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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

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Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

Monkey Fever kills 11, still counting …

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Monkey Fever kills 11, still counting …

Bombay (Mumbai) The Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), commonly known as the monkey fever, has claimed 11 lives in Maharashtra this year, according to health officials (May 16). All the victims were from Sindhudurg district and succumbed to the viral infection between January and May, they said. According to Sindhudurg District Health officer, Dr Yogesh Sale, […]

Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

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Hospital fined Rs 3 lakh for death by wrong diagnosis

New Delhi:  The apex consumer commission has directed a hospital in Chennai to pay Rs three lakh for medical negligence which led to the death of a 15-year-old boy in 2000. The boy was treated for two days for measles, when he, in fact developed TEN disease. Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a potentially life-threatening […]

Gandhi ‘bahus’  endorse tax free Pads

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Gandhi ‘bahus’ endorse tax free Pads

New Delhi:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi has supported a petition for scrapping of tax on sanitary napkins. It may be mentioned that BJP minister Maneka Gandhi has also supported the idea of removing taxes on the item. Mrs Gandhi recalled that during previous UPA government she had called for providing napkins free to BPL families. […]

Nurses suspended for negligence in Hyderabad

Nurses suspended for negligence in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Mar 26: Two staff nurses of state-run Gandhi Hospital were today suspended after allegations that they administered expired injections to some children undergoing treatment there. However, the hospital and health officials have denied the allegations. The parents of around 10 children, who were admitted to hospital yesterday for various ailments alleged that their kids […]

FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

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FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

(Bombay) Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited American fast food chain McDonald’s from selling Coke Zero across its outlets in the state for violating the Food Safety and Standard Regulations. The order was issued after the company was found manufacturing and selling carbonated water–Coca Cola Zero-in loose and unlabelled paper tumblers. […]

Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

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Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

New Delhi: Can a person who has no family donor be allowed to advertise to get a volunteer for a kidney transplant? This is a question on which the Delhi High Court today sought the views of the government. The issue was raised by a patient who drew the attention of the court that in […]

HC Petition reveals  Shame of Delhi’s ‘Ray of Hope’

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HC Petition reveals Shame of Delhi’s ‘Ray of Hope’

On February 17, the  Delhi High Court  asked Delhi state government to inform it about the reasons behind the death of 11 patients at a home for mentally retarded in a span of two months and the steps they have taken in the matter so far. The query came as a response to a social […]

China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

Beijing:  Is China covering up an AIDS epidemic?  The news that China is going to get more HIV positive people on ‘traditional’ and ‘affordable’ traditional Chinese medicine is causing concern among the HIV-AIDS community worldwide. China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of […]

Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

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Aizawl : Dengue hub of Mizoram?

Aizawl: Has Mizoram become a dengue endemic area? In the past year 649 people have been recorded with dengue, the majority of them being from the capital Aizawl. So far no deaths have been attributed to dengue. Dengue has affected at least 649 people in Mizoram since February 2016 till last month, according to the […]

Rant against Smoking!

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Rant against Smoking!

Sir, Yesterday, when I was waiting for an autorickshaw near Boring Road I saw a group of boys around 16 to 20 years age dressed shabbily which they pretend to be cool, were smoking proudly. How tragic it is that about 13 lakh people in India die every year due to diseases related to smoking […]

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