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    Pune: Sassoon docs treat 14-yr-old with rare back deformity

    A 14-year-old girl underwent a knife for a rare deformity, which had caused her spine to bend around 50 degrees in her upper back and 60 degrees in her lower back. The complicated surgery was recently performed on her by doctors at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), and 24 screws were used to straighten the spine. Scoliosis is a cosmetically and functionally debilitating disorder, which...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Are you an avid gymmer? Here's how to avoid a fitness hangover

    At best a hangover can leave us feeling a little rough, at worst they can leave us feeling like the cold chill of the bathroom floor is all we have left to live for, but whatever stage our hangover's at, we all accept that it's our own fault. But what happens when your hangover isn't caused by your decision to have a sixth drink, absolutely necessary, pint at Wednesday night's work...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Know how occupational stress is taking a toll on employees

    Stress is an inevitable part of work-life and without enough eu-stress (minimal amount of stress to perform), we all can't function well, while on other hand, de-stress is experienced when the job demands exceeds the capacity of employees. Rapid industrialisation has taken a toll on everyone's well-being. Job insecurity, mismanagement and law-based policies which don't consider human...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    #EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the nationwide...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

    The weekend showers are also likely to help improve the air quality in the city, which has been deteriorating since monsoon's departure. While Mumbai's Air Quality Index (AQI) remained well below 50 during monsoon, it shot up to 111 for the first time in four months on Wednesday, October 16, according to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) records....

    • 9 hrs ago
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    This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mind

    Diwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers have come into the markets. And unfortunately, most of them are...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Pune: Sassoon Hospital forms a support group to help thalassemia patients

    In the first-of-its-kind, the Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) announced a support group for the thalassemia patients. The group has around 160 children and their parents. From the problems they face while undergoing blood transfusion to societal discrimination, the platform will be used to share them with each other, and also to find their solutions. Along with that a...

    • yesterday
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    'Even the smallest contribution you make can play a big role in saving my son's life'

    'My brother is unwell. He doesn't play with me anymore, he is sick that is why he has been admitted in the hospital. But I can help make my brother feel better,' said Harshita, the five-year-old sister of Prathamesh. His sister might be young, but she is the only one who can save the life of her brother. She is a perfect match for the bone marrow transplant but...

    • yesterday
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    Family's awareness on organ donation helps save three lives

    As awareness regarding organ donation is slowly but steadily growing, more people are coming forward to donate the organs of their loved ones. This noble gesture helped save the lives of innocent people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. A 60-year-old woman was declared brain-dead by doctors. After being counselled the patient's relative gave their consent for organ...

    • yesterday
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    Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate ageing, finds new study

    New research at Oregon State University suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain as well as retinas. The study, published today in Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, involved a widely used organism, Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, an important model organism because of the cellular and developmental mechanisms it...

    • yesterday

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