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Michael J. Fox has made the battle of the five million people against the Parkinson’s disease, his own. A patient himself, he put to use all the resources possible on his part, bestowed upon him by his profession, to finding a cure to this yet unanswered disease. A popular Canadian-American actor, author, producer and activist …

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Simply Blood

According to a World Health Organisation factsheet, “Of the 112.5 million blood donations collected globally, approximately half of these are collected in the high-income countries, home to just 19% of the world’s population.” For developing countries with low per capita income like India, the blood donation rate stands at a low 4.6 donations for every …

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Dr. Mukesh Panwar always had an acute sense of service to the helpless. Studying in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, he was an active scout and also received an award from the President. Scouting instilled this deep sense of service in him. After finishing school, he went on to pursue Dentistry in college. It was during his …

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Heart in a box, better known as Organ Care System, devised by Harefield Hospital, Middlesex is a revolutionary technology that has enabled surgeons to carry out heart transplants with ease and flexibility. This system stimulates the conditions of the human body, pumping oxygenated blood inside the heart so it can continue to function as it …

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The Lifeline Express, also known as the Magic Train of India, celebrated its 25 years of meticulous service to the dejected and deprived masses of India. It is the world’s first hospital on a train and was started on 16th July, 1991 with 3 coaches. The train has been a frontier of an unprecedented ideology …

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It is deplorable yet true that in a “welfare” nation like India, health care costs alone push around 60 million persons into poverty every year. The Government is evidently negligent of the needs of the urban poor; public health systems and timely quality health services at an affordable cost are evasive for them. In 70% …

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  Have you ever thanked a ‘farmer’ while having your lunch or dinner? At the very start of the interview, she raised this question to me and it hit my consciousness at the very moment. Our negligent mind probably never realizes the value of the producer. While we sit comfortably in our dining chairs, relishing …

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The sight of ambulances and police-cars racing to the scene of a road accident in the city or on the busy highway is so commonplace in India that few heads turn even in idle curiosity. According to statistics, there is 1 death in every four minutes due to a road accident in India, earning the …

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