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Medical negligence, do not suffer silently, claim compensation

Medical negligence, do not suffer silently, claim compensation

NCDRC orders Delhi hospital, doctors to pay Rs 64 lakh for medical negligence
The apex consumer forum has ordered Delhi-based private hospital Maharaja Agrasen Hospital and three of its doctors to pay Rs 64 lakh to a woman for medical negligence that is deficiency in giving requisite treatment

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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

We all have used antibiotics to treat severe bacterial infections at some point or the other. But medics are now concerned about the misuse that has contributed to a rise in disease causing bacterial resistance.
What is Antibiotic Resistance?
When an antibiotic drug no longer has an effect

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When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?

When can a hospital be charged for medical negligence?

What is the responsibility of hospital towards its patients?
How is a government-run hospital different from a private hospital or nursing home with regard to settlement of responsibility vis-á-vis deficiency in service?
What are the role and responsibilities of a doctor towards their patients?

Responsibility of

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Tobacco – A Menace Among Children

The prevalence of tobacco smoking in India among minors aged between 15-17 years and adolescents between 18-24 years has reduced according to the latest GATS-2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) report of 2016-17. The situation is still alarming and remains a serious cause for concern . The Indian government has

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What is Proprietary Food?

What is Proprietary Food?

Most food supplements in India are proprietary foods like energy drinks. But India is working towards providing safe food to one and all as unregulated food has now come under the scanner of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). Unregulated food product which is known as

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What is Saturated Fat?

What is Saturated Fat?

Saturated fat is a bad fat found in meat and dairy products like full cream milk, cheese, butter and cream. Many cooked foods like pizza, sausage, and dairy desserts. In technical terms, saturated fats are simply fat molecules with no double bonds between carbon molecules because they are

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What do Food Labels say?

What do Food Labels say?

Food Labels or Nutrition Labels or nutritional labeling serves as the main communication link between the manufacturer and the consumer. Through food nutrition labels, a manufacturer introduces the content of his product to the consumer. Food labels help the consumer to understand the nutrient composition of the packed

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Dietary Fiber: Types and Benefits of High Fiber Diet

Dietary Fiber: Types and Benefits of High Fiber Diet

Dietary fiber is commonly known as roughage or bulk. It includes the parts of plant foods our body can’t digest or absorb. Nutrients in food like fats, proteins or carbohydrates are broken down during digestion and absorbed by our body for its normal functioning. However, certain nutrients are

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Food Fortification-Why do we need it?

Food Fortification-Why do we need it?

Micro-nutrient deficiencies affect not only the poor. Less obvious but nonetheless important are the effects of today’s lifestyles in the developed world on nutritional status. There are increased food choices, yes, but low micro-nutrient densities. The hectic pace of life can lead to inadequacies in the diet, so

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