Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in Maharashtra

Health ministry forms committee to inspect post-mortem centres in Maharsahtra

The nine-member committee has started inspection of all the post-mortem centres in the district and the sub-district hospitals The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High court had given the order to the union government to while hearing a public interest litigation The committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Dr AK Gadpayle, Additional Health […]

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Treating age-related hearing loss can help prevent depression in seniors

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline, reveals study

In the study of nearly 7,000 middle aged and older men and women, cognitive functioning declined over time for everyone, but it degraded slightly more and slightly faster for those who had been widowed, regardless of whether they remarried. At the same time, having a high level of education or at least one living sibling […]

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India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrest

India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrest

Dr B K Goyal was an internationally acclaimed interventional cardiologist and medical educationist. He practised as a cardiologist at Bombay Hospital since 1966. Dr Goyal was the only cardiologist outside the United States to have the unique distinction of being appointed as the honorary consultant cardiologist to the world famous Texas Heart Institute, Houston. Dr […]

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India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrest

‘Dr Goyal’s death is a huge loss for the state’ says Girish Mahajan

It came as a rude shock on Tuesday noon that internationally renowned cardiologist, Dr BK Goyal passed away. “This is a huge loss for the state,” said Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra, “I’ve know him for over 10 years now. He was a gem of a person. He would treat poor patients for free.” Ask anyone […]

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Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

Two patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

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Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else did

Three youths come forward to lend a helping hand, when no one else did

The horrific scenes and gruesome images of the Elphinstone stampede will be etched in our collective memory for several weeks and for the people have lost their loves today will endure these scars forever. A story which stands out today is a story of three friends who help people in spite of the horror and […]

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Elphinstone stampede: Family in utter distress to find 11-year-old child

Elphinstone stampede: Elder brother survives while younger one dies in stampede

Brothers share a strong bond since childhood; they play together, take care of each other and grow up together. Then, imagine the sorrow of one brother losing the other. How overwhelming would it be for you? In the gruesome stampede that occurred during the peak hours at Mumbai’s Elphinstone station two brothers suffered an inexplicable […]

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Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose their lives during morning rush hour

Elphinstone stampede: Passengers lose lives during morning rush hour

Before the incident took place, office-goers had gathered on the foot-over bridge connecting Elphinstone and Parel stations, where the  stampede took place. At least 22 passengers were killed and 39 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station, amongst which was Richard Fernandes’s wife Theresa. Richard Fernandes, a Dadar resident  lost his 39-year-old wife […]

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Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

When a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

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