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5-month-old Kolkata baby girl youngest Indian to get liver transplant

NEW DELHI A five-month old baby girl from Kolkata has become India’s youngest liver transplant patient, doctors at the Max Super Speciality Hospital said here on Tuesday. Ariana Dey, now six-months old, was born healthy but at five-months of age she suffered from jaundice which led to her liver malfunctioning (elevated ammonia). She was …

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Cancer-causing agents found in Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo

NEW DELHI Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo samples failed quality tests conducted by the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, according to a public notice from the state’s drugs watchdog, findings that were rejected by the U.S. drugmaker. This comes just a few months after Indian authorities launched an investigation into …

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Piping hot tea, coffee may up oesophageal cancer risk: Study

WASHINGTON Drinking piping hot tea or coffee can significantly increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer, a study claims. Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of oesophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. The study, published in the International Journal …

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Don’t allow sale, manufacture & ad of e-cigarettes, ENDS: Central Drug Regulator to states, UTs

NEW DELHI The Central Drug Regulator has directed all drug controllers in states and Union territories to not allow the manufacture, sale, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, including e-cigarettes and flavoured hookah, in their jurisdictions. “Since no Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, heat-not-burn devices, vape, e-sheesha, e-nicotine flavoured hookah, and the like …

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French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

PARIS A French public health watchdog warned Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their products. The Anses health body stressed there was no medical study which had proved health problems caused by disposable diapers. But …

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