WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctors

Today, WhatsApp has become a daily tool for communication, the doctors, in the city, face a new kind of problem – consulting via WhatsApp. Doctors argue that the patients’ do not understand their privacy and barge in at any point of time. Doctors say that they do understand that in some cases it is difficult to reach them but it does not mean that patients should consult them on WhatsApp every time. WhatsApp communication can lead to miscommunication, inaccuracy in diagnosis

WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctorsGone are the days when the doctors had a specific consultation hours and differential working conditions. With WhatsApp and other apps, everyone is accessible, or so – think patients. Majority of the doctors believe this is a major hassle considering that most doctors work for about 12-14 hours a day. “I start my day at 8am in […]

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’

Monsoon invites a host of diseases. Water-borne diseases like typhoid, malaria, dengue, conjunctivitis, gastrointestinal disturbances are persistent. Hence, it is time for us to keep our body resistant against diseases by boosting our immunity and taking precautions against these diseases and up the water intake

‘Foods to strengthen your immunity during monsoon’Though, you are tempted to have chai and bhajiya. Avoid consuming it from outside. As high humidity can spoil the chutney. Opt for dry pulse and dal based chutney (added with moong, tamarind and garlic to add a flavor), instead of green chutney. Spices create a lot of irritation in the GI system , which […]

Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s disease

The findings could point to a new target for a potential anti-Parkinson's drug. Trials in animal models have already shown that an AEP-inhibiting drug preserves memory and may have a preventive effect against Alzheimer's disease

Scientist discover enzyme that can be used against Parkinson’s diseaseIt is currently estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as 1 in 3 elders are said to die with the condition, or another form of dementia. Parkinson’s disease also affects approximately 60,000 U.S. adults every year. Both diseases are neurodegenerative, meaning that […]

What causes itchy eyes?

What is known today about the science of itch comes mostly from studies on skin. Here, the purpose of itch is thought to be to encourage us to scratch, and, by doing so, dislodge any potential parasites that have attached themselves to our skin. Once itch nerve cells in the eye have been stimulated, they send signals to the brain along the spinal cord. Then, your brain then tells you that your eye is itching

What causes itchy eyes?In a person with allergies, the body has become hypersensitive to harmless substances, including pollen and grass, so the immune system must treat them as if they are pathogens The front of the eye, much like the outer layer of the skin, protects us from environmental harm. When potentially harmful substances come into contact with […]

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a UNICEF study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’. City-based doctors say that people should have trust on Government hospitals as they provide better healthcare services at affordable prices

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctorChildren growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti awards doctors for their selfless service to society

The organisation holds this function each year to express gratitude towards the doctors who work selflessly with utmost devotion for the well-being of destitute patients.  This year the organisation marked the eighth year of this ceremony

Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti awards doctors for their selfless service to societyNana Palkar Smriti Samiti felicitated distinguished doctors at a function held in Mumbai. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Chief Medical Officer of Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital and Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi Professor and Head and Neck cancer Surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital along with Dr Ramchnadra Godbole, an Ayurvedic doctor who has been offering medical services in in the tribal […]

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory framework

The survey was carried out by Jan Arogya Abhiyan under an initiated titled ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign.’ The findings were based on three questions - Should Maharashtra government regulate and standardise private hospitals to check commercialisation? Should it take concrete steps to improve quality of care in public hospitals? Should it immediately enact legislation to protect patient’s rights?

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory frameworkJan Arogya Abhiyan initiated ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign’ and organised a vote for patient’s rights in different parts of Pune, from June 15-30. The results revealed, “Around 98% voted in favour of bringing private hospitals under regulatory framework. 99% voters felt that there is a need to improve public hospitals. And around 99% demanded […]

Investigate the cause of wound, say medical experts

The conference aimed to provide optimal benefits to our patients; well-known surgeons from across the country shared their experiences and knowledge on this platform. The workshop was attended by over 50 plastic surgeons, Interventional radiologists and experienced doctors from across the country

Investigate the cause of wound, say medical expertsMedical experts at a national level conference on ‘wound healing’ held at a Chembur hospital on Saturday said, “don’t keep dressing a wound, but investigate the cause and then decide course of action.” “To provide optimal benefits to our patients, well-known surgeons from across the country shared their experiences and knowledge on this platform. Wound management […]

‘My new heart has an aim to save lives’

Twenty four-year-old Minocherhomji shares her life-changing experience of getting a heart from a donor, three years ago. She says her new life was a gift from the donor. Minocherhomji now works in creating awareness about the organ donation and how it saves many lives from getting destroyed

‘My new heart has an aim to save lives’Organ donation not only gifts a life to the recipient, but it also saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, it prevents a child from growing up without a parent, it adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift […]

Sex and medicines: All you need to know about hepatitis C

Doctors explain how Hepatitis C is commonly spread through a variety of reasons. They say Hepatitis C is mostly transmitted by blood, unsafe injection practices or IV drug abuse. They emphasize that awareness amongst everyone is important in order to prevent such transmissions

Sex and medicines: All you need to know about hepatitis CRaghav Shinde (name changed) came to the doctor’s clinic complaining of a severe abdominal pain, joint pain, fatigue and fever about a year ago. For someone in their early 50’s, this pain was unbearable. When he met Dr Ravi Mohanka at Global Hospital, he was diagnosed with end-stage of liver cirrhosis. On further testing, Shinde […]