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Issues of Abortion under Surrogacy Bill 2016

In the light of the recent Bombay High Court judgement permitting a surrogate mother right to terminate pregnancy, the issue of right of surrogate mothers to seek abortion assumes crucial significance which needs consideration.

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Surrogacy Bill 2016 opens minefield of legal suits over Parentage, Testamentary Rights

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 proposes for legalization of altruistic surrogacy among the familial relations of the intending couples seeking to have a child through surrogacy involving a close female relative of the same couple as surrogate mother for altruistic reasons. There is complete prohibition on payment of monetary returns to surrogate mother except for insurance.

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Next generation optical biometry devices market may grow to $450 million by 2028

Increasing incidence of eye diseases such as cataract and refractive errors coupled with rising number of eye care clinics and hospitals globally are factors increasing the adoption of next generation optical biometry devices.

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Interview: Stem cells have huge potential but must be handled with care

Dr Mariappan’s lab is involved in basic and translational research towards addressing the problems of retinal and corneal diseases using different sources of adult and pluripotent stem cells.

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The Vizag Case Exposes More Gaps in Surrogacy Bill

Following the recent Vizag IVF Centre case, the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 may need reconsideration towards integrating legal safeguards. The case in hand brings forth a series of grave biomedical and ethical issues as lack of comprehensive physical and psycho-social counselling to all the stakeholders involved in surrogacy namely surrogate mother, intending mother father, egg donor before the initiation of surrogacy under the Surrogacy Bill.

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New compound could improve stroke patient recovery

Yokohama (Japan): A team of Japanese researchers have developed a new compound that enhanced motor function recovery after brain damage in animal tests, according to a study published in the journal Science.

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Opinion: The Great Indian PG Medical Admission Tamasha

The amount of suspense, excitement, emotions and disappointment generated by the counselling drama, which takes place yearly, is to be endured to be believed.

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Healthcare should be a mission with ethical & moral values: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Healthcare should not be a profession but a mission with ethical and moral values, according to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Biosense Technologies raises $1 million in funding

Bengaluru: Biosense Technologies, which claims to provide quality, affordable and connected point-of-care diagnostics solutions for chronic diseases in India, has raised more than $1 million of direct equity funding from Menterra Venture Advisors and Artha Venture Challenge and more than $2 million of unlocked soft debt funding from their partner network.

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Changing Landscape of Medical Tourism in India

Medical tourism is rapidly gaining traction in global healthcare industry, wherein costs of biomedical procedures and surgical operations are tied up with travel and tourism spending.

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