Free Press Journal
  • Space travel may cause long-term change to DNA, says NASA

    Washington: Seven per cent of astronaut Scott Kelly’s genes linked to the immune system, DNA repair and bone formation, showed an unexpected change as a result of spending nearly a year in space, reveals NASA’s “Twins Study” aimed to unravel the genomics era of space travel.

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    Maharashtra govt to raise income limit for treatment of poor and needy patients

    Mumbai: In yet another instance to provide relief to the weaker section of society, the state government has decided to increase the income limit of poor people seeking treatment in the charitable hospitals. Earlier the people whose annual income limit was up to Rs 50,000 were consider under weaker section of society and were given treatment at affordable cost in the charitable hospitals.

  • Passive Euthanasia: What exactly is it? And which countries have legalised mercy killing?

    India’s apex court i.e. Supreme Court on Friday passed an order allowing passive euthanasia in the country. Supreme Court, recognising “living will” made by terminally-ill patients who are likely to go into a permanent vegetative state, laid down guidelines for the same, including who would execute the will and how nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.

  • Soon, prisoners won’t have to leave jail for treatment in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind initiative, prisoners across Maharashtra will now be getting treated inside the jail by the specialist doctors from corporate hospitals which come under the Charity Commission. A senior official said that with this initiative, prisoners won’t have to go out of the jail to get medical treatment and it will also reduce the burden on jail doctors.

  • Holi 2018: Festival passes peacefully as city sees fewer injuries

    Mumbai: Holi celebrations on Friday saw a fewer people reporting to hospitals’ Outpatient Department (OPD) with complaints such as skin irritation and eye injuries. However, 52 patients were brought in to the casualty ward until Friday evening. About most of them suffered an eye irritation due to Holi colours, while two required hospitalisation after a road accident as none suffered a serious injury.

  • Passenger forced off the flight after she complained about menstrual cramps

    In a news that still shows the archaic and regressive mindset, a 24-year-old woman in the United Kingdom said she and her boyfriend were removed from an Emirates flight bound for Dubai after an attendant overheard her complaining about menstrual cramps.

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    Taking the ‘in-law’ out of ‘mother-daughter’ relationship

    Its time we break stereotypes and establish the fact that the mother-in-law-daughter-in-law relationship is just the same as the mother-daughter relationship. All you need to do is hit the right chord and the things will rearrange itself, write Shikha Jain

  • Maharashtra tops in under-spending budget allocation

    Mumbai: Maharashtra lagged behind in budget allocation and actual spending in education, health, agriculture and rural development sector during last few years. States like Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Kerala performed better and spent huge amount from their concern budget than that of Maharashtra.

  • Mumbai: Stroke the 2nd most common cause of mortality after coronary heart disease

    Mumbai: A stroke, commonly called paralysis or brain attack, occurs when blood circulation to the brain fails. Around 17 million people experience stroke each year. Six millions of these strokes are fatal. Someone dies of stroke every six seconds. Stroke is the second commonest cause of mortality after coronary heart disease and is responsible for more deaths annually than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

  • Bhopal: 21 diseases to be treated as disability

    Bhopal: Dwarfism, acid attack, leprosy, neurological disorder and blood disorder will also be treated as a disability. Earlier, there were seven diseases in the list of disabilities. They included mental retardation, mental illness, blindness, visual impairment, deaf, dumb, and cerebral palsy.

  • Activists allege ‘under-reporting’ of Maharashtra’s failed male vasectomy cases

    Mumbai: Although Maharashtra has not been a major contributor in failed cases of male vasectomies, still activists in the field apprehend that there could be a huge amount of ‘under-reporting’ in such cases, as only 250 cases have been reported in the past one decade. According to RTI data, in past ten years, 15,529 failed vasectomies are reported in the country, with states such as Orissa (7821), Uttar Pradesh (1814) and Karnataka

  • Robotic blade free lesser technology for cataract in Thane

    Thane: After 50 years of age most of the people complain about the cataract in the eye and the surgeries are painful. The new technology in this field has made it easy for the patients, claimed the doctors at Shree Ramkrishna Netralay, Thane

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    Bombay High Court refuses permission to autistic boy to appear for Class X exams

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant relief to a 16-year-old autistic boy whose parents had approached it seeking that he be allowed to sit for the Class X exam this year. In an order passed earlier this week, a bench of Justices B R Gavai and B P Colabawalla however, suggested that the parents consider shifting the boy to a school that caters to children with special needs and that