Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministry

Since Modi government has come to power, a lot of emphasis has been on Ayurveda and yoga. Ayurveda is promoted as an alternative medicine. My Medical Mantra spoke to Shripad Naik, The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), about ayurvedic and allopathic doctors’ integration, government measures to take yoga-ayurveda at school level and so on

Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministryMMM: Is there are need to integrate Ayurveda and allopathy? Shripad Naik: Our focus is on the patient, may it be any medicine. We will give a medicine which is good for the patient to help him recover. Owing to which, the integration of these two branches is important. AYUSH ministry is prepared for it. […]

Don’t neglect your first born, warn experts

Parents love their children equally. But do the parents take care of all children equally? But, if the first child is neglected due to the second one, it can affect him

Don’t neglect your first born, warn expertsThis issue was highlighted after a 25-year-old girl, who was in Mumbai for her education. Mithila D’Souza (25) (name changed) was brought up in Singapore. She had to shoulder her younger sisters’ responsibility since the age of 9. As her parents were busy, Mithila had to play the role of their mother. The tender age at […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

The guilty secret of distracted parenting

We’re distractible because tending young children day after day after day can wear you down. The paradox of parenting is that the actual minutes and hours can creep; you can find yourself stuck in the world’s longest 15 minutes embedded in those fast-spinning years

The guilty secret of distracted parentingYour phone can seem to call to you in an especially seductive way when you are a parent on playground duty. And one reason is, let’s face it, that playground duty can get old long before your children do. At a recent paediatric meeting where we discussed the new recommendations from the American Academy of […]

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage

During Diwali, after donating frits to the needy patients in the Sassoon Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune, has now donated syrups and medicines to the orphanage kids

Pune: MARD doctors donate medicines to the orphanage  Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors, (MARD), Pune branch donated medicines to Shreevatsa; a care centre for the family deprived children in the city. Different syrups and medicines which are frequently needed for these kids were given by the MARD members. Dr Sagar Phate, President of MARD Pune, said, “We had written to the organisation […]

250 differently able kids dance their way to glory

An NGO, founded by Ace Choreographer and Dance Legend, Shaimak Davar; Victory Art Foundation conducted its annual Presentation for the third consecutive year on 25 October, which was held at the St Andrew Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai. More than 250 differently abled kids from 10 different NGOs performed at the event

250 differently able kids dance their way to gloryCelebrating India’s spirit of Unity in Diversity, glorifying many festivals, languages and cultures of our country, Victory Presentation brought in unique opportunity for all the children from different NGOs and Institutes who have been trained by Shiamak’s finest dance faculty to show that they are differently abled and not disabled. Though they might not have […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kids

In the survey, as a result of their parents drinking, 18% of children said they had felt embarrassed, 11% had felt worried and 15% said their bedtime routine had been disrupted. Also, 7% said their parents had argued with them more than usual after drinking and 15% had asked their parents to drink less

Here’s why you shouldn’t drink in front of your kidsThe Institute of Alcohol Studies said parents do not have to regularly drink large amounts around children for them to notice changes in adults’ behaviour. Three in 10 parents said they have been drunk in front of their children and five in 10 “tipsy”, its survey found. The institute said it was hoped the study […]

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial Hospital

Diwali the festival of light symbolises hope and joy. The celebration of Diwali begins from Dhanteras. On this auspicious day a special program to celebrate Diwali was arranged at Tata Memorial Hospital for the children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial HospitalMany entertaining programs were arranged for the kids on this occasion. The children enjoyed a magic show and actively participated in a bubble game. They couldn’t hold themselves back when they heard their favorite Bollywood number play. With lights, music and dance kids kicked off their fun-filled Diwali celebrations.             […]

India still houses high number of underweight children

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal on October 10, obesity among children between the age group of 5 to 19 years has increased globally over ten times in four decades. On the other hand, India still has about 97 million moderately to severely underweight children as seen in 2016

India still houses high number of underweight childrenOn Tuesday, a study published in the Lancet journal reported that the prevalence of moderate and severely underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. The study was led by the Imperial College in London and the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was conducted by evaluating the Body Mass Index (BMI) of […]

Tata Hospital observes ‘World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’

The Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai, offers a number of services to its patients, among them is home-based palliative service. The world observes ‘The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’ on second Saturday of October every year. At TMH, the theme for this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017 was ‘Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care – Don't leave those suffering behind’

Tata Hospital observes ‘World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’An 88-year-old Sunanda Sawant, who is seen wearing a paper cap was shaking her leg on some Bollywood tunes played in the auditorium at Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai on October 13.  Sunanda, who lives in Ghatkopar, had a cancerous tumour on the left eye. She has been a registered patient for the palliative care […]
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