There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

Maha govt sets-up committee for strict implementation of PCPNDT Act

With the new committee in place, the government hopes to implement the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act more efficiently in the state

Maha govt sets-up committee for strict implementation of PCPNDT ActThe Maharashtra government has set up a committee to take proper measures to implement the PCPNDT Act in the state The president of the Maharashtra Women Commission will be the chairman of the committee. The committee will have 15 members The committee will check the sonography and the genetic counselling centres. And if the committee […]

What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby’s gut

A mother’s diet during pregnancy may have an effect on the composition of her baby’s gut microbiome and the effect may vary by delivery mode, according to study published in the open access journal Microbiome

What you eat while pregnant may affect your baby’s gutSara Lundgren, lead author of the study said, “Our study demonstrates an association of a readily modifiable factor, maternal diet, with the infant gut microbiome. This knowledge may be key for developing evidence-based dietary recommendations for pregnant and lactating women.” Lundgren and colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical Center, USA found that the gut microbiome in infants […]

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancer

In recent news, renowned Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shared a post on being diagnosed with high grade cancer. Over the years, incidences of cancer have spiked considerably, affecting millions of people worldwide. Out of the many type of Cancers, high grade cancers are those that are considered aggressive, as they spread rapidly

Metastasis: Understanding high grade cancerWhat is metastasis? Metastasis is defined as the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, away from the primary area of formation (where it started). This occurs through the lymph system or through blood, which then forms tumours in other parts. These newly formed tumours are called secondary tumours. A metastasis often […]

Wockhardt Hospital reinforces its Rapid Response team

The hospital, which is a reputed chain of tertiary care super specialty hospitals in India, reinforced its Rapid Response Team (RRT) in order to provide utmost Patient care to decrease mortality and increase survival rate

Wockhardt Hospital reinforces its Rapid Response teamThe three day program was organised from July 03 to July 05, at all the Wockhardt facilities, which included renowned doctors and staff members of Wockhardt Hospital delivering lectures and sharing experiences. A wide range of topics covering RRT will be discussed through clinical case simulations, quiz and collage competitions, theme plays at work stations […]

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughter

When a Wisconsin couple went into hospital for the birth of their baby it was not just mum who had an eventful night, dad had to step up in a way he never imagined

Father plays role of ‘mom’, breastfeeds newborn daughterWisconsin couple Maxamillian and April Neubauer just welcomed a baby girl into their lives. When April was unable to breastfeed immediately after birth, Maxamillian stepped in to help, and images of the ‘breastfeeding’ dad have gone viral. April had an emergency C-section to deliver their daughter, Rosalia, in June. The new mother thought she would […]

Premature menopause and its management           

Premature menopause is a condition in which a woman stops menstruating before the age of 40. Sometimes this can occur as early as 30 years of age, leading to various problems, related to health and reproduction in the affected women

Premature menopause and its management           The ovaries have two functions, first is to produce eggs for fertility and the second to produce reproductive hormones. The ovaries make three types of steroid hormones – testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. The ovaries are most active during the age between 20 and 30. Global statistics suggest approximately 1-4 per cent of women stop ovulating […]

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizens

Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age will now be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Special wards will be started at KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizensDr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now its standing committee has given the approval. Dr Ajay Rane, deputy-dean of KEM Hospital, said, “Special ward will be erected for elderly citizens […]

Experts demand prior legal consent to boost organ donation campaign

In India, only 0.58 people in one million donate organs. Hundreds of people die in India because of lack of organs. Experts state that many potential donors could be tapped, if the concept like presumed consent; wherein a person automatically become an organ donor unless they decide to opt out, is worked out

Experts demand prior legal consent to boost organ donation campaignWhile the government is pondering over providing monetary help to organ donor families, experts believe that presumed consent may be a viable method of addressing the organ shortage in India. Presumed consent is alternatively known as an ‘opt-out’ system. This means that if the deceased has expressed a wish in life not to be an […]

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm quality

Grazing on nuts may boost men’s fertility, according to doctors who found that a daily snack of almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts increased the number and quality of the sperm men produced

Adding nuts to your diet can help improve sperm qualityMen who ate about two handfuls of mixed almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts daily for 14 weeks improved their sperm count and had more viable ‘swimmers’, scientists found. The study comes amid a decline in sperm counts across the Western world, linked to pollution, smoking and diet. Researchers said there was growing evidence a healthy diet […]