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  • Mumbai tops list of dengue deaths in Maharashtra

    Mumbai has received the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of dengue deaths in Maharashtra last year. According to the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) statistics, 126 persons died of dengue in the state between January and December.

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 7:00am
  • After a tough fight, 8-month-old dengue shock syndrome patient dies

    No amount of prayers could save 8-month-old Priyesh, who succumbed to dengue on Friday, after putting up a tough fight for over a month. Doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri, said this was the worst case of dengue they had seen since last monsoon, and Priyesh from Malad was one...

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 6:20am
  • Veteran cartoonist RK Laxman's health improves

    The cartoonist was admitted in a Pune hospital last week due to multi-organ failure and urine infection

    Friday, 23 January 2015 - 8:14pm
  • Mumbai doctors save Pakistani boy's cancer-affected hand

    A young Pakistani boy, who was on the verge of getting his hand severed in his home country, was saved by Indian doctors. After having travelled to Lahore and Karachi in the hope of saving his son's life, 42-year-old Ghulam Abrar Hussain was left disappointed. He finally found respite in Mumbai...

    Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • dna impact: Help pours in for 9-month-old dengue shock syndrome patient

    To help baby Priyesh, who is being treated at Kokilaben hospital in Andheri, contact his mother Babita Pathak on +91-8108669571

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 6:45am
  • Common Man's cartoonist, RK Laxman, is on mechanical ventilator

    The cartoonist was suffering from urinary infection, multi-organ failure and kidney failure.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 10:23pm
  • Parents, kids play their way to a stellar show at Tata hospital

    It was a musical morning on Sunday at the Tata Memorial Hospital, with 40 children, along with 20 parents and 50 volunteers, putting up a cracker of a show in a dance and music extravaganza. And they were cheered on by 700 other children, their parents, the doctors, hospital staff and social...

    Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 6:15am
  • 4,000 runners given medical aid during Mumbai Marathon

    Of the 40,485 participants in the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, close to 4,000 persons required medical help.

    Monday, 19 January 2015 - 7:35am
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman suffers multi-organ failure

    94-year-old eminent cartoonist RK Laxman was admitted to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune on Saturday, after his health deteriorated drastically. Laxman was suffering from a urinary infection and eventually had a multi-organ failure, informed doctors at the hospital. The doctors said that he...

    Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 10:20pm
  • Marooned by kin, Ghatkopar man living on streets for 35 years

    Bustling with functional chaos, the city is often blind to the travails of the homeless. But it is difficult to overlook Abdul Gaffoor who, in his late fifties, is a dweller of the streets. Short in built, he goes about his daily chores with a limp. Abdul, who claims to be staying on streets for 35...

    Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 7:00am