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Santosh Andhale

  • Obese Bandra girl continues to baffle doctors, may become subject of global talk

    When Zoya was born in December 2010, she weighed a normal 3kg. However, within 11 months, her weight had shot up to 19kg, leaving everyone bewildered. She was found to be suffering from morbid obesity caused by a genetic disorder passed on to her by her parents – Yusuf, 29, and Tajkhatul, 28, who...

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • World Health Organisation calls for fewer Caesarean deliveries

    With the World Health Organisation (WHO) making it clear on Friday that the Caesarean section procedure for delivery should be performed only when there's a medical need, the focus is back on the rising number of Caesarean deliveries in India.

    Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 7:30am
  • Separated conjoined twins still in hospital, making attempts to stand, talk: Doctors

    Riddhi and Siddhi, conjoined twins who were separated at BJ Wadia Hospital in 2014, will turn two years next month.

    Friday, 10 April 2015 - 6:45am
  • Massive rigging in MCI elections, 3 doctors approach cops

    Allegations of large-scale cheating have surfaced during the election of state's representative in the Medical Council of India, with three doctors lodging a complaint with Matunga police on Wednesday. The process, which was going for past one month comes to an end at 5 pm today. Counting will...

    Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 6:05am
  • 3 deaf and mute kids to get free cochlear implants under Maharashtra government scheme

    Mohammad Salim Ayubdin, a resident of Jalgaon district, is a happy man today. Three of his children are deaf and mute since birth. But if everything goes according to plan, they will soon be able to hear the sound of their father's voice for the first time.

    Thursday, 9 April 2015 - 5:25am
  • Like Angelina Jolie, 75 women got their ovaries removed in past 4 years

    Long before Hollywood star Angelina Jolie put the spotlight on cancer prevention by getting her ovaries removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, this trend of preventive testing and removal has been going on at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Parel. This hospital's Genetic Clinic data shows...

    Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • This summer, doctors brace themselves for rise in food poisoning cases

    Eating unhygienic food can leave you battling for life, as a 31-year-old resident of Grant Road, Sunny Kothari, found out recently.

    Tuesday, 7 April 2015 - 6:40am
  • India's 3rd domino kidney transplant to take place in Mumbai

    Four people in the first week of May will get donated kidneys from unrelated people, whose relatives will receive kidneys, in turn, from others. This will be the third such domino kidney transplant in the country. The state transplant authorisation committee is expected to give the procedure its...

    Sunday, 5 April 2015 - 6:40am
  • Autism neither a disease nor mental illness: Arunaraje Patil

    Arunaraje Patil recently won a national-level award in the best educational film category for her documentary titled 'Behind the Glass Wall'. This is an 80-minute documentary based on Autism. While talking to dna's Santosh Andhale, Patil explained that timely intervention can help children with...

    Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 5:40am
  • Siddhivinayak trust to offer autism treatment at low rates

    To make Autism treatment more affordable and convenient, the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust plans to set up a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre within the premises of the Prabhadevi temple, which gets over Rs70 crore in donations yearly. The much-awaited centre is expected to open in the next six...

    Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 5:30am