Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: H1N1 cases fall in second half of July

    Mumbai: The cases of swine flu have decreased in the city as people have started taking preventive measures and are coming for treatment immediately after showing symptoms. In the first week of July, 175 H1N1 cases were reported and in the last week, only 45 H1N1 cases and no deaths have been reported. As per the data provided by the civic health department, 261 patients were hospitalised due to H1N1 in the

  • Mumbai: Hepatitis more infectious than HIV

    Mumbai: In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of a maternity ward, a group of community health volunteers (CHVs) gathered to hear social worker Tara Raghunath talk about Hepatitis on the occassion of World Hepatitis Day on Friday. Raghunath is one of the social workers working with NGO United Way that is training health volunteers onHepatitis.

  • Mumbai: BMC refutes NGO report, which claims 18 die of TB every day

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has strongly refuted report of non-profit Praja Foundation’s assessment–made from the corporation’s own data–that 18 people die of tuberculosis every day, even as Praja Foundation claims the civic body has no way of knowing if the assessment is wrong because it cannot access its own death-related data ever since it moved to a new software.

  • Revealed! Best time to sleep to wake up feeling refreshed

    London: The secret of a good night’s sleep has finally been unveiled! The precise time you should go to bed each night if you want to wake up feeling refreshed has been revealed in a new report. Apparently, it’s all to do with sleep cycles rather than getting more hours of sleep. Sleep cycles are when we move through five stages of sleep that do not encompass rapid eye movement (REM) and

  • Rise of TB in Mumbai: 5 health alerts

    With tuberculosis cases on the rise in the city and aiming to wipe out the disease by 2025, the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning an ambitious drive to detect TB patients and make others aware of the deadly ailment. Beginning August 1, BMC officials will go from door to door to spread awareness about TB. This is the first time that the civic body is undertaking such an exercise.

  • Indore: Smoking in public places needs to be stopped

    Indore: There is a ban on smoking in public places. But do smokers really care? Certainly not. If one goes by the large number of people who are seen smoking in public places without the fear of law it becomes clear that they neither care about rules and regulations nor for their fellow human beings. SHIVAM DUBEY talks to a cross section of people to gauge their reactions to this menace.

  • Indore: Rain brings smiles, miseries to follow

    Indore: With the arrival of monsoon, health experts claim to have witnessed a rise of about 5-10 per cent cases of tropical diseases like gastroenteritis and diarrhoea within a week. Taking the matter seriously, the district health department has issued an advisory for residents to remain safe and healthy.

  • Mumbai: Every fourth diabetic is depressed, say doctors

    Mumbai: In a study conducted by the Gadge Diabetic Centre it has been revealed that every fourth diabetic citizen in Mumbai is taking antidepressant medication for reducing anxiety and depression. According to doctors, a survey was conducted on more than 200 people in suburban Mumbai, who are diabetic. The doctors also said that depression could have a serious impact on a person’s well-being and could motivate a person to self-manage

  • Indore: Eat home-cooked food to stay healthy, say dietiaians

    Indore: Sparing some time from their busy annual meeting, dieticians talked about various aspects of modern diet that are being ignored in day-to-day life. Dieticians suggest home-cooked meals for healthful and nutritious food.

  • Children conceived via IVF just as healthy as peers

    Melbourne: Children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) are as healthy as their naturally-conceived peers, according to a study published on Wednesday. The study, compiled by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age, Xinhua news agency reports.

  • Indore: Parasites multiply in monsoon, time to remain extra cautious

    Indore: As clouds take over the skies, humidity combined with heat has been forming favourable conditions for germs and parasites. And, this condition is not favourable for pets as they become more prone to infections in humid conditions.

  • Ujjain: Ayurveda treatment camp inaugurated at Mahdhav Seva Nyas

    Ujjain: Pt Deendayal Upadhyay birth centenary committee and Madhav Seva Nyas organised an ayurveda treatment camp on Wednesday. On this occasion Madhav Seva Nyas president Girish Bhalerao, treasurer Vijay Kewaliya and convenor Kishore Khandelwal lit the traditional lamps.

  • Indore: Former national chess player from Ujjain donates liver to city woman

    Indore: Indore has made its name in organ donation across the country on Tuesday by conducting successful liver transplant of a brain dead patient consecutively for the third day. This time, a brain dead patient from Ujjain was transported to the city and his organs were transplanted to other patients in Choithram Hospital. A 71-year-old advocate and former national chess player Babulal Suryavanshi was admitted to a private hospital in

  • Indore: Yet again city records successful organ transplantation

    Indore: Indore becomes the only city in central India to make a record of creating ‘Green Corridors’ for the 21st time, second in consecutive days, for giving new lease of life to several patients. Three more Green Corridors were prepared on Monday for speedy transportation of vital organs of a 21-year-old medical student.

  • Childhood depression ups risk of adult addictions

    London: Suffering from depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may increase the risk of developing addictions later in life, according to a new study. Based on a large amount of data from previous studies on these participants, the researchers identified a correlation between various psychiatric disorders among children and later risk of developing addictions.

  • This monsoon, keep yourself safe on roads

    New Delhi: The first showers of the monsoon always bring some respite from the summer heat and add an enchanting grey hue to the city skyline. However the wet roads pose a fatal threat for both pedestrians and commuters in vehicles alike. It is customary for city dwellers to plan a long drive in the rains and while the driving experience can be exhilarating, the weather conditions also cause poor visibility, inefficiency

  • Indore: Probe panel fails to submit report on time, seeks week’s extension

    Indore: More than a week has passed since the tragic death of 11 patients at Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, allegedly due to obstruction in oxygen supply line on the intervening night of June 21 and 22, but to one’s wonder the probe committee reviewing the oxygen supply system in the biggest government-run medical facility of the state, failed to submit its report on time.

  • Indore: Now, pledge to donate organ while applying for driving license

    Indore: Aimed at motivating people to donate organs, state transport department has decided to come up with an amendment in driving license form, which would carry a section pertaining to pledge for organ donation and to be filled by an applicant. Indore will become the first city in the state, where applicants will have the option to pledge for organ donation while applying for a driving license.

  • Indore: CBSE seeks schools’ support in govt’ s diarrhoea control programme

    Indore: Calling on schools to participate in Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a notification pertaining to addressing the disease and participation in the national mission. Mentioning the necessity of being cautious about Diarrhoea now, the circular, signed and issued by joint director (ART&I) Dr Sweta Singh, noted “Childhood diarrhoeal diseases continue to be a major killer among under-five children. Diarrhoeal deaths are usually clustered in