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Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxes

Maha govt. exempts dialysis patients from various medical taxesMumbai, Dec. 31 - The Maharashtra Government exempted the drugs required by dialysis patients from various taxes making drugs related to dialysis procedure cheaper.

State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced the exemption in his budget speech. With the final clearance about the exemption, the patients are now expected to get benefit in the treatment of kidney ailments. (ANI)


Leptospirosis scare in Mumbai after 12 people die

Leptospirosis scare in Mumbai after 12 people dieMumbai, July 9 - Mumbai is in the throes of a leptospirosis scare after 12 people have succumbed to the disease in the past week.

According to reports, doctors have said that the disease is easily curable with antibiotics, but most victims came so late for treatment that they died soon after hospitalisation. The casualties were mostly among people from the western suburbs of the city, under the age of 30.


New online doctor portal revolutionizes healthcare delivery concept

New online doctor portal revolutionizes healthcare delivery conceptMumbai, June 23 - 99doctors. com, a just launched online medical consultation service portal, has started grabbing the attention of people looking for the highest level of online medical consultation service.


After UP, Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing

After UP, Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testingMumbai: Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra on Friday said it will verify the claims about presence of lead in Maggi noodles before taking a decision on recalling the product.

FDA in UP had claimed levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in a batch of ready-to-cook noodles were high, following which the set was recalled from the market in the state.


RCGM Mumbai raises Rs 23 lakh cardiac surgeries for infants

RCGM Mumbai raises Rs 23 lakh cardiac surgeries for infantsMumbai, Apr 6 : The Rotract Club of Green City (RCGM) Mumbai, through a cyclothon, has raised funds for the free surgery of new born children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD).

The event, which was initiated in association with the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, saw over 200 cyclists, including senior citizens, raise Rs 23 lakh for the benefit of the children on Sunday.


Swine flu toll mounts to 92 in Maharashtra

Swine flu toll mounts to 92 in MaharashtraMumbai: Swine flu has claimed 92 lives in Maharashtra as of Saturday while as many as 52 people infected by the H1N1 virus are on ventilator.

The total number of patients infected stands at 850, the Joint Director of Health Services said in a statement.

It said 98 new patients were detected while 48 have been treated and discharged today.


Swine flu: Death toll reaches 51 in Maharashtra

Swine flu: Death toll reaches 51 in MaharashtraMumbai, Feb. 14 - The death toll due to Swine Flu in Maharashtra has risen to 51 as eight more patients succumbed to the H1N1 virus yesterday.

As per reports, 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported, taking the total number of cases registered to 352 since January this year.

Out of these, 145 patients are being treated at various hospitals across the state, while 155 people have been discharged after proper treatment.


Ban on gutka has positive impact: WHO

Ban on gutka has positive impact: WHOMumbai - Stringent state-level laws banning gutka have a positive impact as reduced product availability has resulted in decreased consumption of gutka, according to World Health Organisation (WHO).


Man with 12 bypass grafts ready for discharge

Mumbai, March 25 - A cardiac patient with a fatal heart condition, which was declared "inoperable", has got a new lease of life after a complex, record-breaking surgery was performed on him by renowned Indian cardiac surgeon Ramakant Panda.

In what is being termed as a revolutionary life-saving surgery, Panda operated on 58-year-old Mithalal Dhoka to remove a staggering 17 blocks through 12 bypass grafts at the Asian Heart Institute in the northwestern Bandra suburb Feb 12. Armed with the unprecedented medical feat, the institute is planning a Guinness World Records citation.


India lacks infrastructure to treat TB, carries one-fourth of global burden

India lacks infrastructure to treat TB, carries one-fourth of global burdenMumbai, Mar 24 : 'Prema's' eyes playfully gleam behind her face mask. She looks frail and full of hope. Draped elegantly in a colourful saree, Prema, 25, is unusually thin and knows she has tuberculosis (TB).

She is scared and doesn't have an idea of what it is, but has survived to tell horror stories of the extremely painful side effects of the drugs she has been taking since she began treatment a year ago.


Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev wins Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade Award

Jothydev KesavadevMumbai, Jan. 8 - Thiruvananthapuram-based eminent physician and diabetologist Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev was conferred with the Incredible Medical Expert of the Decade Award at the 6th Annual International Pharmaleaders' Summit in Mumbai recently.

Others who won the award include Dr. V. Mohan (Chennai), Dr. Shashank Joshi (Mumbai) and Dr. Deepak Chaturvedi (Mumbai).


`Many urban women die due to heart disease'

`Many urban women die due to heart disease'Mumbai, Sep 28 - Nearly 70 percent of urban women succumb to cardio-vascular diseases, mainly due to late diagnosis and smoking, a top surgeon said here Saturday, on the eve of World Heart Day.

"The tobacco habit is best left alone," Ramakanta Panda, eminent cardiac surgeon and vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, told IANS.


