Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hour

With studies showing the need for pulmonary rehabilitation in case of drug resistant tuberculosis patients post treatment, the Maharashtra State Anti TB Association has started a model Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre at its premises in Sewri. The study, in its conclusion, emphasised on importance of long term follow ups to understand the overall impact of the […]

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Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

The TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]

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Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

When Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

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‘Champion’ ready to undergo prosthesis surgery

Help Champion: NGO seeks funds to treat maimed, castrated street dog

In a case of extreme savagery against animals, a street dog was found in a critical condition at Mira-Bhayander with his penis, testicles and front paws chopped off. The animal was rescued from the street on Saturday by two animal lovers and brought to Malad-based NGO, Animals Matter to Me. “Champion was brought to us […]

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SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limit

Three women who have crossed the 20-week abortion limit, are looking forward for October 6, when the Supreme Court will hear the plea to abort their unborn child suffering from life threatening abnormalities This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. In India, […]

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Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in Mumbai

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in Mumbai

Renowned plastic surgeons of Mumbai have come together to treat a paediatrician from Visakhapatnam, who has been left disfigured after unknown bikers hurled acid on his face. The attack has left the doctor attached with Seven Hills Hospital in Visakhapatnam with deep acid burns and a severely damaged left eye. Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik was […]

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Medical service under National Rural Health Mission to be considered as bond service

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

In a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

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