Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomies

The oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women opt for genetic counselling, and if there is a risk of breast cancer, they opt for breast removal even before getting diagnosed with cancer

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomiesThe Pune-based oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women are opting for genetic counselling for cancer. If there is an unusual risk of breast cancer is present, then women are opting for removal of both breasts. The trend is unusual […]

‘Doctors must keep medical records of patients intact,’ says former Justice S M Kanitkar

A three-day Clinicolegal National Conference was organised in Pune city by Pune Obstetric and Gynaecologist Association from July 26 to 28. It was organized with the joint support of an association of Maharashtra Obstetric and Gynaecologist Societies and the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India

‘Doctors must keep medical records of patients intact,’ says former Justice S M KanitkarA three-day Clinicolegal National Conference was organized in Pune city by Pune Obstetric and Gynaecologist Association from July 26 to 28. At the conference, Justice SM Kanitkar spoke that doctors must keep medical records of their every patient intact. Justices RK Agarwal and Dr SM Kanitkar inaugurated the three-day conference, along with the presence of […]

Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sections

The trend becomes important when the percentage of caesarean deliveries in India is increasing. Doctors mention that both the procedures need a qualified skillset and both are challenging at different circumstances

Pune witnesses a trend of doctors charging normal delivery at par with C-sectionsGone will be the days when normal deliveries will be charged less than caesarean deliveries. These days’ doctors have started charging equal rates for both deliveries. When normal delivery needs more time and good medical judgement doctors see no need to charge less for normal deliveries. There have been allegations in the past, where patients […]

MTP pills are still easily available online: Pune chemist complains to FDA

The buying and selling of medicine online is illegal. At the moment, there is no law which has been formulated yet for putting proper regulations in place. This uncertainty can lead to the procurement of medicine for wrong reasons. People use this platform to purchase sleeping pills and medicine of medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) pills

MTP pills are still easily available online: Pune chemist complains to FDAIn order to check the ground reality of this situation, the Vice President of the Pune Chemist Association decided to conduct a small experiment to know whether this is true, and to know for himself; if these MTP pills are indeed available online. Vivek Tapkir went on a well-known online platform and placed an order […]

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has remained under suspected, undiagnosed, underreported and untreated disease in India. In its bid to correct this present situation the state government has signed MOU with Pune’s Chest Research Foundation

Pune: Maha govt signs MoU with Chest Research Foundation to start centres for COPD, asthmaChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive and irreversible disease of the lungs which makes it difficult to breathe. More than 55 million people are suffering from it in India. But there are hardly a few people, who are aware of this respiratory condition. The lacunae in healthcare services are making it an underreported […]

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctors

The IMA Pune is roping in resident doctors and other medical students, who will get a chance to observe senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA, who, in turn, will teach communication skills, and will help them in paper presentation related work

IMA Pune to rope in medical students to train with senior doctorsThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune will now not just be limited to practising doctors. They are roping in resident doctors and other medical students as well. These medical students will get a chance to observe their senior doctors working. The students will be working with practising doctors of the IMA. The Pune IMA doctors […]

Ruby Hall Clinic’s study reveals about 70% of patients at risk of VTE during their hospital stay

When a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the heart or the brain, the result is a heart attack or stroke. Most Indians are familiar with these two serious health threats but are less familiar with the dangers of Venous Thromboembolism, or VTE — a clot that forms in a vein

Ruby Hall Clinic’s study reveals about 70% of patients at risk of VTE during their hospital stayWhen an artery supplying blood to the heart or the brain is blocked by a blood clot, the result is a heart attack or stroke. Indians are familiar with these two health threats but are less familiar with the dangers of venous thromboembolism, or VTE — a clot that forms in a vein. A clot […]

Pune: 19-year-old boy commits suicide after getting low scores in mobile game

On July 18, a 19-year-old college going student committed suicide. Police noticed the reason behind the suicide to be a failure in scoring good points in a mobile game. He was addicted to mobile gaming and in spite of parent’s advice of not to use mobile continuously for gaming he continued to use it

Pune: 19-year-old boy commits suicide after getting low scores in mobile gameA 19-year-old boy named Divakar Mali committed suicide, on Thursday in Pune, the reason behind his suicide would come as a shock to you, the teenager committed suicide as he scored low scores in a popular mobile game. His parents had in the past asked him not to excessively use the mobile phone. Lonikand police station […]

MEDHA 2019: Engineers and doctors team up to create devices for solving healthcare issues

The College of Engineering Pune (COEP) has arranged a Medical Device Hackathon (MEDHA). The doctors will be given problem statements and the engineers will be designing indigenous devices for them

MEDHA 2019: Engineers and doctors team up to create devices for solving healthcare issuesMedical devices are routinely imported in India. Majority of the medical devices are costly which then leads to an increase in the cost of healthcare services. Also, there are India-specific problems that doctors here face. Experts suggest that in order to solve these problems, India needs indigenous solutions. It is for this purpose COEP has […]

Swine Flu: Symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safe

Currently in Maharashtra, according to recent news reports, Swine Flu has claimed about 191 lives and as many as 1,772 people have tested positive for the contagion so far this year; this is alarming. The city is seeing a frightening rise in the number of swine flu cases; keeping this in mind, it is imperative that people identify early symptoms of this infection and seek appropriate preventative care before it’s too late

Swine Flu: Symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safeSwine flu also denoted as H1N1, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. This is a highly infectious disease that can spread even through bare minimum contact with a person infected with H1N1 virus. When infected people cough, spit or sneeze, tiny drops of the virus are released […]
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