Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdict

Tobacco companies will have to go back to carrying a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of cigarette and tobacco packaging. On Monday, the Supreme Court stayed an order by the Karnataka high court which struck down a regulation that tobacco product packages must have a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the space

Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdictThe Karnataka high court, on 15 December, the last working day before the court closed for winter vacations, struck down the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014 for being unconstitutional. The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Karnataka High Court order that had struck down the rule that mandated the […]

Phones help patients in cancer care

In today’s time, staying without a phone is almost an impossible task. Having said that, a doctor from Tata Memorial Hospital has recently published an innovative research in the latest edition of the South Asian Journal of Cancer, only to find that there were several benefits which the Smartphones could offer their patients, post-treatment

Phones help patients in cancer careOral cancer is one of the most common cancers among Indian men. In India, every year 1 Lakh new Mouth Cancers are newly diagnosed. Unfortunately, 50% of these newly diagnosed Cancers Die within 12 month of Diagnosis. Most of the Sufferers of Mouth Cancer are Tobacco users, who usually are illiterate and economically deprived. With these facts […]

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their head

Cancer is often referred to as a very painful disease. As a Christmas Santa, two volunteers from a childhood cancer Centre shaved off their heads to make the children suffering from cancer feel good and smile

Know why these Mumbaikars shaved off their headChristmas is for spreading smiles and much awaited joy. To make these cancer survivor children happy, two volunteers from Access Life Assistance Foundation shaved-off their heads as a gesture to help other children feel that they aren’t alone. “We were equally surprised and glad to see our care-takers do this for our children. The smiles […]

Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near school

The Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil said that despite the prohibition of selling tobacco products within a radius of 100 yards from the school premises, tobacco products are being openly sold. Strict measures need to be taken to stop the sale of tobacco products in the village, locality and the cities. Also, a helpline will be started where anyone can call and report the unauthorised sale and consumption of tobacco in a restricted place

Soon: Maha to launch a helpline to take action against tobacco dealers near schoolThe Home Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Ranjit Patil has said, there are many laws present in Maharashtra to prevent the consumption of tobacco by children, especially the presence of COTPA (Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act. 2003) and Juvenile Justice Act. The COTPA and JJ Act will be implemented strictly by the police to ensure […]

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial Hospital

Diwali the festival of light symbolises hope and joy. The celebration of Diwali begins from Dhanteras. On this auspicious day a special program to celebrate Diwali was arranged at Tata Memorial Hospital for the children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Magic Moments: Children celebrate Diwali in Tata Memorial HospitalMany entertaining programs were arranged for the kids on this occasion. The children enjoyed a magic show and actively participated in a bubble game. They couldn’t hold themselves back when they heard their favorite Bollywood number play. With lights, music and dance kids kicked off their fun-filled Diwali celebrations.             […]

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Palliative care is still a neglected aspect in our healthcare system. Palliative care intends to provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms to the patient. While our healthcare system still hasn’t embraced the concept of palliative care. Dr Deodhar throws a light upon what can be done to improve its condition

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s missionWhen a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco products

In order to achieve the objective of preventing children and non-tobacco users from the exposure to tobacco products, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to license the sale of tobacco products

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco productsTaking a step forward in the prohibition of tobacco consumption by children, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to develop the mechanism to prevent children from getting exposed to the sale of tobacco. It has asked local administrative bodies to make condition or provision while […]

A 6-year-old boy suffers from a rare Wilms’ tumour

I want to go to school. I want to play. I want to grow up and be successful in life, are the words of a six-year-old boy, Pratyay, who is suffering from a rare kidney cancer. Pratyay has Wilms' tumor (also called Wilms’ tumor or nephroblastoma) is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney cancer that primarily affects children

A 6-year-old boy suffers from a rare Wilms’ tumourPratyay Chaudhary, a resident from the adhivasi area of Gadchiroli district,  is bed ridden, since last two years. The tumour in his stomach is growing and his family is going an extra mile for the survival of their son. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Pratyay’s father Gurudas Chaudhary said, “In January 2015, suddenly, Partyay suffered from stomach ache.  […]

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised care

Tata Memorial Centre launches a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a six-month certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme

Cancer patients in Tata hospital to get personalised careTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai has launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need […]

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membership

It is the fourth breast care centre in India to get this membership. The membership would allow the Jehangir Breast Care Center to access journals, training and also access to cases/studies conducted by other breast care units across the world

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membershipThe Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune has been granted an affiliate membership to the Breast Centers Network by the European School of Oncology. It is the 4th breast care centre in India to Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune this membership (the other three are Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Tata Medical Centre in […]