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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Beware From Chinese HAIRBANDS

Condom hair bands? American ladies are always on the prowl for fashion deals that will amp their appearance without breaking the bank. The same goes for women living in China, though unfortunately this Asian country has recently taken budget beauty a little too far. The newest trend for hair décor? Used condoms recycled into hair bands. Yup, you read it right, used condoms recycled into hair bands. The operation is based in Southern China, and while it surely is a frugal road to braids and buns, the risk might be aimed at the body attached to the trendy hair.Even though the condoms are fully recycled, it has been shown there is still a marked amount of risk for bacteria to be transmitted as girls are known for holding rubber bands in their mouth as they use both hands to gather their hair into their ponytail. Even if they set the band on a bathroom counter while putting hair into place, nail biting or any other oral contact to the skin touching the bands can cause infection ranging from genital warts to the HIV virus.The recycled bands come cheap at 3 cents for about ten, however the economical advantage has a high risk of leading to dangerous health disadvantages. With China recently dragged into the spotlight regarding lead-tainted products imported seemingly everywhere overseas, the STD-infested hair fasteners is only the most recent of offenses. Health officials are scrambling to thwart this corner cutting beauty innovation, warning people of the risks through different means of media

Sunday, 4 April 2010

HC to decide if Ayurveda doctors can do surgery

Should Ayurveda practitioners be allowed to perform surgeries? If not, can a practioner be taken to court if the patient on whom the surgery is performed dies?
Answer to these questions are expected from the Bombay High Court, which has taken up the suo-motu revision of acquittal of a Nashik-based Ayurveda practitioner in a case involving the untimely death of a youngster, Gautam More.
More was being treated by Dr Dnyanesh Nikam for piles. The doctor suggested that More undergo a surgery, which was performed on September 14, 2001. After the surgery, More’s condition worsened and he died the same night.
More’s father, Genuji lodged a complaint under sections 304A (for causing death by negligence) and 337 (for causing act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code.
The magistrate before whom the case was tried conducted a summary trial, which is used to try offenders in petty cases. The high court said: “This is a very serious case and the accused could not have been tried in summary trial.”
Public prosecutor said that the magistrate ought to have considered that the doctor was not a surgeon. It was brought to the notice of the high court that Ayurveda practitioners were legally allowed to perform surgeries to the extent of their knowledge. The court has issued a notice to Medical Council of India and Medical Education and Drugs Department in order to ascertain the extent of knowledge of BAMS degree holders.

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