Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

Not life-saving and complicated, yet womb transplant in demand

The success of the country’s first two uterine transplants in Pune last month has prompted many more women to queue up for it. At last count,156 women from India and abroad had joined the wait list. The surgeons who performed the transplants are in a fix as half of them are unmarried. Since the basic purpose of a womb transplant is re production, there is now a debate on whether such women should be put through a series of serious surgeries for a non-vital organ transplant. On the other hand,…

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98% Indians Unaware of Life-Saving Technique During Heart Attack

98% Indians Unaware of Life-Saving Technique During Heart Attack

Around 98 per cent Indians are not trained in basic life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during sudden cardiac arrest, shows a survey conducted by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform. In India, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and shockingly 60 per cent of the people who suffer an SCA succumb to it even before they reach hospital. The survey conducted in 20 Indian cities among the age group of 25-50 showed that less than two per cent of the…

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