Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministry

Since Modi government has come to power, a lot of emphasis has been on Ayurveda and yoga. Ayurveda is promoted as an alternative medicine. My Medical Mantra spoke to Shripad Naik, The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), about ayurvedic and allopathic doctors’ integration, government measures to take yoga-ayurveda at school level and so on

Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministryMMM: Is there are need to integrate Ayurveda and allopathy? Shripad Naik: Our focus is on the patient, may it be any medicine. We will give a medicine which is good for the patient to help him recover. Owing to which, the integration of these two branches is important. AYUSH ministry is prepared for it. […]

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 […]

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC College

Being a General Secretary of a college is a coveted post. It takes a lot of confidence in oneself and the strong mind to handle this position. The position needs exceptional leadership qualities and vision for change. Sandnya Sukhatme is at the center of the attention right now after becoming the first woman General Secretary of  Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC CollegeTopiwala National Medical College (TNMC) and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital is one of the premier medical institutes in the country. While the college is well known for healthcare services it has come in limelight for other reason now. Since its foundation in 1921, for the first time in its history, the college has a women […]

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areas

Now, a hand glove wore by a rural healthcare worker would aid doctors form the city to diagnose tumors in patient’s organs from the rural area. When expertise in healthcare sector have not yet reached rural hinterlands of the country, this prototype would aid doctors, sitting in the city, to diagnose many ailments in patients from rural areas

Hand gloves to aid doctors in diagnosing diseases in rural areasThe students of medical and engineering stream in Pune have collectively developed a hand glove prototype device for screening and aiding doctors in diagnosis by palpation method. The innovation came forward during MEDHA-2017 (Medical Device Hackathon) event organised last week in the BJ Medical College (BJMC) Pune in association with College of Engineering Pune (COEP) […]

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

She has taught at multiple schools in the past, so a lot of people came forward on their own including Puja's ex-colleagues, students and friends. The key was to spread the word as soon as possible to a wide audience .The pre and post-transplant cost will reach up to Rs40 Lakhs, of which her students and family has raised Rs22 Lakhs (approximately) in 14 days. Her family is also trying to pool in money through crowd-funding, majorly through a platform called Impact Guru

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplantMost of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinners

The sudden rise of fidget spinners’ popularity has generated two countering point of views. One point of view propagates its utility as a stress relieving and concentration improving toys. While, other raises question on its fundamental purpose

Mumbai psychiatrists warn against the unverified use of fidget spinnersFidget spinners has become a sensation in US and it is making its way to India. Fidget spinners are known to be a stress relieving toy.  It is been marketed as a useful product to reduce anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and increase concentration. Marketers also claim that it is of great use therapies […]

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on it

 The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze. A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user

Texas mother warns about fidget spinner craze after daughter chokes on itWhile fidget spinners are seen as trendy toys at the moment, with driving many adults and kids owning them. But, a Texas woman has warned about their use; since her daughter’s recent dangerous experience with it. Fidget spinners are three-inch toys that were initially created to aid children who are autistic or have attention disorders […]

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bay

It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, good nutrition should be a part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bayWhen you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help […]

These last minute exam tips are really helpful

Dr Harish Shetty, Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, shares 51 tips for students and their families on what needs to be done a day before board exams

These last minute exam tips are really helpfulIt is again that time of the year when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Most of the times, the expectations set by parents and family members prove to be an impediment in exam preparations for their […]

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for exams

As the SSC/HSC exams are just around the corner, it is very common for students and parents to feel panic and be tensed. We spoke with experts who gave a quick do’s and don’ts to follow before and during the exams

An essential list of do’s and don’ts to help students prepare for examsPsychiatrists say all work and no play makes students dull and depressed. Dr Hozefa Bhinderwala, Psychiatrist and Author of the book ‘Small steps to Big Reading’ said that, students should believe in themselves rather than doubting things. “Along with students it is also important that their parents should stop torturing their kids about ‘Board’ exams. […]