Swine flu cases on a rise, centre team in state to study the cause

With the rising cases of Swine flu, a team of four from National Centre for Communicable Disease Control have come to Maharashtra to study the reasons behind swine flu deaths and has suggested guidelines. Since January, Maharashtra witnessed 268 swine flu deaths. Doctors observe a new strain called the Michigan strain has been isolated in the state

Swine flu cases on a rise, centre team in state to study the causeWith the rising cases of Swine flu in the state, a team of four from National Centre for Communicable Disease Control (NCCDC) is present in the state to study the reasons behind the swine flu deaths and suggest guidelines. So far, since January, Maharashtra has witnessed 268 swine flu deaths. “The team has been on […]

Awareness more important to combat swine flu, says Maha Health minister

H1N1 can be cured with proper precautions but in most of the case people neglect the symptoms. To avoid rising number of patients we need to focus more on awareness

Awareness more important to combat swine flu, says Maha Health ministerTo tackle the rising number of swine flu cases, the state government is now focusing on an awareness program. Maharashtra’s health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant visited BMC’s Kasturba Hospital to take stock of the current situation in the city. Dr Sawant had a review meeting with officers and directed them to take necessary actions to […]

Shock treatment over, Pune man with heart condition gets new lease of life

In 2014, Tanaji Bhosale had undergone a surgery after which an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a device that detects abnormal heartbeats was inserted in his heart. Whenever he had an abnormal heartbeat, the device used to quickly send electrical shocks to the heart and this used to normalise the heartbeat. doctors at Sassoon Hospital used a recently developed interventional technique called radiofrequency ablation to ease his pain

Shock treatment over, Pune man with heart condition gets new lease of lifeA person who is suffering from cardiac arrhythmia contemplated suicide three months ago. After he was implanted with a device during surgery in 2014, his heart had to go through around 60 to 70 shocks of 40 joules per month. Annoyed and no longer able to put up with the pain, he requested doctors from […]

FOGSI plans to conduct a pan India survey every month

The organisation has already conducted a pan India survey on PCOS, Fibroids and Anemia. The survey findings state that over 35 per cent young women are affected with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; more than 20 per cent are affected with fibroids. They are many more surveys in the pipeline

FOGSI plans to conduct a pan India survey every monthIn order to create awareness on different issues related to women’s health, the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of India (FOGSI), has decided to conduct a pan India survey every month. While FOGSI has already conducted a pan India survey on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Fibroids and Anemia, many more are in the pipeline. […]

Swine flu changes pattern, gives headache to city doctors

We were not expecting so many cases this year. If you closely observe, most of the cases have been reported in last 15 days of May and beginning of June. This year there is change in the symptoms as well, say doctors

Swine flu changes pattern, gives headache to city doctorsIt has just six months since the year began and we have already witnessed 254 deaths of swine flu in Maharashtra, states a report by the State Epidemiology. The report says that out of 1,450 cases of swine flu, 254 have died from the state of Maharashtra. Earlier this month, My Medical Mantra had reported […]

Consuming steroids lands Pune bouncer in hospital with leprosy

Consumption of substandard steroids by a 24 year-old bodybuilder landed him into a trouble, as doctor from Ruby Hall Hospital has recently diagnosed him with Hansen’s disease (Leprosy). Consumption of steroids in his case, acted as immunosuppressant, which led to his development of Hansen’s disease

Consuming steroids lands Pune bouncer in hospital with leprosyPeople who go to gyms always dream of having a perfectly sculpted body and when natural methods don’t work they turn to steroids. Steroids are primarily used to build muscle mass. People need to be vigilant on what type of steroids they use, consuming substandard steroids are known to cause problems and are harmful for […]

Woman with two uterus delivers baby in Pune 

The birth defect of two uteri is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate of 0.1 to 0.5 per cent, and many among them go undiagnosed. Such case with this birth defect is very rare to get operated. Also, conception in this case is difficult. Retaining full term baby is also difficult, as it is half uterus in size. In such cases chances of abortion are more

Woman with two uterus delivers baby in Pune A woman, who was born with two uteri as well as two cervixes, delivered a child vaginally at Sassoon Hospital, Pune. The birth defect of two uteri is very rarely seen with an occurrence rate of 0.1 to 0.5 per cent, and many among them go undiagnosed. Suman (name changed) a 22 year old, was […]

Don’t be emotional, think practical, say families of organ donors

Sahyadri Hospitals’ invited the organ donors and recipients along with their respective families on Sunday, 18 June, 2017 in Pune. The event began with highlighting the importance of liver health and honouring the donors’ and recipients’ families

Don’t be emotional, think practical, say families of organ donors“Our loved ones are still with us today, their heart is beating in another person’s body, their cornea is given sight for someone to see the world.” said family members who had taken a decision to donate the organs of their loved ones after they were declared brain dead. In the last one year, Sahyadri […]

Pune railway station to play host to ‘yoga marathon’ on International Yoga Day

Different teams would be deployed at different places on railway station and these teams would perform yoga asanas in shifts to people. A team would comprise of one doctor, two junior doctors, two therapist and two students who will give demonstrations as per the guidelines given by Ministry of AYUSH

Pune railway station to play host to ‘yoga marathon’ on International Yoga DayDoctors and volunteers of National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) would be seen running a ‘Yoga Marathon’ on the third international yoga day (June 21) on Pune railway station. In its bid to raise awareness about yoga, the institute has undertaken an innovative approach this year. One would see NIN staff performing yoga on different platforms […]