‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

Published on March 3, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Masani family of 15 was overjoyed when Mahavir, the eldest brother among five siblings, gave news of a childbirth four years after his marriage. The Sanand-based family was however crestfallen when they got to know that the child had cleft lip, had a hole in her heart, could … Continue reading ‘We waited for 3 years to hear her speak after 3 surgeries’

‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Published on February 28, 2021 Ahmedabad: The patients of rare diseases – primarily affected by genetic disorders – are more prone to Covid-19 infection, said city-based experts. February 28 is marked as Rare Diseases Day globally to create awareness about the diseases which are difficult to diagnose and some of which are difficult to treat. … Continue reading ‘Covid-19 more severe for autoimmune rare disorders’

Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

Published on February 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The blood pressure of Gujaratis is rising! A study has found that while prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure spiked across categories in Gujarat between 2016 and 2020, women were more affected by the health condition. Compared to 2016, men recorded 32% rise (from 9.9% to 13.1%) in … Continue reading Gujarat women record 58% rise in blood pressure compared to 32% of men

‘Kidney transplant from recovered coronavirus patients safe’

Published on February 21, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Can potential kidney donors continue with the process if they contract Covid-19 infection? What are the chances of viral infection spread in the recipient even though the donor has recovered from the pandemic? One of the first studies across India to assess the success rate of kidney transplants from … Continue reading ‘Kidney transplant from recovered coronavirus patients safe’

Corona necessity becomes mother of invention

Published on February 4, 2021 Ahmedabad: The Covid-19 pandemic brought the routine medical procedures to a grinding halt in March last year. But several cancer patients could not wait for the lockdown to be lifted, or could not sustain only on medicines. While the patients were afraid to enter the medical setting fearing Covid-19 infection, … Continue reading Corona necessity becomes mother of invention

Quaran-teen: Minds in Covid crisis

Published on February 8, 2021 Ahmedabad: Sonali (name changed), 15, was brought to a city-based psychiatrist as she could not concentrate on her online classes. The problem was not simple, of course. After counselling, the experts determined that it was ‘withdrawal symptom.’ A smartphone given to her for online classes was taken back by her … Continue reading Quaran-teen: Minds in Covid crisis

‘Awareness about epilepsy still need of the hour’

Published on February 8, 2021 Ahmedabad: The first thing the neuro-physicians face while attending to the patient with epilepsy is apprehensions about their married life. Will they be able to get married, can parent a child or lead a normal life are on top of the relatives’ minds when they start understanding the periodic convulsions. … Continue reading ‘Awareness about epilepsy still need of the hour’

Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Published on April 14, 2020 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 has claimed 26 lives so far and has over 500 infected cases as on Monday evening in Gujarat. But amid the coronage, you might want to see a silver lining — EMRI 108 data shows that there has been reduction of an average of 238 cases of road … Continue reading Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

These cancer winners spread message of safety with masks

Published on April 10, 2020 Ahmedabad: It was not a routine challenge on social media for these women at home when Addlife Foundation, Ahmedabad, called upon state-based cancer survivors to show their best creativity for safety – the foundation asked its members to send in decorated handmade masks. Namisha Gandhi, founder of the initiative, said … Continue reading These cancer winners spread message of safety with masks

Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage

Published on April 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: For Reshmabanu Mansuri, an emergency medical technician (EMT) with EMRI 108 ambulance, the day starts early. She, along with the ambulance pilot wait for any suspected cases of Covid-19 in western city parts. Her ambulance is designated as Covid-19 special that can’t ferry other patients. “We have to be … Continue reading Gujarat: Serving Covid-19 patients within a month of marriage