Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospital

According to the WHO, receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. Still there are many hospitals in India which use infant formula as human milk is not sufficiently available

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospitalKamala Nehru Hospital has become the first hospital run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to start a human milk bank. The hospital has tied up with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune and will soon start supplying milk to newborn babies who cannot be nursed by their mothers. According to the World Health Organisation, receiving […]

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellers

Ruby Hall Clinic has become the first hospital in Pune to offer what is termed as ‘travel medicine’. Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems associated with international travel

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellersWe live in a world where globalisation has brought us closer than ever, travel therefore is an inescapable part of life. The number of people travelling to different countries have been increasing over the years and so has the spread of diseases. Globalisation facilitates the spread of disease and increases the number of travellers who […]

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among children

 Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue related cases have increased as the burden of dengue is significantly high

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among childrenIn the last three months, Pune has reported the highest number of dengue cases, related to dengue this year. Paediatricians have observed several complications in children affected with dengue. Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue […]

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!

Doctors say that some babies do secrete milk-like substance for some period after their birth and it is known as witch’s milk. As people are unaware that these lumps and babies secreting milk is normal. They instead try to burst these small lumps by squeezing them. doctors warn that squeezing them is hazardous for the baby’s health, the lump should be left as it is

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!Recently, a one-month-old baby had been admitted to a hospital in Pune with an infection in his chest. The doctor’s examination revealed that some small lumps secreting milk like substance from baby’s nipple, which was squeezed manually; this was reason that the child had developed the infection. The phenomenon of a neonatal baby secreting a […]

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicine

The world premiere of the documentary ‘Hippocratic’ was organised in Pune, on Saturday. For the next two months, it will be screened in different cities of the world. The documentary narrates the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, who made efforts to re-establish the ethics in medicine by letting palliative care spread in the country

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicineWith an aim to provide people an insight in the medical field, a 88 minute  documentary named ‘Hippocratic’, highlights the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, whose dream is to have pain free India. The documentary raises a pertinent question of how to bring ethical practice in modern medicine through whole person […]

Pune: ZP to launch cancer-free campaign in the memory of late RR Patil

The number of people suffering from cancer is increasing at an alarming rate. In rural area too cancer is prevalent. So, to bring down these numbers, cancer-free campaign has been initiated in Pune district. This campaign has been given name of late RR Patil, home minister, Maharashtra

Pune: ZP to launch cancer-free campaign in the memory of late RR PatilSix months ago, a survey was conducted by the health officials of the Pune Zilla Parishad. The survey revealed, there were numerous cancer patients in rural areas who are ignorant about its treatment. Due to which, the movement was initiated. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Pravin Mane, Pune Zilla Parishad’s Health committee, Chairperson said, “People […]

Pune FDA keeps a check on food products ahead of Diwali

FDA officials have cautioned consumers against adulterated food products such as khawa and have questioned the hygiene standard of home-made 'faral' for Diwali. They have also urged home-made ‘faral’ makers to enrol with the FDA as a precautionary measure

Pune FDA keeps a check on food products ahead of DiwaliThe Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Pune seized Rs 13 lakh worth of food products ahead of Diwali in Pune district. The FDA officials have cautioned consumers against adulterated food products such as khawa and have questioned the hygiene standard of home-made ‘faral’ for Diwali. They has also urged home-made ‘faral’ makers to enrol with […]

Ande Ka Funda: Sassoon Hospital observes World Egg Day

Along with proteins, eggs also contain Vitamin D, B6, B12, selenium; and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper. It nutritional value is also high

Ande Ka Funda: Sassoon Hospital observes World Egg DayOn the occasion of World Egg Day, Sassoon General Hospital in Pune distributed 7,000 eggs on Friday. The intention behind this is to help raise awareness on the benefits of eggs and the important role it play in our diet and nutrition. This year, October 13, is being celebrated as World Egg Day to highlight […]
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