Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabulary

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. The findings provide more evidence that to engage our minds, we should move our bodies

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabularyIn recent years, a wealth of studies in both animals and people have shown that we learn differently if we also exercise. Lab rodents given access to running wheels create and maintain memories better than animals that are sedentary, for instance. And students consistently perform better on academic tests if they participate in some kind […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]

Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-be

Soha Ali Khan, who is pregnant with her first child with actor Kunal Khemu, has shared a post on Instagram, which shows her striking a pose while doing yoga. This picture of Soha is redefining fitness and is sure to motivate all the mothers-to-be, by giving them major fitness goals

Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-beRecently, Soha Ali Khan’s baby shower pictures garnered a lot of attention on the social media. Soha, who is quite active on social media and also voices her opinion from time to time, has now shared a post on Instagarm, striking a yoga pose in a beautiful maternity wear. She not only flaunted her baby […]

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new study

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states that adults aged 18 to 64 and those aged 65 and older should aim to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity every week. For adults who are unable to meet these guidelines, it is recommended that "they should be as physically active as their abilities and conditions allow

Prolonged sitting associated with an increased risk of death, reveals a new studySedentary behaviour may increase the death risk for frail adults who aged 50 and the older, who have low levels of physical activity, a new study suggests. According to statistics from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, just 44.9 per cent of older adults aged 65 to 74 met the physical activity guidelines last year. […]

Pune’s Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust to provide free healthcare services to needy people

One of the biggest celebrations of India, Ganesh festival will arrive on August 25, 2017. Soon ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ will be chanted on the streets all over Maharashtra. So, by using this medium to create awareness amongst the masses regarding their health, Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust from Pune, will be providing free healthcare services

Pune’s Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust to provide free healthcare services to needy peopleDuring Ganesh festival, many ganeshotsav mandals are doing their bit to create awareness amongst people, by giving social and healthcare messages. Pune’s Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Sarwajanik Ganapati Trust has also joined the bandwagon, by tying up with 15 hospitals in the city, which would be providing free health services to the needy people, for the […]

Golden hearted man from Belgaum provides free lunch to patients’ relatives

Since last 10 months, Mohammad Rafiq Desai is daily providing a free lunch for the needy relatives of patients, in Belgaum’s Civil Hospital. His unique initiative is not only applauded by the doctors but by the residents as well

Golden hearted man from Belgaum provides free lunch to patients’ relatives12 years ago, Mohammad Rafiq Desai’s wife gave birth to a boy in the civil hospital in Belgaum. During that period, the couple was going through financial crisis. After struggling a lot, Rafique was able to feed his wife. This incident etched in their mind. But now the scenario has completely changed, the couple is […]

25 tips for finding fun on the run

Running is boring. It's hard. It hurts. It's lonely. And it doesn't give you immediate results. Right? While we don't think any of these are necessarily good excuses (or altogether true!), we do understand it's not always love at first run for anyone who ever decides to lace up and hit the pavement

25 tips for finding fun on the run1. Forget the past: Whatever feelings or fears you associate with running — leave them in your dust! “Forget about the coach who made you run as a punishment,” says Sara Johnson, a coach at Reality Running. “Forget about those childhood memories of not being ‘the athlete.’ Just because running wasn’t fun for you in […]

Suhana gets a ‘heart’

It was indeed a good morning for the Shaikh's as their 13-year-old daughter underwent a heart transplant after waiting for this since the past 4 months

Suhana gets a ‘heart’“I can’t control my tears to see Suhana with a functional heart. I will pledge to donate my heart the minute Suhana is discharged. The donor has given us a new life,” said Azad Alli Adam Shaikh, Suhana’s father after her heart transplant on Sunday morning. My Medical Mantra has been reporting about the urgent […]

Buldhana’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ diagnosed with rare genetic disorder

Suyesh Khotale has Waardenburg Syndrome, which has led to hearing loss. He has been fitted with cochlear implant and will be able to hear soon

Buldhana’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ diagnosed with rare genetic disorderBubbly little Suyesh is literally the blue-eyed boy of the Khotale family. Little did the four-year-old’s parents know that the bright blue colour of their son’s eyes is due to a rare genetic disorder, which has also led to hearing loss. Suyesh, the first born child of Gokula and Mahadev of Buldhana district in Maharashtra, […]