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Advice to kidney patients undergoing dialysis; Conference being held in Gurgaon

Advice to kidney patients undergoing dialysis; Conference being held in Gurgaon New Delhi [India] Dec.9 : For those who have suffered kidney failure, dialysis provides a new lease of life. During dialysis, the blood from a patient's body is taken to a machine, cleaned and returned. The machine functions as an artificial kidney and the process of dialysis generally takes about four hours.

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BrainGain announces competition for students to pitch in ideas for combating air pollution

BrainGain announces competition for students to pitch in ideas for combating air pollutionNew Delhi [India], Dec. 9 : BrainGain Magazine, a leading study abroad online magazine for students, parents and mid-career professionals in South Asia, in partnership with Care For Air, a self-funded independent organisation committed to clean air in India, has announced a competition for high school students from class IX- XII to develop an action plan with pragmatic ideas to reduce and curb air pollution.

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Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day'

Free of cost Artificial Limb distribution camp on 'World Disability Day' New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : On the World Disability Day, Narayan Seva Sansthan- a charitable organization that runs one of the largest charitable hospitals in the country for Specially-abled people, in particular polio and by birth disabled, is organising an Free of cost Artificial Limb Donation Camp.

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VPS Rockland served as life saviour for patient from Abu Dhabi

VPS Rockland served as life saviour for patient from Abu DhabiNew Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Advancement in medical technology has proved to be a boon for almost everyone in their course of lifetime.

An Indian lady, working at Abu Dhabi, experienced the same miracle when she visited VPS Rockland Hospital at Qutab, New Delhi with major complications.

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Delhi to host conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-Pacific

Delhi to host conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-PacificNew Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : The two-day first annual interventional conference on controversies in Dialysis Access Asia-Pacific will begin here on December 10.

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SC to hear plea over 'cured' underprivileged people still in mental hospitals

SC to hear plea over 'cured' underprivileged people still in mental hospitalsNew Delhi [India], Nov. 29 The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea on underprivileged persons still languishing in mental hospitals despite being cured of their ailments.

In the plea filed by him, Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal has stated that there is no policy in place to ensure the wellbeing of the patients after their release

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Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy!

Age is no bar to keep your heart healthy! New Delhi [India], Nov. 25 : Winning a medal for a run in a half marathon event is no mean feat especially when it is achieved at the age of 64 years.

Dr Tarlochan Singh Kler, Executive Director, Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute has proved his mettle for that.

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Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans

Vaping causes lesser lungs damage than traditional cigs, feel most under-35 Americans New Delhi [India], Nov2 : Surveys have already stated that electronic cigarettes may not be that safe after all as emissions from e-cigarette can actually damage lung cells.

But still most Americans under age 35 think that using e-cigarettes does not cause as much damage to lungs as compared to traditional cigarettes, says a study.

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Odisha: Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 80

Odisha: Japanese Encephalitis death toll reaches 80 Bhubaneswar [India], Nov. 2 : The death toll due to the deadly Japanese Encephalitis virus in Odisha's Malkangiri district reached over 80, with three more children deaths yesterday.

The death toll has reached 80 in just nearly two months. It has also raised an alarm in the neighbouring districts too.

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Vit D supplements for preggers should be customised for ensuring the effects

Vit D supplements for preggers should be customised for ensuring the effects New Delhi [India], Oct. 28 : Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight during pregnancy, a new Southampton study has shown.

The findings showed pregnant women respond differently to vitamin D supplementation depending on their individual attributes.

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Here's how new-age apps are redefining fitness norms

Here's how new-age apps are redefining fitness normsNew Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : Everybody is talking about getting fit. People are realising the need to step out, get moving and make a conscious effort at getting fit. More and more people are searching the keywords "gyms" and "fitness studios" on Google every day, trying to find convenient and economical ways get the ball rolling.

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Here's how you can keep your bones healthy

Here's how you can keep your bones healthyNew Delhi [India], Oct. 12 : On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Fortis Healthcare has issued guidelines to keep the bones healthy.

Rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 150 diseases and syndromes, which are usually progressive and associated with pain.

They can broadly be categorized as joint diseases, physical disability, spinal disorders, and conditions resulting from trauma.

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Now, you can monitor mental state of your kids

Now, you can monitor mental state of your kidsNew Delhi [India], Oct. 10 : On the occasion of World Mental Health day, here's an insight into the symptoms, causes and treatment of depression in teenage children.

