Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai man

His parents started noticing that he had become irritable, suspicious of people’s intentions, angrily picking up fights, gradually progressed to muttering to self, abusing, running out of the house , spending long hours in front of the mirror etc. That’s when the doctors realised he had schizophrenia, a side-effect in this case of ‘smoking pot’

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai manFor the 32-year-old, Jian Kapoor (name changed) smoking pot was a ‘fun’ with friends. Kapoor was working in a management firm and he would smoke the pot with his friends about a year back. He was becoming way too irritable and increasingly suspicious of everyone. His worried parents approached a city doctor for help. “His parents […]

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for you

At the age of 58, when most of the people look for retirement plans and opt for a leisurely life, Dr Sanjay Borude, takes up new ventures and keeps giving various exams- all to keep himself mentally and physically fit. This week in Fitness Mantra, let’s have a look at what this award-winning bariatric surgery does to keep himself fit

Frisky and fighting fit: Yes that’s Dr Sanjay Borude for youLook at Dr Borude from behind, and you would be muddled to know that it’s the silhouette of a 58-year-old man! He’s frisky and fighting fit. With a genetic heart ailment that came along his way when he was just 40 years of age, he still exercises his way to glory. “I was always a […]

6 common causes of painful sex

Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or immediately following sexual intercourse

6 common causes of painful sexIf sex hurts, you won’t want to do it. For most of us, pain stops desire cold. It’s estimated that about 20% of women suffer vaginal pain with foreplay or intercourse. Pain can be intermittent or chronic and can stem from a wide variety of causes, like infections, yeast, STDs, allergies, drug reactions, nerve damage, […]

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in Maharashtra

The city has seen 5 consecutive cadaver donations this week; the latest was of a 24-year old man who met with a road accident. His parents consented to donate his organs thereby saving four precious

Pune records its 50th organ donation, earns second place in MaharashtraRecently, Pune witnessed its 50th organ donation. This donor was a brain-dead patient and with this, Pune has now achieved the second spot in the list of districts with the highest number of organ donation in Maharashtra, so far. While Mumbai has seen 51 cases of organ donation made by brain-dead patients in 2017, till […]

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donation

The long journey to receive an organ sometimes makes recipients mentally vulnerable, discouraged, and often feeling like a burden upon their loved ones. Patients on the wait list have no idea when a donor organ will be available, and on occasions, they have to wait for weeks or even years. This was the exact case with 21-year-old Mumbaikar, Gauri Rane who waited for a year and she is now set to create awareness regarding organ donation

Perfect empathy: Liver transplant patient to push for organ donationGauri Rane, 21, who lives in Kandivali, has overcome hardships. On October 10, she underwent a liver transplant surgery. But one year before the transplant was difficult for her. After which, she underwent a liver transplant. Organ transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the […]

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of death

Rathods’ baby boy suffered severe complications of intestine as well as low body weight at birth. Three months and two operations later, he is all set to go home

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of deathGeetanjali Punit Rathod’s pregnancy was an uneventful one till she hit the sixth month. Married for three years with no apparent health issues, she was taken aback when the gynaecologist told her during her routine check-up that her baby seemed to have a growth problem.  The Rathod’s from Borivali were directed to Nanavati Super Specialty […]

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Drink-driving can be harmful for the person who does it as well as the others too, as, it can lead to fatal accidents and gruesome deaths. Dr Sagar Mundada has written a letter to Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that drink and drive cases should be referred to psychiatrists

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]

This winter, keep influenza at bay

Influenza cases peak in winter and just after the monsoon. At times, the flu can be deadly. Experts advise quick medical attention to prevent it

This winter, keep influenza at baySeasonal influenza is characterised by a sudden onset of high fever, cough), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “It is a very common communicable disease which affects young, elderly, diabetics, those who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung […]

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop you

When temperatures drop and windows and doors stay shut, viruses can thrive indoors and upper respiratory tract infections take a toll on your health. City experts offer tips to stave off the winter blues and sniffles

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop youAlthough winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy from upper respiratory tract infections. Dr Aditya Agrawal, a chest specialist at Bhatia Hospital said, “The number of patients with respiratory […]

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests study

The researchers found that the participants who had the highest levels of physical activity (trajectory three) were 27 per cent more likely to develop coronary artery calcification (CAC) by middle age, compared with people who exercised for under 2.5 hours per week. Although, the new findings should not be taken as a reason to stop exercising altogether

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests studyCoronary artery calcification (CAC) is a condition characterized by a build-up of plaque in the main vessels that supply blood to the heart. This condition can lead to a wealth of cardiovascular problems, including the poor circulation of blood to and from the heart, depending on the severity of plaque build-up in the arteries. According […]