Priya J. Adhyaru-Majithia
08
Jan

Policy on misleading advertisements soon to come into effect

“Gain height by consuming capsules…slimming down with use of powders…getting a perfect figure with cosmetic treatments…” such alluring and misleading advertisements have caught the attention of law enforcement agencies. The central and state authorities are...
28
Dec

GMC faces suit for inaction on Ketan Desai’s suspension

People for Better Treatment (PBT), an organization for promotion of better healthcare, has filed an appeal before the division bench in Gujarat high court against the Gujarat Medical Council (GMC) for their deliberate inaction towards terminating the medical licence of former...
29
Nov

‘Better coordination makes organ donation possible’

Parents of a 40-day-old infant, Sonu, donated eyes and heart valves for organ harvesting in Hyderabad after the baby was declared brain dead due to health complications. It was the convener of Mohan Foundation – an Andhra Pradesh-based NGO working for organ donation movement in...
26
Nov

Make organ donation-choice mandatory: Experts

INT’L ORGAN DONATION DAY ON NOVEMBER 27 Dipi Chhaya, 25, suffering kidney failure is fighting for life for the past two years. She is currently on dialysis and every day her family hopes to get a cadaver organ which can relieve her from pain and infuse a new life into her....
16
Nov

Three-fold rise in chronic pulmonary diseases in state

Rise in the number of smokers and density of low socio-economic class population due to urban ‘ghettoisation’ has resulted into three-time rise in chronic pulmonary disease cases in Gujarat, say pulmonary experts. On the eve of the World COPD Day on Wednesday, Ahmedabad Medical...
07
Nov

Don’t yap on mobile more than 4 minutes a day: Study

Tower Radiation Can Prove Deadly Too. Until now it was believed that using a mobile phone for more than 30 minutes daily (over 8 to 10 years) would put the user at an increased risk of cancer. However, a group of experts from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) has...
03
Nov

Med negligence: NRI doc seeks hike in record compensation

Dr Kunal Saha Won The Highest Compensation Ever In India: Rs 1.77 Cr Dr Kunal Saha — an Ohio NRI — who had been awarded Rs 1.77 crore compensation for medical negligence that resulted in the death of his wife, on Wednesday filed a review petition to have the amount enhanced. In...
19
Sep

Ahmedabad ’s samaritans come to rescue of abandoned children

While society is still grappling with the problem of abandonment of the newborn girl child, another cause for disowning children has come to light. Families are disowning children who have defects and diseases as they don’t have the means to treat them. In two recent cases...
14
Sep

Tech-savvy physicians tweet remedies

A network of 56 family physicians from the city providing standardised treatment protocols under a common identity has just begun this techno-savvy trend. Down with high grade fever? Do not panic; just send your queries to your doctor and receive tips on first hand medication via...
01
Sep

JUNK FOOD BITES KIDS

A recent survey says most school children like munching junk food as compared to eating healthy food. Are parents concerned? DNA found that most of the parents in city want school authorities to join the mission of raising awareness on unhealthy foods that make kids ill and...
04
Aug

AMDAVADI Women Most STRESSED

An overwhelming 87% of Amdavadi women, in a survey by a global firm, said they felt stressed most of the time, while 82% said they had no time to relax… “Men do not want to shoulder the responsibility of assisting on other fronts and hence the stress keeps mounting on...
28
Jul

Ready-made Sprouts : Boon or Bane?

Think twice before buying that pouch of healthy looking sprouts from vegetable vendors or supermarket shelves as your protein-rich sprouts may contain killer E coli, say doctors. Sprouts, one of the healthiest sources of protein with vitamins and minerals, have recently been...
01
Jul

‘Cashless & mediclaim arrangements non-transparent’

Focusing on feud between the medical fraternity and insurers on occasion of National Doctors’ Day : July 1. Amit Rohera has a Rs3 lakh medical insurance policy for the last 10 years and has religiously paid the premiums. However, in his hour of need, when his wife Mona, 30,...
18
Jun

That lifestyle of yours is inviting new diseases

Taking long flights frequently can lead to pulmonary embolism, and obesity is to blame for sleep apnoea that can prove fatal. Pulmonary Embolism and sleep apnoea are among a host of other health conditions that doctors have identified as emerging new lifestyle diseases, though...
17
Jun

Oh gourd! Bitter Truth about some veggies!

