WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts

At the WCNR 2018 public forum on Cerebral Palsy (CP), experts discussed early interventions in CP, education and employment. The informative session was spearheaded by ADAPT. Also, the panel of doctors answered the queries put forward by the patients and caregivers

WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts“I really thought Cerebral Palsy (CP)  was a disease that will be cured one day. But, later found it is a condition that my daughter has to live throughout her life,” said an emotional Shobha Sachdev, mother of a 34-year-old who is suffering from CP. Shobha shared her experience as a caregiver on the second day of […]

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effect

Although the 16-year-old girl bravely overcame her fight against cancer, she was struck with a condition which impairs the hip of a person with chronic pain. Annually, out of 25,000 patients diagnosed with leukaemia in India, 5 to 10% develop the disease

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effectA leukaemia survivor from Kolhapur was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN) that affects cancer patients during chemotherapy or as an after effect. According to her doctors at PD Hinduja, the 16-year-old girl successfully underwent cancer treatment at Tata Hospital and then referred to them for treatment of […]

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza

Organ donation is a noble cause. As a mark of respect to the donor families, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre’s Nephrology department organized its 12 th Organ Donor Felicitation Programme. Through this event, the Hospital aims to increase awareness about organ donation amongst citizens so as to lessen the gap between the demand and supply of life-saving organs

Organ donation is a right that each one of us must exercise, says Dia Mirza  Organ donation not only gifts a life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ; it saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, it prevents a child from growing up without a parent, it adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut […]

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. It occurs differently in every child and needs an accurate diagnosis as it can lead to multiple disabilities in children. On the eve of World Epilepsy, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre organised a free check-up camp, to aid those with complex epilepsy

‘Delayed diagnosis is a major challenge in epilepsy management’As a prelude to World Epilepsy Day 2017, a city hospital organised a free check-up camp to aid those with complex epilepsy. The event witnessed the participation of 49 adults and 39 children suffering from complex epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterised by recurrent and unprovoked seizures that lasts for 60 to 90 seconds. […]

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in Mumbai

In last one month, Mumbai has witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants. My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively for heart transplants

‘Hat trick for paediatric Heart’ transplants in MumbaiIt won’t be wrong to say that awareness about heart transplants has risen in the past few years. All thanks to the organ donation drives and trained experts from Mumbai who have come forward to take on the bandwagon. The month from August 20 to September 20 has been a wonderful one for paediatric heart […]

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for freeThe festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Is your child watching porn? Seek help

Incidents of children viewing pornography are increasing at an alarming rate warned the doctors. Doctors say children between the age group of 12-15 like to view sensuous stuff as they are at the peak of the sexual activity

Is your child watching porn? Seek helpHave you been worried with the thought of your teenage child watching porn on his/her phone? Your concerns may be right to an extent as city psychiatrists are seeing a rising number of parents seeking their help for their adolescent aged child being hooked to porn watching. Doctors say easy accessibility to porn online is […]