All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin area

Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like fungus or yeast. The fungus thrives in warm and moist environments. People with increased risk for jock itch are those who sweat a lot due to exercise or their weight

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin areaJock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital, buttock, and thigh regions. Although uncomfortable, jock itch is not serious and can be treated and prevented very easily. Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like […]

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HC

A petition filed in the Bombay High Court, highlights an incident wherein a person lost out on a chance of being donated with an organ from a potential donor. This happened as the hospital did not have a license to carry out organ retrieval. This shows how people can suffer due to needless technicalities. Taking light of this, the high court has asked the Maharashtra government to take measures to prevent such situations

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HCThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to formulate guidelines to handle emergency situations with respect to brain-dead patients and organ donation The court was hearing a petition filed by Swapnil Raut, on an end-stage kidney disease patient awaiting donor kidney from a brain-dead patient. “The court has directed the state government […]

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of time

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the largest blood vessel in the body. Considering the length and location of the blockage it was a challenging surgery. It was performed without it being an open surgery. A slight mistake could have been fatal for the patient

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of timeDoctors from Pune treated a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a very rare blockage of the vein. The vein in particular is the largest blood vessels in the body which carries blood from lower half of the body to the heart It had seen a blockage which was as long as 2.5 cm. The […]

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all odds

Having triplets is a dream for many. In October 2016, when Renuka Hadapad gave birth to three girls, little did she know that her life would take a different turn. After a prolonged stay in the hospitals for the kids to survive, everything from the past year has been a struggle. Here’s why

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all oddsKangaroo Mother Care (KMC) or skin-to-skin contact is a relatively new concept that has been proven to be a successful support system for newborn preterm babies. This technique has come to the rescue of triplets this time. When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets in the last week of October 2016 in Koppal, Karnataka, she […]

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says study

Researchers found that the participants who wrote to-do lists fell asleep an average of 9 minutes faster than those who wrote about already-accomplished tasks. The theory behind this is the mentally ‘offloading’ responsibilities before bedtime, which in turn frees the mind

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says studyIt sounds simple, but there’s evidence that it just might work. According to a small study published in the January issue of Journal of Experimental Psychology, participants who took 5 minutes to write out a to-do list before bed fell asleep more quickly than participants who wrote about tasks they had already completed. The key, […]

NMC Bill row: AIIMS doctors invite JP Nadda for a debate

The AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) wrote to JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and invited him for an open debate on the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill

NMC Bill row: AIIMS doctors invite JP Nadda for a debateThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease risk

Researchers found that consuming it for just 4 weeks can lower risk of heart disease. The participants who ate coconut oil in the study saw the biggest rise in good cholesterol (HDL levels) with an average of 15%

Consuming coconut oil can lower heart disease riskConsuming coconut oil daily for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, suggests a recent study. Researchers Kay-Tee Khaw and Professor Nita Forouhi from the University of Cambridge conducted the study on 94 volunteers between the ages of 50 and 75, none of whom had a history of heart disease […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

New Year resolution – how a dry January can benefit your health

You might think that quitting the drink for just 31 days is unlikely to have a big impact on health, but many participants who take part in Dry January report better sleep, increased energy and weight loss.

New Year resolution – how a dry January can benefit your healthAs 2018 arrives, many of us are thinking about the healthy lifestyle changes we want to make for the coming year. Do you plan to exercise more? Lose weight? Quit smoking? How about cutting down on alcohol intake? While that last question may have prompted a highly resistant shake of the head from many readers […]

Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism risk

Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children

Consuming folic acid, multivitamins during pregnancy tied to lower autism riskWomen who take multivitamins and folic acid during or before pregnancy cut the risk of their children developing autism by nearly three quarters, according to new research. A study of more than 45,000 children whose mothers had taken supplements were 73 per cent less likely to be on the autism spectrum. Mothers who consumed the […]