The Kerala High Court has observed that the right of a frozen embryo to develop into a foetus and then be born cannot be stultified by relying on provisions in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021. Justice V.G. Arun made the observation while allowing a petition by a couple from Perumbavoor seeking to transfer the embryos kept at a hospital in Kodungalloor to another hospital in Muvattupuzha. The court said that the primary objective of the Act was the regulation and supervision of the assisted reproductive technology clinics and banks by preventing misuse and ensuring the safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services. The Act was not intended to create difficulties for persons opting for such procedures. The couple had opted for infertility treatment and underwent an oocyte retrieval procedure (a process in which eggs are taken from ovaries) on September 2, 2014. Out of the six eggs injected after retrieval, four got fertilized. … [Read more...] about No restriction on transfer of frozen embryos, says Kerala High Court
Health Minister Veena George has said that the State government aims at providing specialty services at taluk hospitals and super specialty services in medical colleges. She was inaugurating the Urban Primary Health Centre at Punalur municipality on Thursday. “The health sector in the State is the best in the country and the main reason for the achievement is the public awareness. Along with quality treatment facilities, preventive measures are also important. A mass campaign has been launched in the State to enhance the immunity of the public,” she said. In 140 panchayats As many as 140 panchayats have been selected for the first phase of the campaign. As part of the campaign health workers will visit homes, diagnose lifestyle diseases and make treatment available to all those above the age of 30. “The Punalur Taluk Hospital is a model for other hospitals in the State. The Health department will extend all necessary support to provide more facilities at the hospital, including … [Read more...] about Plan to provide specialty services at taluk hospitals: Minister
‘Jan Suraaj’ campaign convenor Prashant Kishor on Thursday sought to puncture his former mentor Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s claims of having given a face-lift to the state’s roads. Kishor, who is touring the state as a spade-work for full-time launch into politics, shared on his Twitter handle an image of a national highway passing through Madhubani district which, he said, reminded him of the “jungle raj of 1990s”. “Nitish ji had recently told officials of road construction department that they must tell the people about the condition of roads in the state”, Kishor tweeted, with barely concealed sarcasm. “Jungle raj of 1990s” was a reference to the husband-wife duo Lalu Prasad and RJD who together ruled Bihar for 15 years until the defeat of their RJD by the NDA headed by Kumar in 2005. Lawlessness and abysmal state of roads were the two primary counts on which the RJD faced criticism. Kishor, who had helped the Lalu-Nitish alliance clinch a victory in the 2015 assembly … [Read more...] about Prashant Kishor Taunts Nitish on Bihar Road Condition; Says It Reminds Him of ‘Jungle Raj of the 1990s’
For chef Douglas Keane, the road here has been not merely long and winding. It has been brutal. When his acclaimed Cyrus in downtown Healdsburg closed in 2012 following a landlord dispute, he vowed to reopen the two- Michelin-starred restaurant elsewhere in the Alexander Valley. Little did he know it would take 10 years of stops and starts , plus lengthy deliberations over five different properties — four of which would prove too problematic — to make it happen. On Sept. 9, Cyrus will finally be reborn, in a bucolic setting in Geyserville, a 10-minute drive from its original location. Keane will again be serving up his style of assertively flavored, seasonal California fare with Japanese and other global influences, this time with an added Willy Wonka-like surprise. Exclusive reservations for the first three dinners, Sept. 9-11, will go on sale online at noon on Sunday, June 26, by San Francisco’s Meals on Wheels . Just 12 seats will be available each of those evenings, … [Read more...] about Wine Country lost this Michelin-starred restaurant a decade ago. It’s finally reopening this summer
The story is eerily familiar. A college student eager to make new friends and find a community decides to pledge a fraternity. To gain entrance, he has to suffer through a series of hazing rituals. One night, he is forced to binge drink, getting blackout drunk. By morning, he's dead. His family is devastated. His hometown mourns. The college calls it a preventable tragedy and says it might start a committee to investigate hazing. The national fraternity chapter categorically denounces the practice. The parents appear on TV; through tears they say how greatly they will miss their son. He was their light. He had so much ahead of him. The coverage dies down, but the grief remains for those closest to him. Eventually, the community forgets — until it happens again. And it always happens again. Since 2000, there have been more than 50 hazing-related deaths. The causes are varied — heatstroke, drowning, alcohol poisoning, head injury, asphyxia, cardiac arrest — but the … [Read more...] about If student deaths won’t stop fraternity hazing, what will?
