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  • 2 BMC panels to probe antibiotic injection fiasco

    Following the shocking death of 47-year-old Saira Shaikh hours after suffering from adverse drug reaction (ADR) in a civic hospital, BMC has swung into action. It has instituted two parallel committees to investigate why the 28 women, who had been administered antibiotic injections Ceftriaxone and...

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 6:35am
  • Typhoid patient given antibiotic injection, dies

    A 47-year-old woman died on Tuesday night, 24 hours of suffering an adverse drug reaction (ADR) due to administration of antibiotic injections at BMC-run Kurla Bhabha Hospital.

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 7:20am
  • Drug reaction lands 28 women in hospital

    Strange but true. Consuming medicines may land you in hospital! Medicines are known to have side effects that range from mild to severe. Some adverse drug reaction (ADR) can even lead to death. ADR refers to an injury caused by a drug taken in normal or high dosages. It may also be caused if a drug...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 7:55am
  • 28 laid low by antibiotic injection in Mumbai

    At least 28 women in BMC-run Kurla Bhabha hospital started shivering and developed severe breathlessness, along with chest pain, stomachache and headache, after they were given antibiotic injections for fever on Monday night.

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:05am
  • 'Use of cell phones increases cancer risk'

    Dr Dariusz Leszczynski, Adjunct Professor, Division of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki and a member of a working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries constituted by World Health Organization (WHO) that classified cellphone radiation as possibly carcinogenic, in...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 9:20am
  • Here is how Narendra Modi government should deal with non-communicable diseases

    Dr Kenneth Thorpe, chairman, US-based 'The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease' (PFCD) in conversation with Maitri Porecha on his advise to the Modi government about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) posing the single greatest threat to India's health What is the need of a blueprint to tackle NCDs...

    Monday, 18 August 2014 - 4:29am
  • National Commission for elderly may soon be a reality

    The ministry of social justice and welfare has proposed the formation of a national commission for senior citizens to better protect the rights of the elderly. India's elderly population, 60 years and above, was close to 10.4 crore, according to the 2011 census. It is expected to touch 32 crore by...

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:40am
  • 47-year-old to run 10,000km cross-country in four months

    Goregaon resident Raj Vadgama, 47, is embarking on a herculean task — running 10,000km across 25 cities in India. An interior designer, Vadgama will begin his four-month challenge on Independence Day. He is set to flag off his record-making run at 6am on Friday from the Gateway of India. Vadgama,...

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 7:10am
  • Mumbai AIDS drugs shortage problem resolved

    Since over three weeks now, 35-year-old Nazma Shaikh (name changed) has been having a hard time procuring her medication for AIDS. Five out of ten anti-retroviral therapy (ART) centres in Mumbai, which provide medication for HIV/AIDS patients, had been running out of drugs. "I work as a domestic...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 7:20am
  • 9-year-old gets mom's kidney

    The hospital has become his playground. Kedar Palan has spent most of his nine year old life in and out of clinics, visiting doctors, getting tests done and undergoing surgeries. His most recent one, a kidney transplant three weeks ago in Parel, has given him a new lease of life. Kedar got the...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 7:40am