On occasion of Eat Your Vegetables Day June 17 National meet of experts will be held in New Delhi on June 26 to form policy on vegetables. Cases of food poisoning and deaths have been registered in various parts of the country due to consumption of bitter bottle gourd. As a...
14
Jun

Need Blood? SMS 8866100108

Focusing on new trends in donating blood on occasion of World Blood Donor Day : Launched by a trust in July 2010, the service has saved 6000 lives in state so far. Eight year old Kundan, patient of haematosis was admitted in emergency. Doctors immediately needed blood AB+ to save...
14
Jun

Donating blood is in their genes

Highlighting the donor family on occasion of World Blood Donor Day June 14 Five member Golavia family from Surat has donated blood 141 times and plans to carry on the tradition. Gujarat is the only state in the country that is home to 99 centurion blood donors. However, besides...
13
Jun

New surgical therapy to control Parkinson’s

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a major breakthrough in treating the disease, may also be available in state.
31
May

State has largest population of farm workers affected by Green Tobacco Sickness.

Tobacco Farming is also injurious to health. On occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad has raised concerns on direct penetration of nicotine through skin among farm workers in the state. Gujarat is second largest...
29
May

Adulterated food biggest child killer

World Digestive Health Day May 29… Diarrhoeal diseases caused by consumption of adulterated food have been found to be the most prevalent cause of deaths among children (less than 5 years old) in the state, say experts.
29
May

Use of tobacco rising among teenagers in Gujarat : Experts

AMA organised a mega rally on May 31 to raise awareness against use of tobacco. According to latest reports, 80% males and 40% females take tobacco in different forms in India and roughly 50,00,000 children get habituated to tobacco every year in the country. Gujarat is known as...
28
May

Guj patients rely on PPP facilities for healthcare

Analysing the data of the patients’ preferences on the occasion of Patient’s Day on May 28, DNA has found that majority of the patients in the state prefer to avail of cost effective healthcare facilities offered at subsidised rates by public-private partnership hospitals.
27
May

US anti-corruption group files case against GMC

MCI takes tough stand against GMC for not suspending Ketan Desai’s registration, moves higher judicial forum.In a recent development, the US-based group working against medical corruption in India — People for Better Treatment (PBT)– has filed a case against Gujarat...
12
May

English a stumbling block for nurses going abroad

Most potential Florence Nightingales from Gujarat cannot make it to the foreign land. Blame it on the language barrier. From about 5,000 professionally trained nurses that the state churns out every year, only a slender 10% actually make it to their dream destination due to lack...
08
May

Gujarat leads in genetic blood disorders

On the occasion of World Thalassemia Day and World Red Cross Day (both of which fall on May 8), DNA finds that AROUND 34% OF STATE’S POPULATION SUFFERS FROM INHERITED BLOOD ILLNESS CALLED SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA. GUJ’S RATHWA TRIBE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE. Thalassemia major...
25
Apr

Malaria cases drop sharply in Guj

NUMBER OF CASES DECLINE FROM 2 LAKH IN 2004 TO 64,730 IN 2010
20
Apr

Alcohol-energy drinks are a deadly combo

DOCTORS SAY THE TREND OF MIXING ALCOHOL, ENERGY DRINKS AND DRUGS LEADS TO IRREVERSIBLE LIVER DAMAGE
19
Apr

Alcoholic liver failures rising in dry Gujarat

BINGE DRINKING IS NOW CAUSING OVER 25% OF LIVER FAILURE CASES IN CITY; UP MORE THAN TWICE IN STATE
15
Apr

City hospitals too conduct mock fire drills

On the occasion of National Fire Safety Day on Thursday, public and corporate hospitals in the city conducted fire safety checks and organised mock drills at their campuses to test their efficiency to deal with fire emergencies
14
Apr

No solution to med insurance logjam

Representatives from insurance companies failed to turn up at a meeting of the medical fraternity, third party administrators and insurance companies