great response from the people of Solapur

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relativesA large number of people from rural areas come to seek treatment in Solapur’s civil hospital. And the relatives of these patients stay with them until their treatment is completed.  But due to poor financial conditions, people can’t afford to spend money on food. Due to this reason, a few youngsters have come together and […]

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreak

Swine flu hits back with an increase in the number of patients affected by the H1N1 virus in Maharashtra. The state has recorded the highest number of swine flu deaths in the country this year with a 13-fold rise from last year. In such situations due to the rise in number of patients there should be adequate amenities in hospitals in order to serve the infected in a better way

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreakSwine flu is wreaking havoc in the city. There have been 835 cases and 16 deaths in Mumbai this year till July. Maharashtra has recorded 284 deaths and 2,324 cases till the first week of July. That’s almost 50 per cent of the 600 deaths across the country. So the BMC and hospitals should together initiate awareness […]

Accepting unhappy emotions can uplift your mood, reveals study

The study findings state that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which in turn adds up to better psychological health

Accepting unhappy emotions can uplift your mood, reveals studyOn days that you are feeling low and gloomy, one of the best strategies to prevent negative thoughts is to accept the emotions you feel at the given moment. A recent study proves that accepting your sorrows will help in lifting up your mood. While it may seem like a no brainer that calmly accepting […]

Being overprotective can take a toll on your child’s self confidence

Parents love their children very much, but sometimes the love becomes over protective and kids feel like parents intrude on their privacy by constantly acting like paparazzi. Clinical Psychologist Vasudha Deshpande Korde will guide the parents to know the difference between being involved in their children's lives and being overprotective

Being overprotective can take a toll on your child’s self confidenceA few days ago, I met a boy, who was around 20 to 21 years old. He was very frustrated as he didn’t like what he was doing. He cannot live life on his own terms. He appeared as a slave to me, as his parents constantly kept a watch on his every moment. Finally, […]

Tips to eliminate neck pain

Most of the time, neck pain isn’t a serious condition and can be relieved within a few days. In some cases, neck pain can indicate serious injury or illness and require a doctor’s care

Tips to eliminate neck painWhen it comes to neck pain, it is important to not just treat the site of the pain, but to identify and address the underlying cause. Below are some of the causes  and treatment for it. Causes: Cervical sprain, pinched nerve, paraspinal muscle spasm, trapezius myositis, cervical disc prolapse, cervical spondylolisthesis. Other causes are a […]

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughter

This is Mumbai’s 34th cadaver organ donation. Last year, the organ donation was highest in 4 years with 58 cadaver donations: 91 kidneys, 58 livers, 34 hearts and one lung which were transplanted to several ill patients in 2016

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughterWhile the city was celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day, a Mumbaikar family took a decision to donate their 19-year-old daughter’s organs. This decision of theirs helped in saving the lives of three people. The girl was a Vakola resident had met with a train accident. She was initially taken to RN Cooper Hospital on August […]

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’

In 2009, Bhiwandi resident Nagesh Bhoir, who met with an accident during dahi handi, appealed to the government for capping the height of the human pyramids. While, his friend also opined that the mandals shouldn’t politicise dahi handi and some concrete measures should be taken regarding the same

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’In 2009, Nagesh Bhoir, a Bhiwandi resident who was 22-years-old, fell on the ground from the topmost part of a human pyramid and suffered a spinal injury. His lower body was paralysed, after which, he is bed ridden. It has been seven to eight years, since the unfortunate incident occurred. But still, the memories of […]
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