Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug

Procuring a medicinal or anaesthetic drug for addiction by a commoner is a worrisome thing. Moreover, because easy access to such drugs could have serious consequences, sometimes as severe as death. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug's addiction

Doctors baffled as 30-year-old gets addicted to an inaccessible drug  Shiv Kumar (name changed) posed doctors with a very worrying problem. Currently admitted to a city hospital, the 30-year-old came up with an inaccessible drug’s addiction. An addiction to an anaesthetic drug among the fraternity is common, but for someone with no connection with medicine, this addiction was worrisome. Kumar is a businessman in […]

Terrible tramadol addiction lands 40-year-old in a hospital

A 40-year-old woman hailing from rural Maharashtra approached city Hospital with a very peculiar case getting addicted towards intramuscular tramadol injections. Around 12 years ago, while undergoing severe pain, a doctor advised her Tramadol Injection. After this, for the past 9 years, she has been taking twelve intramuscular tramadol injections daily. So much so that she is severely addicted

Terrible tramadol addiction lands 40-year-old in a hospitalSavitri Sawant (name changed) came to Masina Hospital on Wednesday with a peculiar case of addiction. For the past nine years, she has been taking 12 intramuscular Tramadol injections every day. Even her husband didn’t even know it was an addiction until one fine day, the injections couldn’t be bought by her husband. Tramadol is […]

Man performing sexual activities in sleep, puzzles city doctors

One-of-a-kind sleep parasomnia reported by a guy at city hospital puzzles doctors. It is about a young man performing sexual activities in sleep. When My Medical Mantra tried to ask doctors from the city if they have seen any such cases, many of them denied having any such patient

Man performing sexual activities in sleep, puzzles city doctorsIf you have read Ralph Ellison’s popular novel ‘Invisible Man’, you would remember the farmer who had claimed of a unique medical condition of raping his daughter in sleep. What seemed like a weird crime to us, as we read the novel, now appears to have been a disease, as a young man came to […]

Depression, vulnerability and unhappiness: Traits of your kid?

Recent spate of events across the country regarding Blue Whale has created a new debate about childhood depression and why our kids are so vulnerable?

Depression, vulnerability and unhappiness: Traits of your kid?The world is moving towards a rather competitive sphere. Practically, everyone we meet today is said to suffer from depression. Tons of discussions have taken place in the last month, over the Blue Whale fiasco has hinted at increasing unacceptance of rejection and a need for instant gratification. “I am stuck playing the Blue Whale […]

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’

The biggest concern right now is about the game's accessibility across the Internet. Parents should talk to their children and create awareness about malicious content online. Teachers and counsellors in schools and colleges must give children time when they approach them wanting to speak to them about any problem

Let’s take up the challenge of killing ‘Blue Whale’Last week a 14-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping off the sixth floor terrace of his building in Andheri, Mumbai. Police investigations are probing the role of an internet game as the driving force behind his death. The game is named Blue Whale. Why is the name Blue Whale associated with such a game – […]

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors

Mumbaikars are shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of Blue Whale game. Social media App, Instagram, is taking responsibility and going ahead to support ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale. Instagram has inserted caution for people to read and had offered to help before following the posts

Growing addiction of online games among children worry doctors  While people across the city is still shaken with the news about a teen committing suicide because of a game, the social media is taking responsibility and going ahead to support the ‘stopping’ of Blue Whale – an online game. Since everybody is googling to know more about the game, social media portal, Instagram […]

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purpose

An impending debate about using Marijuana for medicinal purpose has resurfaced after Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi suggested legalising Marijuana in India. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. Doctors say, it is a nice move, if followed with caution

Doctors welcome move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposeAn already impending debate has now resurfaced after the Minister of Women and Children Development, Maneka Gandhi, has suggested legalising Marijuana in India for its medicinal purposes. Marijuana is a popular psycho-active drug that is known for its pain-relieving effects and its medicinal use is allowed in many countries across the world. On Sunday, the minister […]

‘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. […]