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Santosh Andhale

  • Mumbai mandals threaten to boycott Dahi Handi festivities

    Mandals around the city have threatened to boycott Dahi Handi celebrations if the state government refuses to reconsider its decision of banning participation of children aged below 12 years in the human pyramids that are the main feature of this festival. This means there may not be any Dahi Handi...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 7:35am
  • How safe is your office drinking water?

    A study done by pharmaceutical MBA students from MGM School of Health Management Studies reveals startling facts on drinking water pattern in corporate offices in Mumbai. Who conducted the study? The study, which was conducted by three girls as a college project, ended up explaining why the...

    Monday, 28 July 2014 - 6:06am
  • Mumbai girl grateful for heart from Chennai

    The heart of a mother beats for her children. Arnaity Minocherhomji (54), a mother of Hvovi who underwent successful heart transplant surgery at Chennai, was overwhelmed after being on an edge for many months as her daughter battled a heart disease.

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Govinda mandals oppose ban on kids in human pyramids

    It is the quintessential heart-in-the-mouth Gokulashtami moment when one sees children of five or six old standing atop a swaying human pyramid – several feet above the ground – saluting and breaking the dahi handi. It seems as if Mumbai might not have seen the last of it. Few days after the...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • Doctors to face question on communication skill in their MBBS exam

    For a new doctor, perhaps the most difficult part of the job is establishing proper communication with his/her patients as miscommunication could lead to clashes with relatives/friends of the patient over care given to the latter. Taking cognisance of this fact, in a first of its kind decision, the...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 7:40am
  • Study proves bariatric surgery improves sex drive

    Weight loss surgery can improve the testosterone (principal male sex hormone) and libido levels, proves as a study done by Mumbai bariatric surgeon. The study was accepted and will be presented in an upcoming medical conference in Canada.

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 6:19am
  • dna exclusive: Why did I have to go to Chennai to get a new life?

    She is a Mumbai girl with a heart from Chennai, quite literally. Two months after Hvovi Minocherhomji, who suffered from end-stage heart failure, headed for Tamil Nadu for treatment, the 21-year-old Bandra resident is eagerly waiting to return home hale and hearty. With little chances of survival...

    Sunday, 20 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • MMC de-recognises future doctors passing out from 102-year-old Parel college

    Decision taken due to alleged lack of transparency in admissions. Present batch of 500 on edge despite being assured they will not be affected

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 7:55am
  • 81 doctors fail to report to rural postings

    Despite taking measures for doctors, who are selected to take up their rural postings, 81 doctors have not reported to duty in rural areas. These doctors are appointed as medical officers in different parts of Maharashtra. As a result, state health department has terminated their appointment as it'...

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Patients applaud fee-on-display move

    It may not have gone down well with the medical fraternity that the state government wants them to display their consultancy fees or charges of medical procedures performed in their clinics, nursing homes or hospitals but health activists and patients have applauded the move. Health activists feel...

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 6:40am