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, […]

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory

Soon, medical practitioners across the state of Himachal Pradesh will have to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients. In order to make the medicines affordable, HP government is mulling a law on Generic Medicines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the doctors across the country to prescribe the Generic Medicines to the patients

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsoryThe government of Himachal Pradesh plans to make it compulsory for doctors of all hospitals in the state to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients, said Health Minister Vipin Parmar. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vipin Parmar, the Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh said, “Soon, the state government will enact a law regarding the prescription of the Generic Medicines in […]

Soon: Robotic surgery in BMC hospitals?

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Now, it is likely to be introduced in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals. For which, the BMC hospitals dean will conduct group studies. Then, the decision will be taken regarding the same

Soon: Robotic surgery in BMC hospitals?The Robotic surgery is a new and exciting emerging technology that is taking the surgical profession by storm. The Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. […]

TB: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaign

The number of tuberculosis (TB) patients has gone up. A national strategic plan has been developed to eradicate TB by the year 2020 to 2025. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has undertaken a campaign to detect new TB patients

TB: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaignTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign. BMC’s […]

‘Staying fit is not tough’

‘Fitness is a way of life,’ For Yogesh Bhateja, a celebrity fitness trainer, who is the man behind actor Sonu Sood's chiselled body, actress Neetu Kapoor, comedian Kapil Sharma and choreographer and director Farah Khan's fitness and Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta's envious figure. So, if you aspire to achieve a fitter body, follow these keep-fit mantras

‘Staying fit is not tough’Jim Rohn said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. So, exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet,” said Bhateja. He advised, “People who are physically fit are healthier and are less prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. You will have […]
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