Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsy

Epilepsy or seizures is one of the most common neurological disorders in India, with a prevalence of 5 per 1000 people; translating into a burden of more than 5 million cases. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that epilepsy affects 50 million people worldwide

Know about the myths and facts associated with epilepsyEpilepsy is one of the oldest disorders of the brain, affecting more than 60 million people worldwide. It has no age, racial, or geographical boundaries. It’s sudden and dramatic appearance has mystified mankind since a long time, no wonder it is surrounded by prejudices and myths. Seizures, sometimes called ‘fits’ or ‘attacks’ can be frightening […]

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food ration

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. The few months after the TB detection are vital. The patients can face serious health hazards if they do not get nutritious food and the medicines. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free ration for two months to the newly detected drug-resistant TB patients which are registered in the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) Centres

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food rationNewly detected TB patients will get nutritious food ration.  BMC’s health department will provide nutritious food ration to drug-resistant TB patients.  The nutritious food ration will be provided at the BMC’s DOTS Centre from the month of February. The BMC has taken this step to enable the TB patients to acquire the nutritious food. Recently, […]

The link between fatigue and depression, explained

Major depression causes a total lack of energy that doctors call 'anergia'. This lack of energy can lead to mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that’s difficult to treat

The link between fatigue and depression, explainedHow do you become depressed? What are the steps involved? First, a problem presents itself in your life, whether it’s real or imagined. Your body in response to that problem produces stress hormones. Stress hormones cause your brain to work overtime on the problem at hand. That’s fine at first, but your brain can only […]

Injections made from chocolate could soon be used to fire up sexual desire in a man’s brain

Kisspeptin is a hormone found in the brain which helps to kick-start puberty. It made men much more interested in sex and relationships. Experts say similar injections could be used to help men start a family

Injections made from chocolate could soon be used to fire up sexual desire in a man’s brainA hormone found in chocolate could be the ‘mental Viagra’ that helps to get couples in the mood for sex. Kisspeptin, which is found in chocolate, is the hormone in the brain which kick-starts puberty. And it may explain something about the behaviour of teenage boys, after scientists found it makes men much more interested […]

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]

‘Purchase medicines from the ‘Haffkine Institute’

All the government departments including health and medical education should procure medicines and machinery from the ‘Haffkine Institute’. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, the proposal should be submitted in the next cabinet meeting

‘Purchase medicines from the ‘Haffkine Institute’Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister and Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister were present in the meeting conducted in Mumbai. CM Fadnavis said, “A purchase department has been created for the medicines and the machinery needed by the   health and medical education, along with the tribal […]

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’

Today, a symposium focused on accelerating access to family planning services in Maharashtra and Karnataka, was organised in Mumbai. It commenced with providing an overview of the family planning landscape in India, highlighting successes, challenges in the supply chain management and provision of quality family planning services

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’Family planning is not only a key strategy to mitigate threats to the reproductive health of women but also a basic right that  should be available to them. Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra underlined, “Providing women and girls with access to contraceptives is transformational. While, 54.7% women in […]

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gms

Baby Manushi is the smallest baby ever to survive not in India but also in South Asia, claimed Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaypur. Doctors call her a ‘miracle baby’ and said, "She’s fought, fought and fought against all the odds. But she’s made it." Today, Manushi was discharged and she weighed close to 2,400 grams

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gmsBaby Manushi weighed 400 grams and measured just 8.6 inches when she was born, her minuscule feet only slightly bigger than a fingernail. She was not breathing when she was born. But the couple decided to fight to keep her alive. She was born to a couple after 35 years of their marriage. Manushi’s mother’s […]

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?

Himachal government is mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory. Soon, the Delhi Government is going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to the patients. So, will Maharashtra follow the Himachal and Delhi government’s footsteps?

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?Satyendar Jain, Minister of Health and family welfare announced that the Delhi Government is soon going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and Doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to patients. As per Jain, MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of the medicines should not […]

Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?

Experts know that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle. And in the new study, researchers explored whether or not the biological clock may also be able to suppress tumours

Can our biological clock help in preventing cancer?We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Another natural cycle in our body is “the cell cycle,” which controls the multiplication of our body’s cells. Both the […]