Here’s all you need to know about glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second most common cause for blindness globally accounting for almost 8 per cent of blindness cases. In India, glaucoma is the main cause for permanent blindness leaving at least 12 million people affected and more than one million people totally blind. Unfortunately, more than 90 per cent of glaucoma cases remain undiagnosed

Here’s all you need to know about glaucomaGlaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage of the optic nerve progressively and at the point where the nerve leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. It occurs due to a fluid build-up (pressure) within the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve. The eye makes a fluid called aqueous […]

Compound found in soil bacteria can influence future tuberculosis treatment, finds study

Researchers have discovered a compound found in soil bacteria that could lead to new drugs to combat tuberculosis, a global disease that is becoming increasingly resistant to current treatments. They have produced synthetic versions of the natural compound and showed that they can kill the tuberculosis bacterium in the laboratory

Compound found in soil bacteria can influence future tuberculosis treatment, finds studyThe findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, are the work of an international consortium led by the University of Sydney in Australia and includes researchers from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. While it can affect any organ of the body, […]

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Although black hairy tongue may look alarming, typically it doesn't cause any health problems, and it's usually painless. Black hairy tongue usually resolves by eliminating possible causes or contributing factors and practicing good oral hygiene

What is hairy tongue? Know its causes, prevention and treatmentAlthough it may seem unpleasant, hairy tongue is a relatively harmless condition that can be easily dealt with in most cases. Here, we will discuss what hairy tongue is, how it can be triggered and how it may be treated or prevented. Fast facts on hairy tongue: The exact causes of hairy tongue are sometimes […]

Soon: BMC to start ‘Bike Ambulance’ service

Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. So, you will be surprised to know that a phone number can save your life. Yes, you can call on 108 and the ‘Bike Ambulance’ along with the doctor will be running it, which will help you by providing a necessary treatment. Now, BMC has decided to start ‘Bike Ambulance’

Soon: BMC to start ‘Bike Ambulance’ serviceAmbulance takes a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and after that a long wait for an ambulance scares us. So set all your worries free as ‘Bike Ambulance’ was started. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rohini Kamble, chairman, BMC health committee said, “Ambulance […]

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’

At 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai, an interesting session on molecular mechanisms of recovery was conducted. The session was chaired by Dr Mickey Selzer, Padma Shri awardee Dr Ashok Panagariya and Dr Madakasira Vasantha Padma. The session witnessed a large number of keen audiences who were eager to learn and educate themselves about the molecular mechanisms of recovery.

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation is in the beginning phase’Advances in basic neurosciences and in clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. The multidisciplinary approach to neurorehabilitation, which includes neurologists, physicians, physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, speech therapists, rehabilitation engineers, basic neuroscientists and many other professionals will be well reflected in the programme and […]

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at home

 These home remedies are meant to provide temporary relief only. It is important to seek immediate treatment from a dentist once a toothache lasts for more than a day or two

Simple and effective remedies to treat toothache at homeA toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws. Tooth decay, an infection, loose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it. If the pain lasts for more than 1 or 2 days, it is best to see a dentist immediately to have it treated. Until then, the following simple remedies […]

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel better

One of the hallmark symptoms associated with depression is persistent lack of motivation. Without the desire or willingness to complete regular tasks, a person can sink more deeply into their depression

Seeking support from others can help beat depression, feel betterDepression is a medical condition that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of motivation. More than just a temporary case of the blues, depression can be long-lasting. It may affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities, and can lead to thoughts of suicide. One of the hallmark symptoms associated […]

How acid reflux leads to coughing

Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can cause ulcers and permanent damage if untreated. It also increases risk of oesophageal cancer

How acid reflux leads to coughingAcid reflux is a condition that occurs when acid from the stomach moves upward into the food pipe. The acid causes irritation of the tissue lining, which leads to heartburn – a burning sensation in the chest. The American College of Gastroenterology estimate that over 60 million Americans experience heartburn a minimum of once a […]

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical tests

The patients coming to the BMC dispensaries, maternity homes, specialty hospitals and suburban hospitals will not have to go to the bigger BMC hospitals for medical tests. As, ‘Aapli Chikitsa’ scheme’s tender process is in the final phase and will be completed soon. After which, the BMC administration will take the decision of providing the medical test free of cost in all the BMC clinics

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical testsThe medical test facility is mainly available in the bigger BMC hospitals. Owing to which, the patients have to make continuous trips to the hospitals. Also, there is a long queue for medical tests and the patients have to wait for the same. The patients face commuting problem as well as they are stress out […]
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