A woman’s guide to breast cancer

Since, the month of October is the breast cancer awareness month, Dr Reshma J Palep, consultant general and breast cancer surgeon, Mumbai shares some vital tips. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. So, women should go for regular check-ups after the age of 40, advises Dr Palep

A woman’s guide to breast cancerThis woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumour that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumour is malignant […]

Why are millennials financially anxious?

The constant need to be competitive with their peers and have all the luxuries in life are often frustrating, stressful and hamper the mental health of a young adult. The millennials are optimistic in nature but often disregard the need to listen to older adults. Crippled by lifestyle needs, the generation is on an edge of a growing crisis

Why are millennials financially anxious?The millennials of today perceive themselves to know it all, to have it all; they appear confident, independent and strong willed. Their approach towards professional life is far more balanced and their goals to attain are greater than their predecessor, Gen X. With the world having moved into an era of the tech-savvy millennial, everything […]

POCSO Act: Know your rights when protecting your child

This act deals with child abuse with great sensitivity. Under this act, only senior female police officers are supposed to investigate the matter. The police are normally not supposed to visit the house but in case they do so they have to be in plain clothes and not in uniforms. The child is not supposed to be called again and again to police station. The child cannot be kept for a long period of time in the police station

POCSO Act: Know your rights when protecting your child  “Doctor, you stood behind us like a rock when we felt all else had failed and showed us the way forward to get justice!” said a 42-year-old man. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter, aged 11, with tears rolling down their eyes. While most of the doctors get their share of appreciation while doing […]

Pune doctors’ quick action save 8-year-old’s kidney

A fall almost turned out to be a fatal one for an 8-year-old when while running up the three steps of a grocery store the girl lost her balance and fell. The parents worried when she vomited 15 minutes later and passed blood in her urine and stools. The doctors place three types of catheters in a 3-hour-long surgery and save her kidney

Pune doctors’ quick action save 8-year-old’s kidneyA fall while playing in the neighbourhood almost turned out to be a fatal one for an 8-year-old. On February 23, Sarika Chaudhary was running up the three steps of a grocery store when she lost the balance and fell. While she got a few scratches, the impact of the fall seemed internal. Ten minutes […]

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Here’s what you need to know about colorectal cancer

The term colorectal cancer is used to describe abnormal proliferation of cells in either the colon or rectum or both

Here’s what you need to know about colorectal cancerColorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancers among in the world along with male preponderance, so also the incidence is on the rise in India as well. The colon or the large intestine is responsible for absorption of water making fluid stools into solids especially the left colon while the rectum is a continuation […]

Tip of the iceberg: KEM doctor removes stone from patient’s mouth in 40 seconds

Doctors at KEM Hospital have extracted a 15x20 centimetres stone from a 55-year-old man’s mouth. The mass in the man’s mouth had formed 5 years ago. The patient noticed this only after he had difficulties in eating and drinking

The patient was a resident of Lucknow, Babu Bhai Yadav (name changed), a 55-year-old male was living with the stone in his mouth since the past 5 years. From many years, he suffered from pain in the mouth. When he began to have difficulties in eating and drinking he went to a doctor. The doctor […]

World Autism Day: ‘Autism is not a disease, it is not a mental disorder’

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr Samir Dalwai, a developmental and behavioural paediatrician and director of New Horizons Child Development Centre, sheds […]

Mumbai witnesses its 31st organ donation, so far this year

A 47-year-old brain-dead woman help give a new lease of life to one patient. The family was aware of what organ donation is and consented to donate her organs  

Mumbai witnesses its 31st organ donation, so far this yearThe organ donation occurred at Jupiter Hospital in Thane on Sunday, March 31. A liver and cornea were retrieved during the procedure. This is the 31st organ donation that the city has witnessed in the last three months of 2019. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Anirudh Kulkarni, Jupiter Hospital coordinator stated, “The brain-dead donor […]