Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docs

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is broad term to describe progressive lung disease that may include emphysema, bronchitis, breathlessness and irreversible asthma and so on. With Delhi’s smog becoming a discussion in the entire country, a burning question about non-regulated air pollution is in front of us. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how air pollution is a leading cause of rising COPD in metro cities

Air pollution ups COPD cases in metros, say docsDelhi’s smog has become the topic of discussion these days. With air pollution becoming one of the prominent causes for COPD, doctors across the countries say it is worrisome. Most cases of COPD are caused by inhaling pollutants; that includes smoking (cigarettes, pipes, cigars, etc.), and second-hand smoke. Owing to which, people experience breathlessness and […]

Mumbai: Still women defecate in open, alleges CORO

Committee of Resource Organisation (CORO) and 'Right to Pee' NGO, who are fighting a long battle to get toilets for women have said that the claim of city being open defecation-free is false. CORO conducted a survey in Chembur area, regarding the toilets. And alleged that still women have to defecate in open

Mumbai: Still women defecate in open, alleges COROOn October 2, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had claimed that Maharashtra is open defecation- free, which was also confirmed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Still, there are now toilets in some areas of Mumbai. Due to which women have to defecate in open, this invites a lot of health problems. Central government initiated ‘Swachh […]

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollution

Team India's skipper Virat Kohli believes in voicing his opinion on issues which are of utmost important. Now, Virat who hails from Delhi has urged people to fight against pollution. In a short Twitter video, he described measures that public could adopt to curb it

‘Delhi we need to talk’: Virat Kohli ‘bats’ against air pollutionFor quite a few years, Delhi has been suffering from smog and then severe levels of pollution. But, the situation gets worse as winter begins to set in. Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli has appealed people to join hands against pollution.  In a short Twitter video with the hashtag #Muje fark padta hai, Kohli said, “Agar […]

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak Sawant

In the last three days, In Mumbai, in all the blood banks 2,500 to 3,000 units of blood is available. If the blood of respective blood group is not available. Contact, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) and the blood will be made available, said Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak SawantThe population of the state is 11.13 million and according to the criteria of World Health Organization, one per cent of the blood collection is required and the state needs 11 lakh units of blood. Last year, Maharashtra secured first place in the country through blood donation. As 16, 17,000 units blood was collected. As […]

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for children

In Mumbai, and across the state, the number of patients with thalassemia is going up. Since, thalassemia is a blood-related disease; patients have to be given blood transfusion after every 15 days. Still, there is no awareness amongst people, regarding this disease. Owing to which, various programmes were organised in St George's Hospital. Not only this, blood donation camp was also organised

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for childrenThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. So, a special program for thalassemia-affected children was organised by Think Foundation and St. George’s Hospital. Currently, 100 thalassemia-affected children are taking treatment in St George’s Hospital. These children are from Mumbai, Titwala, Bhiwandi, Surat, Mankhurd, Ratnagiri. Thalassemia care […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes Day

Over the years, India has risen up to become the second largest diabetes nation in the world with close to 70 million patients suffering from the disease. This number is now expected to grow and reach 120 million in the next few years

P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes DayDiabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, lower limb amputation, kidney failure and blindness. Due to alarming increase of diabetes amongst the middle-aged population, along with its improper management, a number of patients with kidney disease and heart ailments have increased […]

No GST on medicine: FMRAI organises protest in Mumbai 

More than 15,000 members of FMRAI from all over India participated in the rally. Various trade unions, organisations and associations including that of doctors and chemists also extended solidarity to the cause 

No GST on medicine: FMRAI organises protest in Mumbai A rally was organised by the FMRAI on Monday, 13 November in Mumbai over the issue of spiralling prices of medicines and medical devices post GST. It has become a cause of concern for several sales and medical representatives from across the country. Over 10 thousand sales and medical representatives participated in this rally. The […]

Transgender: Mumbai witnesses decrease in HIV-Aids cases

There has been a lot of awareness created regarding AIDS which is helping people to understand it. Owing to which, in the year 2016 to 2017, during the span 9 months, 2,492 transgender were examined. Amongst which, 7 were diagnosed with Aids

Transgender: Mumbai witnesses decrease in HIV-Aids casesSpecial efforts are being made by the state government to bring down the HIV-Aids figures in Mumbai. The transgender do not visit Anti Retroviral Therapy Centres (ART) for check-ups, due to which it become difficult to find as to how many are infected. But, according to the figures, in transgender, the HIV-Aids figures have come […]

Diabesity a growing concern in children, says survey

Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often take children on the path to health problems that were once considered adult problems — diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. To highlight this serious issue, recently, a survey was conducted by Pune based NGO and doctors, in Pune and Mumbai, irrespective of socio-economic background of children who participated in it

Diabesity a growing concern in children, says surveyOn the occasion of Children’s day and Diabetes day, the survey results were announced at the press conference in Pune. Rotary club of Koregoan Pune and Jt foundation, along with city doctors had joined hands together to conduct the survey. The survey was carried out in different private and municipal schools in Pune and Mumbai; […]

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blind

Mangesh Gaikar is associated with an NGO called National Association for the Blind (NAB), Mumbai. Gaikar helps people in Mumbai, who are not born blind but have lost their vision due to diabetes. He counsels them and also assists them by providing ways in which they can become self-reliant through the National Association for the Blind (NAB)

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blindMeet Mangesh Gaikar, a 38 year-old man who suffers from type 1 diabetes and is also blind. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old. He was born with blurred vision and post diabetes he completely lost his eyesight. But, he has not let his blindness or diabetes become an […]
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