Over 2,000 children treated for cancer last year at TMC

Every year, 55,000 new cancer cases among children are registered in India and last year, over 2,000 children below age 18 were treated for cancer at Tata Memorial Centre (TMC). The data was given by TMC in a conference held on February 14 on the eve of International Childhood Cancer Day. The doctors discussed issues […]

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This Valentine’s Day, let us celebrate these mature love stories

“Come grow old with me, the best is yet to be,” said Robert Browning in 1864 and his words aptly describe lives of two couples. Studies have shown that love plays a vital role in increasing longevity and on the eve of Valentine’s Day, stories of these couples’ to walk that extra mile for their […]

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Doctor removes pendant stuck in year-old child’s food pipe for 5 days

An accidentally swallowed pendant stuck in food pipe of a one-year-old Mumbai child was removed by doctors of Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Aarav Koli (name changed) had swallowed a small pendant with Lord Ganesha’s picture on it and it remained in his body for five days. Dr Nutan Desai, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Fortis Hospital who treated […]

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Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncology practitioners

Minor fire breaks out at Tata Hospital, no casualties reported

A fire broke out in the basement of main building of Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) on Saturday (February 10) morning. Four fire engines and water tankers were rushed to the spot. No casualty was reported. SH Jafri, spokesperson, Tata Memorial Hospital, said, “A fire broke out at 8am in the store room of dispensary. […]

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Largest parasitic fibroid weighing 5.5kg removed from woman’s intestine

Tanvi Arora (name changed), a 39-year-old Mumbai resident, was in a state of shock when she discovered that her enlarged abdomen was not excess fat, but a result of parasitic fibroids which were developing in her intestines. The parasitic fibroid, which weighed 5.5kg, was removed by doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, in a […]

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Anti-tobacco messages in movie theatres are effective, finds study

To evaluate the implementation of Film Rule, under Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), a study was done by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Titled ‘Evaluation of Tobacco Free Film and Television Policy in India’, it was conducted by Vital Strategies with support from WHO Country Office for India, […]

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Infants born with congenital heart defects more likely to develop heart problems in future

One organ donor saves three lives as Mumbai sees its second successful heart transplant of 2017

A 29-years-old man from Nashik who was suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) (it is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is decreased) was the recipient of a new heart and was operated for a heart transplant. The donor’s heart was transported to the hospital, through a Green Corridor in 22minutes. The harvested heart was […]

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Mothers of teens more depressed than mothers of newborns, say experts

Janvi Mhatre (name changed), a 38-year-old Andheri resident, used to experience constant bouts of sadness and would weep without a specific reason. This phase soon turned into extreme depression and anxiety. “I was always anxious about my 17-year-old son, who is always on mobile phone and in a way ignored me, which made me feel […]

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‘It was a soul-melting experience,’ says fashion photographer who shot girls with Down Syndrome

  Indian born fashion photographer Sanjyot Telang’s latest project has redefined beauty and its understanding. Telang, who is based in Paris, recently collaborated with NGO Kimkan to do a photo shoot of girls with Down Syndrome. Through this project, called Fashion Misfits, Telang has presented the idea of beauty which is beyond its conventional understanding. […]

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Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctors

A 69-year-old Mumbai woman weighing 35kg got a new lease of life after she underwent a successful complex valve replacement and bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI). Renowned Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda operated on Asha Phatak, a retired bank manager. However, when Phatak had first approached Panda, he had […]

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