Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says doc

Obesity is the mother of all diseases. Obesity also has morbidities and a Buried penis (hidden penis) could be one of the major problems. Similarly, Shekhar Shah (name changed) visited a city doctor with a buried penis syndrome (BPS)

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says docBuried penis syndrome describes a penis, normal in size, but lacking an appropriate sheath of skin. It could be a congenital disorder in which the ‘buried penis’ is located beneath the integument of the abdomen, thigh, or scrotum. The penis may also be buried within its own skin. Dr Deepak K Jumani, professor and sexual […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in children

Being overweight or obese is linked to a child having poorer mental health, which can extend into adolescence and adulthood

Skipping breakfast and lack of sleep can influence weight gain in childrenAll three are early life factors which can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could have an impact in curbing the growth in childhood overweight and obesity. The paper, which was published in US journal Pediatrics, is the first research in the UK to look at the patterns of body […]

Obesity: ‘With scarless intervention healing is faster and safer’

Obesity is a problem that many of us are facing today. Whether you blame the genetics or the unhealthy food habits, it's all going to come down to one thing- diseases. Here's what Dr Neto from Brazil has to say about it

Obesity: ‘With scarless intervention healing is faster and safer’“Genetically, South Asians are predisposed to obesity. Also with an overwhelming population, there is an added burden. Which basically means, even if I say 1 per cent of you guys are obese, it’s more than 1/4th of many countries,” said Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Affiliate Professor of Surgery at ABC College of Medicine in Canto […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?

With obesity becoming a widespread disease and many people coming forward for surgical intervention, the question of whether bariatric endoscopy will replace bariatric surgery was hotly debated by the esteemed doctors at the Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: Can bariatric endoscopy replace surgery for obesity?The bariatric surgery in India has evolved over the last two decades. Experts say that endoscopic bariatric surgery will evolve a lot more in future. But at the same time, it is difficult for experts to predict on how much endoscopic bariatric surgery will replace all the conventional options. With obesity being a widespread disease […]

Evolution of bariatric surgery

With the country’s first bariatric endoscopy procedure, performed at BIDS Global Hospital on January 06, as a part of the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference, My Medical Mantra decodes the evolution of bariatric surgery over the last few years

Evolution of bariatric surgeryIt was not until recently that obesity was seen as a problem. In surgeries, where large portions of the patient’s stomach’s or small intestine were removed, it was observed that these patients had a significant weight loss. It is from this observation that the concept of surgical treatment for obesity was developed. In the early […]

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: India’s first scarless obesity surgery performed on a 55-year- old woman

The bariatric endoscopy which was performed at the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS) Global Hospital in Mumbai on January 06 is said to revolutionise the obesity treatment in India. Dr Amit Maydeo, the director of the Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences, Global Hospital, will soon be starting the Bariatric endoscopy procedure at the Hospital

Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018: India’s first scarless obesity surgery performed on a 55-year- old womanIndia’s first scarless bariatric surgery (Bariatric Endoscopy), was performed on a 55-year-old woman on January 06 in Mumbai. The surgery, which is part of the 70 odd endoscopy procedures that is being showcased at the on–going Mumbai Live Endoscopy 2018 conference, held at Grand Hyatt, was performed by Dr Manoel Galvao Neto, Affiliate Professor of Surgery […]

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchers

The research states that the risk of early death associated with loneliness, social isolation, and living alone was equal to or greater than the premature death risk associated with obesity and other major health conditions

Loneliness a bigger killer than obesity, say researchersTwo new meta-analyses from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, reveal that loneliness and social isolation may increase the risk of premature death by up to 50 per cent. Study co-author Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology at BYU, and colleagues recently presented their findings at the 125th Annual Convention of the American […]

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesity

A research team in Singapore has successfully developed a skin patch made up of hundreds of micro-needles which will help people to lose lots of weight in a short time. The patch targets problem areas such as belly fat and is designed to cut down on adipose tissue formation toning down the stomach

Scientist develop skin patch to combat obesityScientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a skin patch that can convert potentially harmful white fat into energy-burning brown fat. In a recent study published in the journal Small Methods, the researchers reveal how the patch reduced fat mass and weight gain over 4 weeks in mice fed a high-fat diet. […]

Highlights of 2017: Health news web portal My Medical Mantra’s journey

To keep people updated about the healthcare sector. India’s leading health news web portal My Medical Mantra, has carved a niche audience with its efforts, timely reporting of the news, campaigns, medical breakthroughs and fitness and diet mantras. With an aim to pave the way for long term well-being, the portal helps in spreading, promoting and encouraging a healthy living

Highlights of 2017: Health news web portal My Medical Mantra’s journeyMy Medical Mantra is a medical news portal which aims at bringing the latest news, interesting developments and intriguing facts from the medical world in simple words for its readers. On December 4, health news web portal My Medical Mantra completed a year. On the occasion of its first anniversary, The Vice President of India, […]
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