Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomen

In a rare case of abdominal tumour, reported at Sassoon General Hospital, a mass of around six kg was taken out surgically. The doctors mentioned that the tumour was completely removed with minimal blood loss. As per doctors, globally, there are only 58 cases of this tumour reported

Pune: Doctors remove 6 kg tumour from woman’s abdomenIn the medical terminology the tumour is known as Extra-Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumour (EGIST). The doctors informed that there is no case of EGIST tumour which was as heavy as this one, reported in the world so far. In the last week of December, Maltidevi Aakalu Ran, (45), a Bihar resident, was admitted in the Sassoon […]

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’

A 25-year-old was suffering from dengue haemorrhagic fever - a critical condition of the mosquito-borne disease – had lost her eyesight around one and half year ago. After a year-long struggle, now, she can see from her one eye

I gave up hope after I lost vision for the second time’Anita Chaudhari’s life was going smooth until she suffered from a rare condition of retinal detachment while suffering  from dengue. She was admitted at Ruby Hall Clinic, around one and half year ago. When she was admitted she was put on ventilator. Dr Hemant Todkar, ophthalmologist at Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “She was in the […]

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girls

January 2018 was the month of Thyroid awareness. Owing to excessive stress induced mainly due to work-life balance, thyroid dysfunctions among women is more common than in men, say experts

Worrisome: Thyroid growing among young girlsAs we come to the end of Thyroid awareness month, we ask experts about some striking observations they have made about increase in the thyroid disease among young girls and women. “There is definitely a surge in the thyroid related illness especially hypothyroidism in young girls these days. With majority of the states being iodine replete, […]

Does penis size really matter?

A large number of men carry the complex of small penile size. The size is invariably thought to be the parameter for one's manliness and one's ability to satisfy his partner. On the contrary, too big a penis can be a problem, as it could hurt the partner

Does penis size really matter?A common mistaken belief that a flaccid penis gains in size on erection, in proportion to its flaccid size, causes this fear. The fact is that, though all the penises are different in their flaccid state, they become much more similar in size, when they get erect. Also, one tends to find his penis small […]

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’

Foot care in diabetics is of paramount importance, because they don’t have sensations and experience severe numbness. And it goes unnoticed leading to infections, and untreated infections can lead to gangrene, which in turn may require amputation

‘Every fifth diabetic who comes to me suffers from foot problem’When 50-year-old Shekhar Adajania (name changed) went for his routine sugar check-up to his physician, he ended up having a long chat with the doctor about how he had recently started hurting his heels while walking. “What we must know is that anyone with diabetes needs to take care of their foot. More so because they don’t have sensations and […]

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 Rs

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women in rural areas and plans to implement it from March 8, on International Women’s Day

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 RsThe state cabinet approved a proposal to launch, Asmita (meaning dignity) — a scheme to make sanitary pads available to girls aged between 11 and 19. It has engaged three small scale manufacturers, to supply the pads using a network of self- help groups (SHGs) run by women in the state. The pack of 8 […]

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linked

According to a study, activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linkedScientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery — until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published […]

Busted: 5 myths of water

To remain healthy in many ways you should drink eight glasses of water every day - What if we tell you that this is a myth?

Busted: 5 myths of waterWhat if we also tell you that you’ve been misled all this while when it comes to water and general beliefs around it? While it is true that our body constitutes of around 70% water, excess intake of water can be fatal too. We bust common myths about water intake. Myth 1: Drinking 8 to […]

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms children

Research shows that when it comes to smoking, children are heavily influenced by some of the folks they consider the coolest of the cool: actors in movies

Health alert: Smoking in movies harms childrenWe want to believe we’re raising our kids to think for themselves, and not to do dumb or unhealthy things just because the cool kids are doing them. “There’s a dose-response relationship: The more smoking kids see onscreen, the more likely they are to smoke,” said Dr. Stanton Glantz, a professor and director of the […]

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 months

The government aims to make Maharashtra a cataract-free till the year 2019. For which the government has undertaken the Cataract-free Maharashtra campaign. After which, in the month of December, the cataract surgeries were performed in the state. Till now, 1,28,000 cataract surgeries have been done. The government targets to perform 17 lakh surgeries

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 monthsThere is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract-free. The percentage of blindness in Maharashtra is 1.4. To make Maharashtra cataract-free, camps were organised at 15 places along with Jalgaon, Yavatmal, Beed, Nashik, Chandrapur and […]