Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infections

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene. If a sore throat is persistent, you must see a doctor

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infectionsThe last two months of 2017 brought along cold winds and the city experienced the chills, a sure sign that winter was here. Although the festive season has ended and the New Year has begun, Mumbai has also experienced a shift in temperature conditions; it remains a fluctuating weather timetable. Due to the impact of […]

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their head

Cancer is often referred to as a very painful disease. As a Christmas Santa, two volunteers from a childhood cancer Centre shaved off their heads to make the children suffering from cancer feel good and smile

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their headChristmas is for spreading smiles and much awaited joy. To make these cancer survivor children happy, two volunteers from Access Life Assistance Foundation shaved-off their heads as a gesture to help other children feel that they aren’t alone. “We were equally surprised and glad to see our care-takers do this for our children. The smiles […]

Fortis Hospital conducts walkathon to raise awareness on organ donation

The initiative motivates Mumbaikars to support the cause of organ donation. It is aimed at helping address India’s current organ donation rate of 0.5 person per 10 lakh individuals  

Fortis Hospital conducts walkathon to raise awareness on organ donationTeams across Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai organised the ‘More to Give’ walkathon on Sunday, which is part of the national initiative aimed at sensitizing communities about Organ Donation. The Mumbai edition of the walkathon was flagged off by actress and activist Gul Panag, Rajesh Pradhan, IPS, Deputy Inspector General, Mumbai and Neil Somaiya, Municipal Councillor from […]

BMC launches toll-free number for noise pollution

Noise pollution in Mumbai is increasing and it adversely affecting health. Still, songs are played loudly in the processions and parties without thinking about other’s health. So, the question arises is, where to complete about noise pollution. As a solution, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched a toll-free number

BMC launches toll-free number for noise pollutionThe noise pollution in Mumbai has increased in the past few years. Reasons- firecrackers, of vehicles, Dolby sound and DJ. This can affect the health of Mumbaikars. To curb noise pollution, BMC has launched a toll-free number. The municipal administration said that complaints regarding illegal posters, banners, constructions and so on, can be given on […]

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to haze

Mumbaikars can empathise with the issue raised by these actresses, as this is the reality that the city has been facing since the past few days. Also, symptoms of respiratory diseases get aggravated in this season. Patients who are already suffering from allergy, asthma can have a difficult time

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to hazeThe air quality has always been a matter of concern in Mumbai, especially in the months just before the onset of winter. Now two Bollywood actresses, namely, Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha have raised this issue on the platform of Twitter. They have also claimed that they are experiencing health hazards due to the poor […]

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Mumbai is witnessing a sudden change in weather. In Diwali, the thrill of bursting firecrackers such as sparklers, bombs and rockets barely lasts for a few seconds, but the air and noise pollution which are created by them have a lasting impact on our health

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disordersThe sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

Say bye to heat, hello to healthy food

Get down after 11am on any given day in October in Mumbai and you will notice most people travelling with a scarf and goggles to beat the heat. As ‘Heat-wave’ hits the city, here are tips to conquer the scorching sun by eating right and staying bright

Say bye to heat, hello to healthy foodEver since the month of October began, the cotton and light clothes from our closets have got another chance to see the light of the day! Sun is out in full swing and My Medical Mantra has got some tips on what to eat and what to avoid. It’s only five day since the month […]

Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else did

In the Elphinstone stampede that unfolded today before our eyes Mumbai witness a gruesome spectacle, but these three youths reminded us not to be mere spectators in an emeregency or a diastarous situation. While performing this random act of kindness, they noticed that their fellow Mumbaikars were just bystanders to this incident who were busy clicking pictures on their phone, some of them were even making video recordings. This is a good example to follow

Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else didThe horrific scenes and gruesome images of the Elphinstone stampede will be etched in our collective memory for several weeks and for the people have lost their loves today will endure these scars forever. A story which stands out today is a story of three friends who help people in spite of the horror and […]

Elphinstone stampede: Elder brother survives while younger one dies in stampede

In the stampede that took place today morning at Elphinstone station this morning. Akash Parab (19) and Rohit Parab (11) two brothers suffered through a terrible incident, while Akash has leg injuries, his brother Rohit is still missing

Elphinstone stampede: Elder brother survives while younger one dies in stampedeBrothers share a strong bond since childhood; they play together, take care of each other and grow up together. Then, imagine the sorrow of one brother losing the other. How overwhelming would it be for you? In the gruesome stampede that occurred during the peak hours at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station two brothers suffered an inexplicable […]

Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose lives during morning rush hour

On Friday morning, an unfortunate and horrific stampede occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines. While, many family members mourn the death of their loved ones

Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose lives during morning rush hourBefore the incident took place, office-goers had gathered on the foot-over bridge connecting Elphinstone and Parel stations, where the  stampede took place. At least 22 passengers were killed and 39 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station, amongst which was Richard Fernandes’s wife Theresa. Richard Fernandes, a Dadar resident  lost his 39-year-old wife […]