IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi Jayanti

Their demands include delinking penal provisions against doctors for minor clerical errors in act like PCPNDT, timely changes Clinical Establishment Act, capping of compensation in cases of medical negligence and withdrawal of National Medical Council Bill and this protest also addressed the issue of assault on doctors

IMA observes nationwide satyagraha on Gandhi JayantiDoctors belonging to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a country wide satyagraha by fasting for an entire day the day of Gandhi Jayanti. The aim is to protest against the no-decision of the government to make any concrete laws to address the increasing assaults on the doctors. The other demands also include the delinking […]

Losing mother to ‘Breast Cancer’ prompts NRI woman to start awareness campaign

A Non-Resident Indian (NRI), who originally hails from Pune, has decided to conduct sessions on awareness regarding breast cancer in the city. The first workshop was conducted in the last month. She also plans to conduct numerous sessions in future, to educate more and more people

Losing mother to ‘Breast Cancer’ prompts NRI woman to start awareness campaignAyesha D’Cruz, who works with marketing company in USA and is settled in Atlanta, along with her husband aims to create awareness regarding breast cancer. “On July 15, 2013, my mother succumbed to breast cancer. For eight years, she had a lump developed in her breast, but she didn’t inform anyone. She just ruled it […]

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flights

Maintaining the schedules for back to back flights can be hectic. And some people opt this on an everyday basis as a part of their routine. One such frequent flyer landed in trouble as little did he knew, that one such flight could nearly cost him his life. Doctors say he developed a pulmonary embolism in his lower part of his leg, which broke off and had reached his heart and lungs. Doctors add though there are many factors that lead to pulmonary embolism, immobilization associated with frequent flying is a rare one

Flying frequently? Keep yourself active during flightsWith global connectivity, aeroplanes have made the global travel so easy and with elegance. But, on the other hand, frequent flying can take a toll on one’s health without being known. Such is the case of a 49-year-old Lars Meijar, a Dutch national, who is a typical multi-national executive and often travels across the world […]

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guide

On Friday, At least 23 commuters were killed a tragic stampede on a narrow railway foot-over bridge connecting the Parel-Elphinstone Road stations. A peaceful crowd can quickly turn into a senseless panicked heaving mass in which rational behaviuor by any single individual becomes nearly impossible. What’s worse is that the stampede can be triggered while there is no actual danger. Doctors share useful tips with My Medical Mantra, which will help you to increase your chances of survival

Caught in a stampede? Here’s a survival guidePanicked crowds move fast and release an incredible amount of energy. Once a crowd gets moving it is very hard to stop, and the flow of people could literally sweep you off your feet. So according to the doctors, commuters should follow a discipline. Dr Pratit Samdhani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital, informed, “Commuters should […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive season

During the festive season, we tend to forget all the cares and worries of life and along with this we may also forget our usual diet which we follow. Unfortunately, during this time we not only witness an increase in newly detected cases of type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle disorders, but also the worsening of blood of people with diabetes

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive seasonFestivals in India are mostly associated with fasts and feasts whether it is Navaratri followed by Dussehra and Diwali or Ramzan followed by Eid. Festivals include rituals which involve fasting, as well as visiting friends and relatives which involve feasts. Markets are filled with sweets, and other food items which are rich in fat, sugar […]

Is there any way to prevent scars?

Despite many scientific advances, there is no definitive way of preventing or treating scars yet. But there are things that doctors and patients can do to reduce the extent of scar development

Is there any way to prevent scars?Scars are caused by the body’s inability to regenerate the complex connective tissue in our skin after injury. An anonymous researcher shared his own personal experiences, when it comes to talking about scars, he explained saying, “During my years as a research scientist, and I became very familiar with the sight of scars. From the […]

Ways to increase height as an adult

While adults cannot do much to increase their height, they can take steps to avoid age-related loss of height

Ways to increase height as an adultSome people are unhappy with their height and wish they could be taller. Unfortunately for most adults, there is not much that can be done to increase height. After age 18, most tricks to increase height will not work, even with good nutrition and exercise. However, there are ways to appear taller and prevent loss of height, […]

Brothers at KEM hospital, parents still unaware

Among the families affected by the spine-chilling stampede, two brothers from Uttar Pradesh were also affected by this unfortunate incident. Though, their parents do not know about their condition, the brothers do not want to inform them and cause them unnecessary pain

Brothers at KEM hospital, parents still unawareWhile many parts of the KEM Hospital were lit up and rangoli patterns were made to celebrate Dussehra on Saturday, Dharmendra Patel (20), a resident of Sion Koliwada secretly wished to be in his hometown to celebrate the festival with his brother and parents in Uttar Pradesh. However, Patel only prayed for his younger brother, […]

‘Be fit to be happy’

Says Dr Sargam Soni, Mumbai’s gynaecologist and fertility expert and the founder-head of Devdaan foundation. Discipline, Dedication and determination are the words synonymous to her. Dr Soni who is redefining fitness is a gym-junkie and also has also been a face of some brands. Come what may, she never compromises with her fitness routine. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Soni spills the beans on her fitness formulas

‘Be fit to be happy’If you happen to meet Dr Sargam Soni, there is no way that you wouldn’t be in awe of her toned body and beautiful smile. She swears by her fitness regime and says that, if you need to be happy- you need to be fit, by mind and soul. Her usual day starts at 6.30 am. She consumes 1 […]