Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctors

The study pointed out that Mumbai has rising levels of SPM due to construction activities, bakeries, hotels and open burning, road dust and vehicular exhaust. Explaining the link between SPM and respiratory diseases, doctors say SPM lodges in lung tissues and causes respiratory problems

National Health Policy for respiratory disease need of the hour, say KEM doctorsThe correlation between respiratory diseases and high levels of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) isn’t a new concept. However, the Journal of the Association of Physicians in India (JAPI) recently published a study by doctors from KEM Hospital, Parel to study the need for a National Health policy to reduce the SPMs and all the related […]

KEM doctors celebrate 300 successful cochlear implants

Doctors believe that if cochlear implants are done before the age of two, then children can pick up hearing just like any other kid. Experts say that one in every 1000 children is born with some form of hearing impairment. Out of these, 10 per cent of the children are born with severe to profound hearing loss that interferes with normal speech and language development

KEM doctors celebrate 300 successful cochlear implantsBorn with 100 per cent hearing loss, ten-year-old Mohammad Qasim and his four-year-old sister Mehvash Qasim underwent cochlear implant at a very young age giving them a chance to grow like a normal children. Their parents identified their hearing loss at a very early age, and today both the kids can hear perfectly well. These […]

Summer leads to blood shortage crisis in Mumbai

This phenomenon is not restricted to Mumbai only. It is experienced throughout the world. As a precautionary measure, critical surgeries are not planned during summer vacations. It helps blood banks and hospitals to keep pace with blood demand and supply

Summer leads to blood shortage crisis in MumbaiWater shortage is not the only issue cities face during summer. Currently, there is a shortage of blood supply being experienced in Mumbai. City hospitals are facing blood shortage as there has been drop in the numbers of blood donors. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the on-going summer vacations […]

Organ donation groups and NGO’s join hands to strengthen awareness on organ donation

The whole idea of this meeting was to work holistically for organ donation by bringing all the stakeholders together. As of now NGO's have been given wards in the city to work in detail

Organ donation groups and NGO’s join hands to strengthen awareness on organ donationTo boost the organ donation awareness regional organ and tissue transplantation organisation (ROTTO) and NGO’s have decided to come together. On Saturday (May 20) a meeting was held at KEM Hospital to discuss the issue of organ donation. “Currently for organ donation programme various NGO’s are working by themselves. Our aim is to come together […]

Rare surgery helps Virar woman gain vision

Meenakshi Solanki was diagnosed with Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis, whose symptoms include debilitating headaches, vomiting and nausea

Rare surgery helps Virar woman gain visionMeenakshi Solanki has regained 40% vision in her left eye after the success of rare optic nerve sheathotomy surgery. She lost vision in both her eyes following severe headaches that first began in February. The 33-year-old from Virar was diagnosed with a condition called Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST). “In simple terms, this means clotting […]

Body donation now just a click away, NGO launches body donation directory

The ORGAN India team took six months to gather data from all states of India, where body donation is possible. Singh further explained that the directory is available on the website www.organindia.org and any person in any state in India can go to the directory

Body donation now just a click away, NGO launches body donation directoryWhen flooded with queries on how to donate a body, the organ receiving and giving awareness network (Organ) has decided to come up with a directory for body donation. “We at Organ India have been receiving lot of calls on our helplines from all over India on how to donate a body. People have called […]

Assault on doctors: Medical services cripple as 4,000 doctors go on strike in Maharashtra

Doctors across the state have joined the protest against attacks on doctors and in Mumbai, over 2,000 doctors are participating in the strike

Assault on doctors: Medical services cripple as 4,000 doctors go on strike in MaharashtraMedical services in Maharashtra are hit badly as doctors across the state have gone on a mass strike today (March 20). The doctors have bunked work after two resident doctors from Mumbai and Aurangabad were assaulted and beaten up by angry mob of patients’ relatives. Yashwardhan Kabra, President Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), […]
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