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Prachi Salve (IndiaSpend) 18 April 2024
Aditya Shinde (name changed) spent upwards of Rs 7 lakh on the health expenses of his grandmother, who was diagnosed with renal failure in late 2019 and died in April 2021.   “The medical costs have definitely gone up,” Shinde, who lost his father in 2013 to the same condition, says. “The...

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Akshay Naik 17 April 2024
There is a long-standing debate on consumption of eggs and heart health. But findings from a new study indicate that consuming a dozen fortified eggs on a weekly basis does not significantly affect cholesterol levels, compared to a diet with minimal egg intake (two or fewer eggs...

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Majority of Indians (74 per cent) are in favour of the government creating mandatory BIS standard (Bureau of Indian Standards) for hospital bills, which requires all charges for consumables, services, facilities, and others to be itemised, a new report said on Sunday.   According to the...

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Often, hospital authorities do not make healthcare documents of patients accessible to them; although it is mandatory under the medical council of India rules, besides under the Right to Information Act (RTI).   In fact, under the RTI Act, central information commissioner (CIC) Prof...

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Akshay Naik 28 March 2024
When preparing a child’s lunch or choosing a nutritious afternoon snack, one only needs to look at three varieties of fruit snacks - dried fruit, fruit puree and canned fruit with juice. These align with the most recent recommendations for high-nutrition snacks established by US federal dietary...

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Menaka Rao (IndiaSpend.org) 27 March 2024
India has hit the elimination target for Kala-azar, a parasitic disease in 2024, but a drug used to treat the skin manifestation of Kala-azar is being linked to eye problems, including blindness.   Miltefosine is given to patients with Post-Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL), which...

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In 2017, Frontiers in Psychiatry published ‘An Update Overview on Brain Imaging Studies of Internet Gaming Disorder’ as part of their research on IGD or Internet Gaming Disorder.   The conclusion was startling:   “There is an emerging evidence that IGD is associated with...

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Every eighth person or more than one billion people worldwide are living with obesity, a precursor to several diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, revealed a study released by the Lancet on Friday.   The study showed that in the last three decades obesity among adults...

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IANS 01 February 2024
Union finance minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said that the government will encourage vaccination for girls in the age group of 9 to 14 years for prevention of cervical cancer.   "Our government will encourage vaccination for girls from the age group of 9 to 14 years for...

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Akshay Naik 25 January 2024
In a ground-breaking study conducted by the University of Copenhagen, researchers have unveiled a significant link between physical exercise and the enhancement of motor memory.    The findings suggest that individuals, ranging from violinists and surgeons to gamers and those seeking...

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Akshay Naik 12 January 2024
Scientists have now pinpointed how dietary restrictions not only influence the digestive system, but also significantly impact brain ageing, offering potential therapeutic targets for age-related neuro-degenerative diseases.    Restricting calories is known to improve health and...

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IANS 05 January 2024
A US judge has ruled that a lawsuit against social media giant Snap for allegedly facilitating illicit drug deals involving fentanyl that resulted in a series of drug overdoses among young people can proceed.   Last year, relatives of more than 60 young people who died of fentanyl...

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Subhash Chandra Agrawal 29 December 2023
Jan aushadhi kendras are now being opened under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna, claiming a huge saving to commoners ranging from 50%-90% on purchase of generic medicines from these about 10,000 centres throughout the country with an average monthly sale of just Rs1.50 lakh per...

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Akshay Naik 26 December 2023
Researchers from Monash University in Melbourne (Australia) have found a compelling association between very irregular sleep patterns and an increased risk of dementia. Although the research does not establish causation, it highlights the importance of sleep regularity in assessing dementia...

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Akshay Naik 15 December 2023
Flaxseeds are highly nutritious and are known for their numerous health benefits. Interestingly, a new study has now revealed that manipulating our gut microbiome with flaxseed components could hold the key in reducing the risk of breast cancer.    Published in the journal...

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Annie Waldman (ProPublica) 13 December 2023
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   A new analysis of Medicare claims by ProPublica and CareSet found that atherectomies, a procedure to treat vascular disease, were performed on about 30,000 patients who had questionable need for them.   Four years ago,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 December 2023
Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC) has issued a drug safety alert about Meftal, a  painkiller, stating that its constituent, mefenamic acid, can cause adverse reactions. Meftal is a commonly used drug for menstrual cramps and rheumatoid arthritis. Meftal is manufactured and sold by Blue...

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IANS 05 December 2023
More than 40 companies manufacturing cough syrups in the country have failed quality tests, a CDSCO report said citing the lab tests conducted in different states in the aftermath of reports linking India-made cough syrups to 141 child fatalities globally.   As per the report released...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 December 2023
The Union ministry of roads transport & highways (MoRTH) is planning to introduce cashless medical treatment for all injured accident victims across the country within the next three to four months, says Anurag Jain, secretary of MoRTH. He was speaking at the global road safety initiative...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 November 2023
While upholding an order passed by the Maharashtra state consumer disputes redressal commission, the national consumer disputes redressal commission (NCDRC) directed Akola-based Thirthankar Superspeciality Hospital, Dr Prashant Mulawkar and Dr Rajendra Sonone (anaesthetist) to pay a...

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