Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims sixth victim, this season

Tanmay Pradnye, a 16-year-old, Kandivali resident died on July 28 due to leptospirosis. Tanmay was admitted to Kandivali’s Amar hospital and was later shifted to a multi-specialty hospital. Tanmay was hospitalised for a week

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims sixth victim, this seasonTanmay had just cleared his SSC exam with 70 per cent, and had secured admission at Patkar College in Commerce stream. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Pankaj, Head of Amar Hospital said, “When Tanmay was brought to the hospital, his condition was very serious. He had a temperature for two-three days. He was […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fifth victim?

So far, this monsoon, four deaths have been reported due to leptospirosis. Sources inform that a fifth suspected death has occurred due to the zoonotic disease

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fifth victim?Three people had died due to leptospirosis in the month of June A 15-year-old boy from Kurla A 27-year-old man from Govandi And, a 21-year-old woman from Malad On July 13, a 17-year-old from Worli died due to the disease. The fifth victim was undergoing treatment for leptospirosis at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion Hospital, the person […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?

This is the fourth suspected death due to Leptospirosis. In the month of June, three Mumbaikars had died due to leptospirosis. The latest death due to leptospirosis is yet to be confirmed by the BMC’s Epidemiological death committee

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?A 17-year-old from Worli, Mumbai has suspected to have died due to leptospirosis in the city As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the teenager had walked through the flooded water in Worli Seaface and other areas The BMC has recently released the latest data of the monsoon-related disease in Mumbai. As per the data […]

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stay

The report mentions that situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10 per cent of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7 per cent in high income countries

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stayAccording to a new joint report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank – poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels. The report highlights that inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?

A middle-aged man has died in Mumbai on the evening of Monday, June 25. The BMC’s health officials suspect that the man died after contracting leptospirosis. The death occurred at Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital. Last year, leptospirosis claimed the lives of three people

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims first victim of monsoon?This could become the first case, where leptospirosis has claimed the life of a person during on-going monsoon season The monsoon in Mumbai has now already set. For the month of June, the island city has witnessed the second highest rainfall in the past 10 years. But apart from this Mumbai, has witnessed its first […]

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streets

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued health guidelines as a precautionary measure, as symptoms of these diseases can be visible only after a few days. So, if you have waded through rainwater already, or in coming days you might have to make your way through waterlogged streets, don’t forget to take these medications for your better health

#MumbaiRains: Here’s what you need to do if you waded through waterlogged streetsThe monsoon arrived in the city with a bang. Mumbai witnessed its first spell of monsoon on Saturday. And as far as the condition of the roads was concerned, the visuals were pretty much the same as every year. The roads were waterlogged, and yet again the claims of BMC were washed away. Many Mumbaikars […]

Hero of Kerala: Lini Puthussery died treating Nipah patients

Lini Puthussery, a 31-year-old nurse died while saving a life of a patient who was suffering from the Nipah Virus. Lini died on Sunday, and could not meet her family as she was infected by Nipah. Kerala Chief Minister and Health Minister have hailed her sacrifice as a supreme selfless service. Government has taken series of steps to support the family of the nurse who died of infection while taking care of Nipah virus affected patients. Her husband, Sajeesh, will be given government job. 10 lakhs will be deposited to the account of each of her two children

Hero of Kerala: Lini Puthussery died treating Nipah patients“Sajeeshetta, am almost on the way. I don’t think I can meet you again. Sorry. Please look after our little ones and take them to Gulf. They shouldn’t be alone like our father. With lots of love and kisses” –  Lini Puthussery These are the last words from Lini Puthussery, a 31-year-old nurse from Kerala’s […]

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreak

The Nipah virus or NiV infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. A patient can slip into coma within 48 hours. There is no vaccine for the virus yet, says WHO. The main treatment for those infected is ‘intensive supportive care,’ says the UN health body

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreakIn view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has assured all support to the Kerala Government and has directed a multi-disciplinary central team from National Centre for Disease Control to immediately visit the district, and […]

Have scientists found a cure for the common cold?

Scientists in the UK have developed a new molecule that prevents viruses responsible for the sickness from replicating inside human cells - and if further testing confirms the compound is safe, we could be looking at the unthinkable: a cure

Have scientists found a cure for the common cold?UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold. Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host. It blocks a key protein in the body’s cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate and spread. This should stop any cold […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]
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