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

With 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

‘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

Five 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

A 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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