Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all odds

Having triplets is a dream for many. In October 2016, when Renuka Hadapad gave birth to three girls, little did she know that her life would take a different turn. After a prolonged stay in the hospitals for the kids to survive, everything from the past year has been a struggle. Here’s why

K’taka: Kangaroo Mother Care helps triplets to survive against all oddsKangaroo Mother Care (KMC) or skin-to-skin contact is a relatively new concept that has been proven to be a successful support system for newborn preterm babies. This technique has come to the rescue of triplets this time. When Renuka Hadapad gave birth to triplets in the last week of October 2016 in Koppal, Karnataka, she […]

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM Fadnavis

With the on-going urgency to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, by taking a massive step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to the Chief Ministyer Devendra Fadnavis in support to eliminate the disease

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM FadnavisIndia continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). In India, an estimated 27.9 lakh patients were suffering from TB in 2016 and up to 4.23 lakh patients were estimated to have died during the year. In a […]

WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusively

The study released by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that in five of the world’s largest emerging economies — China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Nigeria — the lack of investment in breastfeeding results in an estimated 236,000 child deaths per year

WHO: Only 40% of children under six months breastfed exclusivelyThe Global Breastfeeding scoreboard evaluated 194 countries and found that only 40 per cent of children younger than six months are breastfed exclusively (given nothing but breastmilk). Evidence explains that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for the child as well as the healing mother. It showed that breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for […]

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illness

If you are a hardcore video game player and can't let that controller go away for a moment, then you must know that World Health Organization (WHO) thinks that your actions could make you a patient of mental illness

WHO: Video gaming disorder to be recognised as mental illnessThe World Health Organisation (WHO) will include “gaming disorder” in its international list of illnesses to be released early in 2018. Across the globe, e-sports is a growing trend that reached new heights of fandom in the last few years. Several thousand hardcore gamers throng events every year to participate in huge conglomerations of people […]

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicy

 If you add some spices to your cooking, you can cook food that tastes good without using as much salt. Though habit and preference matter when it comes to spicy food, but even a small, gradual increase in spices in your food may have a health benefit

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicyConsuming too much salt is known to be bad for you. And according to a study recently covered by Medical News Today, too much sodium can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the mineral — which is usually derived from salt — can double the risk of heart failure. In fact, the […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACS

On the eve of World AIDS Day, celebrated on December 1, My Medical Mantra looks at the stigma attached to the disease, how far we have come, how close are we to achieve our dream to banish it and what initiatives are being taken by the government

People diagnosed with AIDS drops by 56%, states MDACSAccording to The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); the world will be done away AIDS before 2030. Given that the disease has been around for a very long time, many initiatives have been taken from time to time by the government to eliminate the same. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been a massive step […]

Malaria: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

Revealed a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.  In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. The report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

Malaria: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda today stated that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020 a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests otherwise. The report released by the WHO on Wednesday stated that India is still struggling to […]

Diabetes and obesity prime reason behind rise in cancer cases

According to reports published last year in The Lancet, around 422 million adults worldwide live with diabetes, and 2.01 billion adults are overweight or obese. The findings are important for India as, with an estimated 62 million diabetics, it is widely considered the diabetes capital of the world

Diabetes and obesity prime reason behind rise in cancer casesResearchers at several institutions worldwide — including Imperial College London in the United Kingdom and the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Lyon, France — have recently established that cancers related to metabolic diseases, especially diabetes and obesity, have an increasingly high incidence. According to the team’s data, […]
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