Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in Bangalore

Triplets were born to a couple through IVF in Bangalore. Unfortunately, all the three infants had fragile health and other morbidities. Of the three, doctors could only save one of those. The infant weighed only 520 gms at birth. Miraculously, she was saved by the doctors. The 26 week preterm baby is healthy now and weighs 2.25 kgs

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in BangaloreAccording toWHO, India has the greatest number of preterm births, with nearly 3,519,100 preterm births every year. Every year an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation) and this number is rising. Given these stats, a unique case came to the forefront at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore. Triplets were born […]

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food ration

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. The few months after the TB detection are vital. The patients can face serious health hazards if they do not get nutritious food and the medicines. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free ration for two months to the newly detected drug-resistant TB patients which are registered in the Directly Observed Treatment, Short Course (DOTS) Centres

Mumbai: TB patients to get free nutritious food rationNewly detected TB patients will get nutritious food ration.  BMC’s health department will provide nutritious food ration to drug-resistant TB patients.  The nutritious food ration will be provided at the BMC’s DOTS Centre from the month of February. The BMC has taken this step to enable the TB patients to acquire the nutritious food. Recently, […]

‘Purchase medicines from the ‘Haffkine Institute’

All the government departments including health and medical education should procure medicines and machinery from the ‘Haffkine Institute’. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, the proposal should be submitted in the next cabinet meeting

‘Purchase medicines from the ‘Haffkine Institute’Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister and Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister were present in the meeting conducted in Mumbai. CM Fadnavis said, “A purchase department has been created for the medicines and the machinery needed by the   health and medical education, along with the tribal […]

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’

Today, a symposium focused on accelerating access to family planning services in Maharashtra and Karnataka, was organised in Mumbai. It commenced with providing an overview of the family planning landscape in India, highlighting successes, challenges in the supply chain management and provision of quality family planning services

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’Family planning is not only a key strategy to mitigate threats to the reproductive health of women but also a basic right that  should be available to them. Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra underlined, “Providing women and girls with access to contraceptives is transformational. While, 54.7% women in […]

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gms

Baby Manushi is the smallest baby ever to survive not in India but also in South Asia, claimed Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaypur. Doctors call her a ‘miracle baby’ and said, "She’s fought, fought and fought against all the odds. But she’s made it." Today, Manushi was discharged and she weighed close to 2,400 grams

Manushi’s journey from 400 gms to 2,400 gmsBaby Manushi weighed 400 grams and measured just 8.6 inches when she was born, her minuscule feet only slightly bigger than a fingernail. She was not breathing when she was born. But the couple decided to fight to keep her alive. She was born to a couple after 35 years of their marriage. Manushi’s mother’s […]

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?

Himachal government is mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory. Soon, the Delhi Government is going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to the patients. So, will Maharashtra follow the Himachal and Delhi government’s footsteps?

Generic Medicines: After Himachal and Delhi, will Maha follow?Satyendar Jain, Minister of Health and family welfare announced that the Delhi Government is soon going to pass an order making it mandatory to all the government hospitals and Doctors therein to prescribe only National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) medicines to patients. As per Jain, MRP (Maximum Retail Prices) of the medicines should not […]

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals“Years ago, we all believed that you needed to eat multiple times a day to keep your metabolism stoked. … You had to keep feeding the fire and keep the furnace burning. But that theory goes back and forth, and newer research is showing that it really doesn’t slow metabolism if you’re not eating multiple […]

Maharashtra Medical Council launches mobile app

Digitalisation, as we call it today, is sweeping across every aspect of our daily lives in all possible ways. Owing to which, Maharashtra Medical Council has come up with a mobile app for the benefit of the patients and the doctors. On Wednesday, the Maharashtra Medical Council App was launched by Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister. Due to this app, the information of more than 1 lakh doctors will be available on just one click

Maharashtra Medical Council launches mobile appWith the help of the mobile app, the registered medical practitioner from all around the world can apply online for provisional registration, permanent registration, additional qualification registration and so on. All the certificates can be downloaded and the registration information and validity of the registration can be checked online. The registered medical practitioner can see […]

Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Similarly, a non-residential Indian (NRI) who is getting treated in Mumbai has come up with a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs!

Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25Losing weight in a hurry is everyone’s dream of getting that perfect bod. However, it could turn into a nightmare if it’s the only thing one obsesses about. For this NRI from Africa, getting treated in Mumbai presented a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs suffering from […]

Know how to deal with déjà vu

Déjà vu is ‘already seen’ and refers to the feeling you get when you feel you have been somewhere before or done something already, that you really haven't, and you know this strong feeling is not warranted - that is, you are aware the feeling isn't true. Here, the experts tell you about how to get rid of the déja vu feeling

Know how to deal with déjà vuDéjà vu, the strong feeling that you have experienced a current situation, even though you haven’t experienced it before. As per experts, it is common and almost everybody experiences déjà vu at some point of time and they advice to get it treated if it is persistent.    Dr Avinash Desousa, co-founder of Desousa Foundation, explained, […]
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