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The Morning Wrap: India Is The Capital Of The World In Antibiotic Abuse; Rajasthan Hospital To Test Cow Urine As Disinfectant

Day 305/365. Uggh!I have had a boil growing under my arm all week and finally went to the doctor who cleaned it up - I won't go into details but it hurt like hell with no anaesthetic at all! Anyway I now have to take this lovely pile of pills over the next few weeks.

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Following the directions of state health minister Rajendra Rathore, the SMS hospital administration is all set to test the effectiveness of cow urine, as a disinfectant.

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