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  • dna impact: Child panel intervenes in Bhandup rape case

    Following dna's report on the 4-year-old Bhandup sexual assault victim wherein she claimed that three more of her classmates were raped by the accused, Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) has decided to serve sou motto notices to the police and school. AN Tripathi,...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Bhandup rape case: Child says three others too sexually assaulted

    The rape of a four-year-old girl in a Bhandup school last week has opened a can of worms and horrifying details of sexual assaults in the institution. The survivor, who is being treated at the Sion Hospital, says her three other classmates were also sexually assaulted by the non-teaching staff on...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Living to tell the tale: Vijay Tiwari

    Vijay Tiwari, 52, who was stung by Big 'C', is one of the gutka manufacturers who now advocates ban on tobacco products across the country. Tiwari was present at the 3rd National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH) organised by Salaam Bombay Foundation in collaboration with World Health...

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 6:20am
  • Mumbai: In a first, kidney transplant post-bariatric surgery

    Jagruti Jogani, a resident of Kemps Corner made her family proud as she donated kidney to her ailing brother. While there have been many instances where a sibling has helped the other with live organ donation, Jogani and Yogesh Thakkar's case is different as the siblings had undergone obesity...

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 5:07am
  • Enlarged ovary: 14-year-old girl has problem faced by adults

    Unusual trend: Doctors point to steady rise in cases of paraovarian cyst and polycystic ovarian syndrome in teenager; blame it on unhealthy lifestyle

    Friday, 12 December 2014 - 7:55am
  • In rare case, dengue attacks South Mumbai man's spine

    A 26-year-old south Mumbai resident was treated for a rare manifestation of dengue affecting the spine leading to acute urine retention. According to experts, while the dengue virus is rarely known to attack the spinal cord and handful of cases have been reported in medical literature. The person...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:45am
  • Ailments hit Mumbai earlier than winter

    The winter is yet to set in but Mumbaikars are already feeling the pinch with city doctors seeing a rise in upper respiratory, chest infections and asthma problems. While the fluctuating temperature is seen as one reason behind this, data available with Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB)...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:52am
  • MMC proposes panel to monitor antibiotic use in hospitals

    With the unscrupulous use of antibiotics leading to a dangerous trend of resistance to the drugs, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has proposed a compulsory committee to monitor antibiotic use in hospitals. MMC took the decision to suggest amendment in the Hospital Registration Act or Clinical...

    Thursday, 4 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • I am still struggling to bear the cost of treatment: James D'Costa

    I have been on the government's HIV programme since 2004 but opted out of it in July this year after the drugs given started affecting my kidneys. I was detected HIV positive in 1995. Then I didn't have money to spend on medicines and was happy to be part of government programme when it first...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 5:25am
  • Port trust to have HIV testing centres for truckers

    The state and the city's AIDS control bodies are now trying to curb HIV infection among the migrant population and truckers, which are considered high-risk groups for the deadly virus. While HIV prevalence has been on the wane in the past few years across the state, the virus continues to remain...

    Monday, 1 December 2014 - 7:25am