Ex-BMC corporater demands for reading spaces in civic hospitals  

As Sewri’s TB Hospital inaugurated a library for its patients, which was made a reality through book donation by people and NGO’s, an ex-corporator is set to write a letter to the BMC Commissioner and the Mayor of Mumbai asking them to provide reading spaces to patients in civic-run hospitals

Ex-BMC corporater demands for reading spaces in civic hospitals  To help lift the spirits of tuberculosis patients who are usually admitted for a long duration of time, the TB hospital at Sewri has opened a library for its patients. This will help the patients engage in activities which can help reduce the pain of their disease. The books will be provided in English, Marathi […]

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation drive

In order to commemorate Doctor’s Day and as part of its community outreach vision the Indian Medical Association (IMA) partnered with Abbott in India to conduct a blood donation drive across the company’s offices in India. This was a unique initiative as IMA branches all over India worked to conduct these camps and achieved a milestone of collecting 1,130 units of blood from 33 offices in 20 cities through donation by office staff of Abbott India

IMA collects 1,130 units of blood in blood donation driveStatistics suggest that India fell short of 1.9 units of blood in 2016-2017. If this shortage had been taken care of, it could have aided more than 320,000 heart surgeries or 49,000 organ transplants, according to official data. To put it in perspective, on an average, about six units of blood is needed for open […]

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?

Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh has done her research on the breast cancer cell in the laboratory. The team is now planning to test the formula on mice as well

Chhattisgarh researcher finds new formula to cure cancer?Dr Mamata Tripathi, a researcher from Pt Ravishankar Shukla University, Chhattisgarh, India, has claimed to have found a new formula to cure cancer. Dr Mamata says, during the lab tests, we found that the new formula can kill up to 70 per cent of the cancer cells in the human body. Dr Tripathi and her […]

How sex can help improve your heart health

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure - it also offers incredible health benefits. Besides the emotional aspects and feelings of well-being, it can be good for your heart, relieve pain and help you sleep restfully. It also can ease headaches, despite common beliefs to the contrary

How sex can help improve your heart healthHow sex helps your heart Researchers have found that men who had sex at least twice a week were less likely to develop heart disease compared to men who only had sex once per month, according to a 2010 study published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Stories about men or women experiencing heart attacks […]

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study

Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardise our well-being? According to a new study, the answer is ‘yes’

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease, says study“Although the relationship between significant distress and the onset of arthritis, chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and diabetes is well established,” says Prof. Catharine Gale, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, “there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the link between lower and moderate levels of distress and the […]

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  

Your liver is one of the hardest-working organs in your body; however, do you know what it actually does?

What does your liver do and how to keep it healthy?  If you’re a healthy person, you might not think twice about your liver – and for good reason: The only time this organ seems to attract any attention is when it stops working. Still, because the liver is such an important organ, it makes sense to educate yourself about it, especially if you have a […]

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid box

Dr Md. Shakeel Ahmed, Head of Emergency and Trauma Department, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how a small, handy, first-aid kit can work wonders in this monsoon

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid boxRains bring relief from the scorching heat and bring a sense of happiness amongst children and youngsters who love the showers. This, however, is the busiest season for doctors across the country, as rains bring along viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and other diseases as well. Keeping a first-aid kit handy for monsoon is an […]

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh Prabhu

By the year 2020, India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical markets by incremental growth and 6th largest market globally in absolute size

India a key player in the field of generic medicines, states Commerce min Suresh PrabhuUnion Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, said that India is recognised globally as one of the key players in the field of generic medicines. He stated this while speaking at a function organised by the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), in New Delhi. The minister further said that increase in the […]

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govt

Difference over pricing rates of Ayushman Bharat package rates still a point of contention among the two

Ayushman Bharat: IMA signs partnership agreement with govtIMA signed a partnership agreement with the Government on Ayushman Bharat. IMA National President Dr Ravi S Wankhedkar and Honorary Secretary General, Dr R N Tandon led the team. After three hours of hard negotiations IMA agreed to take up the major responsibility of facilitating the empanelment of small and medium private hospitals. The differences […]

Why women need to be aware about their sexual rights

The health of a woman is compromised in a society when they are not allowed to exercise their sexual rights or are not even aware of what their sexual rights

Why women need to be aware about their sexual rightsNot many women in India are aware about what their sexual and reproductive rights are. With lack of knowledge on these rights they are forced into many situations which hamper their health. When women do not have any say in whether to be sexually active or not, when they cannot take decision on which their […]