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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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Now, a robot that will understand emotions


August 24th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 24 (IANS) A robot being developed in Finland will be capable of recognising human emotions and understanding speech and gestures.Being created at the University of Oulu in Finland, ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh on rampant uterus-removal surgeries


July 25th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on reports that doctors in the state were unnecessarily removing women's uteruses to ... Read more...

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Pay when you die solution now available for pensioners


July 11th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Pay when you die’ solution is now available to pensioners who have to check into nursing homes for medical aid. Earlier pensioners who couldn’t afford medical care ... Read more...

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Goa to re-negotiate mediclaim scheme with insurer


July 9th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Goa government will re-negotiate the terms and conditions of its mediclaim insurance scheme with ICICI Lombard and re-launch it within the year, Health Minister Laxmikant ... Read more...

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Bengal students develop oxygen saving device


June 26th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Three students of a Howrah engineering college claim to have designed a device which reduces wastage of oxygen during ventilation and acts as a non-invasive ventilator.The ... Read more...

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Body of day-old girl found in well in Rajasthan


June 12th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 12 (IANS) The body of a day-old girl was found dumped in a well in a village in Rajasthan's Bundi district, police said Tuesday.According to police, the body ... Read more...

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Overseas companies target China’s ageing population


May 20th, 2012 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China, which has one of the world's largest elderly population, has attracted more and more overseas companies in selling products and services for the aged, China ... Read more...

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Shops sealed in Noida


March 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, March 28 (IANS) In its sealing drive, the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) sealed eight shops in four properties where commercial activities were being carried in residential buildings ... Read more...

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Elders suffering in Beijing nursing home crisis


March 26th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) With Beijing's ageing population compelled to wait for years together for a bed in welfare houses, the capital city is presently confronted with a nursing home ... Read more...

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Glass wall ban in Shanghai


January 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 31 (IANS) Glass curtain walls will be banned from the second floor and higher in all new residential buildings, hospitals, schools, kindergartens and nursing homes in Shanghai from ... Read more...

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Snowstorms affect 256,000 people in central China


January 25th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) About 256,000 people have been affected in the remote mountainous regions of China's Hunan province due to snow and freezing weather since last week, the authorities ... Read more...

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Haryana wants all businesses registered by Jan 31


January 16th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) From tyre puncture repair shops to halwais (sweets shops) to mobile shops and hotels, everyone running commercial establishments in Haryana will have to get themselves registered ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu doctors strike work over killing of colleague


January 5th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Government doctors in Tamil Nadu went on a strike Wednesday protesting against the killing of a lady doctor T. Sethulakshmi working in the Employees State Insurance ... Read more...

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Inflammatory objects in AMRI basement made fire deadly: Minister


December 13th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The fire at Kolkata's AMRI hospital, which has claimed 93 lives, became deadly due the combustible substances stacked in the building's basement, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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Omar orders fire safety audit of Kashmir hospitals


December 9th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 9 (IANS) In a quick reaction to the fire in Kolkata's AMRI hospital that left at least 73 dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday ordered ... Read more...

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600 Chinese held in child trafficking racket


December 7th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 7 (IANS) A total of 608 suspects have been arrested and 178 children rescued after two "seriously harmful" child trafficking gangs were busted in China, the government said.The ... Read more...

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Three die, 28 injured at Durga Puja function


October 3rd, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 3 (IANS) At least three devotees, in their 20s, were electrocuted and 28 injured when electric wires used for tapping power illegally fell on a Durga Puja marquee ... Read more...

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Four injured in blast at Agra hospital near Taj Mahal


September 17th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) At least four people were injured in a low-intensity explosion Saturday at a private hospital, less than three km from the Taj Mahal, police said. "Four people ... Read more...

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West Bengal to train 50,000 women to meet shortage of nurses


August 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the state health ministry will train fifty thousand women to meet the shortage of nurses in the ... Read more...

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In Lucknow, doctors write out anti-graft message


August 20th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Doctors in this Uttar Pradesh capital are expressing solidarity with social activist Anna Hazare in a novel way - they are printing pro-Anna messages on their ... Read more...

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Fake medicines in Chhattisgarh government hospitals: Jogi


August 8th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 8 (IANS) Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi said Monday that fake and expired medicines have been dumped in government hospitals in the state."The ... Read more...

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Bihar doctors get legal shield against attacks (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) The Bihar assembly Tuesday enacted laws to regulate private nursing homes and to protect doctors from being attacked by the attendants of patients, officials said.In a ... Read more...

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Bihar doctors get legal shield against attacks


July 19th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) The Bihar assembly Tuesday enacted laws to regulate private nursing home and to protect doctors from attacks of attendants of patients, officials said.In a bid to ... Read more...

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Agra doctors call off strike


May 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) The three-day strike by more than 200 doctors in Agra was called off Saturday evening after assurances by the district authorities that action will be taken ... Read more...

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Protests in Agra as abortion victim dies (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 29 (IANS) A doctor here was on the run after a 29-year-old woman died Friday following a botched abortion that has sparked mass anger in the Taj Mahal ... Read more...

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Protests erupt in Agra as botched abortion victim dies


April 29th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 29 (IANS) As activists continued protests against quacks and the administration kept up raids on illegally-running nursing homes with unqualified personnel, a 29-year-old woman died here Friday - ... Read more...

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Mexican soccer players’ fines go to charity


March 30th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 30 (IANS/EFE) The fines imposed on Mexican national soccer team players for having a private party in September 2010 were donated to charity, an official said.The players ... Read more...

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Oklahoma mother gets 10 years behind bars for $31 worth of marijuana sale


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oklahoma, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 25-year-old Oklahoma woman has been given 10 years behind bars for selling $31 worth of marijuana.The woman, Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, and her mother, Delita Starr, were ... Read more...

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Australia’s youth now crowding old age centres


January 26th, 2011 - 10:20 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) The number of young people compelled to live in old age nursing homes is on the rise in Australia, five years after the government called for finding an ... Read more...

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China to make visits to elderly parents compulsory


January 7th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 7 (IANS) China plans to introduce a law that will make visits to the elderly parents by their children compulsory. Under the terms of the draft legislation, "elderly people who ... Read more...

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Splitting pills in half is dangerous


January 7th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Splitting tablets into two or more parts is potentially dangerous and could lead to people taking the wrong dose, warns researchers.There could be serious consequences, especially with pills ... Read more...

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Splitting tablets a potentially dangerous practice: Study


January 6th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Belgium researchers have warned that splitting pills is a potentially dangerous practice.Their study points out that the practice could have 'serious consequences' for patients, especially with tablets that ... Read more...

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How China looks after its homeless people


December 16th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing/Shanghai, Dec 16 (IANS) As the cold wave sets in in China, authorities are reaching out to the homeless population and have launched fully-equipped facilities for them that include round-the-clock hot food, ... Read more...

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