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  • Mumbai: Tata Hospital’s initiative ‘New Homecare’ for cancer patients

    Mumbai: Every year, almost ten thousand patients get enrolled for palliative care at the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), at Parel. Of these, nearly 30 per cent are senior citizens suffering from cancer. TMH has started an initiative, New Homecare, to provide medical facilities to these cancer patients, who are in the last stage of the…

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  • Maharashtra, HIV, Anti-HIV pills, Sex, Unprotected Sex, WHO, World Health Organisation, PEP, post-exposure prophylaxis

    Maharashtra: Give anti-HIV pills even to those who unknowingly had unprotected sex, say experts

    Mumbai: According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline issued in 2014, regardless of the source of exposure of HIV, the person must be administered post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), an anti-HIV medication that must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. But in Maharashtra, the medicine is only given to persons who have been pricked…

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  • Mumbai: Rapid action by RPF helps commuter get back forgotten bag

    Mumbai: A commuter who accidentally left behind a bag on the Avantika Express on Monday, was able to get it back in one hour, courtesy the Railway Police Force (RPF) of Western Railway. Rohit Rathi, 28, on Monday morning, accidentally left a bag in a three-tier coach of the Avantika Express. The bag had his…

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  • Mumbai: 50 charging ports for electric cars

    Mumbai: For the 4,000 electric vehicles registered across Maharashtra since April 2017, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) plans to set up 50EV charging stations across the state. MSEDCL officials said tenders to set up 50 stations in four to five major cities in the state and along the Pune-Mumbai Expressway have been…

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  • Maharashtra: Resident doctors seek relief from ‘drop-dead’ work hours

    Mumbai: The state’s resident physicians have no time to heal themselves, working 24-36 hours at a stretch. Over-extended work hours leave these healers tired, stressed and anxious. Some have even gone into acute depression. To address this issue, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) made a written application to the Directorate of Medical Education…

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  • tb, tb awareness, mumbai, doctors, ganesh chaturthi, ganesh chaturthi 2018, ganesh festival, ganpati festival, ganeshutsav, chemists

    TB awareness: Doctors, chemists use Ganeshutsav as tool

    Mumbai: As the devoted throng Ganesh pandals for darshan in Ghatkopar and Kurla, doctors and pharmacists have decided to utilise this ‘divine’ opportunity to create awareness on tuberculosis (TB). In 2017-18 alone, TB cases in the city rose by 33%. Dr Rajendra Nanaware, a pulmonologist and ex-medical superintendent Sewri TB Hospital, who currently runs Payasdan…

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  • history of stroke, dementia, mumbai, health, university of exeter medical school

    History of stroke raises dementia risk by 70 percent

    Mumbai: People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, as per a recent study by the University of Exeter Medical School. It was found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after considering other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The doctors said a…

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  • Stinking railway station loos? WhatsApp your complaint

    Mumbai : Relief is in store for harried commuters. From October 2, they can use the WhatsApp number or the Twitter handle of Central and Western Railway, if they find a toilet unfit for use at railway stations. This move comes after Railways received several complaints about the deplorable state of toilets at stations. “The WhatsApp…

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  • Gender reassignment: Five-year-old undergoes Step I of surgery on Friday

    Mumbai: Doctors successfully performed the first step of genital reconstruction surgery on a five-year-old from Beed, at the state-run St George Hospital on Friday. Doctors said they had recreated the child’s right testicle, which had remained underdeveloped and hidden under the skin for the first five years of the child’s life. Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, medical…

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  • mumbai, sex reassignment surgery, st george hospital, beed, sex change surgery

    Five-year-old to undergo sex reassignment surgery

    Mumbai: The youngest person in the state to undergo gender reassignment surgery, a five year-old from Beed, will come to the state-run St George Hospital on Thursday for a medical check up, following which a date for surgery will likely be assigned next month. The medical superintendent of the hospital, Dr Madhukar Gaikwad, said, “Since…

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  • alcohol, mumbai, cancer prevention research, American Association for Cancer Research, high grade prostate cancer,

    Alcohol intake among youths leads to prostate cancer

    Mumbai: As per a new study, published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, consuming at least seven drinks of alcohol per week during adolescence can increase the risk of high grade prostate cancer later.  Heavy alcohol intake between the age of 15 and 19 increased the odds of…

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