Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune wedding

Groom, wanted to set a new trend, arranges blood donation camp on the wedding day. As many as 60 attendees donate blood. Bride expects rise in number of such cases in future.

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune weddingHow often do we see a wedding where the groom, in wedding attire, donates blood first and then got married? It was an unusual Pune wedding scene, where both groom and the bride decided to arrange a blood donation camp on the day of their wedding where around 60 invitees and relatives who had come […]

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplant

Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, Dr Shailesh Puntambekar has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known as the “Pune Technique” globally

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplantDr Shailesh Puntambekar is a cancer surgeon specialised in laparoscopic cancer surgery. He is heading the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, a centre for advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Pune. Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, he has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known […]

Due to uneasy temperature swine flu toll still shows no signs of abating

Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. It infects the respiratory tract resulting in barking cough, decreased appetite, and nasal secretions and can be transmitted easily through the air, skin, saliva and contaminated surfaces

Due to uneasy temperature swine flu toll still shows no signs of abatingAs per the latest data received from state’s health department, Maharashtra has seen a steep rise in swine flu cases with 134 deaths between January and April this year. Among this 16 people were from Marathwada region. Whereas 19 people are on ventilators. The department also informed that Nashik, Pune, Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Solapur and Pimpri […]

As Maharashtra sizzles above 40 degrees, swine flu cases are on an upswing

As per the data received from the health department, till March, 80 people have died due to swine flu and 353 cases so far have been reported form various hospitals across Maharashtra

As Maharashtra sizzles above 40 degrees, swine flu cases are on an upswingAs India reels under the blistering heat and parts of Maharashtra sizzling above 40 degrees Celsius, the change in weather pattern in March is a great cause of concern for Maharashtra government. As per the health department data, 80 people have died due to swine flu and 353 cases have been reported from various hospitals […]

515 bacteria have found a new home: Your smart phone

Pune-based scientists found three new species of microbes from swabs taken from mobile handsets. Along with types of bacteria, scientists also found nearly 30 types of fungi from 27 handsets

515 bacteria have found a new home: Your smart phoneThere are more microbes on mobile phones than on toilet seats. While this has been known for the last few years, for the first time, Pune-based scientists found three new species of microbes from swabs taken from mobile handsets. Overall, the scientists had found more than 500 types of bacteria and nearly 30 types of […]

Champion of women’s health awareness campaign Pravin Nikam selected for state youth award

23-year-old Pune resident's inspiration to work for social cause, was due to the unjust treatment meted out to a girl from Assam who was not allowed to go to school while she was on her period

Champion of women’s health awareness campaign Pravin Nikam selected for state youth awardWith wide recognition of your work, there comes great responsibility,” says 23-year-old Pune resident Pravin Nikam, who is selected for the State Youth Award by the Government of Maharashtra. Nikam’s extensive work for spreading menstrual hygiene awareness has given him recognition not just locally, but also globally. Nikam’s journey began in 2011, when he met […]

No ray of hope for 2-year-old toddler weighing 31.7kg as medicine to cure him is still unavailable

Shreejit, who stays in Pune, suffers from a rare condition – Leptin Gene mutation or deficiency – which does not have a cure in India. Needs to be flown to London, but, his parents do not have money

No ray of hope for 2-year-old toddler weighing 31.7kg as medicine to cure him is still unavailableLike any other parent of a two-year-old toddler, Pune-based Shreejit Hingankar’s parents too feel like picking him up in their arms and playing with him. It has, however, been several months since they haven’t done that. Because Shreejit is not like any other baby, being a mere two-year-old, he already weighs a massive 31.7kg. Shreejit suffers […]

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boy

A slice of the father’s liver was transplanted in Shubham using High Magnification Microscopic Surgery

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boyShubham Gurav also becomes one of the lowest body weight patients to undergo the liver transplant in Maharashtra, after he underwent a successful surgery in a Pune hospital. Shubham was first diagnosed with liver cirrhosis- end stage liver disease when he was 2 years old. “He had weight loss, loss of appetite and abdominal swelling. […]

Path-breaking surgery in Pune is newest hope for diabetics

Pancreas and kidney transplant give 28-year-old Type-1 diabetic patient in Pune new lease of life

Path-breaking surgery in Pune is newest hope for diabeticsIn what is touted as a first-of-its-kind medical miracle in Maharashtra, a team of doctors at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune successfully performed simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation surgery on a 28-year old patient early on Monday morning. The patient, resident of Pune was taken up for the surgery after family of a brain dead patient agreed to […]

To curb mother-to-child HIV transmission, NGO launches voice interactive service

Under this programme, messages will be sent to women on care to be taken during pregnancy, infancy, right nutrition and reminders on medications

To curb mother-to-child HIV transmission, NGO launches voice interactive serviceTo reduce the mother-to-child HIV transmission, Mumbai based NGO Armman has launched a voice interactive service for HIV positive expectant mothers in Pune today. It plans to extend this service to Mumbai soon. “Service is for HIV positive women in antenatal period. It will be provided throughout pregnancy and till the child turns 18-month-old,” said […]