Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra covers Health, Transport and Weather for the Free Press Journal. Reports on health and transport stories pertaining to the Mumbai and it’s adjoining areas. Also does special features on health as well as general issues.

Stories By Swapnil Mishra

Chilly northerlies bring some cold cheer, cleaner air

Chilly northerlies bring some cold cheer, cleaner air

City records season's 2nd lowest minimum temp on Saturday

Baby Prince’s death: DMER to probe KEM fire incident

Baby Prince’s death: DMER to probe KEM fire incident

Senior official said they have formed a six-member committee to investigate the matter and submit a report within 15 days.

It's all in the air: More Mumbaikars sick, flip-flop temps make it worse

It's all in the air: More Mumbaikars sick, flip-flop temps make it worse

Mumbai: For the last two weeks, the city has been witnessing fluctuating air quality and temperatures, with the result that there has bee...Read More

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Mumbai: Expect cooler temperatures from this weekend

Mumbai: There will be some respite for Mumbaikars from the heat and humidity starting this weekend. The India Meteorological Department (...Read More

Mumbai: Fungal infection cases spike in city

Mumbai: Fungal infection cases spike in city

50 per cent patients have become resistant to treatment, say doctors

Nanded and Kolhapur to get DNA analysis centre next year

Nanded and Kolhapur to get DNA analysis centre next year

Mumbai: Soon two new Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid (DNA) analysis centres will start at the Nanded and Kolhapur in addition to the existing six ...Read More

55 per cent of foster parents prefer bringing a girl child home

55 per cent of foster parents prefer bringing a girl child home

Mumbai: India is largely perceived as a country where great premium is set on sons whereas daughters are not always welcome news, to the ...Read More

Soon HIV patients will be link through biometric system

Soon HIV patients will be link through biometric system

Mumbai: In a first of its kind, the Mumbai District State Aids Control Society (MDACS) will start linking Human Immuno Virus (HIV) patien...Read More

City's only kids' hospital ailing due to cash crunch, may shut down

City's only kids' hospital ailing due to cash crunch, may shut down

Mumbai: The only dedicated hospital for children in the city, the 91-year-old Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital, Parel, is likely to shut down as...Read More

Forget backpacks, children get bogged down by their own weight

Forget backpacks, children get bogged down by their own weight

Watching television, using laptops and mobiles is causing children to gain weight, according to a study undertaken by Aastha Health Care.

The other ED to worry about Diabetes+obesity=Erectile dysfunction

The other ED to worry about Diabetes+obesity=Erectile dysfunction

Mumbai: Diabesity (diabetes + obesity) can lead to unexpected problems like erectile dysfunction (ED). It is a condition in which men are...Read More

Israeli dose of cheer for inhabitants of JJ's paediatric ward; Therapeutic clown to boost morale of sick kids

Israeli dose of cheer for inhabitants of JJ's paediatric ward; Therapeutic clown to boost morale of sick kids

Mumbai: In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital has collaborated with the Israeli government to foc...Read More

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94 percent of new HIV cases because of unprotected sex: Study

Mumbai: Despite a series of campaigns, unprotected sex continues to be the major reason for rise in HIV cases in the city. According to d...Read More

Soon, drones to monitor city’s air quality: MPCB

Soon, drones to monitor city’s air quality: MPCB

A pilot project is currently being carried out in Andheri and will be implemented in other areas based on the results the project yields.

Yo-yo weather causes spurt in common cold, ailments

Yo-yo weather causes spurt in common cold, ailments

Doctors claim that there has been a 20-30 per cent rise in the number of patients visiting the outpatient departments

Type 2 diabetics are more prone to vertebral fractures

Type 2 diabetics are more prone to vertebral fractures

The study highlights the fact that when diabetics get vertebral fractures, they should get treated for osteoporosis to prevent future bro...Read More

Blood banks asked to submit report of available stock

Blood banks asked to submit report of available stock

They have also appealed to citizens to come forward to donate blood, ever since Diwali, there has been an acute shortage of blood in the ...Read More

Wealthiest state in India is home to 5.5 lakh malnourished kids

Wealthiest state in India is home to 5.5 lakh malnourished kids

To tackle the problem of malnutrition in the urban slum areas of the state, the WCD department plans to set up ‘urban child development c...Read More

Mumbai: Gastro cases fall by 49% in city

Mumbai: Gastro cases fall by 49% in city

A senior official said that 765 cases of gastroenteritis were reported in October 2015, which fell to 386 in October 2019.

Writing on the wall: Time to revisit use of traditional teaching aid

Writing on the wall: Time to revisit use of traditional teaching aid

Mumbai: Chalk dust is a chemical known to cause allergic reactions in the respiratory system. Blackboard chalk is generally made from t...Read More

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