Don’t sit in the toilet for too long

People have a habit to read newspapers and use phone in the toilet there by spending a long time. But experts say it shouldn’t take you this long. In fact, more than 5-7 minutes of sitting is already too much as it is unhealthy. Normal poop should just take a few minutes, without the need to strain or push, but also without the urgency to hold it in

Don’t sit in the toilet for too longAs per reports, A man in south-east China had to rush to the hospital at midnight after noticing a mysterious ball-sized lump fallen out of his anus. Man’s rectum fell out of its place after he played phone games while on the toilet for 30 minutes. Doctors said the lump, which was still attached to his rear, […]

Do you have an overactive thyroid? Signs and symptoms to watch out

Left untreated, an overactive thyroid can cause other health problems, such as an increased risk for osteoporosis and potential heart trouble

Do you have an overactive thyroid? Signs and symptoms to watch outMillions of people have an overactive thyroid gland. Many don’t know it. This condition, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs more often in women than in men. Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, an overactive thyroid puts the body into overdrive. The symptoms of an overactive thyroid can be subtle and suggest any number of […]

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govt

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. Last year, for the Public Health Department, only 27% was spent on the medicines. So, in comparison to last year, the state government should make a provision of Rs 728 crores in the budget by making an additional provision of 256 crores for this year, said Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govtAccording to Jan Arogya Abhiyaan officials, patients are suffering as only 56% of the funds for health care were spent. •In the budget of 471 crores for medicines, only 27% has been spent till January 2018. So, the funds allocated should be used appropriately. •In comparison to Maharashtra, the central government is spending Rs 1,537 […]

Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donor

The Netherlands has passed a new law making everyone a potential organ donor unless they ‘opt out’ specifically. The law is expected to be implemented in 2020 after approval from King Willem-Alexander. Similar donation laws already exist in Spain, Belgium and France. Regarding this move, My Medical Mantra spoke to the organisations which are tirelessly working to create awareness on organ donation and this step has received a mixed response

Soon: Every adult in Netherlands to be an organ donorAs per CNN’s report, a new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors — unless they ‘opt out’ of the system. Every person over 18 who is not registered will receive a letter asking whether they wish to donate their organs. Failure to respond to this letter — or another six weeks […]

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruate

Doctors in Pune have helped a girl start menstruating for the first time by creating a cervix using laparoscopy. The patient suffered from a unique condition, wherein she was born without a cervix

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruateIn a rare case, a 17-year-old girl from Pune has experienced her menstrual cycle for the first time in her life, with the help of surgery A 17-year-old Pooja Shinde (name changed) was suffering from severe abdominal pain since last three years. A detailed examination done at Sassoon Hospital revealed that Shinde suffered from an […]

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’

On International Childhood Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra gives you an overview of the same. As per WHO, The pattern of cancer in childhood differs considerably from those among people of all other ages. In general, leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood. The other most common malignancies are lymphomas and tumours of the central nervous system

‘Leukaemia constitutes about a third of all cancer in childhood’The term “childhood cancer” is most commonly used to designate cancer that arises in children before the age of 18 years. Childhood cancers are rare, representing between 0.5% and 4.6%* of all cancers. The overall incidence rates of childhood cancer vary between 50 and 200 per million* children across the world According to the World […]

Bangalore Hospital saves bus conductor with a rare heart condition

Doctors from Narayana Health City used a unique minimally invasive procedure called Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty to operate upon the 45-year-old patient, thereby giving him a new lease of life

Bangalore Hospital saves bus conductor with a rare heart conditionThulukkanam, a 45-year-old bus conductor from Tamil Nadu was born as a dextrocardia, a rare heart condition in which the heart is positioned on the right side of the chest instead of being on the left side. Though he was leading a normal life, recently he started developing difficulty in breathing while walking. On investigations, […]

‘I call upon the industry to cover up the speed to work on NaMoCare,’ says Ananth Kumar

 The event will bring key stakeholders of the pharma and medical devices sectors under one roof, with hundreds of delegates including 50 Hosted Delegates from other Nations. Over 300 companies and 50 start-ups will showcase their products at the grand exhibition where more than 90 eminent industry leaders will speak at various sessions

‘I call upon the industry to cover up the speed to work on NaMoCare,’ says Ananth KumarUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar inaugurated the three-day event where Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L Mandaviya are also present. India Pharma 2018 is an International Exhibition and Conference on […]

Doc to organise a ‘cancer survivor meet’

Cancer can bog down the patients. So, to help the patients overcome it and lead an optimistic life, Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra has come forward. Owing to which, a state level ‘Cancer Survivor Meet’ will be organised at Amravati in the last week of March

Doc to organise a ‘cancer survivor meet’For which, Dr Avinash Saoji visited the Tata Cancer Hospital, V-Care Cancer Foundation, CANKIDS, Indian Cancer Society in Mumbai and met the faculties and discussed about their working. Dr Saoji is taking efforts to organise a state level ‘Cancer Survivor Meet’ in the last week of March. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Saoji […]