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Delhi hospital treats woman with rare eye deformity

Doctors here have given a new lease of life to a woman who had been suffering from a rare eye deformity since birth. Reeta (name changed) was born with 'Marcus Gunn Jaw Winking Syndrome' - a rare congenital condition where a drooping eyelid briefly opens wider and appears to wink when the jaw is moved. The condition, known to occur among 1 in 1,000 people, is caused as a result of abnormal connections between the nerves that control the muscles that help in chewing and the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid. This causes the "jaw wink".

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Lack of hygiene among contact lens wearers may cause infection

Owing to poor hygiene, contact lens wearers in the UK are more at risk of developing a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, researchers have warned. The team from the University College London (UCL) found that the risk of developing the disease -- Acanthamoeba keratitis -- was more than three times greater amongst people with poor contact lens hygiene, people who did not always wash and dry their hands before handling their lenses. Showering and face washing while wearing contact lenses are also likely to be risk factors.

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Modi's Diwali Dhamaka..FREE treatment of heart disease.. 10 points you must know about Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan, find out if you are eligible

Five lakh families will get Rs 5 lakh health insurance under the mega health insurance scheme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY) that PM Narendra Modi will launch on Sunday from Jharkhand. Approximately 10 crore people will be covered. Will you get the benefit, how much premium will you have to pay and how you can get enrol for the scheme? Here are the key points of the PMJAY

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Rs 500000 for FREE hospital treatment..Modi's bumper Diwali gift for you on Sunday..Know how to get

With states in elections this year and general elections in 2019, PM Narendra Modi will announce a mega health insurance scheme on Sunday to woo the voters with this social security schme. PM Modi will roll out the Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM), also dubbed a Modicare, from Jharkhand on Sunday. The ambitious scheme, which was renamed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY), aims to provide a coverage of Rs five lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families.

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New blood test in pregnancy to predict this risk in babies

Researchers have developed a novel blood test for pregnant mothers that can, with nearly 90 per cent accuracy rate, predict the probability of having a child that will be diagnosed with autism.

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Wah..Eating fish during pregnancy can enhance this for your unborn child

Pregnant women can enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during the pregnancy, a new study has found

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Irregular sleep can cause this to your body

Ever thought why a good night's sleep is incredibly important for your health? A new study has found that regular bedtime and wake time may help you revive yourself and boost your heart and metabolic health

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Ayushman Bharat: Union Ministers head home to launch PM Modi's signature scheme

The center has asked the cabinet ministers to visit their respective constituencies and state to ensure that PM Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or Ayushman Bharat is launched simultaneously successfully on Sunday

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This act will reduce depression

Showing compassion to others can help reduce depression and increase life satisfaction, say scientists who found that the most disagreeable individuals benefit the greatest.

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Indian lady doctor shames India in US, caught for fraud

An Indian-origin doctor has pleaded guilty to a healthcare fraud in the US, the Justice Department said. Jayam Krishna Iyer, 66, from Clearwater, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of the healthcare fraud earlier this week and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison, or 20 years, if her offence involves serious bodily injury, the Department said in a press release. As part of the plea on Tuesday, Iyer agreed to surrender both her Drug Enforcement Administration registration number that she used to prescribe controlled substances, her Florida medical licence, and to a permanent exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programmes.

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