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  • mumbai, lifestyle, fertility, fertility issues, infertility issues, urban phenomenon

    Mumbai: Lifestyle choices can impact fertility, says study

    Mumbai: According to recent estimates, 10 to 15 per cent of married couples in India face infertility issues. Infertility is neither an urban phenomenon nor confined only to women. However, studies have shown that in nearly 30 per cent of all infertility cases, the cause can be attributed to a problem in the man. Infertility…

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  • maharashtra, maharashtra government, NACO, TB, tuberculosis, National Aids Control Organization, AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    State to haul up docs for not registering TB cases on ‘Nikshay’ website

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to serve notices to all private doctors in the state, as they have failed to register tuberculosis (TB) patients on its ‘Nikshay’ website. This move comes after the central government noticed private hospitals were not providing adequate information on TB patients undergoing treatment at their hospitals. Senior officials said…

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  • mumbai, maharashtra, JJ hospital, HIV, HIV medicines, shortage of HIV medicines, MDACS

    Mumbai: Shortage of HIV medicines at JJ Hospital, complain patients

    Mumbai: Acute shortage of third line antiviral medicines at the HIV centre of the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Hospital has led to a worrying situation for the patients who are undergoing treatment for HIV at the hospital. However, the officials from the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) confirmed there had been a shortage but claimed…

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  • mumbai, TB Hospitals, Spirulina, patients, sewri hospital, Sewri TB hospital

    Mumbai: TB hospital to add spirulina to patients’ diets

    Mumbai: The algae spirulina is set to debut in the diet of patients in the civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis hospital. Authorities propose to create an artificial pond on the premises of the hospital to cultivate spirulina for its protein content. The liquefied form of this algae will be fed to TB patients for faster recovery. Doctors…

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  • Mumbai: 150 Central Railway suburban trains cancelled due to motormen’s stir

    Mumbai: Suburban train services on Central, trans-Harbour and Harbour lines were badly hit on Friday, with more than 150 trains being cancelled and others being delayed by 20-30 minutes, following a protest by motormen on the issue of overtime and filling of vacancies. This disruption of train services during morning peak hours caused problems for…

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  • gender reassignment, mumbai, st george hospital, child, aadhaar, surgery, aadhaar card

    Gender reassignment: Mumbai’s St George Hospital demands child’s Aadhaar before surgery

    Mumbai: The five-year-old slated to undergo gender reassignment at St George Hospital will have to wait, as hospital authorities have instructed the family to obtain an Aadhaar card for the child. “Since the child has no birth certificate or any identification proof, we cannot perform surgery. We have asked the father to make an Aadhaar…

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  • mumbai, mumbai local, train, kanjurmarg, bhandup, CSMT, Central Railway, CR

    Mumbai: Train delay on Wednesday caused by unit failure between Bhandup and Kanjurmarg, says CR

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) services were delayed by 30-40 minutes during Wednesday morning peak hours because of unit failure on a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT)-bound slow train, inconveniencing thousands of commuters, mostly officer-goers and students. “There was a minor technical glitch between Bhandup and Kanjurmarg on the Up fast line between 8.22 and 8.37…

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  • mumbai, AC technician, Chembur, Bharat Nagar, Sachin Sadaphule, Sushrut Hospital, BPCL refinery

    Mumbai: Could have avoided injury had my son worn a helmet, says AC technician’s mother

    Mumbai: An air-conditioning technician, 32-year-old Sachin Sadaphule, who resides in Bharat Nagar, Chembur, was rushed to Sushrut Hospital, Chembur after he sustained a head injury after the blast in the BPCL refinery on Wednesday. For the past ten years, he has been working as an air-conditioning mechanic with BPCL and the unit was close to…

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  • mumbai, mumbai bpcl fire, BPCL Fire, Bharat Petroleum, Chembur, BPCL Chembur, Mahul, Mahul village, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited , BPCL workers, horror

    Mumbai BPCL Fire: BPCL workers recount horror

    Mumbai: The workers who witnessed the explosion at the BPCL plant have gone into a state of shock, recounting the horror. The eyewitness are barely able to forget the impact of the explosion they witnessed. “I am still in a state of shock as I feel I am listening to the sounds of the blast….

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  • mumbai, medical council, medical council software, mmc, maharashtra medical council, doctors

    Mumbai: Medical council’s software will ensure they are up to speed

    Mumbai: Doctors across the state will be put to the test by the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC)’s new software which will check whether the doctors are keeping abreast with advances in their respective field of specialisation. MMC officials said the software has been developed in association with the Government of Maharashtra and is called ‘Obnicurous’….

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  • mumbai, blood banks, SBTC, Maharashtra, State Blood Transfusion Committee, Blood Banks, blood groups

    Mumbai: Blood banks should display price range of blood groups, their availability, says SBTC

    Mumbai: In order to provide detailed information about blood units available at the 331 blood banks across Maharashtra, out of which 59 is located in the city, to relatives of patients, the State Blood Transfusion Committee (SBTC) has directed all the blood banks to display information about the available blood units and group names at…

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