JJ Hospital to sign MoU with Israel for enhancing medical technology

Doctors from Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of hospitals met officers of Israel consulate in Mumbai on Wednesday, July 10. The hospital hopes to sign an MoU with the county to enhance medical technology at the hospital  

JJ Hospital to sign MoU with Israel for enhancing medical technologySir JJ Group of Hospital is looking forward to signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Israel government The MoU will be signed for the exchange of medical facilities and research in the health sector A team of doctors from Sir JJ Group of Hospitals met Israel’s Consulate General of Mr Yaakov Finkelstein in […]

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomesThe Results are from an NIH-funded study comparing outcomes in the two groups five years after surgery. Previously, no treatment has shown longer-term effectiveness at reversing type 2 diabetes in youth, which tends to advance more quickly than in adults. Researchers evaluated 161 teens and 396 adults who underwent this surgery at clinical centres participating […]

Only Dil, No Bill: Focus of first heart paediatric centre sans cash counter

Satya Sai Sanjeevani International Centre is the first such centre in the west zone, it will provide free-of-cost services with a sole focus will be upon congenital heart ailments in children. Sunil Gavaskar, ex-cricketer is set to sponsor 34 lifesaving heart surgeries for children from an underprivileged background

Only Dil, No Bill: Focus of first heart paediatric centre sans cash counterWhen we enter into the hospital and admit a relative for treatment, the first thing that crosses our mind is the bill that will come at the end of the hospital stay. But here’s a hospital in Navi Mumbai that aims to not charge a single penny to any of its patients. The motto of […]

Aerobic exercise can help ease depression in chronically ill patients

Patients with long-term medical issues are two to three times more likely to develop depression than the general population, researchers noted in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. When these patients do become depressed, their chronic illnesses often worsen and their risk of dying goes up

Aerobic exercise can help ease depression in chronically ill patientsPeople with chronic health problems who suffer from depression may find their mood improve when they do aerobic exercise, a research review suggests. For the current study, researchers examined data from 24 studies with a total of 4,111 patients living with chronic illness and symptoms of depression. All of the smaller studies randomly assigned some […]

Are you retiring? Have you made any considerations about your health post-retirement?

It’s great to approach retirement in a positive state of mind. But it's also a good idea to consider your future health needs when it comes time to select a community where you can live out your golden years

Are you retiring? Have you made any considerations about your health post-retirement?You’re ready to head for sunnier climes. But have you thought through your evolving health needs? Here’s a checklist. When we get close to retirement age, we’re all a little guilty of deluding ourselves into thinking how rosy it’ll be, long walks on the beach at sunset, meaningful volunteering to engage the mind, the warmth […]

5 home remedies to help deal with bee stings

A bee sting can result in a swollen, painful bump. In most cases, people can easily treat bee stings at home

5 home remedies to help deal with bee stingsThe pain and swelling around the site of a sting will usually go away in a few days without treatment. In the meantime, home remedies can reduce discomfort and speed the healing process. However, if a person has an allergic reaction to a bee sting, they will need immediate medical attention. If the swelling spreads […]

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eye

Cataracts are more common in older adults, because as people age, proteins found in the lens of the eye can clump together and blur vision, according to the National Eye Institute. But when a younger person develops a cataract, it’s typically because the person experienced some sort of physical injury to the eye or head

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eyeWhen a man in India took a fist to the left side of his face during a fight, he may have temporarily seen stars. But when the 36-year-old sought medical care two days after the brawl, it was his eye doctors who saw stars — namely, a star-shaped cataract in the man’s left eye, according […]

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?

Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, a general physician from Mahad, Maharashtra has raised a question in a paper published in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Pointing a finger at the current scenario of medical facilities in rural areas, he has put forth the question whether doctors can be ethical and survive, while providing emergency medical care

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar is a well-known name in the medical fraternity of the country. He is a renowned general physician, who has been instrumental in providing medical care to the victims of scorpion bites in the rural areas. Over the past 40 years, he has been working relentlessly for the benefit of the people living […]

Contribute CSR fund for medical aid, Maha government appeal corporates

In order to tackle the steep rise in the medical expenses and healthcare amenities the Maharashtra government is appealing the corporates to contribute their CSR fund for medical aid of the poor and needy. The state government provides medical aid through various schemes that are meant for lower and middle class people, by issuing them different coloured ration cards that can make them eligible for medical benefits

Contribute CSR fund for medical aid, Maha government appeal corporatesThroughout the country, the medical expenses and healthcare amenities are expensive. Having said that, availing and accessing medical aid is also like a mammoth task for the poor people. Analysing this situation and to make healthcare affordable for the poor and needy people, the Maharashtra government has decided to approach to the corporate houses. The […]