India seeks to crack down on the commercialisation of C-sections

The normal Caesarean delivery rate in a country would not be more than 10 percent, because it is usually done as a last resort. In India, it is extremely high because it allegedly brings the doctor more money

India seeks to crack down on the commercialisation of C-sectionsIndia’s minister for women said on Wednesday she would seek to regulate Caesarean sections and “name and shame” gynaecologists who dupe women into choosing surgery over natural birth for commercial gain. Although there are no national figures on the number of C-sections performed in India, Minister for Women Maneka Gandhi said she believed it was […]

‘Obesity a disease, not a choice’

Instead of fat shamming, high time obesity is recognised as a disease say doctors slamming socialite Shobha De’s insensitive comments on an obese policeman from Madhya Pradesh. Obesity is a metabolic disease where the patient's body is unable to consume the calories

‘Obesity a disease, not a choice’A day after Mumbai Police and twitteraties trolled Shobha De on posting an obese policeman’s photo and making insensitive remarks on him, doctors and bariatric surgeons slammed her comment saying the reasons behind obesity is hugely misunderstood in the society. They say instead of fat shaming, it is high time that both government and society […]

Shocking: Door-to-door TB drive finds 180 new cases in Maharashtra, 45 in Mumbai

In a first-of-its-kind door-to-door campaign carried out by Maharashtra’s health department finds that patients were unaware that they had Tuberculosis (TB)

Shocking: Door-to-door TB drive finds 180 new cases in Maharashtra, 45 in MumbaiDespite having created strong awareness on Tuberculosis (TB), Maharashtra’s health department has found 180 new cases of TB in the state, of which 45 are from Mumbai. In the new cases, which were found in a first-of-its-kind door-to-door campaign carried out by the state health department, the patients were unaware that they had TB. The […]

Medanta surgeons successfully implant 3D printed vertebrae in a 32-year old woman, third such surgery in the world

Doctors used intricate computer software to plan every detail of the operation. The titanium cage was customised according to the patient’s original spine

Medanta surgeons successfully implant 3D printed vertebrae in a 32-year old woman, third such surgery in the worldIndia’s first 3D printed artificial vertebrae gives a new life to a 32-year-old Spinal Tuberculosis (TB) patient. The Complex Spinal Reconstruction was recently conducted by Spine surgeons that helped her walk once again. The team of surgeons led by Dr V Anand Naik, Senior Consultant Spine Surgery, Bone & Joint Institute from Medanta The Medicity, […]

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old woman

Often the only solution is to fully remove the region containing the tumour, resulting in damage to the patient’s face in Sujata’s case doctors reconstructed the jaw bone with the help of left leg bone

New 3D technology used to construct a new jaw for 62-year-old womanSujata More, a Ratnagiri resident suffered from ameloblastoma tumour (it is a rare tumour, commonly appearing in the jaw). “She often used to complain that something is biting her from the inside and also she was not able to have food properly. So we thought of getting her admitted to KEM hospital” said Aruna Rahatwal, […]

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stents

After NPPA reduced the price of stents, there was a sudden shortage of stents in the market reportedly artificially created by manufacturers

Drug companies assure NPPA of uninterrupted supplies of stentsDrug companies have assured Secretary Pharma & Chairman National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) of India that they will ensure uninterrupted supplies and will not withdraw any brand. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 […]

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for exams

As the SSC/HSC exams are just around the corner, it is very common for students and parents to feel panic and be tensed. We spoke with experts who gave a quick do’s and don’ts to follow before and during the exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for examsPsychiatrists say all work and no play makes students dull and depressed. Dr Hozefa Bhinderwala, Psychiatrist and Author of the book ‘Small steps to Big Reading’ said that, students should believe in themselves rather than doubting things. “Along with students it is also important that their parents should stop torturing their kids about ‘Board’ exams. […]

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warning

National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent. After this manufacturers removed high-end stents from the market

Hospitals forced to stop angioplasties as stents disappear from market despite warningElective angioplasties in the city take a hit even after the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) issues notification asking the cardiac stent manufacturers to ensure that adequate stocks are maintained to avoid shortage of such coronary stents. The NPPA on Monday announced cut prices of life—saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them […]

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuse

BMC hospitals have also been asked to keep an extra stock of medicines and beds as Mumbai goes to polls for civic elections on February 21

A first – civic hospital put on alert to treat election campaigning related injuries and alcohol abuseAhead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, public hospitals in Mumbai have for the first time made arrangements to tackle injuries and alcohol abuse during election campaigning. The BMC run hospitals have been put on alert for the same. “All electorates will cast their vote on 21st February. As there could be fights, alcohol abuse during […]

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your health

Colon cancer is one rapidly increasing cancer in India especially in Mumbai and one of its reasons is a lack of fibre intake

Lack of fibre can play havoc with your healthThe amount of fibre consumed by people is dropping at an alarming rate. This has led to a rise in health problems among people, say doctors. They believe westernisation of our food habits has led people to be prone to diseases like colon cancer, obesity and health problems related to obesity, constipation, etc. Dr Nupur […]