One kiss can be harmful for your baby

Wow! The baby is so cute! Can I touch him, play with him or kiss him? Are some common questions we ask, when we meet a new born. Sometimes, the elderly people of the family stop us from touching or kissing the baby. Well! There is a strong reason behind it

One kiss can be harmful for your babyOften, we kiss the babies and tend to forget that they might develop infections.  To top it all, the baby can also fall sick. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rohit Narvekar, paediatrician said, “After deliver, if the mother has infection and if she kisses the baby. There are high changes that the baby can […]

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for children

The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) urges tattoo artists and piercers that teens and young people need to be screened for mental health concerns, and made aware that unsanitary piercing and tattooing can lead to infections like HIV and hepatitis

American Academy of Paediatrics releases first ever guidelines on tattoos and piercings for childrenMore young Americans are getting tattoos than ever before, starting at young as eight years old, according to a new report. As of 2010, 38 per cent of millennials reported having tattoos and between 10 and 23 per cent of Gen Z-ers reported having piercings somewhere besides the earlobes. Now, the growing popularity of tattoos […]

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for lepto

Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread diseases transmitted by animals to humans. The infection is generally transmitted to humans by water that has been contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with humans through unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for leptoMumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since the last two days. Though the city didn’t come to standstill as it had on August 29, incidences of waterlogging have been reported from many parts of the city. Taking this situation into account the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken steps to prevent the epidemic of leptospirosis […]

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary pads

Cervical cancer is now the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the fourth leading cause of cancer death in females worldwide. India is the second most populous country in the world. Deaths due to cervical cancer account for 27% (77,100) of the total cancer deaths in the country, according to the data published by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

To detect cervical cancer in rural areas, health workers collect sanitary padsIndia bears the huge burden of cervical cancer, while the rural women suffer the most from it, because of the lack of access to the advanced medical services. Most of the women in rural India use homemade cloth pads during menstruation. To add to the agony, still, there is a lack of awareness about menstrual […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]

Unscrupulous use of antibiotics has led to health-care crisis

There is a need of raising awareness on the growing antibiotic resistance. A good quality informative data is required from public and private hospitals

Unscrupulous use of antibiotics has led to health-care crisisIn a first-of-its-kind move to tackle growing numbers of antibiotic resistant cases in the country, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has decided to launch research projects on surveillance systems for antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in humans and / or animal population. ICMR had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Research Council of […]