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Maitri Porecha

  • Watch out, Ebola could infect your PC!

    An "Ebola virus" is infecting computers in the country and you better be prepared to fight it. Cyber criminals are exploiting the health scare over the Ebola outbreak to infect PCs with phising that talk about the epidemic but introduce mal ware. These emails may come from recognizable or...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 7:35am
  • Piramal Healthcare to shut down drug discovery division in Mumbai

    In a move which could put around 150 scientists in a spot, Piramal Healthcare has decided to shut down its drug discovery and Goregaon-based research division in western suburbs of Mumbai.

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 12:02am
  • Mumbai bat lovers join forces to save their leathery little friends

    Winged and leathery, not furry or feathery. Bats are mostly looked upon as dark, mysterious creatures that should be left to their own devices as opposed to a cuddly dog or cat. The city shuns and detests them, but the mammals do have a few fans in the city who will do everything it takes to keep...

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 4:00am
  • Cooper Hospital to have the fourth medical college in Mumbai

    The recently revamped Cooper Hospital is all set to become the fourth civic-run medical college in Mumbai. Spread over three acres, it will house an additional 150 MBBS seats. BMC officials informed that they are in the process of applying for essential approval from Medical Council of India (MCI...

    Sunday, 24 August 2014 - 6:50am
  • Kandivli child's rape as brutal as Nirbhaya's

    Absconding accused inserted sweeping broom in her private parts

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 6:35am
  • Nirbhaya horror repeats: 5 year old brutally raped in Mumbai; accused still at large

    The case of 5-year-old child who was raped in Kandivali on Wednesday has been as brutal as the Nirbhaya case which shook the nation more than a year ago. The survivor who lived on footpath with her mother and brother at Saibaba Nagar, was abducted at close to 3.00 am on Tuesday by the accused, who...

    Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:27pm
  • Now ten patients in Rajawadi Hospital fall prey to antibiotic reaction

    After Kurla Bhabha, now it’s BMC-run Rajawadi Hospital to see a group of women developing adverse reaction to the same family of antibiotics. But strangely, the civic body has no clue about how the reactions occurred, while Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials have criticised drug-storage...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:25am
  • 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