Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Anuradha Mascarenhas

Senior Assistant Editor

NIV calls for early samples to detect dengue type
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Dengue cases have showed a steady rise, mortality has reduced over the years.

WW1 graves neglected, broken tombstones tell a sorry story
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Commonwealth War Graves Commission located graves of soldiers who died in WW1

‘Positive on HIV, India lags behind on TB, malaria front’
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Fewer people in India are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria than a decade ago.

Indian AIDS researchers mourn loss of Joep Lange
Sat, Jul 19, 2014

Dr Gilada is scheduled to fly Air India to Melbourne on Saturday.

CGHS struggles to re-locate wellness centres for want of space
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

As wellness centres stand on properties of private parties, they have been directed to vacate the premises at the earliest.

Strong link between indoor air pollution, TB in children: Study
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Experts says use of safer household fuels & reduction of exposure to tobacco can lower risk of TB among kids.

Complaint: Fake certificate to benefit from scheme for poor patients
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

The scheme had come after a directive from the Bombay High Court.

Swine flu now being treated as seasonal flu infection: Doctors
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Theories have been doing the rounds for some time now about how the virus has firmly entrenched itself in the city, surrounding areas

MSACS grapples with shortage of second-line drugs for HIV patients
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Across the state, 1.72 lakh patients of whom 49 per cent are women, avail of free drugs at 82 ART centres .

‘Good post-operative care must after weight loss surgeries’
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Doctors admit it’s difficult to treat patients who develop complications after obesity surgery but say their number is not very high.

Foetal DNA test can be misused to determine sex, say experts
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

Through the test, if a doctor wants, he/she can determine the sex of the foetus, Gupte said.

State to set up panel of senior lawyers to fight sex selection cases in court
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

It may be recalled that sex ratio of newborns fell from 932 girls /1000 boys in 2001 to 918 in 2011 in the country.

Docs on alert as dengue cases surge
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

At Ruby Hall Clinic, Dr Prachee Sathe said of the two patients admitted to the hospital, one suffered multi-organ failure and had to be put on ventilator.

More students pay bond money to skip rural service
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Bond money collection increases from around Rs 5 lakh in 2010 to Rs 1.30 crore in 2013.

In compiling death data, state health officials lag by years
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Cause of death data are needed for shaping public health programmes and deciding priorities.

Patients left in the lurch, kin scramble for medicines
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

From Chandnagar, patients have to go either to Ruby Hall Clinic or Inlaks Budhrani hospital, said Dr. Sarda.

Cancer surgeries top procedures under Jeevandayi Health Scheme
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

A total of 972 procedures have been identified along with 121 follow-up packages in 30 specialized categories.

At home in India, hurdles not in way of ‘wari’ for Japanese pilgrim
Sun, Jun 22, 2014

To develop world attitude is our discipline of thought and it is a unique experience to walk with the devout in this annual ritual.

Warkaris brave ailments, surgeries to walk for faith
Sat, Jun 21, 2014

Warkaris commence their annual pilgrimage on foot to Pandharpur from Dehu and Alandi and are scheduled to arrive in the city on Saturday

At 82, he travels to remote villages every month to treat patients
Fri, Jun 20, 2014

He has worked for more than five decades, detecting patients and pleading with govts to set up treatment units for them

Tiger poaching: 3 get 5-year jail in ‘fastest’ conviction
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Process took 7-8 months, 45 people were held, 10 cases filed

Acute doctor shortage in state is hot topic at ‘coffee with Awhad’
Tue, Jun 17, 2014

Homoeopathy, ayurvedic practitioners prescribing allopathic medicines is ‘need of the hour’, a ‘friendly handshake with doctors’, says medical education minister.

PMC’s sole ICU facility gathers dust as 56 posts unfilled
Fri, Jun 13, 2014

The ICU facility at the 410-bed Kamala Nehru Hospital is the only one among the PMC-run hospitals and maternity homes.

Why PCPNDT Act should not be flouted, a lesson from those who did
Thu, Jun 12, 2014

At least 40 doctors once booked under the Act have been counselled to deliver talks on how their ‘carelessness landed them in court’.

Time lag in compensation for rape, sexual assault victims
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

In Mumbai, of the 25 cases, compensation has been sanctioned for eight and the amount actually transferred to three.

Not many takers for NIN nursing course; director says sorry as patients queue up
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

The institute also offers a one-year certificate course in naturopathy and yoga.

Village panchayats get more teeth to manage forests
Thu, Jun 05, 2014

The government resolution notifying the scheme was issued on May 20.

Aided by nature, yoga and healthy diet, these HIV patients live a positive life
Sat, May 31, 2014

A couple in their twenties from Osmanabad said they were keen to experience the naturopathy treatment.

Online help from IIT alumni for budding bank officers
Thu, May 29, 2014

A group of six IIT alumni started the portal which gives SBI-PO aspirants an opportunity to get acquainted with the pattern.

4 yrs after surgery, ‘heaviest patient’ comes back lean & happy
Tue, May 27, 2014

UK man weighed 310 kg before operation by city-based laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon, lost 195 kg in 4 years.

Struggling to identify bogus docs, PMC to employ more staff
Sat, May 24, 2014

While these two persons were arrested, the PMC has now renewed focus to identify bogus doctors, especially in slum areas.

1,800 judicial officers, 795 prosecutors sensitised on PCPNDT Act
Sat, May 03, 2014

A second edition of the same was released on International Women’s Day (March 8) this year.

‘UV radiation levels on rise’
Sat, May 03, 2014

Prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye and immune system.

End of an era: 106 years on, drug store set to shut shop
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

With no male heir to run the store, it was managed by Braganza’s cousins when Raymond took over the family business 45 years ago.

Drop in malaria cases, focus now on ‘defeating the disease’
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

World Malaria Day tomorrow z From 1.39 lakh cases in 2010, the number came down to 43,676 in 2013, say health officials.

Free treatment for haemophiliacs at Sassoon
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

An estimated 1 in 1,000 people have bleeding disorders but 75 per cent of them do not know about it and receive little or no treatment.