‘My conjoined twins have their own language of communicating’

Rare conjoined twins born in July have survived the crucial first three months, say doctors

‘My conjoined twins have their own language of communicating’“They have started smiling and playing. That is enough to bring smile on our face,” says Shahin Khan about her conjoined twins who were born with one torso and two heads (in medical terms the condition is called – dicephalic paraphagus). Shahin delivered the twins on July 27 at Sion hospital. Wrapped carefully in a piece of […]

‘I can’t wait to put them beside each other and then see each other,’ says mother of separated US twins

‘I can’t wait to put them beside each other and then see each other,’ says mother of separated US twinsFrom his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father’s finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience. Just the sight of the boys in separate beds came as a surprise to their parents. “It’s shockingly […]

On a prayer, hoping for a miracle: Three-year-old needs urgent heart transplant

With only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya is wait-listed at Mumbai's Fortis hospital for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest

On a prayer, hoping for a miracle: Three-year-old needs urgent heart transplantWith only 10% of her heart functioning, three-year-old Aaradhya’s parents are waiting for a miracle that will give their only child a new lease of life. The girl is wait-listed at Fortis hospital in Mumbai for a donor heart as she needs heart transplant at the earliest. “She needs a heart transplant urgently as only […]

Man hears phone ring after 15 years of deafness

The 73-year-old Borivli resident was lucky that the ENT surgeon team at KEM hospital agreed to operate on him, irrespective of his age

Man hears phone ring after 15 years of deafness‘Aged people in India have no rights to live in India’, says Shrishti Balan (name changed), whose husband underwent cochlear implant two months ago after being deaf for 15 years. The Borivli resident had a tough time convincing the ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeons that he needs to get cochlear implant — an established, […]

Mumbai artist opens up about his struggle with depression, says it can be cured

Santosh Lad says with continuous help from a psychiatrist, depression can be treated

Mumbai artist opens up about his struggle with depression, says it can be curedFive years ago, Santosh Lad’s life came to a standstill as he suffered from depression. Lad stayed unemployed for three years, but fought the disease and defeated it. An animator and painter by profession, Lad faced suicidal tendency because of the disease. “I suffered from depression six months after getting married due to marital issues. […]

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospital

83-year-old Khar resident survives with denture stuck in throat for five days

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospitalA dental check-up landed an 83-year-old Khar resident in a hospital as he faced difficulty in swallowing food. Initially, the doctors wondered if it was a neurological problem as Anand Patil (name changed) had suffered brain stroke two years ago, as difficulty in swallowing is generally observed in patients with stroke history. It was only […]
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