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Health: These patients want to remain conscious during surgery

In 2013, when Dr Anil Bhoraskar, a Mumbai-based diabetologist, had to undergo a knee replacement surgery, general anaesthesia was ruled out since his obesity and other prevailing medical conditions posed a risk. “The joint was distorted severely. Since the knee surgery couldn’t be delayed any further, I decided to undergo …

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WHO estimates suggest 300 million people suffer from depression

By: IANS | United Nations | Published:April 1, 2017 11:21 am (Representational) More than 300 million people are living with depression, according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The UN agency released the estimates on Thursday ahead of World Health Day. “These new figures are a wake-up …

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Diet diary: Don’t turn Navratra fasting into a feast

Written by Ishi Khosla | Published:April 1, 2017 12:00 am The usual range of cereals like rice, wheat and millets are replaced by alternate cereals such as buckwheat, chestnut, sago, amaranth and a special variety of rice, known as samak rice (Barnyard millet). NAVRATRAS, the nine-day fasting period, rooted in …

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Higher dose of Vitamin C may cut duration of cold

London: Suffering from common cold? Take larger doses of Vitamin C, which may significantly help in reducing the duration of the viral infection, a study shows. The findings showed that people who consumed six-eight grams of Vitamin C per day during their cold helped them reduce its duration. Vitamin C …

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