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  • Kalarippayattu From martial art to fitness regime

    Mallika Iyer is amazed at how modern day health enthusiasts are turning ancient martial art form Kalarippayattu into a fitness regime Unlike other ancient civilisations, India continues to retain and relive many of its old-world experiences. Kalarippayattu, an ancient form of martial arts from Kerala, has survived modern times, overcoming several challenges including a ban…

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  • Farmer Suicide

    Farmers’ Suicide: Depression is multi-factional, say psychiatrists of PrernaPrakalp

    Mumbai :The cause for farmers’ depression is multi-factorial including economical, agricultural, health and household issues which make them feel hopeless and helpless leading to suicidal tendencies, stated psychiatrists and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers who have been dealing with farmers since the past six months under the ‘PrernaPrakalp’ project. Meanwhile, the state-wide-toll-free mental health…

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  • Manpower in Mumbai food and drug labs to increase soon

    Mumbai :All the departments of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the state will finally get an increased manpower for their food and drug laboratories. A review was conducted in the April by the state FDA commissioner and ministers to address various issues of FDA. Following the review, the posts of drug and food inspectors…

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  • ‘Success rate of IVF treatment increasing’

    Mumbai : Availability of best-quality drugs, new techniques and equipments, experienced doctors in the field and awareness among couples has led to an increase in the success rate of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment from 15 percent to 50 percent over the years, said Dr Indira Hinduja, the infertility specialist who is attached with PD Hinduja Hospital…

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  • Couple’s psychological trauma is the biggest challenge: IVF Experts

    Mumbai : The biggest challenge faced by infertility specialists while dealing with couples undergoing IVF treatment is the psychological trauma faced by the couples after the IVF cycle fails wherein the woman is unable to conceive. IVF experts state that it is crucial that the couples understand that even the best techniques have their limitations and…

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  • Cardiac Surgeon: Dr Sudhanshu Bhattacharya

    ‘Stress major factor in rising cases of cardiac ailments’

    In a tete-a-tete with Manasi Tahalani, 43rd Dhanvantari Award Winner and Head of Department of Cardiac Thoracic Surgery at Bombay Hospital, Dr Sudhanshu Bhattacharya, gave an insight into his journey as a doctor from a cardiac surgeon and the highs and lows of his life. Dr Bhattacharya expresses the need for strong medical education system in order…

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  • The universe has ears

    As an enquiry, science has generally left me perplexed. During first encounters in school, physics was a bit of blank and chemistry intriguing only when it lit a few flames. Mathematics was more welcome, with its logic and assumptions, but anything built on a notional zero can only be considered a philosophy. IS the universe…

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  • Wadia cardiac unit to handle 1000 surgeries

    Mumbai: Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital, the city’s premier hospital for children, plans to open a paediatrics cardiac unit capable of handling over 1000 surgeries a year. The unit will be operational in three months time. This is part of the hospital’s ambitious plans to bring best-in-class paediatrics treatment to the city, said Dr Minnie Bodhanwala, who…

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  • Start-up spark – The Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at IIT Bombay

    The Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at IIT Bombay witnessed a variety of information exchange from experts to novices. Manasi Tahalani reports The Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at IIT Bombay saw a full house with students, professionals, entrepreneurs, top innovators coming together under one roof last weekend to share their success stories, experiences and journeys. The campus of…

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  • 130 workers trained to identify farmers with depression

    Mumbai :  The state has trained around 130 medical officers and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers for identifying farmers with depression and providing timely treatment at civic hospitals in 14 districts. Further, the mental health helpline — 104 — has received 6,000 calls so far with people from all walks of life reporting anxiety…

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