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  • Dengue tops list of diseases with highest insurance claims

    The BMC may still be in denial mode, but data analysed by a leading private insurance company shows that dengue has topped the list of infectious diseases in terms of insurance claims in the city. Even more startling is the fact that dengue claims have seen a phenomenal rise of 96 per cent in 2013...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Truly a happy Children's Day for 19 TB patients at Sion hospital

    It was indeed a happy Children's Day for 19 children from Sion's tuberculosis centre as a foundation adopted them, to provide the much needed nutritional requirements for a speedy recovery from the disease.

    Saturday, 15 November 2014 - 5:45am
  • FOGSI divided over government's amendments to abortion law

    The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), an umbrella body of gynaecologists, has decided to support the ministry of health and family welfare department's proposed amendment to allow non-MBBS practitioners to perform abortions via its Medical Termination of...

    Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 6:50am
  • Doctors slam government's proposal to allow midwives, homeopaths to conduct abortion

    A week after the ministry of health and family welfare's maternal health division proposed to amend the existing Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, several associations of doctors strongly opposed the government's decision to allow ayurveds, homoeopaths and midwives to perform abortion as...

    Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 6:35am
  • Chapatis can't control diabetes: Study

    Chapatis can keep your diabetes in check — fact or myth? Well, it's a myth. A nationwide study on dietary habits of Indians to understand why the country is plagued by diabetes found that high carbohydrate intake in diet is the reason behind blood sugar problem. The study, which had 796...

    Friday, 7 November 2014 - 6:40am
  • Forget Ebola, is Mumbai dengue-ready?

    With 10 deaths and 659 dengue-positive cases in the city this year, the disease continues to be a bigger problem for Mumbai as compared to Ebola's worldwide scare. Dengue vs Ebola in numbers While 13,567 cases of Ebola have been reported across the world in 2014, official reports state 20,500...

    Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • After young doctor's death at KEM hospital, 3 more of its resident doctors get dengue

    A week after a 23-year-old resident doctor from KEM hospital in Parel died of dengue, another resident doctor, who tested positive for the same, was shifted to PD Hinduja Hospital in a critical condition on Monday evening.

    Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 7:13am
  • KEM hospital hasn't covered breeding spots despite notice, alleges MARD

    If Wankhede stadium can be sanitised for aedes mosquito, which spreads dengue, why not Parel's KEM hospital, asked Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) after another resident doctor contracted the disease and had to be shifted to PD Hinduja Hospital in a critical condition.

    Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 6:27am
  • Powai societies grappling with addiction among kids

    The posh residential area of Powai is grappling with a sudden and unexpected menace. At least 200 children of a high-end complex have fallen prey to drug abuse, creating panic among parents and the society. Stunned by the discovery, housewives of Nahar Amrit Shakti complex, which houses 2,500...

    Tuesday, 4 November 2014 - 6:35am
  • Abortion till 24 weeks may become legal soon

    Health ministry proposes to amend existing MTP Act

    Saturday, 1 November 2014 - 5:35am