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 […]

Pune hospital gifts artificial limb to three-legged donkey

Prosthetic and orthotics department of Sancheti Hospital is designing a prosthetic leg for the animal rescued by a charitable trust

Pune hospital gifts artificial limb to three-legged donkeyIn a one-of-a-kind case, a Jaipur foot will soon help a donkey walk on all fours. The three-legged animal was rescued from Dhule district in Maharashtra by RESQ Charitable Trust in Pune around two months ago. The volunteers of the trust found the donkey struggling to walk on three legs. She tried to move ahead […]

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical students

The curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, but, the fellowship started by Indian Public Health Association, (IPHA) Maharashtra Branch, aims to provide this scope through its research activities. The medical students have welcomed this initiative

First-of-its-kind: Fellowship for undergraduate medical studentsIndian Public Health Association, (IPHA), Maharashtra Branch started first-of-its kind research fellowship for undergraduate medical students. When curriculum for undergraduate medical students does not provide any scope for research activities, this fellowship aims to provide scope through its research activities. The aim of this fellowship is to inculcate research orientation among students in the undergraduate […]

A film to raise awareness about organ donation

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum.  A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, with an aim to involve more and more people, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) has shot a film on organ donation

A film to raise awareness about organ donationIndian Society of Critical Care Medicine Pune chapter has shot a film on organ donation. The film appeals to the audiences to ‘give a gift of life to an organ recipient’. It depicts the story of 18-year-old girl who has undergoes a heart transplant and on her birthday, how she recollects the memory of the […]

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say experts

While a lot of research is underway to slow down the aging of brain, doctors say that a variety of things could be done in our routine that will slow down this procedure. With more and more awareness about health of brain, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say expertsAs more and more awareness about healthy brain is underway, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy. Dr N Ichaporia, consulting neurologist at Jehangir Hospital Pune, said, “Patients often come and ask me how to keep our brain young? Nowadays, I […]
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