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How Women Pay the Price for Population Control -Ruhi Kandhari

m. No protection against STDs, including HIV/AIDs Tubectomy: Uncommon complications include infection or bleeding at the incision, internal infection or bleeding, injury to internal organs and anAESthesia risk. No protection against STDs Male Condom: Latex condoms may cause itching for a few people who are allergic to latex. Also, some people may be allergic to the lubricant on some brands of condoms. Small possibility that condom might slip

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Doctors perform birth surgeries under candlelight in Kashmir

nt, Lal Ded Hospital, Mushtaq Ahmad Rather told PTI. He said a team of doctors led by Head of Department (HoD), Gynaecology, Shehnaz Taing performed four normal deliveries and two Lower Segment CAESarean Section (LSCS) on six women under the candlelight on Sunday evening. "The procedures involved high risk, but thankfully, by the grace of god, all the six babies and their mothers were fine when they were shifted from here," Rather said.

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India intensifies war against Japanese encephalitis -Aarti Dhar

Eastern India is the most-affected region by this killer disease, particularly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam. However, more than 17 States are reporting cases of JE and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has high mortality and morbidity rates. Since the virus attacks the brain of the child, the chances of the child becoming mentally retarded are high. Uttar Pradesh reports 500-600 JE deaths every year while just last month, over 100 childr

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The good is in the detail -S Gurumurthy

conomy," has been to adopt, in paragraph 102, the NSSO's description of them - as "Own Account Enterprises" (OAE), that is self-employment units; 85 per cent of 57.7 million units are OAES. The rest are "Establishments" employing outside labour. Caste-based entrepreneurship Here is the unknown picture of this huge sector. A majority of the 57.7 million units operate in rural areas, the most difficult terrain for the

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BMJ article on graft in Indian healthcare creates stir

oblems in "five star corporate hospitals" where the "temptation" to do "unnecessary investigations like CT scans and MRIs" and perform "unnecessary procedures like cAESarian sections, hysterectomies" is "hard to resist", and in pubic hospitals where "professors and associate professors fight over who should treat VIPs and wait on them...leaving the care of the poor to their junior colleagues"

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Going after the green -Kalpana Sharma

The parameters set out to decide whether a forest area is ‘violate' or ‘inviolate' are the quality of the forest area, the produce it generates, its biodiversity, hydrological, social, AESthetic and economic value. All these are essential. So in what way can this list be ‘rationalised' or altered by the new minister? Why should these parameters be changed? The only reason would be to find a way to grant clearances to projects that

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92% AES-hit kids not vaccinated: Harsh Vardhan -Priti Nath Jha

ia   MUZAFFARPUR: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday claimed at Kanti primary health centre (PHC) near here that 92% of the children affected by acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) had not been administered vaccination for Japanese Encephalitis (JE). Launching a two-day JE vaccination drive in Muzaffarpur district from Kanti, the minister said it is a subject of research whether the AE

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Disease that kills kids reaches Bengal -Madhuparna Das

, nine babies aged three to five have died in Malda district after showing symptoms that suggested acute encephalitis syndrome. A seasonal disease for years in UP's Gorakhpur and Bihar's Muzaffarpur, AES appears to have broken out in West Bengal for the first time, alarming scientists who are wondering if the children got infected from the colouring agents and insecticides used on litchi crops. AES is

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NDA govt to dilute environment rules for projects-Neha Sethi

late or inviolate are set to be reduced. At present, there are six parameters: the quality and the type of the forest areas and the produce they generate, the biodiversity, hydrological, social, AESthetic and economic values of the produce.   The same official said the four parameters that were being considered included biodiversity richness and wildlife value, forest cover, forest type and landscape integrity.   The

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Delivering safety -Kundan Pandey

al delivery to safe delivery versus unsafe, says Rehman. EXPERTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS Improve infrastructure at each operation theatre—availability of oxygen, provision for spinal anAESthesia, inverter and generator Ultrasonography at each community health centre Clear-cut norms for referring patients from one hospital to another, audit this on a regular basis Maternal health services as per the local requirement that

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