With most big cities’s economies continuing to grow, the most pressing issue they face is how to connect their low-income communities to the opportunities that growth creates. New efforts developing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chicago show the many creative alternatives cities are exploring to respond to that challenge—and the obstacles they face. From 2010 through 2015, all of the 100 largest metropolitan areas added jobs, and 98 of them increased their total economic output, according to calculations by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. But in most cities, that revival has largely bypassed communities of concentrated poverty, like large swathes of Chicago’s predominantly African-American South Side or mostly Hispanic East Charlotte. Across the country, many cities have fueled their growth by importing streams of young college graduates from elsewhere, while struggling to place their own low-income kids on a track to obtain the education necessary … [Read more...] about How Can Growing American Cities Spread Their Wealth Around?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for June 23 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) children's hospital is offering treatments through its transgender health center to patients as young as age 3. UCSF's Child and Adolescent Gender Center "offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to transgender, nonbinary and gender-expansive kids," according to its website. "We bring together experts from within as well as outside UCSF to promote gender health and support positive outcomes for children and adolescents exploring gender identity and expression." The center accepts new patients ages 3 through 17, but patients may continue to receive care through age 25. Through its program housed within the UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, the center … [Read more...] about California children’s hospital transgender youth center caters to patients as young as age 3
Although the sudden sight of blood coming out of your nose can be alarming, a nosebleed is rarely a sign of a serious health problem - though it can get messy. Some people will experience frequent nosebleeds during childhood that they grow out of, or might only experience one after receiving a blow to the nose, meaning many adults won't know the best way to stop the bleeding, or could be making it worse. One of the most common noseblood treatment myths is top tip your head back but this can even cause you to begin vomiting blood, or have difficulty breathing, so make sure you are not turning a minor malady into a major issue. However, the vast majority of nosebleeds require no professional medical attention and can be treated in under 15 minutes. If the bleeding does not stop or the nosebleed returns, you might want to ring your doctor, says prominent Rhinology expert at Columbia University David Gaudis M D. He said: “Frequent nosebleeds are a reason to see a primary care … [Read more...] about Nosebleeds: Causes, how to stop them, and when to call 999 explained
GOP Senators blocked an immigration plan by business-backed Democrats to put a very large number of foreign graduates into the Fortune 500 jobs needed by U.S. graduates, according to reports from Capitol Hill. “Immigration provisions in a hotly debated US competitiveness package are effectively dead, but Democrats haven’t admitted it yet, according to one Republican senator who’s a top negotiator on the legislation,” Bloomberg reported from a Hill interview with Sen. Todd Young (R-IN). “I think they’re dead. I just think that Democrats haven’t admitted that to themselves yet,” said Young , who has opposed the giveaway in close cooperation with his fellow Midwestern Senator, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The little-publicized immigration giveaway would ensure that few of their Midwest constituents would get high-tech jobs at the chip-making factories that will be funded by the legislation. Instead, the Fortune 500 companies would fill up the midwestern factories with foreign … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Save U.S. Graduates from Immigration Bill
A Russian politician ripped into an alleged image of a diplomatic employee of the U.S. Naval Attaché in Moscow, who reportedly took a picture of himself pointing a middle finger at a symbol of Vladimir Putin 's war: "Z." Aleksey Zhuravlyov, leader of the nationalist party Rodina (Motherland), which is part of Russia's managed opposition, expressed his outrage during an appearance on the Russia-1 program, 60 Minutes . "Let this bi**h step out one more time. We're going to find him. Step out, ride out of the embassy! I'll personally explain to you, b****rd, what kind of a country you're in and how you're supposed to treat these symbols," the Duma deputy said. "If you don't manage to do this, then our activists will do that. Go for a ride, we're waiting for you, b****rd!" "This is a direct threat from me," the Russian lawmaker warned. "And you, b****rd, will know what country you're in. You will find out." The program 60 Minutes pushes the Kremlin line on the Putin's … [Read more...] about Russian TV fury at alleged images of U.S. diplomat’s middle-finger selfie