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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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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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All That Is Wrong With The Proposed National Medical Commission Bill

On Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018, thousands of doctors from across the country joined the heated protest against the proposed National Medical Commission (NMC) bill. The bill was brought forth with the aim of replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI), which is mired in severe allegations of corruption, …

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Why Institutional Delivery in India Is a Nightmare for Women?

Healthcare providers need to be held responsible for their actions and must treat women in labour as autonomous individuals. India has a shockingly high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 167: for every 100,000 births, 167 maternal deaths occur. This is more than twice the target to be achieved under the …

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