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  • Death in birth: Maternal mortality in Mumbai shoots up

    The number of maternal deaths in Mumbai has seen a steady increase in the past few years, indicating the lack of adequate medical facilities for a vast section of the population in various parts of the city. According to the family welfare department of the BMC, maternal deaths (death of mother at...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • Show 'em the finger, get 25% discount from doctors

    Election fever is on, and there are various campaigns across the city to motivate voters to step out of their house and cast their votes. Taking a cue, Indian Medical Association (IMA), an umbrella body of allopathy doctors, has offered a 25% discount to patients, who vote. Any patient, who shows...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 7:10am
  • Surgery improves quality of life

    For 12 years, Dinesh Patel, 62, a Borivli resident, suffered from Parkinson-type of movement disorder. He was scared of surgery, but finally better sense prevailed and he underwent surgery. Patel was so relieved after that that he penned a book in Marathi on his experience, 'Conquering Parkinson'...

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - 6:40am
  • Artificial limbs to be fitted on Monica More in next 20 days

    Monica More's tragic accident, which resulted in her losing both her arms, drew even the attention of the Bombay high court to the apathy of the railways. Monica is to be fitted with artificial limbs in the next 20 days. This requires Rs50 lakh, but so far only Rs33 lakh has come in as donations.

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:35am
  • FDA move on prescription drugs causes more pain than cure

    A 65-year-old Pune resident, who was in Mumbai, had a tough time buying her hypertension medicines, which she had forgotten to pack. For three hours, she kept visiting chemist shops in the city but no one sold her the medicine as she didn't have a prescription.

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 10:05am
  • Negligence led to 60-year-old man's death at KEM hospital

    Intern, instead of a doctor, accompanied Ramane while being shifted from Cooper

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 8:15am
  • Mumbai cops track mum of abandoned baby girl after prime minister's office steps in

    It took the intervention of the prime minister's office for the police to crack the case of a newborn girl abandoned by her parents. After pursuing the case for nine months, the Nirmal Nagar police recently managed to trace the woman, who abandoned her infant in a dustbin in Golibar area of Santa...

    Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Fertility clinic faces heat for 'unethical' advertisement

    Its posters outside KEM hospital lure patients by making tall claims

    Monday, 31 March 2014 - 8:50am
  • Diabetes and TB are closely connected, say experts

    High sugar levels attract the deadly TB bacteria. A year-long study by BMC has unearthed a co-infection trend between TB and diabetes. Of 13,466 TB patients screened last year, 1,022 tested positive for diabetes. "Prevalence of diabetes in Mumbai's TB patients is 7.5%. We're screening TB patients...

    Monday, 24 March 2014 - 7:45am
  • Diabetics contact TB easily: Study

    Docs face challenge containing combination of poor and rich men's diseases

    Monday, 24 March 2014 - 9:45am

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