KEM Hospital holds a unique radiology workshop

To guide undergraduate medical students on how to do an angioplasty for peripheral vascular disease, KEM Hospital conducted a workshop on angioplasty simulation. The prime motto of this workshop was to create awareness about radiology

KEM Hospital holds a unique radiology workshopThe radiology department at the KEM Hospital conducted one-of-a-kind workshop on angioplasty simulation for the medical students of the college. The idea was to give students an idea of how this procedure is conducted in case of a specific heart condition. “The idea is to create awareness about radiology. This is the first time that […]

‘Spice’ may grow up to be very popular, say experts

A day after My Medical Mantra reported about the incidence of a new drug, ‘spice’ in the city, social networking websites, Twitter and Facebook, took to discuss the matter in detail. ‘Spice’ Drug, commonly known as synthetic weed is coincidentally reported to be common among young girls and teenagers

‘Spice’ may grow up to be very popular, say experts‘Smoking-up’ is a commonly used term among the teenagers these days. So much seems to be the daze of addiction that most of them don’t realize what’s ‘rolled in those papers’. Shockingly, a new drug seems to have hit the Indian shore. For one, it is dangerous as no one knows about its ill effects completely. […]

Body shaming can be a health risk for teenagers

Body shaming is one of the biggest problems in today’s young generation and has become a problem for both genders as body image goes deeper than just making somebody feel bad in the moment. It also makes them feel ashamed about their body

Body shaming can be a health risk for teenagersToday’s young generation does not see wrong in expressing their opinion. That is true, but shutting out anyone with a different body type than them is not okay, say doctors. Body shaming is commonly seen in both girls and boys. Girls in their teens want to look thin and boys want to join the gym […]

Careless handling of contact lens can rob your vision

In the UK; doctors readying a 67-year-old woman for cataract surgery removed 27 contact lenses from her eye. Contrary to that, doctors in India inform that generally problems like contact lenses getting stuck in the eye are seen in the age group of 15-40 and the incidents of carelessly handling the contact lenses are increasing

Careless handling of contact lens can rob your visionContact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, but they do carry a risk of eye infection, or they may get stuck in the eyes and generally it is seen in the youngsters, said doctors. Doctors feel that sleeping without removing the contacts also messes with the eyes in the long run. “Contact […]

Pune boy does not let Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his all-round abilities

Shreesh Kulkarni is equally brilliant at academics and extra-curricular activities. Doctors say if managed efficiently, children with Cerebral Palsy are capable of achieving wonders

Pune boy does not let Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his all-round abilitiesMeet Shreesh Kulkarni. The 11-year-old from Pune was ranked seventh at state-level pre-upper primary scholarship exam last month. Shreesh is a chess champion and he is ranked by the International Chess Federation. He has won many scholarships in Mathematics. Shreesh also has cerebral palsy (CP). An ardent Harry Potter fan, Shreesh spends most of his […]

Awareness is a major hurdle for hand transplants in India

Hand transplantation in India is a rare option. For many, hand transplantation in India is unheard of. In Mumbai, two hospitals (namely KEM Hospital and Global Hospital) have got the licenses to perform hand transplants, yet no transplantation has taken place in the city. Globally around 110 cases of cadaver hand transplant have been documented so far, with less than three per cent rejection to a new foreign body, say experts

Awareness is a major hurdle for hand transplants in IndiaAt 8:30 am on most days, as you walk into Global Hospitals at Parel, you can see Dr Nilesh G. Satbhai giving pre hand transplantation sessions to his patients. Dr Satbhai is a Consultant Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon at Global Hospitals, Parel. Global Hospitals is one of the two hospitals in the city with a […]

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctors

Psychological tests need to be done before giving a fitness certification for gender reassignment surgery, point out psychiatrists

Younger generation more positive towards sex change surgery, say doctorsOn a usual Monday morning, two women walked into Sion Hospital. Both in their late 20s, they awaited their turn to see consulting psychiatrist Dr Sagar Karia. During a chat with Dr Karia, he realised that one of the two women, Sumita (name changed) wished to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Born a woman, she wanted to undergo […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]