Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveries

As C-section deliveries are increasing in the country, the Pune Obstetrics and Gynaecologists Society Pune (POGS) had arranged an awareness workshop on Thursday for giving modern perspective about normal and Caesarean deliveries

Pune: Doctors bust myths about C-section deliveriesDoctors at the workshop said that there is need to change the attitude about Caesarean delivery in society. The awareness workshop underlined that through C-section deliveries there is more scope made available to ensure safety of mother and child. The conveners were Dr Vaijayanti Patwrdhan and Dr Mangala Wani. In the total number of deliveries […]

Maha: School students to take ‘no tobacco’ oath

School children are addicted to tobacco products. This shocking information has been revealed in many surveys. So, to make the school premises tobacco-free and help the children to stay away from tobacco, students will take an oath against tobacco consumption, in the municipal school in Mumbai and across Maharashtra

Maha: School students to take ‘no tobacco’ oathAll the school students and teachers in Maharashtra will come together and take an oath against tobacco consumption. The campaign has been implemented under the leadership of Vinod Tawde, the state education minister in association with Salaam Bombay Foundation. The motto of the campaign which will be carried out in the municipal schools in Mumbai […]

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effect

Although the 16-year-old girl bravely overcame her fight against cancer, she was struck with a condition which impairs the hip of a person with chronic pain. Annually, out of 25,000 patients diagnosed with leukaemia in India, 5 to 10% develop the disease

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effectA leukaemia survivor from Kolhapur was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN) that affects cancer patients during chemotherapy or as an after effect. According to her doctors at PD Hinduja, the 16-year-old girl successfully underwent cancer treatment at Tata Hospital and then referred to them for treatment of […]

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with Autism

The Star Special Care aims to provide cover upto Rs 3 lakhs for children diagnosed with autism. In a first of its kind move, a health insurance company has introduced health cover for children diagnosed with autism. It will cover special needs including various therapies. And it’s a welcome move for doctors

Star Health Insurance launches India’s first insurance cover for children diagnosed with AutismAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in every 65 children born. Both parents and doctors have always expressed the need to have trained professionals for overall development of the child. The Star Health Insurance policy aims at catering to the needs of autistic children. As per the policy, children between 3 and 25 years of […]

Pharma companies, ambulance drivers in the ambit of ‘cut practice law’

To crack down on the doctors who indulge in cut commission practice the Maharashtra government had decided to form a ‘cut practice law’. In the meeting conducted regarding the ‘cut practice law’, the government has taken an important decision to include all the people related to healthcare in its jurisdiction

Pharma companies, ambulance drivers in the ambit of ‘cut practice law’The jurisdiction of ‘cut practice’ will widen. Pharma companies, ambulance drivers, chemists and all the medical representatives to be included in it. As per the information received from the sources, the state government has decided to change the name of ‘cut practice law’ to ‘Undue Benefits In Healthcare Act’. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr […]

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection scheme

Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2018,announced a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) providing health insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs to 10 crore poor families

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection schemeHere are some of the key highlights from the FM’s speech: Jaitley said NHPS is expected to benefit 50 crore people across India and called it’s as the largest government-funded health insurance scheme to be implemented anywhere in the world. Health and wellness centres to bring healthcare closer and more accessible to people. Only a […]

Forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter

You know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn't, because having total recall is totally overrated. That's according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter

Forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter“It’s important that the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the stuff that’s going to help make decisions in the real world,” says Richards, an associate fellow in the Learning in Machines and Brains program. In the new report, researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Richards of the University of Toronto propose that the […]

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, […]