The star city Mumbai has star doctor fees too

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A survey of 3.73 lakh doctors and 99,000 chemists from the top 120 cities (in terms of population) has revealed that Mumbai's general physicians and specialists charge 20 per cent higher consultation/ treatment fees than doctors in other cities. "One plausible reason for higher fees is because the cost of living is comparatively higher than...

Increase your brain power- by exercising your brain!

Well, it’s not exactly new, we’ve known it for a long time now that our mind is sharpened by teasers, puzzles and riddles. Your body isn’t the only thing that needs a workout – your brain needs stimulation to stay in peak shape. Studies have shown that keeping your brain challenged and engaged can actually help...

Soon, ‘artificial pancreas’ to supply insulin to diabetics

Yes, you have heard it right! Not far from now, an artificial pancreas will supply insulin to the diabetics. This magic device will constantly monitor...

Asbestos can’t hide anymore!

The news is true. First ever portable ‘asbestos’ detector is now a possibility. Asbestos is an insidious killer, with a nasty habit of being most deadly when it is least visible. Fortunately, a new device can detect asbestos on site, without a lab test. In order to help protect the people in construction work, scientists at...

Confession of a shopaholic woman : I want my man safe

A University of Minnesota marketing study has concluded that when women buy designer goods, they are engaging in complex intra-sex signalling about their romantic status and security. Women buy designer handbags and shoes to prevent other females from stealing their man, a new study has claimed. Carlson School of Management associate professor Vladas Griskevicius and PhD...

Cancer-Obesity link unveiled

No surprises here! Obesity has been linked to yet another deadly disease- Cancer. Major studies confirm that being overweight or obese increases your risk of various cancers.The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that overweight and obesity are the most important known avoidable causes of cancer after tobacco. Obesity spurs changes in the gut microbiome that...

Consumer watchdog Consumer Reports ranks hospitals

Many hospitals gather information on how patients fare after surgery, but that information is not usually available to the public. So it is hard to compare hospitals when you’re scheduling surgery. Consumer Reports just rated almost 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures, using a source of information that is available -- hospital billing data. Researchers analyzed three...

HC questions Food and Drug Administration’s delayed action in Johnson case:

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had suspended the licence for manufacturing cosmetics of Johnson and Johnson after residues of carcinogenic substances were found in baby talcum powder produced by it. The licence had been suspended as the FDA expressed serious concern over the presence of ethylene oxide in a batch of baby powder...

Indian healthcare industry expected to be worth $280 billion by 2020:

The healthcare sector in India is undergoing a phase of reform propelled by rapid economic growth.Apart from the health care providers, emerging markets such as diagnostic chains and medical device manufacturers are attracting increasing amounts of investment. Compared with all other states, Maharashtra is forecasted to maintain its dominance as the state with highest...

Ban on two drugs to be lifted

A government panel has recommended the continued use of an anti-diabetic compound and a painkiller only a month after the Union health ministry suspended their sale amid concerns about their side effects. The Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), a panel of experts that advises the Centre on medicines, has asked the health ministry to revoke...

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