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'HIV counselling, test centres in Delhi lack privacy'

‘HIV counselling, test centres in Delhi lack privacy’

By Somrita Ghosh New Delhi: Privacy of patients who go for HIV testing and counselling in the national capital’s government hospitals remains a prime concern as many of them don’t have separate counselling rooms for males and females, a study has found. The study, titled “Integrated Counselling and HIV Testing Centres of Delhi: An Evaluation”,[Read More…]

New Zealand parliament passes medicinal marijuana bill

New Zealand parliament passes medicinal marijuana bill

Wellington: New Zealand’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that will allow the medicinal use of marijuana, making it possible for patients with chronic pain to acquire the drug with a prescription. The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill, which passed the third and final reading in parliament and[Read More…]

Soon C-sections to be performed by robots: Report

Soon C-sections delivery to be performed by robots: Report

London: Robotics are expected to become so sophisticated, hospitals may not need surgeons. Controlled by healthcare assistants, the machines will soon be delivering babies by carrying out C-sections as well as other surgeries, say experts. The predictions are based on the report by the “Commission on the Future of Surgery”[Read More…]

Skincare tips on a budget

Skincare tips on a budget

Keeping your skin healthy and looking its best doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank if you follow these practical tips from leading dermatologists. “With the hectic lifestyles that we all lead, we often forget to take good care of our body and skin. A simple 3 step routine can help[Read More…]

Poor nutrition during pregnancy may advance menopause

Poor nutrition during pregnancy may advance menopause

New York: While it is known that inadequate nutrition during foetal development can cause diabetes and heart disease, a new study warns that it could also lead to early menopause at age younger than 45. Prenatal malnutrition was also associated with a higher risk of premature ovarian failure. Natural menopause[Read More…]

Fish oil reduces bleeding risk in surgery patients: Study

Fish oil reduces bleeding risk in surgery patients: Study

New York: Fish oil, containing the omega-3s, lowers the risk of bleeding during surgery, say researchers, challenging current recommendations to stop fish oil. Fish oil is among the most common natural supplement for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia or prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, concerns about theoretical bleeding risk have led to[Read More…]

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