Rare: Mumbai’s schizophrenic man diagnosed with paedophilia, undergoes treatment

Co-morbidity is nothing but basically the combining of two or more factors at one go, which at times could be one ailment followed by another. As for this 38-year-old Mumbai man, schizophrenia, an illness for which he was treated for more than 15 years now, is suffering from another ailment- paedophilia and he is under treatment for his condition

Rare: Mumbai’s schizophrenic man diagnosed with paedophilia, undergoes treatmentCo-morbid ailments are very difficult to heal. In a one-off case, now, a schizophrenic has been detected with another illness, paedophilia.  To the surprise of the doctors treating him, paedophilia is co-morbidity and not a manifestation of schizophrenia in this case. Schizophrenia is a difficult disease to handle. Paedophilia, for another is a very difficult […]

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant women

The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Apart from lowering the maternal deaths, the project will also aim to lower the deliveries undertaken in private hospitals by improving the public healthcare facilities in the state

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant womenIn order to zero in on maternal deaths and infant mortality in Junnar and Purandar talukas of Pune district, the Pune Zilla Parishad’s health department has started a unique pilot project. The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Under […]

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near Mumbai

After paediatric heart transplant, a proper care has to be taken, in order to avoid infections. Krushna’s family shifted near Mumbai as in the village; there are higher chances of him contracting infection

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near MumbaiKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar. In December 2016, Krushna was diagnosed with a heart ailment and was admitted in Pune’s Army Hospital where his heart function was found to be only 41 per cent. For which, heart transplant was one of the options. But heart transplantation expense was more […]

Difference between situational depression and clinical depression

Situational depression often goes away in time, and talking about the problem can ease recovery process. If recovery does not occur, more severe condition of clinical depression may develop

Difference between situational depression and clinical depressionEveryone feels sad from time to time and this is a natural human emotion. But depression is a serious condition that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Situational and clinical depression are similar, but not the same. Recognizing the signs of situational and clinical depression is the first step towards getting appropriate help. […]

Do you sit with your legs crossed? Mind it!

Although it can feel like a natural sitting position for so many of us, we’ve probably been told at some point down the line that crossing your legs is bad for you. But experts say you might want to rethink that habit: Crossing your legs can actually have some negative health effects

Do you sit with your legs crossed? Mind it!You probably cross your legs at least once while you’re having dinner, working at your desk, or pretty much any time you sit down. Odds are, you don’t even realise you’re doing it — you just sit and cross one leg over the other, like you’ve done for years. According to experts it can be […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target will be around 400 villages in respective districts selected for the program

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutritionThe State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say experts

On this World Polio Day, while speaking on the occasion to My Medical Mantra, health experts mention that though polio is eradicated from India, high precautions as well as immunisation should be under taken as neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan still has an on-going battle with the disease

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say expertsIndia is known for its constant fight against various diseases. In one such victory, India has continued to be a polio-free country since 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This has been possible due to the constant checks and immunizations camps that are held regularly held across the country to keep a check […]

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in children

The experts warn the cities and concerned authorities/ agencies to pay adequate attention. And urge the healthcare providers to take responsibilities to sensitise people about pollution and its harmful effects on children. They also informed that preventive measures need to be taken now; otherwise India would face a catastrophic rise in healthy emergency for kids

Diwali blues: Bursting firecrackers lead to rise in asthma in childrenDiwali is celebrated as a festival of Joy but can also bring trouble and sorrow to people who are suffering from Asthma. Fire crackers worsen the existing pollution which acts as a trigger to precipitate respiratory problems both in children and adults. With changing weather at this time of the year there is an increase […]

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospital

In comparison with the last year, this year, owing to the firecrackers, fewer number of birds and animals have suffered injuries, according to the Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel

Diwali: Fewer birds and animals injured, reveals Mumbai’s animal hospitalAfter Diwali celebrations, according to Awaaz Foundation, fewer firecrackers were burnt this year. Along with this, another positive result has also been seen. There have been fewer injuries amongst the birds and animals due to firecrackers, according to Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, Parel. According to Suresh Kadam, assistant secretary, Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital, […]