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Pune, once again centre of swine flu battle

Tuesday 20 August '13

Pune, home to an H1N1 outbreak in 2009, is battling a fresh one with 232 found positive since January.
IMA to move SC against PCPNDT Act provisions

Thursday 15 August '13

The Indian Medical Association (Pune branch) will file a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging certain rules in the sections of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT)...
IMA to move SC against PCPNDT Act provisions

Thursday 15 August '13

Doctors are pulled up for technical lapses and incorrect form filling
'Nation-wide WIFS needed to tackle anaemia'

Sunday 11 August '13

The nation-wide weekly iron folic acid supplementation programme launched in January this year faced a few hiccups with more than 100 students facing side effects like nausea and abdominal pain with v...
In a first, US patent for Ayurvedic herb as vaccine adjuvant

Saturday 10 August '13

In a first, a US patent has been awarded to Serum Institute of India and the University of Pune (UoP) for using a herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha, as a vaccine adjuvant
111 organs transplanted from Oct ’12 to May ’13

Wednesday 7 August '13

Organ donation day on aug 6: State made it mandatory for hospitals to report brain-dead patients, but waiting list long
11 hospitals added to CGHS empanelled list

Tuesday 6 August '13

Nine hospitals already on the list to provide additional facilities
For migrants in Beed, bearing a son is almost a must, reveals study

Saturday 3 August '13

It seems that among the migrant workers of Beed district, bearing a son is a must for women.
PMC sets up committee to identify bogus doctors

Friday 2 August '13

documents like degree certificates and registration with medical councils will be checked
75-year-old doctor gets 13 months’ jail term

Thursday 1 August '13

The Judicial Magistrate First Class, Baramati, Wednesday convicted Dr Vidya Patale, 75, in a PCPNDT case and sentenced her to undergo 13 months’ imprisonment
Medical Council goes slow on grievance redressal, 250 complaints still pending

Wednesday 31 July '13

The Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), which had 900 odd complaints of medical negligence to clear, has managed to sort out a majority of them.
Blood disorder brought them together, now love binds them forever

Friday 19 July '13

It has been a year now that 34-year-old Jatin Sejpal did not need blood transfusions, thanks to a new treatment offered by a city-based doctor to treat thalassaemia major.
Women’s helpline buzzes with complaints

Friday 19 July '13

A landlord harassing a woman at her Kharadi apartment, an alcoholic husband taunting his wife at Pimpale Gurav or a call from Nashik where a newly wed woman is ditched by her husband, the women's help...
Pan-India survey to detect CCHF presence in domestic animals

Thursday 18 July '13

National Institute of Virology (NIV) will conduct a nation-wide survey to detect the presence of the Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in domestic animals after the highly contagious disease ide...
Mind Matters

Wednesday 17 July '13

A new study shows that anxiety disorders significantly impair a patient’s and his family’s quality of life
With free meal, Dagdusheth trust reaches out to Sassoon patients

Wednesday 17 July '13

As many as 1,000 chapatis will be rolled out in an hour and freshly cooked hot meals will be served twice a day apart from breakfast and afternoon tea.
Meditation technique shows positive effect on HIV+ patients

Sunday 14 July '13

A unique pilot study by the National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) has found that regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya meditation technique and breathing exercise, has worked positively with HIV affec...
Workstation for research on micro data from census to be set up

Saturday 13 July '13

The Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE) and Directorate of Census Operations, Maharashtra, will set up a workstation for research on micro data from the census
World Population Day: Women take sterilisation burden

Friday 12 July '13

As the World Population Day this year focused on awareness on adolescent pregnancy, a Pune Municipal Corporation family welfare bureau survey found at least 4,237 girls 15 to 19 years of age who are m...
Heart failure linked to air pollution: study

Thursday 11 July '13

‘A small dip in pollutant level can prevent many cases’


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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