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  • 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
  • Ensure hospitals don't turn away accident victims, Bombay HC tells Maharashtra govt

    Expressing concern over growing accident fatalities, the Bombay High Court on Friday asked the government to ensure that all hospitals, public as well as private, provide treatment to all accident victims and do not turn them away.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 8:55am
  • Organ donor families to turn counsellors

    To boost the cadaver organ donation program in the city, the Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Committee (ZTCC) has now decided to rope in former cadaver donor families. ZTCC wants to use these families to coax kin of brain dead patients to go for cadaver donation.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 6:45am
  • dna impact: Probe into dna report on donee missing liver

    Days after dna reported how a cadaver donor was made to wait for hours and a recipient had to return home disappointed, the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) has set up a committee to investigate the matter.

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 5:10am
  • 7-yr-long wait list zaps patients' hopes for liver, kidney

    The city is seeing the dead save the living twice as many times as three years ago, but for its countless ailing, it is still fatally inadequate.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 6:55am
  • 100 deaths per month, still doctors say swine flu nothing to worry

    The numbers offer little comfort. But doctors say worry not.

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:00am
  • Lack of awareness hindering smokers in giving up habit: Doctors

    If you are a tobacco user, chances are that you've thought frequently about kicking the habit. However, quitting tobacco is easier said than done. While the government is making all possible attempts to make people quit tobacco/smoking, health experts say smokers are in fix as they don't...

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 6:20am
  • Swine flu: 3 deaths of patients with no co-morbid factors worry Mumbai doctors

    Swine flu killed two more people on Friday, taking the city toll to 30. In the last 24 hours, six people have died because of swine flu, out of which two are from the city and the rest from the outskirts, all of whom were admitted to city hospitals.

    Sunday, 15 March 2015 - 7:50am
  • How a Girgaum doctor finally quit smoking

    It has been eight years since this 61-year-old family physician from Girgaum has quit smoking. Now his only high is the satisfaction he gets from inspiring his patients with his success story. Dr. Krishnakant Dhebri has not taken a single puff of a cigarette for five years now.

    Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 6:20am