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Will ‘Modicare’ Make A Difference?

KhabarLive analyses world’s largest healthcare scheme announced in this year’s Budget. Few politicians can beat the ambition and audacity of schemes conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latest one is the announcement by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in this year’s Budget of the National Health Protection Scheme, or …

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NITI Aayog Comes To The Rescue As Health Ministry Clueless On ‘World’s Largest Healthcare Programme’

How much will this scheme cost? What is the timeline for its roll out? Will private sector influence cause exploitation? Only NITI Aayog has the answers. “How much money will the government be spending on insurance premiums in the new Budget announcement?” “Why did the previous scheme which guaranteed a …

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Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare System Needs More Money And An Urgent Overhaul

This is the last full budget of the present government and the last opportunity for it to demonstrate its commitment to India’s health and nutrition. The deaths of children in a public hospital in Gorakhpur due to alleged disruption of oxygen supply highlighted the systemic failures in public health provision. …

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Patient With Oxygen Cylinder Dies After Getting Sucked Into MRI Machine In Mumbai Hospital

All three accused in connection with Mumbai’s Nair Hospital MRI machine death case have been detained at the Agripada police station in Mumbai. Rajesh Maru, 32-year-old, lost his life on Saturday evening after he was sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine in the hospital. The FIR has been …

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Are Weight Loss Pills Making Indians Sick?

Just because a product is available doesn’t mean that it is safe. I used to be an overweight child. In fact, I spent most of my school life being overweight. Thankfully, I’m no longer overweight (a little underweight, actually). However, back when I was in school, I honestly thought that …

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‘Health Insurance’ Firms Are Denying Coverage Alleges ‘Organ Donors’

Doctors say that this could discourage others from donating their organs. In 2009, Dr Ravi Wankhede, a pathologist and resident of Nagpur, donated one of his kidneys to a friend. Wankhede saved his friend’s life but his altruism might have cost him his health insurance. When Wankhede turned 65 two …

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This ‘Basant Panchami’, Nourish Yourself With Healthy Portion Of ‘Yellow Foods’

Eating a food that’s great for our brain is an apt way to spend this day. It’s Basant Panchami today. This festival is a celebration of the shift in seasons and marks the onset of spring. Spring denotes hope and new beginnings, and that’s probably why the colour of Basant …

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The ‘Y Chromosome’ Is Disappearing – What Will Happen To Men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes …

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Now, Another ‘PadMan 2.0’: Indian Teen Creates High-Tech, Anti-Rape Undies

– Seenu Kumari, from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, has come up with a prototype – She spent less than £50 on the underwear which are both knife and bulletproof – Garmentsent away for patenting and is hoped to be sold to the wider market – Rape, sexual abuse and child …

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Struggling To Fall Asleep? Make A ‘To-Do’ List Before Hitting The Bed For Better Sleep

Researchers from Baylor University in the US compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus those who chronicled completed activities. We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished …

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