Depression in childhood and adolescence is similar to adult major depressive disorder, though young sufferers may exhibit increased irritability or aggressive and self-destructive behaviour, rather than the all-encompassing sadness associated with adult forms of depression.

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People across globe observe 'World Mental Health Day'

People across globe observe 'World Mental Health Day'New Delhi [India], Oct. 10 : Today is the World Mental Health Day. The day is observed every year to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

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20 minutes of cycling can cure heart related diseases

20 minutes of cycling can cure heart related diseasesNew Delhi [India], Oct. 9 : Do you know that just 20 minutes of daily cycling can almost half your risk of dying from a heart related disease?

Amar Singal, the Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, highlights several studies suggesting the same.

A study conducted by the Purdue University concluded that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by a whopping 50 percent.

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HIV-positive woman accuses Moradabad District Hospital of denying her treatment

HIV-positive woman accuses Moradabad District Hospital of denying her treatmentMoradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 7 : In a shocking incident, a HIV-positive woman resident of Rampur has alleged that doctors at the Moradabad District Hospital refused to provide her treatment, even as she has been lying in the hospital's verandah for more than a week.

Her son said the doctor refused to admit her and asked them to first lodge a complaint with the police, and then, they would start her treatment.

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Here's how you can lose weight- surgical vs non-surgical procedures

Here's how you can lose weight- surgical vs non-surgical procedures New Delhi [India], Oct.4 : The modern India is struggling with high stress levels, insomnia, and serious health issues like obesity, hypertension, blood pressure and diabetes.

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Fault in our diet

Fault in our diet New Delhi [India], Oct. 2 : You eat healthy, stay super health conscious and never eat carbs after 7 pm.

Then why does the needle on the weighing machine still refuse to move? Well, it's the fault in our diets!

In a world, which is driven by marketing, we choose the product with the best packaging, thinking it to be healthy! But is it really so?

We hardly read the nutritional information or the Asterix part written on the banner of the container.

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 19 lives in Odisha's Malkangiri district

Japanese Encephalitis claims 19 lives in Odisha's Malkangiri districtMalkangiri (Odisha) [India], Oct. 1 : Panic has gripped several villages in Odisha's Malkangiri district after 21 infants lost their lives to Japanese Encephalitis (JE). Another 50 are said to be infected.

Five deaths have been reported in the last 48 hours and the worst affected areas are Kalimela, Pandripani and Korkunda.

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This 'World Heart Day,' laugh a bit louder to keep your heart younger

This 'World Heart Day,' laugh a bit louder to keep your heart younger New Delhi [India], Sept. 29 : As Confucius said, "Happiness makes up in height, what it lacks in length."

Ashishh Gupta, the fitness expert at Gold's Gym, Gurgaon pens his experience, how it took him years to understand the real meaning of the quote.

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Childhood cancer awareness exhibition at Taj Mahal from Sept. 25

Childhood cancer awareness exhibition at Taj Mahal from Sept. 25Agra (UP) [India], Sept. 23 : The National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer will be a organising a first-of-its-kind exhibition 'CanKids-Kidscan' on childhood cancer awareness at the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra from September 25 to 27.

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Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North India

Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North India New Delhi [India], Sept. 21 : Knee replacement technology has undergone sea change with years passing by.

With time and progress in technology the surgeons and researchers are constantly working towards achieving perfection in each surgery. One such example is 'Computer Navigated Knee Replacement Surgery.'

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Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North India

Pin-less computer navigated total knee replacement, used by Dr Anil Arora in North IndiaNew Delhi [India], Sept. 21 : Knee replacement technology has undergone sea change with years passing by.

With time and progress in technology the surgeons and researchers are constantly working towards achieving perfection in each surgery. One such example is 'Computer Navigated Knee Replacement Surgery.'

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Fortis Escorts applies expertise to save Pakistani patient's life

Fortis Escorts applies expertise to save Pakistani patient's lifeNew Delhi [India], Sept.19 : Fortis Escorts Heart Institute exhibited yet again the level of skill and expertise the doctors are equipped with in operating a patient from Pakistan in a life-saving effort. The team was led by Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Associate Director, Electrophysiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.

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'Time Bomb' is set to explode, claiming a life every 23 seconds in India due to air pollution

'Time Bomb' is set to explode, claiming a life every 23 seconds in India due to air pollutionNew Delhi [India], Sep 18 : Future of air we breathe is nightmarish. Present stats from WHO report states 1.4 million people in India die pre-maturely deaths due to Air Pollution, which accounts to one life is given up every 23 seconds.

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