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Afghan girl with brain injuries admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A 10-year-old girl from Afghanistan who suffered brain injuries during a bomb blast has been brought here and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said officials on Thursday. According to the doctors, Zakia Moqim was brought to the premier hospital on November 8. Apart from injuries in the head and legs, she is also suffering from hemi...

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Rahul to visit Gujarat again - for two days

Gandhinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Gujarat on Friday and Saturday to address election rallies, his fifth visit after Assembly polls were announced in the state next month. Gandhi will arrive on Friday morning at Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace Porbandar and address a public rally, focussing on issues of the fishing community. Thereafter, he wil...

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'Ajji': Horrifying mirror image of poverty

Film: Ajji; Director: Devashish Makhija; Cast: Sushma Deshpande, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Sadiya Siddiqui, Manuj Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Kiran Khoje and Smita Tambe; Rating: **** It's not so much the horror of a 10-year-old girl's rape that hits you, and hits you hard, in this revenge saga, so dark and so desolate, it seems more like a warning against what cinematic entertainment has come to...

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Manushi Chhillar has made us proud: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has congratulated Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar, who has won the Miss World 2017 title. Shatrughan on Thursday tweeted: Will also be a highly appreciated gesture on behalf of the nation as we congratulate our young, medico family girl and world beauty queen Manushi Chhillar. Manushi... You have made us all proud! Jai Hind! S...

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Jude Law to feature in 'Captain Marvel'

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Jude Law is reportedly in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. Actor Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the villain with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing the film. Kevin Feige is the producer, reports variety.com. The script is based on character Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with tha...

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Stock up home with basic healthcare devices

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts. Vineet Sikka, Advisor to concierge of medical services Credihealth and Sunil Gupta, Founder at ExportersIndia, have listed the important devices which are a must-have: * Thermometer...

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Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state. The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been passed in the Assembly by voice vote after discussion on its various provisions by lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties, state Health Minister...

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On court orders, two doctors booked for minor girl's death

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Two doctors of a prominent hospital here were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder following court directions in case of a minor girl's death due to alleged wrong treatment, a culmination of a legal battle fought by his father for six long years. Pramod Kumar Choudhary, an employee of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), finally inched towards ...

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Assam's legendary actor Biju Phukan passes away

Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) Assam's prominent film actor Biju Phukan passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday. Phukan, who was suffering from cardiac ailments for last few days, was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati around 4.30 p.m on Wednesday. The doctors said he breathed his last around 6.15 p.m. Phukan was suffering from breathing problems for last few days, ...

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Five injured in car-bus collision in Kashmir tunnel

Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Five persons were injured on Wednesday in a collision between a car and a bus inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. Police said the car collided with the bus inside the 9.28 km long tunnel, causing a traffic jam. The injured were shifted to a hospital where doctors said their condition was stable.

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Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals' charges

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could over-charge patients. Vij said that he had set up a three-member committee under the cha...

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HC notice to Centre on sale of skin creams containing steroids

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Central government on a PIL seeking direction to ensure that no topical medications which contain a cocktail of harmful steroids is sold without a valid prescription of a doctor. Saying the issue was serious, the court asked the Health and Family Welfare Ministry and the Central Drug Standards and Control Org...

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Google doodle celebrates Hindu woman who fought child marriage

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of medico Rukhmabai Raut, who proved instrumental in getting the obnoxious practice of child marriages banned not only in colonial India but the entire British Empire. The Hindu woman also excelled as one of the first practicing woman medicos during an era when even sending girls to s...

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Selena Gomez's 'life-or-death' situation

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she faced a life-or-death situation prior to her kidney transplant earlier this year. The 25-year-old singer received an organ from her friend Francia Raisa in a life-saving operation, which was needed as a result of her battle with Lupus. Gomez says because she wasn't sure of the warning signs, her health got to a point where h...

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Clinical establishment act implementation must to check Fortis-type cases: DGHS

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Director General of Health Services (DGHS) Jagdish Prasad on Tuesday said that cases similar to alleged overcharging by Gurugram's Fortis Hospital, can be prevented if all states implement the Clinical Establishment Act. If this act had been implemented in every state, then such incidents would not have happened. Even in the Fortis case if the state would have im...

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Bill to regulate private hospitals tabled in Karnataka assembly

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) A modified amendment Bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across Karnataka was introduced in the state legislative assembly here on Tuesday. Tabling the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill 2017 to regulate the healthcare system in the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister K.R. Ramesh Kumar told...

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'Love hormone' makes dogs perceive angry humans less threatening

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Dogs under the influence of love hormone oxytocin perceive smiling human faces as more appealing and angry faces as less threatening, a study has found. It seems that the hormone oxytocin influences what the dog sees and how it experiences the thing it sees, said Sanni Somppi, doctoral student at the University of Helsinki in Finland. For the study, publishe...

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Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand

Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday. After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Haryana Police on Monday from Lalru town in Punjab, around 30 km from ...

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Facebook Live saves woman who collapsed due to high BP

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) The audience watching a US woman leading her daily prayer service on Facebook Live helped save her life when she suddenly passed out in the middle of the service, the media reported. Francine Sims-Gates was saved by a viewer watching her prayer service on Facebook Live earlier in November, wsbtv.com reported on Monday. While leading the service, Sims-Gates...

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WHO demands release of kidnapped doctor in Libya

Tripoli, Nov 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for the release of a doctor kidnapped in the southern Libyan city of Sabha last week by an unknown group, a media report said. WHO has received reports from the Sabha Medical Center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors. WHO urges all to refrain from attacking health workers and facilities, as required by internat...

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