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  • Mumbai: 1 in 3 corporate employees suffer from hypertension, shows study

    Mumbai: One in three employees of multinational companies (MNCs) suffers from hypertension, while practically 100 per cent suffer from stress, indicates a recent study by researchers from Dr DY Patil Hospital. Researchers said the study may help in identifying the common profile of hypertensive or persons at risk, which may further help in identifying the…

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  • Mumbai: Fake news does not spare baby

    Mumbai : Rumours that the bonny baby — born on September 28 at Cama and Albless Hospital, weighing 5.36 kg – is likely to undergo chemotherapy and needs a transplant, went viral on Friday evening. A video to this effect was featured on a news channel website and donations were sought for treatment of the…

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    Mumbai: Lid is off transplant scam

    Mumbai: A staffer of the zonal transplant authorisation committee (ZTAC), Tushar Savarkar, has been found guilty in the Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital kidney racket by an internal investigation team of the Directorate Medical Education and Research. The investigation, which took over a fortnight, revealed that Savarkar had accepted bribes in several of the 550…

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    Mumbai: 30% spike in skin ailments

    Mumbai: It’s October — a month marked by change of weather — and Mumbai is feeling the heat and how! For the last two weeks, skin ailments brought on by the scorching heat are on the rise. “The incidence of skin disorders, especially sun allergy cases, has doubled, with 20-30 per cent more cases compared…

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  • Air pollution emerging as third major risk factor for heart disease

    Mumbai: Air pollution is emerging as the third major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in India. It is perhaps lagging behind only the two traditional reasons believed to cause heart ailments so far – poor dietary habits and blood pressure. These are the findings of a reputed international medical journal, Lancet Global Health, published…

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  • Mumbai: Andheri station to get 3 new foot overbridges by mid-2019

    Mumbai: In order to reduce congestion on platforms No 8 and 9 of Andheri station, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) and Western Railway (WR) have planned to construct three new foot overbridges (FOBs) by mid-2019. Senior railway officials said one of the proposed bridges will be 81 metres long, passing over all the tracks…

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  • Navratri 2018: Egged on by in-house devis, men too adopt dress code

     Mumbai: Egged on by the devis at home, men too have started to become colour-compliant during Navratri. On Wednesday, it was mostly a sea of blue, while on Friday, several unflinchingly sported yellow hues. Some have been following the tradition for years, while others follow their wives’ code. All nine days of the festival are…

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  • Mumbai: Man electrocuted on train, commuters come to his rescue

    Mumbai: A 30-year-old man got electrocuted on a Harbour Line train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) on Tuesday late night. The people, who witnessed the incident, said railway authority failed to take immediate action as they took more than 25 minutes and take the electrocuted man to the hospital. One of the eyewitnesses…

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  • Swine flu on rise in Mumbai; two deaths, 10 new cases reported

    Mumbai: The increasing temperature has led to a spike in the number of swine flu cases in the city. Two deaths have been reported and ten new cases of swine flu were registered by the public health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Basically an airborne disease, swine flu is caused by H1N1. The…

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    Mumbai: It is so hot and it’s sickening

    Mumbai: It is so hot that it is sickening. The sudden change in temperature has Mumbaikars jumping like a pea on a hot tin roof and whining about numerous health issues. Doctors say high temperatures are causing people to get dehydrated, which leads to low immunity, making them vulnerable to viral fever. For the fourth…

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  • MeToo, Producers Guild of India, Guild of India, tackle cases, sexual harassment,

    Why men behave the way they do?

    Mumbai: Why do some men exhibit such traits? Says a keen observer of male psychology: ‘‘Men in position of authority often tend to treat women as their ‘little conquests’. One ‘conquest’ invariably leads to another, as the harasser is emboldened by his initial success. Often, the harasser exhibit these ‘trophies’ in their inner circle of…

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  • Heart health: It all begins in your mouth

    Mumbai: Poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease for many years. Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. Research reveals that gum diseases are indeed a marker…

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