Canshala : A school of hope for kids with cancer

I love lost, forgotten things: 'The King's Deception' authorMumbai, Aug 7 - It's called Canshala and is an island of peace and learning for a group of ailing children for whom education had, at one stage, become a distant dream due to their treatment for life-threatening cancer.


Maharashtra aims to boost organ donations, widens net

Maharashtra aims to boost organ donations, widens netMumbai, Oct 1 - In a bid to boost organ donations, the Maharashtra government has initiated several measures aimed at strengthening the health network and widening the net of prospective donors, a top official said Monday.


Fresh threat to Indian vultures from cattle medicine

Fresh threat to Indian vultures from cattle medicineMumbai, Aug 24 : The critically endangered Indian vulture, nature's scavenger, faces another potential danger from the mass-produced veterinary painkiller aceclofenac administered to cattle, a new research paper says.


Ideal Cures unveil new technology to prolong drug release

Ideal Cures unveil new technology to prolong drug releaseMumbai, July 23 - Ideal Cures, a leading player based here in film coating material for tablets, pellets and granules of pharma, health and dietary supplement companies, has developed an extended delivery system for tablets used for all classes of drug.


Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-Town

Smoking okay on reel, not in real: B-TownMumbai, May 30 - Does smoking on screen harm youth? Some feel depicting actors smoking in films and TV shows can affect young, impressionable minds, but others do not agree with this.

"Youth consider celebrities as role models and when they see actors smoking on the screen, it affects them more. If a youth does not start smoking before the age of 22, he doesn't get into it," Anita Peter, director of the Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), told IANS.


200 kids fall sick playing Holi in Mumbai

200 kids fall sick playing Holi in MumbaiMumbai, March 8 : Nearly 200 children from Mumbai's Dharavi slum suffered colour poisoning playing Holi Thursday and were admitted to hospital following allergic reactions, a hospital official said. All are now said to be stable.

"So far 176 children have been admitted to the hospital with complaints of skin allergy, burning of eyes, giddiness and vomiting," a duty medical officer from Sion Hospital told IANS.


New angiography technique a boon for many

New angiography technique a boon for manyMumbai, Feb 3 : At 55, Ratnesh Shah was suffering from frequent chest pain and was advised a coronary angiography -- which involves opening up blocked vessels. Unfortunately, both his femoral (groin) arteries were closed because of a vascular disease.

His radial (wrist) arteries were also calcified and had lesser capacity to bear with an incision, with tests showing that nothing wider than 1.7 mm could enter the arteries.


2.8 kg tumour extricated from minor girl in Mumbai

2.8 kg tumour extricated from minor girl in MumbaiMumbai, Jan 12 : In what is claimed to be a world record, a Mumbai surgeon extricated a 2.8 kg benign tumour from a 14-year-old girl at a municipal hospital here last week.

The tumour, nearly one-and-a-half-foot-long, was removed from Sana S. Shaikh, living in Andheri, according to Niranjan Chavan, who performed the surgery at LTMG Sion Hospital.


Sex workers in Mumbai, Rajkot pay homage to AIDS victims

Sex workers in Mumbai, Rajkot pay homage to AIDS victimsMumbai , Dec 2 : On the occasion of World AIDS Day, sex workers in Mumbai, paid tribute to people who have died of AIDS in the country.

As a part of an event on AIDS awareness programme organised by a voluntary forum, sex workers along with television actor Anant Jog laid wreath on the coffin of an AIDS victim.


Fortis announces two new hospitals in Hyderabad, Agra

Fortis announces two new hospitals in Hyderabad, AgraMumbai, Nov 17 : Fortis Healthcare (India) Thursday announced the launch of two hospitals in Hyderabad and Agra, thus increasing its India network to 68 hospitals.

The hospital in Hyderabad with a 150-bed capacity will be functional in financial year 2013 and is the second project from the company in the city, the company said in a regulatory filing.


Now, treat chronic migraine with Botox

Now, treat chronic migraine with BotoxMumbai, Aug 30 : The anti-ageing drug Botox was until now an answer to your beauty concerns, but now the treatment can also benefit sufferers of chronic migraine, a neurological disorder characterised by severe headaches, say experts.


Machine brings new hope for cancer patients

Machine brings new hope for cancer patientsMumbai, June 19 - It's called the modern day medical marvel. HIPEC, a first of its kind machine in India, has proved a life-saver for two Stage IV cancer patients and holds the promise to be a boon for other such cancer patients when the traditional intravenous chemotherapy treatment fails.

The Hyperthermic Intra-Peritonial Chemotherapy (HIPEC) machine has been installed at Mumbai's L. H. Hiranandani Hospital.


In rare case, woman delivers after ovarian tumour surgery

In rare case, woman delivers after ovarian tumour surgery  Mumbai, Feb 22 : In what doctors call a first for India, a Mumbai-based woman who had undergone a critical laparoscopic ovarian tumour surgery delivered a healthy girl child and both the mother and daughter are doing fine, her doctor said here Tuesday.

Akhtari Ansari, 25, underwent a laparoscopic ovarian tumour surgery in the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital in September last year. She was five months pregnant then.


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