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Somita Pal

  • Mumbai will have to wait for first heart transplant

    After a 66-year-old woman was declared brain dead in Jupiter Hospital in Thane, her family agreed to donate her heart along with liver and kidneys.

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015 - 6:20am
  • BMC data shows boost in child sex ratio, experts warn of threats to it

    The standard CSR at birth is 951 girls per 1,000 boys. With the improvement now, civic health officials are positive of achieving the standard ratio. They say that while the city has a long way to go in changing the mindset of people towards the girl child, the constant awareness drives and strict...

    Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 7:15am
  • Why Food and Drugs Administration seized insulin vials from sports shop

    The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Monday raided a sports goods shop in Borivli and seized several several insulin injections. The unusual sale point is part of a thriving racket in the city, said the officials.

    Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • Awareness about Parkinson's disease on shaky ground

    Parkinson's is an incurable progressive condition of the brain. It affects movement, speech and balance and causes incessant shivering of the face and limbs. Genetic and environmental factors are believed to contribute to the degeneration of brain cells that maintain bodily movement. There is no...

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • A cap on weight can help women save their knees

    Health matters: Analysis of 91,772 knee replacement surgeries shows that about 74% of the patients were women; obesity the main culprit, says doctors

    Sunday, 12 April 2015 - 6:05am
  • World Health Organisation calls for fewer Caesarean deliveries

    With the World Health Organisation (WHO) making it clear on Friday that the Caesarean section procedure for delivery should be performed only when there's a medical need, the focus is back on the rising number of Caesarean deliveries in India.

    Saturday, 11 April 2015 - 7:30am
  • Deepika's courage inspires more women to seek treatment for depression

    After Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone mustered up the courage to go public about her battle with depression, many women are coming forward to seek help in tackling the condition, say city psychiatrists.

    Saturday, 4 April 2015 - 5:32am
  • Children with Autism can get better, shows Mumbai-based study

    In a first-of-its-kind study of Autism in India, Mumbai's New Horizons- a multi-disciplinary child development centre, has proved that the condition of children with Autism can improve.

    Thursday, 2 April 2015 - 7:10am
  • Half of swine flu death cases got delayed treatment: Study

    Nearly half of the reported swine flu deaths in Mumbai took medical help after the sixth days of onset of the disease, shows an internal death audit done by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. So far, the virus has taken 42 lives out of which, only 15 are from Mumbai.

    Wednesday, 1 April 2015 - 7:00am
  • 1/3rd working women plagued with hormonal, reproductive issues, finds survey

    The survey comprised over 300 women in the age group of 25-45 years. Dr Anita Soni, a gynaecologist who was part of the project, said that working women faced reproductive and hormonal issues because of their fast-paced and sedentary lifestyles.

    Monday, 30 March 2015 - 7:10am