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    CPR not a default option: ICMR

    Imagine a scenario where an elderly person or a terminally ill patient's heart stops. The emergency medical team gears up to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but the chances of survival are slim. The paramedics are also unsure if the patient has Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders. In a country where people tiptoe around the subject of death, the BioEthics unit of the Indian Council of Medical...

    • 2 days ago
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    Covid19 and the heart

    The Novel Coronavirus targets the lungs primarily. But it also poses a risk to people who have a fatty build-up known as plaque in their arteries, potentially resulting in the blockage of an artery feeding blood to the heart, and thus putting patients at risk of a heart attack. We talk to experts about the safety measures needed during this time COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus, can be asymptomatic at...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Blow away the blues

    Mental issues have plagued sportspersons for long, even as several among them have started to talk about their struggles. Most recently, we heard about Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami talk about the toll, injury and issues with his wife took on his health and profession. Similarly, former cricketer Praveen Kumar underwent a dark phase in his life, through which he battled mental-health issues and loneliness. Thankfully for...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    We had cooks, guards, butlers, says Rajkumari Indira Devi Dhanrajgir

    As the pandemic continues to keep most of us home, many have turned to memories, either by way of preserving what they've been creating or simply refreshing the moments they have lived through. Many celebrities such as Shilpa Shetty, Neha Dhupia and Malaika Arora have already gone on record about writing diaries, making albums or simply revisiting digital archives of their...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    'Brown girl' Twinkle Khanna's green thumb

    We're in the thick of a squelching summer, right in the middle of a mostly lethargic, unhappy and seemingly unending lockdown, but a peek into Twinkle Khanna's garden will wipe out the misery in any heart. The author and actress recently posted a picture of her green outdoors on Twitter, complete with a six-seater wooden garden-table surrounded by fallen frangipani flowers. The picturesque, lush and...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Atypical signs in Covid-19

    A study published in the April 13, 2020 issue of the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, a monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal, states that people with influenza-like symptoms and a dysfunction of smell and taste are strongly associated with Covid-19 infection. We spoke to experts to find out what this strand of coronavirus is and what can be done now to stop the spread of the disease. Signs &...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Gastrointestinal symptoms could be a sign of coronavirus too

    London: The novel coronavirus can infect and replicate in cells that line the inside of the human intestines, according to a study that could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience gastrointestinal symptoms. The finding, published in the journal Science, shows that the intestines are a target organ for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Studies have shown that the virus enters...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Research finds blood pressure medicines don't raise COVID-19 risk

    Blood pressure medicines do not increase the risk of COVID-19 infection nor do they increase the risk of becoming seriously ill with the disease, three major studies said Friday, positive news for the millions of people who take them. The research primarily concerned angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs), which are also given to...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    If necessary try using a lubricant

    Q) I'm a 40-year-old woman. Recently, my husband removed the foreskin of his penis as part of a religious ritual, and now I don't get the sexual pleasure that I used to. Now my husband's penis is rough, with no lubrication either, which is painful. Before, a lubricating liquid used to ooze from under the foreskin, which used to give me immense pleasure. What am I to do? To avoid friction, can the foreskin be...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Here's how social media influencers ace the game

    Forget movie stars being a social media star seems more enticing today. For starters, it's more achievable than the former. It brings you fame, celebrity status, loads of money and the joy of being your own boss. Moreover, you can turn talent into business. For instance, Huda Kattan started off as a make-up artist, with her blog called Huda Beauty, advising on cosmetics, application, etc. It...

    • 3 weeks ago

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