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  • It's copy cat syndrome, say psychiatrists

    The spate of recent suicides at Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) can possibly be the copy cat syndrome where a person commits suicide at least partly due exposure to another suicide, say city psychiatrists. Special attention must be paid on people who are depressed to avoid copy cat situations, doctors...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 5:35am
  • Vagad Gurukul school incident: Postmortem of students shows minor injuries on head and hands; visceras sent for forensic tests

    The post-mortem of the three students of Vagad Gurukul International School at Sakwar village has failed to give much leads after doctors decided to reserve the findings and sent their viscera samples for further tests – histopathology and chemical analysis. A senior doctor from the forensic...

    Friday, 29 August 2014 - 6:41am
  • dna exclusive: BMC says it can't act against Ambani Hospital for cut practice

    There is no question that the practice of giving or taking cuts among doctors is hurting the healthcare system, but both the statutory medical council and the civic body are in a quandary over the punishment of those caught indulging in this unethical activity. The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 6:25am
  • 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
  • Repeated request of BMC to Airport Health Organisation falls flat

    While the Indian health officials are on high alert on Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is dealing with a hurdle of not being able to contact all the passengers returning from the Ebola affected countries. The BMC claims that it is getting faulty...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:55am
  • Study stresses on robust health care to curb hypertension

    One out of four people suffer from the disease, says medical journal

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • Dahi handi: Mahrashtra government to file review petition

    A 14-year-old boy is battling for his life at KEM hospital after injuring his head during a Dahi Handi practice in Chinchpokli even as the state government plans to move a review petition on Thursday against the Bombay high court order banning under-18 children from participating in human pyramids...

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 5:05am
  • Ebola hits medical tourism in Mumbai

    A Spanish priest being treated for Ebola died on Tuesday amidst a worldwide debate over who should get experimental Ebola treatments. After a meeting with medical experts, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it is ethical to use ZMapp and other unproven Ebola drugs. ZMapp is in very short...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 6:20am
  • Is Mumbai Ebola-ready?

    A bout of diarrhoea prompted a Vasai resident, who had returned from Nigeria on July 28, to visit the civic-run Sir DM Petit hospital last evening to check if he has Ebola. While doctors found no symptoms, he has been asked to remain home quarantined as a precaution. With a fair amount of scare...

    Tuesday, 12 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Cancer victim is face of government's new anti-tobacco drive

    A 27-year-old patient from Tata Memorial Hospital has become the face of the new anti-tobacco campaign by the union health ministry. The mass-media drive, which was launched on Thursday, has been named after Sunita Tomar, who hails from rural Madhya Pradesh. Tomar, who underwent an oral cancer...

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 6:27am