Pune: This calculator solves your haemoglobin mathematics

Researchers from Pune’s Agharkar Research Institute have developed a ‘Haemoglobin Calculator’ to accurately determine the haemoglobin level in our body within seconds

Pune: This calculator solves your haemoglobin mathematicsIt’s a list every country dreads to top. Unfortunately though, India has the largest number of women — a whopping 14.67 crore — affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. Globally, 61.4 crore women, aged 15-49 years, are affected by anaemia. In order to tackle the growing number of anaemia cases, researchers […]

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospital

Recently a 10th standard boy from Chakan, Pune had met with a bike accident on March 19, while he was still in the middle of appearing for his SSC examinations. He had suffered a major fracture in his right ankle and was unable to walk. That’s when Dr Vijay Gokule stepped in to help him write his papers from the hospital  

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospitalSSC board exams are a milestone in our academic life. Every student works hard to secure a good result, so that they can have a bright career ahead. Ganesh Hake, a 15-year-old student was doing the same; he put in his best efforts for the exams. But unfortunately, he met with an accident, while his […]

Pune: B J Medical College hosts seminar on generic drugs

Under the directives of Government of India, Department of Pharmaceuticals, B J Medical College organised a one day seminar on promotion of generic drugs at the MG Auditorium on March 19. More than 300 doctors including interns, faculty of all medical colleges in and around Pune attended the seminar

Pune: B J Medical College hosts seminar on generic drugsThe goal for achieving health for all is a massive responsibility for the Ministry of Health.  Its further challenging to achieve this target in the face of rising costs of drugs, consumables and medical procedures.  One of the initiatives by the Government in order to achieve this goal is introduction of the policy for prescribing […]

Pune: Woman suffering from schizophrenia successfully delivers a baby

In the last week, a 36-year-old woman, married for 12 years, with a known case of paranoid schizophrenia for the last 20 years, delivered a baby at the Sassoon General Hospital, Pune

Pune: Woman suffering from schizophrenia successfully delivers a babyNeha Sane (name changed), 36-year-old, has successfully delivered a baby even after suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, diabetes, fibroid. She was admitted in Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital. The brave lady overcame all the obstacles and battled it with a never-say-die spirit. In October 2017, Neha was admitted in the hospital due to psychological disorder. As per […]

This gutless foodie chose ‘living over existing’

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, My Medical Mantra applauded women from different streams who through their achievements created their niche by setting a strong example in the society. Similarly, a Pune-based food blogger has once again proved that ‘Impossible is Nothing’.  Meet 43-year-old brave heart Natasha Diddee, who has no stomach but she develops healthy and yummilicious recipes to help people fulfil their stomach. The Instagram sensation popularly known as the gutless foodie didn’t let a life-threatening health condition stop her from following her passion

This gutless foodie chose ‘living over existing’Natasha Diddee, 43, a Pune-based food blogger and recipe developer, stands out from the rest due to the fact that she doesn’t have a stomach! Now, she has more than 65,000 Instagram followers on her page, where she shares all healthy recipes. Natasha Diddee, 43, is trained from Mumbai’s famous Dadar Catering College. She was […]

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversary

A year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To mark this event, Ruby Hall Clinic organised a program to commemorate its first anniversary. Till date, Pune has witnessed 13 heart transplants in the year. All the transplants were carried out at this hospital

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversaryFor the heart transplant team at Ruby Hall Clinic, it’s not just about performing a surgery, but it is a mission to keep the heart of a brain-dead patient alive, in order to give a new lease of life to the recipient. Exactly one year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To celebrate […]

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s Day

As the incidence of cancer is rising in the country, so is the cancer related death toll. Statistics suggest that one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India and for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, one woman dies of it in India

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s DayOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, has taken up the fight against cancer. A special awareness program and cancer screening will be held on Thursday, March 08 from 9 am to 1 pm at the SGH campus. At this camp, women will be screened for breast cancer, cervical […]

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’

The modern wellness industry no longer allows chest thumping on Ayurveda. Thai massages, Aromatherapy, Mexican massages, Hawaiian massages are equally becoming popular and thus competitive to assert their ‘wellness’ claims. As per Cochrane Library, that there is still not much research done to prove the high claims of different touch therapies

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’Therapeutic massages and spas claim to relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote relaxation. But all these claims are yet to be proved beyond doubt to be true. The Cochrane Library, which gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help in making informed choices about treatment, says that there is still not […]

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds study

A recent study conducted at the Chellaram Institute of Diabetes, Pune, has found that type 2 diabetes, which affects almost 70 million people in India; can be reverse in its initial stages with a low calorie diet

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds studyDoctors from the institute shared that such studies are also conducted globally with similar results. Dr Unnikrishnan AG, Chief Endrocrinologist and CEO at Chellaram Diabetes Institute said that selective patients who are younger  and have had diabetes for a shorter duration and who are slightly obese can reverse their diabetes by making proper lifestyle changes. […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new life to six patients in Pune

An organ donation performed at Sassoon Hospital on Tuesday. The family of brain-dead patient consented to donated two corneas, two kidneys, a liver and a heart which helped save six lives. The patient was brought to the hospital after he met with an accident and was declared brain-dead later. According to the hospital authority, this is Sassoon Hospital's seventh cadaver donation

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new life to six patients in PuneOn being asked about this organ donation,  the dean of Sassoon Hospital, Dr Ajay Chandanwale said, “The family members of the deceased made a very brave decision by donating the organs and saving so many lives. The heart was donated to Ruby Hall Clinic, and the liver was sent to Sahyadri Hospital. The corneas gave […]
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