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Cancers spread, heart conditions worsen — halt on elective surgeries taking its toll

Elective surgeries are those that can be scheduled in advance but cannot be avoided for a prolonged period. They were put on hold as Covid pandemic kicked in.
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Double lung transplant for Covid-19 treatment: US performs surgery in a global ‘first’

The lungs of the patient, who was otherwise healthy and in her 20s, were destroyed by Covid-19. Indian-origin doctor led the surgery in Chicago.
Cocker spaniel pacemaker implant surgery

First pacemaker implant on dog helps clear ‘complete heart block’ in cocker spaniel

Khushi, who is seven-and-a-half years old, saw her heart rate drop to 20 beats a minute — against a normal of 60-120 — because of the block.
Surgery in progress in the OT

How I led the team that carried out India’s first hand transplant

When we began the procedure, the atmosphere in the OT was electrifying. The surgery would take at least 14 to 16 hours and for many of us, without a rest.
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Indians in their 20s are getting Botox to look like Indians in their 20s

The popularity of cosmetic surgery is seeing younger people opt for Botox, which lessens the appearance of fine lines.
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These new brain scans could put to rest fears of deaths due to medical errors

Scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute said the aim of the brain scans were to improve the way surgeons are trained and evaluated.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.