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  • Maharashtra government all for swine flu vaccination before monsoon

    According to WHO, vaccines are the most effective ways of safeguarding oneself from contracting the illness during influenza epidemics and pandemics. Influenza vaccination will bring down the morbidity and mortality rate in people with illness like diabetes and hypertension," said Salunkhe.

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 7:00am
  • BMC-run hospitals still have poor security, says retired official who was Shanbaug's colleague

    It has been a week since Aruna Shanbaug, former nurse at KEM hospital who spent 42 years in a coma, died at the hospital. IC Sisodia, who was security officer at KEM hospital when Shanbaug was sexually assaulted, recounted his experience, saying nothing has changed much in public hospitals in terms...

    Monday, 25 May 2015 - 6:32am
  • Kalbadevi fire: Chief fire officer Sunil Nesarikar succumbs to death

    Mumbai Fire Brigade's chief fire officer Sunil Nesarikar, who had suffered 50% burn injures in Kalbadevi fire-fighting operation on May 9, passed away at 3.30 pm at National Burns Centre in Airoli on Sunday, confirmed fire officials.

    Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 5:25pm
  • Shah Rukh Khan discharged; doctors warn of treadmill workout hazards

    The orthopaedist said that one in five arthroscopic surgeries done by him are because of over-exercise. "Arthroscopic surgery is generally needed in four categories – age related problems, trauma, diseases like tuberculosis or rheumatoid arthritis and over-exercising," he said.

    Sunday, 24 May 2015 - 6:00am
  • First in Mumbai: Forensic odontologist helps secure rape conviction

    In a first for the city, a forensic odontologist from KEM Hospital, the only such expert in the state, has helped the city police secure conviction for a rapist by matching bite marks found on a 28-year-old woman from Powai.

    Friday, 22 May 2015 - 6:05am
  • KEM forensic odontology expert helps in conviction

    This is a first such success for the KEM Hospital forensic odontologist in Mumbai. "This case was reported to us within 24 hours of the incident. She was taken to BYL Nair Hospital's forensic department who referred her to us. We successfully managed to get the impression of the accused teeth and...

    Friday, 22 May 2015 - 6:20am
  • After exams comes the stress about admissions

    The common fears of a parent are worthy percentage, admission in well-known colleges and the right choice of career.

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:30am
  • Mumbaikars succumbing to Mumbai's lifestyle: Shrinks

    Doctors have been regularly pointing to dipping tolerance levels in Mumbaikars, blaming it on the city's lifestyle.

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:10am
  • Death embraces Aruna Shanbaug, finally

    Former nurse, who was in a vegetative state for 42 yrs after being sexually, dies at KEM hospital on Monday

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 5:00am
  • KEM Hospital's ward no.4 for women became Shanbaug's home

    Every nurse who served as staff in the KEM hospital, got the chance to work under the Medicine Department on a rotational basis. Almost every nurse took care of her for a few months under the same arrangement.

    Tuesday, 19 May 2015 - 7:50am